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Old 03-30-2010, 12:32 PM
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Alright I have my tbars maxed out and the belltech shackles in the rear and my shocks look like they are strecthed out pretty far. I want the smoothest ride I can get with the shocks. Anyone have the exact shock I need or know where I can buy them?
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:42 PM
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Default Re: what shock should i get?

If you find out what shock to use can you let me know, i'm having a hard time finding tham for my truck too
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:01 PM
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Default Re: what shock should i get?

I've heard you don't really wanna lengthen your stock shocks w/ maxing the t-bars cuz they act as a limiting strap so you dont get your CV's and BJs in a bind. If your jus tlking about upgrading your shocks for a better ride then i can't help ya. I jus heard ya shouldn't lengthen them. I'm currently running the same setup as you. Maxed bars + shackels and i got my stock shocks
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: what shock should i get?

I don't have stock shocks right now
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:38 PM
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Stock length Bilstein Heavy Dutys. About $250 shipped off ebay.

For the front, you want stock's because the shocks act as a limit strap. You crank bars, you're losing down travel. You still ahve the same travel as before, just you're starting in a higher height to begin with. You don't want binding CV's and BJ's. Leave 'em stock length. For the rear, you can get away with about 2" max lift on stock length shocks...maybe more. I'd find a shock about 2" taller, but without going too tall....that could hamper uptravel.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:40 PM
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Default Re: what shock should i get?

If you get a chance do you think you can throw me a listing? I really don't know what i am looking for in shocks
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:46 PM
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type this: ranger bilstein shocks

keep scrolling til you see 98+ 4x4.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:49 PM
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I got these
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:53 PM
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that's them. and evidently, prices went up a little in the past year. lol. Still cheaper than local at about $70 a pop.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:01 PM
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alright thanks, hopefully this will improve my ride quality
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:03 PM
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Default Re: what shock should i get?

Would those fit an 01 rangere 4x4 with a 4 inch superlift? I'm new the the lift thing and want to replace my shocks. I see it says 0-1" lift, will that work for the lift i have running 33's on it?
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:10 PM
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Default Re: what shock should i get?

no. Nobody makes a replacement shock for the front of a ranger with a Superlift, besides superlift.


There are really pricey options through....Fox Shox will work but it's not a bolt-in. ORW offers a coil-over conversion kit that axes the torsion bars and puts in coil-overs iwth custom valving and your own spring choice. Not bolt-in, but just about. Just 4 reinforcement tabs need welded to the shock mount.


My superlifts only lasted me about 30k then they were toast. They're shit shocks to begin with anyway.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: what shock should i get?

wow ok, I know my parts guy said they are waiting on superlift to come out with them...so i guess i'll wait. Thanks for the help i really appreciate it!
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