Rear Shocks Question

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So I have a 7 inch lifted 2015 Chevy Suburban that I'm planning on replacing the rear shocks within the next 5k miles or so (ride quality has gone down considerably). I can't seem to find my replacement basic fts shocks anywhere and honestly I want to upgrade to bilstein 5100s. I found these shocks made for a 7-9 inch lift but applicable for gm 1500 pickups only. My question is would I be able to use these shocks on my lifted suv? I've heard that shock mount locations may differ at the frames when comparing the pickups vs suvs. Though I have also heard of guys using 2500 rear shocks on 1500 trucks with no issues. This is the link to the shocks I'm hoping to put on my truck:

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You need to find the full open length and full compressed length that your vehicle needs.
So mount hole to mount hole.

Shock companies can modify rod ends and upper mounts to get the shock fitment correct.
 

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You should be able to use the 1500 truck shocks…. I ordered FOX piggyback shocks for my ‘19 Suburban designed for the pickups for 1-3” lift applications. My current shocks are Rough country nitro 1-3”
Shocks designed for the 07-20 p/u models and they bolted up perfectly.
 
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You should be able to use the 1500 truck shocks…. I ordered FOX piggyback shocks for my ‘19 Suburban designed for the pickups for 1-3” lift applications. My current shocks are Rough country nitro 1-3”
Shocks designed for the 07-20 p/u models and they bolted up perfectly.
Yeah that's what I had thought. The rear ends among these gm trucks and suvs are generally the same. Heck I've seen guys use 2500 fox shocks on 1500s.
 
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You need to find the full open length and full compressed length that your vehicle needs.
So mount hole to mount hole.

Shock companies can modify rod ends and upper mounts to get the shock fitment correct.
Would mount hole to mount hole tell me the full open length? I would I find what I need for the full compressed length.
 

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Yes. If you have the mount to mount at full droop, ride height and if you can: Full compression.

But usually a shock company can get you what you need off of full droop and ride height.
 

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So I have a 7 inch lifted 2015 Chevy Suburban that I'm planning on replacing the rear shocks within the next 5k miles or so (ride quality has gone down considerably). I can't seem to find my replacement basic fts shocks anywhere and honestly I want to upgrade to bilstein 5100s. I found these shocks made for a 7-9 inch lift but applicable for gm 1500 pickups only. My question is would I be able to use these shocks on my lifted suv? I've heard that shock mount locations may differ at the frames when comparing the pickups vs suvs. Though I have also heard of guys using 2500 rear shocks on 1500 trucks with no issues. This is the link to the shocks I'm hoping to put on my truck:

Any help would be appreciated!
You should be all set with those rear shocks that fit the 1500...
Pics posted of your 7" lifted rig?
 

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They will bolt in but it's the working length that you need to worry about as far as choosing the right shock. The pickup truck may very well sit at a different shock length at the same ride height as an SUV due to the different locations the shocks bolt into.
 
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You should be all set with those rear shocks that fit the 1500...
Pics posted of your 7" lifted rig?
This is what the truck looks like, sitting on 35x12.50 toyo mts. In about a year or so I'll be upgrading to 37s, just need to set the new bilstein shocks I have to give 8 inches of total lift in the front.

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a note of caution, using the 1500 TRUCK line of shocks...valving could be a factor in ride quality...weight spring rate, suspension design, all come into play as far as valving goes.
 

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