What is a good price on shocks for a 98 4×4 Chevy pickup?

I have a 98 Chevy 4×4 extended cab pickup truck. I need four new shocks. Honestly I have no idea what a good price on shocks is. I generally don't replace them. However I'm approaching 90,000 miles on this truck. A local shop quoted a price of 300 dollars for the option of either sensitrack (I believe was the name) or a heavy duty version of Monroe shocks.

Is 300 reasonable? If not please explain. My guess is I could get it done cheaper at a chain, but this guy isn't some bonehead kid, so you have to factor in the quality of the work.

Thanks for the help.

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3 Responses to What is a good price on shocks for a 98 4×4 Chevy pickup?

  1. MechWeldor May 25, 2009 at 1:13 am #

    I would go to a off road shop and get some Rancho RS 5000 shocks they are a gas shock. They have a lifetime warranty on them and usually cost about 30 – 40 bucks a piece.

  2. awakindragon May 25, 2009 at 1:13 am #

    Ok…so i tried to look it up for you but need more info…so prolly be better if you did it on your own….i needed a master cylinder on a 91 honda….a shop quoted me $145 not including labor, disgarding fees etc

    go to autopartswarehouse.com

    i got my master cylinder brand new for $65….hope this helps….

  3. hekler1873 May 25, 2009 at 1:13 am #

    what are you using the truck for?if you aren't hauling heavy crap,or running it in a baha race just go to your local parts store and tell them what you use the truck for and they will sell you the best type of shock for your dollar.it is an extended cab 4×4 so it will never ride like a Cadillac,i don't think you need to put Monroe's on it .unless you are totally car stupid you can change the shocks out yourself,all you need is a few tools and you will save a ton of $