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Old 07-19-2011, 12:46 PM
barajas92 barajas92 is offline
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Unhappy Shocks Under 30 dlls?

My 03 4.0 ranger needs shocks, but i dont have money for some blisteins or similars, so im looking where and what to buy cheap, nice name brand shocks, can you help me?

I live in mexico, right across the border, the streets suck, too much pot holes its like off roading every day!
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:55 PM
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Default Re: Shocks Under 30 dlls?

Maybe im the only one who likes it when everyone types in the same font and size but, please do it for me :P.

What did the local auto parts store tell you? I got OEM-like replacements for ~15 bucks a pair.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:04 PM
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Yeah, im sorrry im new to all this ill try to dont do thatr again haha my bad,
well, i cross the border every day, i went to autozone in san diego and they have some Gabriel shocks for 34 bucks, i didnt buy them, then a friendo told me about this website rockauto.com and found some monroe shocks for 15 dlls what do you say about that..?
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:28 PM
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monroes are good for the price, can't beat them. they're like the stock shocks on there now
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:47 PM
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I have had TERRIBLE luck with monroes. At least the bargain ones. I go with gabriel shockes. Spend the money and get the black ones. I think there the ultra's. Its worth it, if you buy some cheap ass shocks they will not hold up and fail and then youll be back and buying another set for $30. Then your in it for $60, might as well go with some beefier ones from the get-go

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I went to buy some monroes, they were yellow. I could push them down with one hand effort-lessly. The gabriels are at least twice the diameter and just "feel" like a better shock

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Also, the gabriel's have held up to plowing two years now. I think those are the ones to get
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:01 PM
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I went to buy some monroes, they were yellow. I could push them down with one hand effort-lessly. The gabriels are at least twice the diameter and just "feel" like a better shock
Shocks are not ment to give a resistance force the same way a spring is. It should not take very much force to move a spring slowly, but it should take more force to move it quickly.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:13 PM
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Default Re: Shocks Under 30 dlls?

i have the $20 dollars monroes on my truck

I LOVE THEM!!!

being as my truck isnt offroaded hard alot i just went with stock replacement and i feel they do a great job for what i ask them to
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:08 PM
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i have the $20 dollars monroes on my truck
where did you buy them? so you recomend them?
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:11 PM
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i got mine from advanve auto. i order online, pick up in store. i use discount code : visa or p20 both take a decent amount off
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i'll gladly trade you shocks for ~2005 quad cab tail lights (or head lights)

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Old 07-19-2011, 05:59 PM
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i got mine from advanve auto. i order online, pick up in store. i use discount code : visa or p20 both take a decent amount off
Theres no advance auto in san diego.. but thanks!
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