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Old 07-22-2011, 11:11 PM
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i searched and couldn't find anything so, my shocks are done for and need replacing and i have no idea where to start looking for some new ones. What should i get?
i do some off roading and live 2 miles off the highway on a very rough dirt road. if that matters at all. lol
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:38 AM
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Default Re: what shocks should i get?

Bilstein makes a nice replacement shock, If your off roading you can always step up to a Fox, king, sway away, etc etc but they are a little more $$$ and require fab work.
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:08 PM
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Default Re: what shocks should i get?

monroe has a nice coilover shock. idk how good it is for offroad but i love mine!
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:18 PM
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i searched and couldn't find anything so, my shocks are done for and need replacing and i have no idea where to start looking for some new ones. What should i get?
i do some off roading and live 2 miles off the highway on a very rough dirt road. if that matters at all. lol
Rancho xl9000's, kinda spendy at first but ive heard very little complaints about them from every person I know that got them. I personally like them alot better than my bilsteins and I love the adjustability.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:07 PM
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I like the Bilstein HD's.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:18 AM
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Bilstein 5100 series
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:06 PM
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RMX Monotube (Gabriel).
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: what shocks should i get?

ive got stock rancho's on mine and i like it
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:48 PM
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Bilstein 5100 series
was looking at these but i can only find them for the rear, none for the front. are they by any chance the same size front and rear?
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:12 PM
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Default Re: what shocks should i get?

Whatever you decide upon be sure it has a lifetime warranty, so when you break one+ you can walk in with the recipt, and get free replacements forever.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:57 AM
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Default Re: what shocks should i get?

This comment may not belong on this thread but it does have a question about shocks too. I have a problem with the strength of my rear springs. If I put about 200 lbs. in the bed the rear end of the truck sags quite a bit. So I stopped at a spring shop to get some ideas on fixing the problem. The first thing the owner looked at was the shackles and connectors welded to the vehicle for the leaf springs. He then told me that I would need these replaced in a year and that he could put another leaf in each spring now. Then he suggested Monroe reflex shocks for all four wheels. Is this sound advice for a 2002 ranger super cab with a 3.0? I don't do any off roading and just want a nice comfortable ride. Plus I need to be able to carry more weight in the bed and tow a 12 x 6 enclosed single axle trailer rated at about 3000 lbs.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:16 AM
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Bilstein are the best imo... There not to much $$ and work well as a good duel purpose shock.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:02 AM
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Default Re: what shocks should i get?

Got the Gabriel Pro Guard at Autozone. Works good on the highway but i dont know about off road...
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