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Old 04-07-2007, 07:44 PM
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No realignment needed. Not Harbor Fright. $75 set from Autozone. They also loan them out for free or cheap. I just believe in buying good tools, and I've used this set five times, three times for me and once each for two local wheeling buddies getting BDS lift kits.
Fair enough! I will get one from there then! Well I just odered the shocks, now I have to get a bigger jack. lol.
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:34 PM
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Now I just have to find a spring compressor for the fronts. Roadie, your's looks like the one from harbor freight, would you reccommend it? (for most likely for a one time use)
Do not get those, borrowed a set of Harbor Freight ones and uses an impact to make it go faster, the threads of the bolt welded themselfs to the nuts while doing the first coil spring. Had to go to Autozone and borrow theirs to get the cheap ones off since they wouldn't loosen back up.
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:48 AM
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I've got an impact wrench...but, i've heard some mixed things with using them. Obviously it makes it go quicker...but, how about the safety issue? As well as cheap parts giving in, as mentioned about Harbor Freight. I mean...is it ok, if you just do a little on each side at a time? or, what's the rules regaurding that?
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:59 AM
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Bilsteins HD vs. Monroe

Has anyone had any experience with Monroe shocks on the Trailblazer?
What would be the difference between the Bilsteins HD and say the Monroe Sensa-trac?
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:37 PM
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Has anyone had any experience with Monroe shocks on the Trailblazer?
What would be the difference between the Bilsteins HD and say the Monroe Sensa-trac?
Monroe makes good shocks but compared to the Bilsteins, there's no comparison!!

When I had my 00 Jimmy, I replaced the stock Bilsteins with Monroe Reflex shocks and they sucked. I pulled them out and put in HD Bilsteins and I LOVED them! Spend the extra $$$, you won't regret it!


BTW, I replaced the stock shocks on my 06 TB with HD Bilsteins at about 9200 miles and I love them!!
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:33 PM
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Well I have the Hotchkis rear sway bar, the rear Bilstein HD shocks and the front and rear Spicer stabilizer end links installed. I still have the front OEM shocks.
WOW, what a difference. The ride is really stiff. You can feel that the back end of the truck is firmly planted to the ground now. When stopping, you don't have the nose dipping now, nor do you have it coming up on exceleration from a stop. Turns are tight and gone is the body roll. Steering is tight and responsive and you feel more of the road in the steering wheel as well as in your seat. The ride is rougher, and hopefully it may break in a little or I can get used to it.
It is definately a sportier / tighter ride with a more responsive feel.
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:54 PM
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I've got almost 2k miles on my HD Bilsteins and Hotchkiss rear sway bar. They do "settle in" some and smooth out. Mine now feels just as smooth as with the stock shocks but the handing is still 1000% better.
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