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Old 03-09-2014, 04:13 PM
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Yeah I totally agree, I meant more along the lines of just buying new stock ranger shocks for the front; the same things that's on there now.

I'm all original too.
Ohhh I gotcha. So you're at boat status too right now lol. Yeah even then I'd still prefer to just do it right and get the doetsch. Also, you never know if you might want to do the ibeams then you'd already have the proper shocks.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:29 PM
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Ohhh I gotcha. So you're at boat status too right now lol. Yeah even then I'd still prefer to just do it right and get the doetsch. Also, you never know if you might want to do the ibeams then you'd already have the proper shocks.
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Ohhh I gotcha. So you're at boat status too right now lol. Yeah even then I'd still prefer to just do it right and get the doetsch. Also, you never know if you might want to do the ibeams then you'd already have the proper shocks.
Haha yeah pretty much. Except mine still has only 57k miles, but still. I'm sure it would be a lot better. I hear ya man. That is true. I might do that.

So, with that being said,

Front-
Lowering Springs
Nitro slammer shocks
Alignment bushings

Rear-
Flip kit
D21 shocks

Correct? Is it that?
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:57 PM
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^ Leo, that will do it for a 2/4 drop.


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I'm definitely replacing everything, because my suspension currently is shot (all original) and I want a whole new, great experience. No way am I gonna rock my stock shocks after I'm low, do it all at once.
LOL! I wasn't suggesting that you keep your original worn out shocks...I meant that you can still use a stock ranger replacement shock after the drop. My entire front suspension is brand new now. She rides like a dream, better than stock, imo.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:02 PM
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^ Leo, that will do it for a 2/4 drop.
Sweet! Now, one more question lol. Will the d21 shocks be a direct replacement, or is there any type of fitting/modification? Which ones are recommended?
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:05 PM
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Sweet! Now, one more question lol. Will the d21 shocks be a direct replacement, or is there any type of fitting/modification? Which ones are recommended?
The bottom bushing hole in the D21 rear shock is slightly larger than the stock ranger bolt that goes through the bushing. Only thing you need to do for the rear D21 shocks to fit correctly, is to press out the inner metal sleeve from the bottom bushing of the original rear shocks, and then press them into the bottom bushing of the d21 shocks.

I went with Monroe Air-Max in the rear, so I could pump them up to compensate for extra load.

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Old 03-09-2014, 05:14 PM
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The bottom bushing hole in the D21 rear shock is slightly larger than the stock ranger bolt that goes through the bushing. Only thing you need to do for the rear D21 shocks to fit correctly, is to press out the inner metal sleeve from the bottom bushing of the original rear shocks, and then press them into the bottom bushing of the d21 shocks. I went with Monroe Air-Max in the rear, so I could pump them up to compensate for extra load.
Oh ok then. Don't sound too bad. Good to know! I really want to get it all ordered this week.

Sounds good, I'll shop around and see what I can find.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:35 PM
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The thing I hate is that I'm gonna have to unflip my shackles first lol
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:59 PM
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That is very true haha.

Will be worth it though!
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:46 PM
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Ok, here is my cart. Any input? All look good other than the bushings not being there? Monroe shocks for the back, pro comps for the front?

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Old 03-10-2014, 05:58 AM
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Ok, here is my cart. Any input? All look good other than the bushings not being there? Monroe shocks for the back, pro comps for the front?
Looks good but run toxic shocks at your own risk lol I personally hate them.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:26 AM
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Looks good but run toxic shocks at your own risk lol I personally hate them.
Haha ok thanks. I'll see what else I can find. So those are the right d21 shocks?
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:11 AM
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Haha ok thanks. I'll see what else I can find. So those are the right d21 shocks?
Yeah the back shocks are good I've just seen toxic shocks on 2 of my friends S 10's (that could be the problem lol) but they ride soft and on both trucks shocks were leaking not to long after.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:12 AM
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So those are the right d21 shocks?

Any d21 shock will be the correct length. They all will need the inner metal sleeve from the bottom bushing of the orig shocks pressed into them. You only need a c-clamp to do the job, not hard at all.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:28 AM
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Yeah the back shocks are good I've just seen toxic shocks on 2 of my friends S 10's (that could be the problem lol) but they ride soft and on both trucks shocks were leaking not to long after.
Ok cool. That could be the problem! Lol. Ok. Thanks for the input. I'll see what else I can find.

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Any d21 shock will be the correct length. They all will need the inner metal sleeve from the bottom bushing of the orig shocks pressed into them. You only need a c-clamp to do the job, not hard at all.
Alright cool, sounds good. Can't wait to get it all ordered!
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:55 AM
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Ok so sorry for all the questions, but what's a good choice for shocks for the front other than the nitro slammers? If that's what I need I can get them, I would just like to get it all from summit so I can get free shipping.

Also, is this the right camber bushings?:

http://m.napaonline.com/parts/PartsD...950_0161987212
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