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BigRodney 09-09-2019 04:56 PM

Shocks
 
Sorry if this has been asked a hundred times but what shocks do you all recommend? I have. 2005 Cummins Quad cab long box dually. I use it mainly to haul my truck camper and tow a boat or cargo trailer. I’ve been hunting lately and traveling on a lot of washboard roads. I know this suspension isn’t the best for that sort of thing but will shocks help smooth the ride any and allow me to drive faster than 5 mph without shaking my setup to pieces? Thanks in advance.

Bad V2 09-09-2019 06:10 PM

I'll be honest, washboard roads are terrible, even with good suspension under these trucks. Buy at least a 2.0 King or Fox to dissipate the heat better than a regular type shock.

oaborbag 09-09-2019 06:14 PM

I agree with Bad V2, i Have the overland shocks, and on washboard roads it is still terrible, I have to slow down below the speed limit sometimes it's so bad. Wish I had gone with the Fox 2.0's at least.

steve05ram360 09-09-2019 06:23 PM

if washboard is your goal, kings are #1 to last the longest...

I did an experiment last year up front with 4500/5500 chassis monroes and blasted up washboards. One of them faded after 30 minutes or so with a softer spring installed on the drivers side, other side held up. Both were done after about 3 months, softer side could no longer hold a 34" tire, harder side seemed fine still.

they were $130 IIRC from rockauto.com

bilsteins are not a good fit for washboard roads. I cant see any shock that is stiffer then oem being better on a washboard road... Kings were king though.

Shocks I've run: Kings, Bilsteins, Rancho RS9000s (current & 2nd set), Monroes.

BigRodney 09-09-2019 07:21 PM

Thanks everyone. I found the Fox 2.0 performance series replacement shocks for around $160 each but Iím having a little trouble finding the Kings.

steve05ram360 09-09-2019 08:19 PM

kings require a different shock tower and need to be sized to your trucks ride height

i will see if i can dig up some links for ya since its not a one size fits this or that deal...

steve05ram360 09-09-2019 08:27 PM


BigRodney 09-09-2019 08:36 PM

Thanks again.

evildiesel 09-10-2019 02:29 AM

I’ve tried fox 2.0’s and bilstein 5100.

If it’s a smooth ride you want, stay away from the Bilsteins. Any bump in the road and my truck reminds me that I still have all my organs.

The fox 2.0’s ride amazing. I will be buying those again next year. Only downside to the fox’s is they blow seals pretty easily, but after riding with these bilstein shocks.. I’ll take a fox with blown seals over them.

steve05ram360 09-10-2019 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evildiesel (Post 29085197)
Iíve tried fox 2.0ís and bilstein 5100.

If itís a smooth ride you want, stay away from the Bilsteins. Any bump in the road and my truck reminds me that I still have all my organs.

The fox 2.0ís ride amazing. I will be buying those again next year. Only downside to the foxís is they blow seals pretty easily, but after riding with these bilstein shocks.. Iíll take a fox with blown seals over them.

if they blow seals easily, how long do you think they will last on a washboard road? my experience with the fox steering stabilizer was not so good, they did not last, something failed & it would no longer compress fully while turning right. that happened 2x... went with carli & now on year 3 with it.

smelonas 09-10-2019 10:57 AM

Fox 2.0 IFPs.

Thuren also sells a 2.0 IFP king.

Either is probably a good shock. (Havent heard of anyone trying the thuren 2.0 kings yet...)

I wouldnt waste time or money on anything else. But just to brag a bit... I just got this delivered. Thuren King 2.5s with short body and stainless shafts and stage 2.5 valving. 2 inch soft ride thuren springs as well.. gotta get this stuff on before I go to Idaho in a week and a half!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...04e788adc8.jpg

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24hrsparkey 09-10-2019 12:11 PM

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