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Posted: 05/19/21 09:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Changed out the original shocks on my 2015 Chev dually. 103,000 on the originals. I installed 4600's all around. Highway ride is nothing short of spectacular! I think I should have done this a long time ago. My originals were toast.

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How are the 4600s when towing? I have Bilstein 5100s on my 2013 dually and they're somewhat firm and have been looking at the 4600s.


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I did the same on my 2011 1500 Silverado. I think it was in 2013, when I had a small 8' TC.
It is up to 58,000 now (only used tow a TT camper).
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New shocks are great for a empty or loaded ride.


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Count me in as a happy Bilstien owner. Started out OEM, went to Ranchos then Bilstiens. The difference is amazing.



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Any new shock feels good after driving on worn out shocks. But the Bilstien's are better than most.


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Put Bilstein on mine as well ... can't beat the ride. Loaded or unloaded.


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B.O. Plenty wrote:

Changed out the original shocks on my 2015 Chev dually. 103,000 on the originals. I installed 4600's all around. Highway ride is nothing short of spectacular! I think I should have done this a long time ago. My originals were toast.

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I did this on my 2004.5 duramax at about 10,000 miles, even compared to almost brand new shocks the difference was amazing.

so... when we got our 2015.5 duramax first change I did. And the 04.5 still has the first set of bilsteins on it at 250K miles.

IMHO the factory shocks are not good for towing at all. not enough compression damping and way to quick on the rebound.

Bilsteins have much better compression damping and slower rebound for a much better ride.


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Day to day driving you just don 't notice how bad your old shocks have gotten. I put the Heavy Duty Bilstein's on my Class C at 33,000 miles and was dumbfounded at the incredible improvement. Performance and bang for the buck you can not beat Bilstein's. At 66,000 they are still performing like day one.

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azdryheat wrote:

How are the 4600s when towing? I have Bilstein 5100s on my 2013 dually and they're somewhat firm and have been looking at the 4600s.


Basically the same shock. The 5100 is for stock to lifted by 2" and 4600 is for stock.

You will get the same ride.


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