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Old 07-02-2011, 02:21 PM
mchale20 mchale20 is offline
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Default Keys and Shackles. What shocks?

Hey guys,

I'm pulling my hair out on this one, and sorry if I haven't looked enough, but I promise, to me it's been enough. So here goes. I have an 05 FX4 with keys out front and shackles out back. This to be exact:



Now I originally bought some ProCompES9000's on the cheap, but found out they wouldn't work all around, so I just sent them back. If anyone has a lift like mine, or just knows hey they effect ride, and you have experience with it, like your truck has been lifted like this for more than a year, and you have done your fair share of "shock" research, than can you recommend shocks? I want four matching shocks that will handle the 2.5" of T-Bar lift and not bounce like a golf ball on concrete.

Also, I don't off-road. Correction, if I off-road twice a year, that is a lot. Not that I wouldn't, given the opportunity, I just don't ever know where to go, and don't want to scratch my paint.
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Keys/Shackles Lift (2") / PA Body Lift (3") / Bilstein 5100's
Mickey Thompson Classic Lock / BFG AT's 285 75 R16 (32.8)
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:58 PM
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Default Re: Keys and Shackles. What shocks?

well I dont have a year of time on the truck, but I have a couple months with the T-bar cranked at 1.5" and just today I cranked the T-bars to 2.0" and added the 1" lift shackle and I found that the Pro comp ES1000 seems like a pretty smooth ride...
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Truck 1: 2001 Ranger, XLT, 4x4, 4.0L, 4.10. T-Bar crank, Belltech 6400 shackles, 16"x 8" MB Razor wheels, 285/75-R16 Goodyear Wrangler MTR Tires. Pro Comp ES1000 shocks. This is my sons truck.

Truck 2: 2006 F150, 4x4, SuperCrew, 5.4L, 2" Leveling spacer up front, 3" Magnaflow Mandrel Catback. (my truck).
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: Keys and Shackles. What shocks?

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well I dont have a year of time on the truck, but I have a couple months with the T-bar cranked at 1.5" and just today I cranked the T-bars to 2.0" and added the 1" lift shackle and I found that the Pro comp ES1000 seems like a pretty smooth ride...
Thanks Dez. Although I greatly appreciate your opinion, I definitely need a lot more to make my decision. BUMP anyone? Also, I heard of Bilstein 5100's working well. Anyway on these and where would be the best place to get them? Summit Racing maybe?
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Pioneer Premiere FH-P800BT DD Head Unit / Rockford Fosgate P500-1BD Amp / Rockford Fosgate P2D412 Sub
Keys/Shackles Lift (2") / PA Body Lift (3") / Bilstein 5100's
Mickey Thompson Classic Lock / BFG AT's 285 75 R16 (32.8)
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: Keys and Shackles. What shocks?

I always have like the Rancho 9000's.
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