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Alternatives to Bilsteins?

Postby _STUCKY » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:41 pm

I cannot seem to track down the Bilstein shocks suggested for these trucks, part numbers 137174 and 137179.

My question is does anyone have the extended and collapsed measurements of these so I can find a suitable alternative?

Edit: I even searched Bilstein's website and came up with nothing. :shrug:
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Re: Alternatives to Bilsteins?

Postby HenryJ » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:06 pm

There is no substitute.
HenryJ wrote:http://www.shockwarehouse.com/

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Re: Alternatives to Bilsteins?

Postby _STUCKY » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:38 pm

Wow! I spend way to much time trying to find those. Thanks. Shocks will be ordered soon. :thumb:
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Re: Alternatives to Bilsteins?

Postby HenryJ » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:25 pm

Looks like they have gone up $7 each. I should order a new set for the Avalanche, but the stock Bilsteins still feel pretty good at 100k miles.

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Re: Alternatives to Bilsteins?

Postby killian96ss » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:46 pm

HenryJ wrote:Looks like they have gone up $7 each. I should order a new set for the Avalanche, but the stock Bilsteins still feel pretty good at 100k miles.

The factory Bilsteins on my 05 ZR2 were replaced around 100k because they were getting a little mushy, however they were not leaking and still would easily outperform new GM shocks. I've tried a lot of the "good" shocks out there like Edelbrock, Rancho, KYB, Pro Comp, etc and IMHO their really is no good substitute for these shocks, that's why I run them on all my cars. They're are better shocks than even the mighty Bilsteins, but all of them are really expensive and not worth it unless you race your vehicle as a hobby or professionally.

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Re: Alternatives to Bilsteins?

Postby _STUCKY » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:48 am

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/BBC ... -p-84.html

I've got a set of these to put on my yj, 13 inch travel if I remember correctly. It currently has a superlift 3.5 inch lift with generic white shocks, and is possibly the roughest riding vehicle I've ever owned. I was actually thinking about the better bilsteins or maybe a set of the bbcs (if they would fit, only 3 lengths, 11, 13, 15 inch travel) for the s10. But, bilsteins have been ordered. I'm really not sure how or why I couldn't find them.
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Re: Alternatives to Bilsteins?

Postby _STUCKY » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:28 pm

To answer my original question...

Bilstein shocks:
Front part number 24-016810
Extended length: ~16 inches
Collapsed length: ~11 inches

Rear part number 24-014106
Extended length: ~23.5 inches
Collapsed length: ~16 inches
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