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Rear shock choice for towing 2000lb trailer?

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by iceneweb, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. iceneweb

    iceneweb Registered Member

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    I tow a 17' Boler travel trailer with my K5 and need to get new rear shocks. What's a good choice? The truck is stock height, and beyond forest trails i don't do a whole lot of wheeling.

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  2. 88sub4x4

    88sub4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I'd say any gas charged shock would be your best bet. They tend to ride smoother and last longer then the hydraulic shocks. Monroe is a good brand and fairly priced. They make 90% of OEM shocks and struts. Bilstein also makes good stuff if you're willing to pay the premium.
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Really, 2000lbs is really light. Whatever shock you get, its not going to matter that much in terms of towing.

    I second teh gas charged, you can get teh HD Monroe Gas Magnums on special order at kragen for a decent price....
     
  4. iceneweb

    iceneweb Registered Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I think i'll go with the Gas Magnums which i can get localy for around $60cdn
     
  5. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The tongue weight of a 2000 pound trailer should only be about 200-300 pounds. Heck, that equals the weight of an slightly heavier-than-average man standing on your rear bumper. I wouldn't be overly worried about buying super beefy shocks to compensate for that kind of load.
     
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    85k5dsl 1/2 ton status

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    Bilsteins, Autozone carries them for $65 ea. Love'm
     

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