Best Shocks for Lowered Silverado or Sierra

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The best shocks for lowered Silverado or Sierra trucks will improve your rig’s ride quality after dropping it.

We will cover everything you need to know about finding the best shocks for your lowered Silverado and how they can enhance your driving experience.

We will discuss the differences between shock absorbers, coilovers and air suspensions, as well as provide recommendations based on typical usage and lowered height settings.

Top rated shocks and drop kits for Silverados

Bestseller No. 1
RTZ - Compatible with Chevrolet Silverado Sierra 1500 Pickup 99-06 Lowering Kit 4" Front Drop Spindles & Coil Springs + 6" Rear Flipkit Kit + Set of Doestch Tech Premium Nitro Shocks 2WD V8 Motor
  • Limited Life-Time Warranty
  • Designed in the USA, Rolled Steel & welded, CNC lasered, Ductile Iron formed, Chromoly shaft precision machined, Certain parts are Robotic Welded and Powder-coated to Prevent Corrosion.
  • Primarily Bolt-on installation with required notching of the frame for clearance to lower down to the ground.
  • Low Slammed Stance!! Will Handle better than before with Smooth Ride Quality...
  • Compatible with 1999-2006 Chevrolet GMC Silverado Sierra 1500 Pickup 2wd V8. Includes: Pair of 2" lowering spindles, Front Lowering 2" Coil Springs, Rear lowering Axle Flip Kit, Frame Notch Kit and a set of Doestch Premium Lowered Nitrogen Gas Charged Shocks. Must run 17" or Larger rims **Check our other listings for different heights**options
Bestseller No. 3
McGaughys 3/5 or 4/6 Adjustable Lowering Kit 07-13 GM 1500 Truck 2WD All Cabs 34070
  • Spindles, Front Adjustable Performance Struts, Rear Shocks, Rear Axle Flip Kit, Adjustable Rear Hangers, Shock Extenders, Hardware and Instructions
  • Made from high-quality materials for ultimate durability
  • Manufactured to meet or exceed strict quality requirements
  • If you have any questions or need fitment information for your vehicle, please contact with us
Bestseller No. 4
McGaughys Deluxe 4/6" Lowering Suspension Kit Heavy Duty Disc Brakes 1/2 Ton Truck 2WD 33137
  • Chevy Truck 1/2 Ton 1988 - 1998 2WD
  • Must use heavy duty disc brakes (1 1/4" thick rotors)
  • Includes: Spindles, Coil Springs, Axle Flip Plates, Axle Pads, C-Notch Plates and Bolt Kits
Bestseller No. 5
RTZ - Compatible with Chevrolet Silverado Sierra 1500 Pickup 88-98 Lowering Kit 4" Front Drop Spindles & Coil Springs + 6" Rear Flipkit Kit + Set of Doestch Tech Premium Nitro Shocks 2WD V8 Motor
  • Limited Life-Time Warranty
  • Made in the USA, Rolled Steel & welded, CNC lasered, Ductile Iron formed, Chromoly shaft precision machined, Certain parts are Robotic Welded and Powder-coated to Prevent Corrosion.
  • Primarily Bolt-on installation with required notching of the frame for clearance to lower down to the ground.
  • Drop and Drive!! Will Handle better than before with Smooth Ride Quality...
  • Compatible with 1988-1998 Chevrolet GMC Silverado Sierra 1500 Pickup 2wd V8. Includes: Pair of 2" lowering spindles, Front Lowering 2" Coil Springs, Rear lowering Axle Flip Kit, Frame Notch Kit and a set of Doestch Premium Lowered Nitrogen Gas Charged Shocks. Must run 17" or Larger rims **Check our other listings for different heights**options
Bestseller No. 6
KSP 4"-6" Shock Extenders Fit Silverado Sierra 1500, Shock Extension Kit for 1999-2006 Chevy Silverado GMC Sierra 1500 All Cabs, Rear Lowering Shock Mount Drop Shock Brackets
  • Universal Fitment: 1999-2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 all cabs RWD/2WD, 1999-2006 GMC Sierra 1500 all cabs RWD/2WD.
  • Material: These shock extensions are constructed of heavy duty stamped steel, strong and stable, will not easy to crack or break. Electrophoretic followed by black powder coated, will not easy to rust.
  • Design: These lowering shocks only fit lowered vehicles, allow 4"- 6" drop. Including 2 shock extender brackets, 6 bolts and 2 axle tubes. Direct bolt-on to the shock mounts, no need to cut or drill, easy to install.
  • Function: Correct the angle of the lower shock absorber, improve stability and prevent shock overextending, topping out and premature wear, extend the shock absorber's service life.
  • Warranty: Please recheck your vehicle compatibility (year/make/model) in the product description before purchasing the wheel spacers. We offer a "30-day refund, 24-momth free replacement" service. If you have any questions, please feel free contact us, we will provide you with the most satisfactory solution
Bestseller No. 7
BST BSSP 4" Drop Kit Rear Shackles Hangers Replacement For 1999-2006 Chevy Silverado GMC Sierra 1500 2WD Trucks Short Bed Only Leaf Spring Hanger Lowering Kit
  • Fitment:for 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500/GMC Sierra 1500 Series 2WD Only, Short Bed Only
  • for Two Wheel Drive Trucks Short Bed Only,Does Not fit: Long Bed, Crew Cab or Welded Hanger
  • Package Include:2 x Rear drop hangers;2 x Rear drop shackles;w/ mounting hardware
  • Easy Direct fit installation,No drilling or cutting required;Adjustable 3" or 4" Rear Drop Kit
  • Placement on Vehicle:Left, Right, Rear, Lower;Part Type:Leaf Spring Hanger Lowering Kit
Bestseller No. 8
RTZ - Compatible with Chevrolet GMC Silverado Sierra 1500 Pickup Lowering Kit 3" Front Lowering Drop Coil Springs + 4" Rear Hanger & Shackle Kit + RTZ Primo NIitrogen Gas Charged Shocks 2WD V8 Motor
  • Limited Life-Time Warranty & Made in the USA
  • Heat Set & Shot Peened to Prevent Spring Fatigue
  • Load Tested for Proper "Sport" Spring Rate which is 15% higher than OEM
  • Powder-coated to Prevent Corrosion
  • Compatible with 1988-1998 Chevrolet GMC Silverado Sierra C1500 Pickup 2wd V8(Note:will fit all-cabs). Includes: Pair of 3" lowering sport coils, Rear Hangers and Shackles to drop 4" with Hardware included, and a set of RTZ Primo Nitrogen Gas Charged Shocks. (Check our other auctions for V6 models) Decal included as shown
Bestseller No. 9
Generic IHC SUSPENSION1988-1998 C1500 4/6 LOWERING KIT W/BOLT ON C-NOTCH
  • Kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Not only are you lowering the truck but also replacing your 25+ year old ball joints and bushings with IHC control arms. IHC’s control arms have a track width reduced by ¾” to allow more tire to fender clearance for turning. Giving the customer more wheel and tire options. Most spindles pop out factory track width ½” to ¾”. IHC’s flip kit has the correct pinion angle built in so no need to use pinion shims. Bolt on C-notch for your DIY. ¼” metal plate used. Grade 8 hardware! All MADE IN USA! Manufactured in TEXAS! Lifetime warranty on all metal parts!

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FAQ: Shocks for lowered Silverados

Lowering a truck can improve its performance and appearance, but it can also affect the ride quality and handling. Choosing the right shocks for your lowered truck is important to ensure a smooth and safe ride. In this article, we’ll answer some of the most common questions about shocks for lowered trucks.

Q: Do I need special shocks for a lowered truck?

A: Yes, you do need special shocks for a lowered truck. Lowering a truck changes its suspension geometry, which can lead to a harsher ride and increased wear and tear on standard shocks. Special shocks designed for lowered trucks are built with shorter bodies and different valving to accommodate the new suspension geometry and provide a smoother ride.

Q: What shocks do I need for my lowered truck?

A: The shocks you need for your lowered truck will depend on the make and model of your vehicle and the extent of the lowering. There are several types of shocks available for lowered trucks, including adjustable shocks, twin-tube shocks, and monotube shocks. Adjustable shocks allow you to adjust the damping to match your driving style and conditions, while twin-tube shocks provide a balance of comfort and performance. Monotube shocks offer a higher level of performance and are ideal for more aggressive driving styles.

Q: Do you need to change shocks when lowering?

A: Yes, you should change shocks when lowering your truck. Lowering a truck changes the suspension geometry, which can cause standard shocks to wear out more quickly and provide a harsher ride. Special shocks designed for lowered trucks are built to accommodate the new suspension geometry and provide a smoother ride.

Q: Which shocks give the smoothest ride on a lowered truck?

A: The shocks that give the smoothest ride on a lowered truck will depend on the make and model of your vehicle and your personal driving style. However, monotube shocks are generally considered to provide the smoothest ride on lowered trucks. They offer a higher level of performance and are ideal for more aggressive driving styles. Adjustable shocks are also a good option as they allow you to adjust the damping to match your driving style and conditions.

Types of Shocks for Lowered Trucks

Bestseller No. 1
RTZ - Compatible with Chevrolet Silverado Sierra 1500 Pickup 99-06 Lowering Kit 4" Front Drop Spindles & Coil Springs + 6" Rear Flipkit Kit + Set of Doestch Tech Premium Nitro Shocks 2WD V8 Motor
  • Limited Life-Time Warranty
  • Designed in the USA, Rolled Steel & welded, CNC lasered, Ductile Iron formed, Chromoly shaft precision machined, Certain parts are Robotic Welded and Powder-coated to Prevent Corrosion.
  • Primarily Bolt-on installation with required notching of the frame for clearance to lower down to the ground.
  • Low Slammed Stance!! Will Handle better than before with Smooth Ride Quality...
  • Compatible with 1999-2006 Chevrolet GMC Silverado Sierra 1500 Pickup 2wd V8. Includes: Pair of 2" lowering spindles, Front Lowering 2" Coil Springs, Rear lowering Axle Flip Kit, Frame Notch Kit and a set of Doestch Premium Lowered Nitrogen Gas Charged Shocks. Must run 17" or Larger rims **Check our other listings for different heights**options
Bestseller No. 3
McGaughys 3/5 or 4/6 Adjustable Lowering Kit 07-13 GM 1500 Truck 2WD All Cabs 34070
  • Spindles, Front Adjustable Performance Struts, Rear Shocks, Rear Axle Flip Kit, Adjustable Rear Hangers, Shock Extenders, Hardware and Instructions
  • Made from high-quality materials for ultimate durability
  • Manufactured to meet or exceed strict quality requirements
  • If you have any questions or need fitment information for your vehicle, please contact with us
Bestseller No. 4
McGaughys Deluxe 4/6" Lowering Suspension Kit Heavy Duty Disc Brakes 1/2 Ton Truck 2WD 33137
  • Chevy Truck 1/2 Ton 1988 - 1998 2WD
  • Must use heavy duty disc brakes (1 1/4" thick rotors)
  • Includes: Spindles, Coil Springs, Axle Flip Plates, Axle Pads, C-Notch Plates and Bolt Kits
Bestseller No. 5
RTZ - Compatible with Chevrolet Silverado Sierra 1500 Pickup 88-98 Lowering Kit 4" Front Drop Spindles & Coil Springs + 6" Rear Flipkit Kit + Set of Doestch Tech Premium Nitro Shocks 2WD V8 Motor
  • Limited Life-Time Warranty
  • Made in the USA, Rolled Steel & welded, CNC lasered, Ductile Iron formed, Chromoly shaft precision machined, Certain parts are Robotic Welded and Powder-coated to Prevent Corrosion.
  • Primarily Bolt-on installation with required notching of the frame for clearance to lower down to the ground.
  • Drop and Drive!! Will Handle better than before with Smooth Ride Quality...
  • Compatible with 1988-1998 Chevrolet GMC Silverado Sierra 1500 Pickup 2wd V8. Includes: Pair of 2" lowering spindles, Front Lowering 2" Coil Springs, Rear lowering Axle Flip Kit, Frame Notch Kit and a set of Doestch Premium Lowered Nitrogen Gas Charged Shocks. Must run 17" or Larger rims **Check our other listings for different heights**options
Bestseller No. 6
KSP 4"-6" Shock Extenders Fit Silverado Sierra 1500, Shock Extension Kit for 1999-2006 Chevy Silverado GMC Sierra 1500 All Cabs, Rear Lowering Shock Mount Drop Shock Brackets
  • Universal Fitment: 1999-2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 all cabs RWD/2WD, 1999-2006 GMC Sierra 1500 all cabs RWD/2WD.
  • Material: These shock extensions are constructed of heavy duty stamped steel, strong and stable, will not easy to crack or break. Electrophoretic followed by black powder coated, will not easy to rust.
  • Design: These lowering shocks only fit lowered vehicles, allow 4"- 6" drop. Including 2 shock extender brackets, 6 bolts and 2 axle tubes. Direct bolt-on to the shock mounts, no need to cut or drill, easy to install.
  • Function: Correct the angle of the lower shock absorber, improve stability and prevent shock overextending, topping out and premature wear, extend the shock absorber's service life.
  • Warranty: Please recheck your vehicle compatibility (year/make/model) in the product description before purchasing the wheel spacers. We offer a "30-day refund, 24-momth free replacement" service. If you have any questions, please feel free contact us, we will provide you with the most satisfactory solution
Bestseller No. 7
BST BSSP 4" Drop Kit Rear Shackles Hangers Replacement For 1999-2006 Chevy Silverado GMC Sierra 1500 2WD Trucks Short Bed Only Leaf Spring Hanger Lowering Kit
  • Fitment:for 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500/GMC Sierra 1500 Series 2WD Only, Short Bed Only
  • for Two Wheel Drive Trucks Short Bed Only,Does Not fit: Long Bed, Crew Cab or Welded Hanger
  • Package Include:2 x Rear drop hangers;2 x Rear drop shackles;w/ mounting hardware
  • Easy Direct fit installation,No drilling or cutting required;Adjustable 3" or 4" Rear Drop Kit
  • Placement on Vehicle:Left, Right, Rear, Lower;Part Type:Leaf Spring Hanger Lowering Kit
Bestseller No. 8
RTZ - Compatible with Chevrolet GMC Silverado Sierra 1500 Pickup Lowering Kit 3" Front Lowering Drop Coil Springs + 4" Rear Hanger & Shackle Kit + RTZ Primo NIitrogen Gas Charged Shocks 2WD V8 Motor
  • Limited Life-Time Warranty & Made in the USA
  • Heat Set & Shot Peened to Prevent Spring Fatigue
  • Load Tested for Proper "Sport" Spring Rate which is 15% higher than OEM
  • Powder-coated to Prevent Corrosion
  • Compatible with 1988-1998 Chevrolet GMC Silverado Sierra C1500 Pickup 2wd V8(Note:will fit all-cabs). Includes: Pair of 3" lowering sport coils, Rear Hangers and Shackles to drop 4" with Hardware included, and a set of RTZ Primo Nitrogen Gas Charged Shocks. (Check our other auctions for V6 models) Decal included as shown
Bestseller No. 9
Generic IHC SUSPENSION1988-1998 C1500 4/6 LOWERING KIT W/BOLT ON C-NOTCH
  • Kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Not only are you lowering the truck but also replacing your 25+ year old ball joints and bushings with IHC control arms. IHC’s control arms have a track width reduced by ¾” to allow more tire to fender clearance for turning. Giving the customer more wheel and tire options. Most spindles pop out factory track width ½” to ¾”. IHC’s flip kit has the correct pinion angle built in so no need to use pinion shims. Bolt on C-notch for your DIY. ¼” metal plate used. Grade 8 hardware! All MADE IN USA! Manufactured in TEXAS! Lifetime warranty on all metal parts!

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Shocks absorb and dissipate energy from bumps in the road during driving, which enhances vehicle stability, prevent excessive bouncing and provide a comfortable ride. There are three main types of shock absorber – Oil shocks, Air Shocks and Electronic Damping Shocks.

Oil Shocks – these require oil to operate and have mechanical components that work together to generate resistance. The majority of modern cars are fitted with these type which provides a good combination of road handling performance, ride comfort and cost-effectiveness.

Air Shocks – also known as an ‘air spring’, this uses compressed air inside to absorb bumps in the road surface. This type offers great ride quality but can be more expensive than oil shocks as they require more components (and expertise) to fit into the silverado’s suspension system.

Electronic Damping Shocks –These use electronic sensors & software to adjust their damping rate on the fly based on driving conditions/road surface & load weight etc; improving performance while providing stability & comfort in any situation you might find yourself in. With two times less moving parts than oil shocks they usually require less maintenance; making them increasingly popular choice among drivers who want optimal performance for their lowered silverado at all times.

Benefits of Lowering a Silverado

When it comes to customizing your pickup truck, lowering is often one of the first modifications. Lowering your Silverado can increase the performance and overall look of the vehicle, as well as decrease the chances of body roll. Along with shocks, other components that you may need to install when lowering your Silverado include: heavy duty control arms, coilover kits, body lift kits and air ride systems.

Lowering a Silverado brings several benefits to consider before making any adjustments. Vehicle suspension geometry is most improved when a vehicle is lowered correctly because the shock mounting points are usually much lower than in a factory setup. This means that high-performance shocks, such as those typically used on lowered vehicles, will deliver better control while being able to absorb large amounts of energy at higher speeds without bottoming out or bouncing too quickly.

The increased dampening rate offered by these tuned shocks will allow for much smoother handling over rough terrain and bumps in the road thus greatly improving vehicle comfort when compared to stock shock absorbers which have minimal dampening rates at best. With lowered vehicles, aesthetics also play an important role due to their sportier appearance – this look can be further enhanced by custom wheels and tires or low-profile tyres for an even more aggressive stance.

Lowering may also provide greater stability as it lowers a truck’s center of gravity – reducing potential body roll especially during hard cornering situations – and will make you feel like you’re actually part of the road instead of being ‘on top’ like some other trucks on the market today.

Best Shocks for a Lowered Silverado

A lowered Silverado is designed to enhance the truck’s performance and look. To ensure a smooth driving experience, you will need to choose the right shocks for your specific model. Before getting started, it is important to understand the differences between each available shock type as well as common differences between modern shock systems. This guide will provide some basic information on what features to look for when selecting shocks for your lowered Silverado.

There are several common types of shock absorbers, such as passive (static) absorbers, semi-active absorbers, and active absorbers. Passive shocks are the most conventional type of modern shock system and are typically found in aftermarket suspension kits or in original equipment manufacturer packages. These low-pressure monotube shocks with oil dampers cooperate with other suspension parts such as coils or leaf springs ensuring an even flow of weight distribution while reducing tire instability on harsh terrain. Semi-active shocks have been designed especially for high performance vehicles like the lowered Silverado, combining both comfort and stiff ride properties together – this allows them to be adjusted based on certain conditions (such as road quality or parked loading). Finally there are Active Shocks which feature a higher pressure valve than traditional models increasing their response time under certain types of conditions (steep off-road terrain for example).

When choosing the best pair of shock absorbers for your lowered Silverado you should also consider durability; whether you’re looking at regular adjustable or self-adjusting shocks ensure that they measure up in terms of longevity – considering how often they may need replacing with an enthusiast lifestyle design background then its only sensible they remain upstanding while protecting your wheels from potholes and more. Additionally we recommend looking at options with reliable sealing capabilities when examining different product ranges so that water doesn’t produce any form of corrosion whether over time or through natural elements such as road salt during winter months – after all who wants to risk damaging their shocks? After taking these factors into consideration then it should be easier now than ever before to select a suitable pair of replacement shock absorbers that meet all expectations in terms of cost efficiency, comfort level and response times while providing better control over vehicle dynamics.

Common Issues with Lowered Silverado Shocks

When lowering a Silverado, it is important to select the right shocks in order to achieve a comfortable yet supportive suspension system. It is not uncommon for owners of lowered pickup trucks to encounter issues with their shock absorbers. These common issues can include excessive bounce, bottoming out, and vibrations that can occur during routine driving as well as off-roading excursions. As the suspension components are integral parts of the vehicle’s overall performance, it’s essential that you understand how to identify potential shock issues and take appropriate steps to ensure optimal ride quality.

Excessive Bounce: Excessive bounce is one of the most common complaints from drivers who have lower their Silverados. This bounce will often occur when driving over minor road blemishes or uneven terrain. It may also persist after encountering larger bumps or pot holes on the road surface, creating an uncomfortable and jarring ride experience.

Bottoming Out: Bottoming out occurs when a truck bounces too excessively on certain surfaces or during certain maneuvers, causing the shocks to compress beyond their normal range and reducing a driver’s ability to control their vehicle due to lack of support from the shocks.

Vibrations: Vibrations can be felt in both lowered and lifted trucks while navigating rough terrain but they are often amplified in drivers who have lowered their Silverados due to most likely inadequate shock dampening caused by incorrectly calibrated shocks. Vibrations caused by insufficiently dampened shocks could be potentially harmful for both the driver and passengers if left unchecked for long periods of time.

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Originally posted 2023-03-17 20:21:07.