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  1. Information on Vibration Analysis and Diagnostic 2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra This seems to be a vibration campaign that has been around since January 2015. I have seen many complaints on different forums about this issue. I also have a vibration/harmonics issue that is not there all of the time but most. My issue seems to be centered around the V4 decel, and body mount configuration. This link is filled with a ton of information about various causes and repairs many of the 2014/2015 GM truck owners are experiencing. Some may be experiencing a combination of more than one issue at a time. Many more may not be experiencing any vibration at all. I do believe for those folks with the "Cadillac ride" its only a matter of time before they start experiencing vibration/harmonics issues. Its kinda nice to get this information out so that GM can streamline the repair process even further. If enough of these trucks show up for repair request for vibration they may even send out letters to further enhance quality control. http://oemdtc.com/6392/information-on-vibration-analysis-and-diagnostic-2014-2015-chevrolet-silverado-gmc-sierra/3 If link does not work copy and past in your browser.
  2. Rancho RS9000XL vs Bilstein 5100 I am at 72k and preparing/saving up for shock replacement on all four corners. I like the that the Rancho RS9000XL can be adjusted (claimed 400% difference between lowest and highest setting). I always hear good things about the Bilstein 5100s though. Any experience with the Rancho RS9000XL shocks? (Front): Ranch RS9000XL: http://www.gorancho.com/products/shock-absorbers/rs9000xl-performance-strut/rancho-rs9000xl-strut-rs999830.html (Rear) Rancho RS9000XL: http://www.gorancho.com/products/shock-absorbers/rs9000xl-shock-absorber/rancho-rs9000xl-shock-absorber-rs999198.html Total for four: ~$527 (Front) Bilstein 5100: https://www.bilstein.com/us/en/product-search-detail/?ItemId=6188925713238092455&YearId=4357058600109566749&MakeId=4463563413472551677&ModelId=1723229799825481433&SubModelId=5482975663341996073 (Rear) Bilstein 5100: https://www.bilstein.com/us/en/product-search-detail/?ItemId=7911004732752982112&YearId=4357058600109566749&MakeId=4463563413472551677&ModelId=1723229799825481433&SubModelId=5482975663341996073 Total for four: ~$345
  3. Please help. I am getting the 4.5 zone lift on my 2017 Silverado and am wanting to upgrade my rear and front shocks! I’ve heard a lot about Bilstein and Fox but wanna make sure I get the right fit and best bang for my buck. Any advice would be helpfull! Thank you!
  4. i have a 2014 silverado that when the rear of the truck hit bumps it always jumps the rear of the truck to the left. i have 87k miles on the truck so i figured the rear shocks were done. after reading many post i decided to put bilstein 5100's on the truck i had a lower spacer on the front to lift the truck 1.5 inches. so i set the fronts on the 3rd setting which is 1.26 inches and then installed the rears withe boot down. i drive a section of road that has had some pot holes filled in that make the truck jump to the left after installing the new shocks i drove this section of road again and the rear of the truck will still jump to the left. i checked the ubolts and they are tight. what else could be making the truck do this if i hit a series of bumps it get dangerous any help appreciated
  5. Hey everyone, I just got my 2014 Silverado with the z85 option not too long ago and while browsing the local CL I came across a set of brand new take off front struts from a 2017 Silverado 1500 Z71. Would these be an upgrade to the stock z85 struts? Would it level out the truck at all? Would there be any modification or swapping of other front end parts required? Thanks for the help, I tried searching but couldn't find a thread that touched upon this.
  6. I have a 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Z71 SLT, 39K miles; recently I have been hearing a clicking/popping noise coming from the front right wheel well. I took it to the dealership to get it looked at, and they come back to tell me my shocks are bad, which it not what I expected to hear. They quoted me $1.1K to install new shocks, does that sound right to y'all? It sounded a bit absurd to me. Of course now I am on youtube trying to figure out if I can do this myself. How hard would it be - for someone who hasn't done much other change the oil myself and maybe change a belt here and there - to change my front shocks by myself? Or should I just pay someone to do it?
  7. Hey all, new to the forum. I recently bought a new (to me) 2003 Silverado 1500HD. It rides very smooth for being a 3/4 ton chassis. I have noticed it likes to get a little bouncy when I go over a bump or hit a dip in the road. I do not want it to ride like a dump truck, but a little more stability would be nice. Leaning towards bilsteins. Thoughts and opinions?
  8. Stock aluminum upper control arms and rancho coil over shocks off of my 2015 z71 sierra. Make me an offer. Would like to sell together but will sell shocks and arms separately. They have 25,000 miles on them.
  9. Looking at buying a Silverado next week. Went to the dealership and test drive a Z71 crew cab. Compared to my current vehicle, it drove very smooth. Do the rancho shocks make much of a difference in ride quality? Thanks!
  10. Hi, I just joined the forum and tried to search for information about my specific issue and came up empty, so I'm hoping someone may have info I could look into on this subject. I bought my 2015 Suburban LTZ (5.3L 2wd) about 6 months ago (used, with 50,000 miles on it... I know ;) ). It now has about 62,000. I purchased an extended "Bumper to bumper" warranty along with it. A few weeks ago my front end started bouncing when I would hit bumps or drive out of parking lots. Anytime I go over a bump, it oscillates over and over. I've experienced this before with older vehicles. Its clearly the shocks that are bad. When the vehicle is stopped, if I push down on the hood and let go, it goes up and down several times before stopping. Instead of the standard, down, up, middle, - that would be expected from good shocks. I took it to my local dealership where I purchased it. After a week of waiting for diagnosis, and approval from the warranty company... They call me to say the warranty company says they wont cover "shocks" only "struts". From the looks of things, these are coil over shocks. I get that. However, the GM Part number description says "Strut". So which is it?! The warranty doesn't cover parts designed to wear out, I understand that. However, they state they will cover Struts. Anyway, they are telling me, my shocks need replacement and because of the LTZ Magnetic Ride, it is an $1,800 job ...just the fronts! at 60,000 miles! I'm not sure I want to replace them again at 120k miles if they are that prone to failure, with a cost like that tied to it. It sounds like I'm stuck with what the warranty company wants to call "Shocks" so I'm on to just trying to figure out how to get a decent ride back so I don't have a potentially dangerous situation on my hands. My options, as I figure, are as follows: a.) Pay the $1800 and get it fixed and continue with the arguably stiff ride this 'improved suspension' system gives. b.) Make some noise with the warranty company, waste some time, and probably wind up needing to pay out of pocket anyway. c.) Find a set of good after market shocks, and put them in. Then find out if the Magnetic ride system can be disabled (or if it even needs to be). I don't want to have a dash light on or any other issues if I just swap out the shocks on the front only (for now). I would even do a leveling kit if it came with new shocks. But I just don't want any suprizes by putting shocks on then finding out the system can't be bypassed or something. Does anyone have any experience removing the Magnetic Ride shocks and replacing them with Bilstein shocks or some other aftermarket brand? I look forward to any input anyone can give. I'm leaning hard on option c.) just because I've got a real sour taste in my mouth about this relatively new truck, that I love, giving me such huge expenditure so early on, especially on a component that is the subject of such controversy. I hardly see this magnetic ride as an improvement in ride quality, or lifespan. So I'm not sure where the improvement is.
  11. I have read a couple of threads on here about a popping noise from the shocks, most are talking about the front shocks. So, my 2014 Silverado Crew cab 4x4 starting making what i can only describe as a "exhaust pipe bumping into the frame" noise, then it stopped. i was under the truck last night looking to see if i had the JL1 brake controller when i noticed the drivers side rear shock top mount bolt was gone and the shock was fully extended, laying on the spare, a quick jaunt to the parts store and 45 min later, no problem. now this morning i notice my noise is back, could this be a faulty shock? how could i "lose" a shock bolt?
  12. I have a 2017 Four Wheel Drive Sierra with the Max Trailering Package and the 6.2L engine. I tow a 34' Airstream travel trailer (9,000 pounds loaded and about 1,000 pound tongue weight) and I get a good deal of porpoising on some washboard type roads. I have a Hensley Arrow Equalizer hitch with 1,000 pound spring bars. Also, I consider the truck under damped even when I'm not towing. I'm considering upgrading to the Bilstein 4600 series shocks F & R. Does anyone have a similar experience with this situation or the Bilstein 4600 shocks. I installed these shocks on my 1992 Suburban many years ago and I was very happy with the results.
  13. 2014 stock take offs

    2014 GMC Sierra (5.3) is in for various upgrades, so the following items will be available in about a week. NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED! -stock exhaust headers -20" OEM chrome rims -stock step bars -stock calipers/rotors/brake lines (50k miles) -stock air intake -1 autocal with unused blackbear tune -1 diablo tuning device (I need to check if tune can be transferred} -Rancho adjustable lift shocks
  14. I have a 2014 Sierra 1500. I am due for new tires so I am going to go a size bigger and keep the stock rims (265/65r18 to 275/65/r18). Before I do this, I plan on changing out all of the shocks and installing the bilstein 5100's. I figured this was the best option for ride quality, while still being able to add a little extra height to the truck without putting too much stress on any other parts. My question is, has anyone set the front shocks to the height setting (is there any downside to this?) and then the rear to the highest setting (1"). If so, can does this still create enough rake to give the truck a leveled look when pulling a trailer? I dont like the nose high look. Looking for any recommendations on what i should set the shocks to in order to achieve more height on the truck, but be able to tow without the nose being higher than the back. Include pictures if you have them! I am also assuming i should get an alignment after installing the shocks and new tires right? Thanks, Ted
  15. I know my truck came with Bilstien shocks and I bet GM didn't pay retail for them either! IS there a shock BESIDES Bilstien that will do the job? What's wrong with the usual Monroe, and others?
  16. Parts for sale CHEAP

    I have parts For sale cheap I only charge real shipping. I take paypal and have sold and bought on many forms and ebay. Even $10,000 out of country superchargers,engines and turbo kits. 100% no issue sales. This is what is left I will take offers. ONE GM brand new unused tie down(guys use this in the center hole and pull up atv and such 250lb rated) $10+shipping I have a brand new SILVERADO headlight bezel with switch and pocket. I paid $75+shipping let it go for $50+shipping Offer???? Front shocks $60+shipping Factory all black plastic tailgate handle get to have painted $30+Shipping
  17. Shocks have been sold, thank you.
  18. * Rough Country 3.5" lift w/o UCA (2007-2017)......$200 Shipped -One shock is brand new - 14k miles - Selling as I upgraded to 6" * 1.5" Wheel Spacers (Set of 2)..............................$55 Shipped -Nuts included * OEM Rear Shocks P/N #22891329 (2014-2017)..$40 Shipped(Each) - 2 Available - 25k miles * OEM Front Strut (2014-2017)...............................$50 Shipped - 18k miles -Strut ONLY *DL8 Mirrors(Heated and power adjust)..................$250 Shipped -Quicksilver Metallic -No scratches or issues Payment through PayPal Goods and Services Let me know if you would like pics Thanks!
  19. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 5/15/2017 Last week we spent two days driving the all new 2017 Colorado ZR2. It was awesome and we'll have our first drive review coming up soon. In the meantime, it's important to understand what makes the ZR2 more than just a lifted Colorado with big tires. Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve, or DSSV for short, is a super high-tech shock technology found in motorsports and other really expensive supercars. It's also the heart of the new ZR2 and the first time this shock system has ever been used on a truck. It's also only the second time the technology has been used in a production Chevrolet (the first was the Camaro Z28). So sit back, relax, and take 8 minutes to learn more about the single most important item on the Colorado ZR2 that makes it far more than just a lifted Colorado with big tires.
  20. I have a 2014 Silverado crew cab Z71 LTZ Bought used recently. Had 305 55 20 nitto grapplers on it. Looks great rode rough. Put 285 60 20 Michelin defenders on it. Not much better in ride comfort and hate the look compared to nitto. Going to put the nitto's back on, would putting new bilstein shocks improve the ride? Or am I just stuck. Had a 14 ram before rode so much smoother. Any opinions or info welcomed.
  21. Question I've read all these threads and haven't quite found a straight answer to my question. Seems like most people are beefing their rigs up, I want to go in the other direction. Is there an aftermarket shock available that will dial down the firmness of the ride I'm getting with the factory setup? The truck is great on average to good roads but here in Los Angeles we have some really bad roads & freeways and the ride gets downright punishing at times. I never have heavy load situations that I need to factor in I'm usually running empty. Also I realize going to a 17" or 18" tire and wheel with a taller sidewall would help some but I like the look of what it came with and I hate to start changing all that. I guess I'm looking for a wimpy passenger car type shock that would fit the truck. Just seems to me if such a thing exists it would help some???? Or am I just wrong and it's all about the springs and nothing will really soften the ride? And I know someone will say I should have bought a car if I wanted a car ride....I just like trucks. Thanks everyone for any advice..
  22. I have a 2014 silverado 1500 with a 2.5" rough country level and I'm tired of the terrible ride quality. Every bump is very rough and rattles the whole truck. Is there a best shock option I can buy to combine with this level and get better ride quality? I have looked at coil overs but I don't think I will be happy with amount of lift. Any advice or recommendations will be appreciated.
  23. I have a 08 rwd sierra 1500. I am searching for all the parts needed to do a 2.5 level kit with the 3" spindle lift as well. I have all parts such as: 3" spindles Skyjacker shocks (have not bought yet in case I find better ones) Rear blocks with new U Bolts Rc 2.5" level kit ***what I am looking for now is the upper control arms. I have been looking everywhere for the "right" ones needed for awhile now and can't find them. The closest I have got were the Rough Country upper control arms for the 3" lift kit the sell. I talked to a representative on the phone and they weren't any help at all. Would those be the correct UCA's for the job? If anyone has done this lift or knows where I can buy them, please send me a link to the exact spot online where I can make the purchase. All help is greatly appreciated!
  24. For sale is one complete set (2 front and 2 rear) of Rancho RS9000X Series shocks. They fit 1988 thru 1998 model Chevrolet/GMC K1500 1/2 ton 4WD pickups with no lift (stock height). Included are two Rancho RS99152 front shocks and two Rancho RS99190 rear shocks. These gas shocks are fully adjustable by a 9-position knob on the shock body. They are new, unused, and have never been installed on any vehicle. Price is $240.00 plus shipping. Shipping will be approximately $30-$50 dependant on your location. If interested, PM me with your zip code and I'll give you a shipping estimate. Payment to be made through PayPal only.
  25. 2015 Silverado parts

    Hey everyone. I have a few items for sale. Pm me if interested. Steps for crew cab chrome. -$200 Rancho front coil over shocks - $80 Also have a rough country leveling kit for a 2008-2013 Silverado from my old truck. Asking $50 the picture I have for this won't upload. But I can send it to anyone by email if interested.
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