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Behemoth

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    2018 CHEVY SILVERADO 2500 HD

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  1. I was able to make a similar post on the HD forum, but have yet to get any solid feedback from any HD owners. So I must say I really appreciate all of your solid feedback and answers to my questions. Yes, it's true the HD Silverado's have shocks all around without springs or struts. So this should be an easy fix. I think I will get in contact with Filthy Motor Sports for a decent build. Thank you all again. -Peace
  2. Hi there. Happy owner of a 2018 Silverado 2500 HD lt z71 crew cab 6.0l Vortec Rancho shocks came with the Z71 package on the truck I own, and I've heard that the same model truck without the Z71 package rides MUCH better. I use the 4wd in deep snow/ice as well as in high Sierra mountain ranges so I do appreciate a stiffer suspension for navigating ruts and ditches, but living in the city with all it's potholes as well as that my lady is disabled and needs a softer ride while riding in the truck. I am wondering if there is a way to make my truck ride softer? I am curious to know if adjustable shocks would make my truck ride nice and forgiving when my lady is my passenger and something I can adjust when I need the stiffness to haul for work and for the truck camper. Maybe a set of Sulastic Springs? Fox shocks 2.0 smooth body adjustable shocks ? Will I have to replace the springs or leaf springs as well? I am looking for the easiest way to remedy this issue. Maybe just use the stock shocks that come with the truck without the Z71 package? Air bags? I don't know, thats why I am asking all of you. I am willing to spend around $2500 if need be. I have read that Filthy Motorsports does a great job custom tuning suspensions. Will I have to order a kit and have my mechanic install everything? I am mechanically able but don't have the space or all the right tools for the job. My lady and I use the truck together when we camp, road trip and adventure but the stiff bouncy ride is making our adventures less frequent. I use it as my daily driver. I would appreciate some straight forward helpful feedback. Will replacing my shocks void any warranties? and please don't feel the need to blast this post with comments like ; " why'd you buy a truck" "it's a truck" "get her a Lexus" Thank you
  3. Thank you all for your great feedback. The link to Filthymortorsports has a great hour long video explaining suspension systems and how complicated it can all be built to exact customer specifications. Seems like I have a long road to travel on if I really want to get everything dialed in. Of course I wanted a simple fix, possibly spend two grand on a set of new shocks, get them installed, dial them in on the fly and be done with it. From what I am reading by all of you, is to stay away from Bilstiens, and to drop some coin on a good custom tuned suspension. Now, for the most part, this truck is my daily driver, and I would like to have it handle softer in the city and a bit stiffer with some forgiveness while hauling my camper. I used to have an older Toyota 4Runner and climbed some mighty mountains with it. I never expected to tackle trails anything like what I was taking my Runner on when I bought my HD truck. I do a little off roading here and thereabout I have no plans to lift my truck or throw on larger tires. I have the BFG ta ko2's on it and thats all I need. I live in San Francisco and there's no off-road shops around here that do installs like this on the regular. If want an offload shop to do the install, I'd have to drive at least an hour to find a shop that knows what its talking about. SF isn't a city with a ton of off road enthusiasts. My mechanic is trustworthy, so I figure I'd have him throw them on. Any more thoughts for advice is warmly invited. also some of you mentioned I should try the HD forum. I thought this site is linked to both. Pass on the link if you know of it. Thanks thank you
  4. Thanks for the solutions and ideas. I've been leaning towards swapping out the Ranchos for the Fox Performance series 2.0 adjustable shocks. What do you think? From what I've read, this greatly improves ride as well as adjustable for off-road or comfort . As long as they can handle heavy loads as I have a 1900lbs truck camper to haul
  5. Hi there. Happy owner of a 2018 Silverado 2500 HD lt z71 crew cab 6.0l Vortec Rancho shocks came with the Z71 package on the truck I own, and I've heard that the same model truck without the Z71 package rides MUCH better. I use the 4wd in deep snow/ice as well as in high Sierra mountain ranges so I do appreciate a stiffer suspension for navigating ruts and ditches, but living in the city with all it's potholes as well as that my lady is disabled and needs a softer ride while riding in the truck. I am wondering if there is a way to make my truck ride softer? Are adjustable shocks something I can adjust on the fly or will I have to get out my tools and time? I am curious to know if adjustable shocks would make my truck ride nice and forgiving when my lady is my passenger and something I can adjust when I need the stiffness to haul for work and for the truck camper. Maybe a set of Sulastic Springs? Will I have to replace the springs or leaf springs as well? I am looking for the easiest way to remedy this issue. Maybe just use the stock shocks that come with the truck without the Z71 package? Air bags? I don't know, thats why I am asking all of you. My lady and I use the truck together when we camp, road trip and adventure but the stiff bouncy ride is making our adventures less frequent. I would appreciate some straight forward helpful feedback. Will replacing my shocks void any warranties? and please don't feel the need to blast this post with comments like ; " why'd you buy a truck" "it's a truck" "get her a Lexus" Thank you
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