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I found these and it looks like a great price, wondering if anyone has had any experience with these particular shocks.
I just recently replaced my entire coilover assemblies.

I went w/ Bilstein 5100's & MOOG Springs. I bought everything else from Nissan. (spring seats, strut mounts, bushings & hardware)
 

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I just recently replaced my entire coilover assemblies.



I went w/ Bilstein 5100's & MOOG Springs. I bought everything else from Nissan. (spring seats, strut mounts, bushings & hardware)


Where'd you purchase your 5100's from?


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Considering it's a site vendor, i'd hate to think they are offering garbage...LOVE their videos... Thing is, i can't even figure out an actual brand. When mine went, I went with Pro-Comps, and they both broke, Went with Rancho quick-lifts after that, no issues since.
 

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probably Tokico brand shocks. Generic OEM brand shock. it'll get the job done, plus its all assembled already which is nice.
 

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I replaced my shocks with Bilstein HD's and reused the springs. For factory height, they are awesome. I'v read that they are a little stiffer than 5100's.
 

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I have purchased alot of parts from 1a auto. Quality are comparable to oem. Don't really know who makes their parts. Everything is usually backed up by a lifetime warranty and my experience with customer service have been beyond excellent.

By no means are they upgrades but if you need something quick and affordable i would go with them!
 

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yeah i'm running 1a auto LCA's right now. the only difference between them and the OEM lowers is the shock mount is a touch closer to the axle shaft. I know this because my fox coilovers didn't rub the cv axle, but when i mounted my 1a auto lca's the axle shaft would hit the shock when id turn the steering wheel.
 

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Where'd you purchase your 5100's from?
I bought my 5100's, MOOG Springs & KYB Bushings from RockAuto. I got everything else from CourtesyParts (Nissan).
 
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I've had my Bilsteins for about 4 months and I HATE them. They're great for anything bigger than a small bump or ripple in the road. For the little stuff, it's like there's no damping at all and the truck just sits there and jiggles up and down.
 

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what setting on the bilsteins did you use? IMHO you never really want to use the tallest setting because it does make for a super stiff ride, the middle is good for most people who actually use their truck for more than a daily commuter, if your only on road......sorry you dont need a lifted truck, and should stay with stock settings. Anything you do in the aftermarket/lift world will make your ride worse. There is no such thing as a comfortable lifted truck, atleast not compaired to stock ride quality. but it has been proven time and time again that bils on the lowest setting makes for a great improvement over stock/rancho/other brands untill you go coilovers, which is by far the best for our any vehicle (why they cost so much)
 

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what setting on the bilsteins did you use? IMHO you never really want to use the tallest setting because it does make for a super stiff ride, the middle is good for most people who actually use their truck for more than a daily commuter, if your only on road......sorry you dont need a lifted truck, and should stay with stock settings. Anything you do in the aftermarket/lift world will make your ride worse. There is no such thing as a comfortable lifted truck, atleast not compaired to stock ride quality. but it has been proven time and time again that bils on the lowest setting makes for a great improvement over stock/rancho/other brands untill you go coilovers, which is by far the best for our any vehicle (why they cost so much)


I need my body lifted bc of farmland and hunting leases I manage but I use it as a daily commuter (100 miles round trip) about 2-3 times a week. I've posted on this subject b4 and have talked with the dude over at PrG for when I'm able to purchase. I need new shocks so thought I might as well go this route. There has to be better shocks for ride quality than the OE's tho... right? I mean that doesn't make sense to me? I understand the lifted aspect affecting the ride quality. I've never thought of staying with oe shocks and just trying to lift it some other way. Is it possible to stay os or better quality shocks and lifting some other way without affecting the ride quality? Bc i have severe nerve damage to my lower body and anything and everything hurts in a vehicle so trying to eliminate as much as possible is my goal. I mean, I'm even trying to get rid of my wife's 4 cylinder cube bc that puppy riding down the road at 75 at 3k+ rpms just about vibrates my legs off.


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