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Old 11-27-2011, 08:25 PM
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Default Shocks are shot, how to proceed?

So after hauling some stuff today in the bed its official, my shocks are gone. The back ones croak and moan a crazy amount now and the front drivers side is doing it too. As far as I know the trucks gone 80k without a replacement so its definitely time for some new shocks. Before I do anything however, I have a couple questions.

1. I plan on spindle lifting the truck + a shackle lift in the future. Do I need special shocks that will work with said lift, or is ~3 inches not enough to make a difference?

2. If I do need different shocks to accommodate the future lift, will they work with the truck while its stock also? Any major drawbacks?

3. With the above in mind, what shocks would you recommend? Gaudy I know, but I'd like their color to not completely conflict with my trucks dark blue color
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:15 AM
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33" GoodYear MTR's, 8.8 swap with 4.56 gears and L/S
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:57 AM
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Default Re: Shocks are shot, how to proceed?

get the lift first then shocks. because you can run shorter shocks with a lift, not longer shocks with no lift. id recomend calling 4wheel parts and ordering some procomp ES3000 or ES9000 shocks, theres only a $2 difference so get the 9000s. tell them you want that shock for a ford ranger with X amount of lift and they will get the right size for you. as for the color they are white, but you can get boots in just about any color you chose.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:14 AM
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OR......you can have my old ones, just pay shipping
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:21 AM
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I suppose it depends on when you will be lifting. Next week, wait on shocks. A year? buy shocks for it now, then after your lifted, buy shocks for the lift.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:37 AM
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No responses for two weeks than with one bump three in 30 minutes hahahaha

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get the lift first then shocks. because you can run shorter shocks with a lift, not longer shocks with no lift. id recomend calling 4wheel parts and ordering some procomp ES3000 or ES9000 shocks, theres only a $2 difference so get the 9000s. tell them you want that shock for a ford ranger with X amount of lift and they will get the right size for you. as for the color they are white, but you can get boots in just about any color you chose.
Thanks for the info and clearing up my main questions!

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I suppose it depends on when you will be lifting. Next week, wait on shocks. A year? buy shocks for it now, then after your lifted, buy shocks for the lift.
No idea, depends whether some people buy my camera stuff or not Thanks!
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Shackles, blocks, custom leaf pack, Bilstein 5100's/5125's F/R
33" GoodYear MTR's, 8.8 swap with 4.56 gears and L/S
Baja Designs 20" OnX, HID converted Hella's

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