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Old 12-08-2010, 11:07 AM
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Default Nissan hard body shocks on a ranger?

I was told that you can use the Nissan hardbody rear shocks for the rear Ranger shocks. If this is true does anyone know the year of the nissan hard body or a part number? And also can you use the ones off the front? Cause if this is the case i'm gonna buy some shocks from work and get a discount.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:17 PM
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Default Re: Nissan hard body shocks on a ranger?

why not get ranger shocks for shocks
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:51 PM
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why not get ranger shocks for shocks
I guess because it has to do with the adustin.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:58 PM
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I guess because it has to do with the adustin.
adustin?




Just buy cheapies made for your truck to get ya by. Or rock the junk on it now til you get your real drop kit.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:35 PM
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Default Re: Nissan hard body shocks on a ranger?

i rock stockers with my 3/5 they do alright
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: Nissan hard body shocks on a ranger?

i have hardbody air shocks on the rear. the hardbody shocks are shorter than a ranger's stock shocks, so they work better on a lowered truck. if you use stock ranger shocks, they will bottom out being lowered.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: Nissan hard body shocks on a ranger?

yea i have the lowering shocks but im just lazy and being that the truck is 3000 miles away right now i dont have a choice LOL, in the summer
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:10 PM
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adustin?




Just buy cheapies made for your truck to get ya by. Or rock the junk on it now til you get your real drop kit.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:29 AM
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Default Re: Nissan hard body shocks on a ranger?

The only difference between rear stock ranger and rear stock hardbody shocks is that hardbodys are a couple inches shorter. If you go to napa or somewhere the valving is going to be the same between both shocks the lengths are just different. There's nothing magical about hardbody shocks like some people think haha. I've never checked the measurements on the front hardbody shocks to compair them to a ranger. It just depends on the amount of drop you are doing and how.
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Default Re: Nissan hard body shocks on a ranger?

I just put them on my truck.... fail. they may be about 3 inches shorter but they still sit at the same level.... wasted 40 bucks.... damn
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:35 PM
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I just put them on my truck.... fail. they may be about 3 inches shorter but they still sit at the same level.... wasted 40 bucks.... damn
what? they are a shorter shock, which is why the we use them on lowered trucks. i guess i don't understand what you mean they sit at the same level?
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: Nissan hard body shocks on a ranger?

He thought the shocks were gonna lower it.


Massive FAIL.
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