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Hi everyone,

 

I am trying to replace the front shocks on my 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 4.8L 2WD. I have ordered the bilstein 4600 series (part number 24-029025). They seem pretty identical to the stock ones but the stock ones seem to have this 1.5'' tubing/spacer between the upper and lower bushings, so when I install the new strut, the lower bushing does not compress or bulges to the shock housting, so its loose. The spacer in the old bushings seems to be incorporated into the bushings. Can I use the old worn out bushings? Is it bad the lower new bushing are not snug? any advice will be appreciated.

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Hi everyone,

 

I am trying to replace the front shocks on my 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 4.8L 2WD. I have ordered the bilstein 4600 series (part number 24-029025). They seem pretty identical to the stock ones but the stock ones seem to have this 1.5'' tubing/spacer between the upper and lower bushings, so when I install the new strut, the lower bushing does not compress or bulges to the shock housting, so its loose. The spacer in the old bushings seems to be incorporated into the bushings. Can I use the old worn out bushings? Is it bad the lower new bushing are not snug? any advice will be appreciated.

 

 

 

If you are replacing the shocks, might as well replace all the bushings while you are at it. Save you the hassle of having to replace them later down the road.

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You can purchase the appropriate bushing through bilstein, I had the B6 shocks on my 2004 Tahoe, they were killer.

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