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Old 07-31-2011, 12:50 AM
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So my shocks are rusty as hell, in all seriousness they look like the original shocks(153k) and the rear leafs look just as bad.
Whats a good starting point? What do you guys have/recommend?
I'm not looking to spend a fortune, just want to be safe driving down the road and have a good ride..

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Also, if you're driving around in 4wd "because it is winter", you're in an idiot. It should only be engaged in conditions that warrant the extra drive traction. Using 4wd on dry pavement WILL wreck your shit.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:53 AM
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Your leafs depending on how bad they are shouldn't need replaced, but as for shocks I have rancho r5000 and they are good and I may have $220 in shocks that's all 4
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:32 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with Bilstein HD's?
Good? Bad?
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:33 PM
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good.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:24 PM
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good.
Good deal.. Pretty sure thats what I'm going with..
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:36 PM
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i have bilsteins and no complaints
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:38 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with Bilstein HD's?
Good? Bad?
amazing i still have my stock ones from 2003 and they are just starting to leak
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:48 AM
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Does anyone have any experience with Bilstein HD's?
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Not on my trucks but I do have them on my CR-V and I like them.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:19 AM
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Default Re: new suspension

i just have the monore basic shocks from advance auto parts work great for me and thats all i need. why spend all teh money unless you really are gonna haul a shit load or go off road pounding??? its all gonna wear out no matter what.

and i replaced the leaf springs on my old 2wd ranger wiht ones from jcwhitney. $99 a piece and only like $16 ion shipping and they include new bushings and an extra leaf for better load capacity.
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