New Struts for the front what about the rear?

jme2712

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Apr 30, 2013
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I just put Quick Struts the front mainly due to time constraints and ease of install. My truck has 170k on it and I'd say it was time. Now I need to know about the rears. I know they are due for a change, but since I occasionally haul a twin axel trailer for lawn mowing I was wonder what would be best. Is it okay to mix brands? I have air bags if that matters.
 

gmcman

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Dec 12, 2011
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Bilstein HD for the rear really smoothed out the bounce, even when loaded. The rear benefits from the stiffer shocks and they aren't overly stiff at all.
 

The_Roadie

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Nov 19, 2011
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Portland, OR
Air suspension is like the springs, and the shocks in the rear are separate. You can put in new shocks and not affect the ride height.

Sooner or later those doggy air bags or their compressor is going to die, then you have a choice of digging deeply for new ones from GM, less expensive redesigned ones from Arnott Industries, or putting in wire coil springs like most everybody else.
 

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