No lift system is complete without a good
of shocks. At Offroad Design we have decades of offroad
experience, from logging roads to hardcore rock crawling, mud bogs,
desert racing and everything in between. Our extensive research
and test time on our Ultra 4 race buggy has left us with more knowledge
about shocks than we ever thought was out there!
Tuff Country SX8000
Tuff Country SX8000's are a twin tube, nitrogen charged shock.
Their nitrogen charge resists aeration better than a cellular shock and
hence they stay effective longer. Not the cheapest shock you can
buy but we wouldn't put anything less on a fullsize truck! For
fullsize Chevy applications they are $192 for a set of four and come in
a variety of lengths to match different lift heights. Boots are
not included but can be added, see the bottom of this page.
Click here for
lengths and to order Tuff Country SX8000 shocks!
Bilstein 5125's are a monotube, nitrogen charged design. The
monotube design means a bigger working piston and a larger working tube
area which means better cooling and better performance. The 5125's
are charged at a much higher pressure than twin tube shocks which
better prevent aeration. Additionally,
these shocks are really where we can start applying shock valving that
is really meant for our fullsize Chevy trucks rather than a more generic
$380 for a set of four (or $95 each). For Chevy trucks with 4" of
lift or less it's highly recommended to switch to longer front shock
mounts to make sure that they don't bottom out. The Bilsteins have
a longer body due to their design and so they need more space between
the shock mounts than twin tube shocks.
Guys always ask us if the Bilsteins are worth it, nobody ever regrets
buying a good shock.
here for lengths and to order Bilstein 5125 shocks!
We are also a full King shocks dealer,
give us a call if you're looking for the ultimate in shock performance!
front shock mounts. These need to be cut to length for your
truck/shocks and holes need to be drilled through these mounts and your
frame. Installation is fairly easy and instructions are included
and can also be seen by
Shock boots for Tuff Country shocks, black
Shock adapter for rear of 88-98 Chevy truck
to allow use of eyelet shock (like the Tuff Country or Bilstein shocks
on this page) $3/each
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