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Old 01-22-2015, 03:47 PM
FUzzyBUnny FUzzyBUnny is offline
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Default Time for new shocks!!. What have you guys tried and liked

This is on my 1999 4X4 all the shocks are shot on it and need replacing. Because it is a 4x4 i will off road it once in awhile so I want something a little bit firm but still smooth and comfortable on the highways. There are a lot of different brands and models out there and cost is a issue so before I waste my money trying out a set I thought I would see what you guys have tried.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:01 PM
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I'm currently running the Rancho9000XLs all around. I initially hated them but after messing around with the settings I love them! Before I had the Monroe sensatracs which weren't bad but they were way too soft for the roads I travel on.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:15 PM
FUzzyBUnny FUzzyBUnny is offline
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Default Re: Time for new shocks!!. What have you guys tried and liked

I looked at the Rancho`s they are nice but if I recall they were a lot of $$$. Do you think it was worth the extra cash for them?.
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:01 PM
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Considering I plan on keeping my truck for quite some time (only 51,500 miles on it) yes I think it's worth the $350...granted the cheaper rear shocks were a Christmas gift
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:08 PM
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Default Re: Time for new shocks!!. What have you guys tried and liked

I have ranchos. the 50 dollar ones, I really like them

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The RS5000s. they are perfect amount of stiffness for me
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:31 PM
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Default Re: Time for new shocks!!. What have you guys tried and liked

fuzz bunny how much where the ranchos you said where a lot of money? I can get rancho 5000s for 48.99 a piece with free shipping, and we have coupon codes, also 9000s are only 92$ a piece and you get 30 off 300.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:30 PM
FUzzyBUnny FUzzyBUnny is offline
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Default Re: Time for new shocks!!. What have you guys tried and liked

The ones I seen were like $250.00 for the whole set. I only want to spend a hundred or so on them because the truck has 186k on it and not sure how long it will be around so I was thinking of some cheaper brands.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:34 PM
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Default Re: Time for new shocks!!. What have you guys tried and liked

5000s or 9000s?
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:41 PM
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I got all 4 of my 9000s for $310.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:43 PM
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Default Re: Time for new shocks!!. What have you guys tried and liked

Whered you get them?
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:05 PM
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I price matched mine on summit with my4by4. The prices may have changed since.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:15 AM
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Default Re: Time for new shocks!!. What have you guys tried and liked

Bilstein 4600's are good shocks, so are the 5100's
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:29 AM
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Default Re: Time for new shocks!!. What have you guys tried and liked

I recommend getting something with a lifetime warranty. I have the sensatracs and have used the warranty once already. It's nice because I never have to worry about buying shocks again. As for off roading, they're fine at crawling speeds. Pot holes hurt once you get into second gear and above.

PS Monro RIPS YOU OFF if you try to buy the shocks from one of their shops. They cost over 40% more at their shop than a half mile down the road at Advance.

Hope this helps,
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: Time for new shocks!!. What have you guys tried and liked

I bought all mine on rockauto.com all Monro life time warranty. Paid $250. For front and rear. Just replaced upper and lower control arms with ball joints and new bushings. Door seals license plate light and a tail gate cable with shipping for $287.00. Oh and sway bar links for $40. At the auto zone.. I like this web sight way cheaper then any local place and prices are great..
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:02 PM
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Default Re: Time for new shocks!!. What have you guys tried and liked

I just put on Monroe sense trac shocks last weekend. They seem to ride good and are reasonably priced. Put them on an 03 r.c. 4x4.
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