Shock recommendations for 3" 5" drop

Discussion in 'Lift Kit and Lowering Kit Discussions' started by hdhomer, May 27, 2008.

  1. hdhomer

    hdhomer New Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    Chicago
    It is time for me to replace my shocks on my 01 Tahoe. I have the McGaughy's 3", 5" kit installed. They recommend that you use stock shocks in the front and their shocks in the rear. I have been running this setup 4 yrs. Anyone have better results with any of the aftermarket shocks? I'd like a little smoother ride. My truck always felt like it bottomed out in the rear. Thanks,
     
  2. boostaholic

    boostaholic Full Access Member

    Messages:
    2,120
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Location:
    Denver
  3. Mr.Klean

    Mr.Klean Full Access Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    You could also run some McGaughys helper bags in the rear so you don't bottom out. I run about 6lbs in mine and don't ever bottom out anymore.

    Oh and I run Doetsch Tech Nitro Slammers on all 4 corners..
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2008
  4. boostaholic

    boostaholic Full Access Member

    Messages:
    2,120
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Location:
    Denver
    Word on the doetsch techs, those helper bags are gonna be the softest bumpstop you can find too.