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Old 04-17-2014, 07:05 PM
DinkyTheBlueRanger DinkyTheBlueRanger is offline
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So I have my ranger and after screwing around underneath it, I've realized my shocks are disgustingly rusty and expired. Does anyone have suggestions for shocks that can take a but of a beating and stiffen up the ride some? Like rancho rs5000s seem pretty good but I am very naive to this so anyone's advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:54 PM
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A lot of people go the bilistens route. They are a little more expensive but ride good. Im running pro comp shocks and they seem pretty good
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:14 PM
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Ill look into them. I'm not to concerned about the money, Im gonna do it right the first time so I'm not paying down the road ya know
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:50 PM
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Default Re: Suggestions for stronger replacement shocks

Hope you are prepared to do some grinding and drilling. Your front shocks probably won't come off.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:04 AM
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Hope you are prepared to do some grinding and drilling. Your front shocks probably won't come off.
ya you're gunna have to cut the stems on the front shocks and u might be able to get the bottom loop one out
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:57 AM
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Figured that's gonna be a problem. Would hitting it with brake cleaner help? I really don't
Ike grinding
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:01 AM
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Figured that's gonna be a problem. Would hitting it with brake cleaner help? I really don't Ike grinding
its just rust builds up on the stem thread so its gunna b a pain to get it loose
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:07 AM
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Well ill give it a shot for sure this ranger needs shocks bad
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:12 AM
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Default Re: Suggestions for stronger replacement shocks

To get the stud loose put a deep socket on the nut with a long extension and rock it sideways hard. The stem will just snap off, make take a couple of tries.
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