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Old 04-07-2017, 07:36 AM
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Default Need advice on shocks.

I just got my ranger on Monday and it has about a 4 inch lift and still has the stock shocks. So it rides rough. What shocks should i replace them with? What do yall reccomend




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Old 04-07-2017, 08:20 AM
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What type of lift?

You shouldn't need longer shocks with a body lift or spindle lift.
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:23 AM
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Honestly i dont know but it i do know it definitely needs longer shocks


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Old 04-07-2017, 09:48 AM
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Rancho 5000x improved my ride.
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:49 AM
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Are those for lifted trucks?


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Old 04-07-2017, 10:14 AM
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They do sell shocks for lifted trucks not sure if there the 5000X series.
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:14 AM
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O ok


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Old 04-07-2017, 11:27 AM
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Your truck has a 3" body lift installed. Your suspension has not been touched. Factory length shocks are what you would need. Single cab Edge trucks have a short wheel base, torsion bars up front, and leafs in the rear, don't expect it to ride like a caddy. It also looks like your torsion bars were cranked to level the truck which makes the ride a little rougher.
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:38 AM
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Your truck has a 3" body lift installed. Your suspension has not been touched. Factory length shocks are what you would need. Single cab Edge trucks have a short wheel base, torsion bars up front, and leafs in the rear, don't expect it to ride like a caddy.


I don't expect it to ride like a caddy but it also shouldn't be riding like the suspension is made of bricks. And also it wouldn't be ruining my tires. So if i say it needs shocks its because it needs shocks.


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Old 04-07-2017, 11:51 AM
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I don't expect it to ride like a caddy but it also shouldn't be riding like the suspension is made of bricks. And also it wouldn't be ruining my tires. So if i say it needs shocks its because it needs shocks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

It may need shocks, no one is saying that it doesn't. (Although shocks won't effect the tires. That would be alignment) We're just saying that you need factory length shocks. Not extended ones.
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:58 AM
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O ok. And yea i just did the alignment yesterday


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I don't expect it to ride like a caddy but it also shouldn't be riding like the suspension is made of bricks. And also it wouldn't be ruining my tires. So if i say it needs shocks its because it needs shocks.


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And all I am saying is that since you bought the truck FOUR days ago I imagine you are use to driving something with a completely different suspension set up than what your Ranger has. That and shorter wheel base vehicles tend to ride rougher. Replacing your shocks is a good idea since they are 13 years old however they may or may not provide you with the outcome you seek.
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:46 PM
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Don't mud tires ride rougher too anyway?


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Old 04-09-2017, 07:08 PM
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Don't mud tires ride rougher too anyway?


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Yea they do thats why when its time to replace im getting some bfg all terrains dont really need mud tired lol


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