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Old 03-02-2010, 06:15 PM
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It's finally time to say good by to the Factory Billstiens. One of them is even leaking some oil. So i was wondering what some good replacement options are. Ford wants $185.00 each for factory replacements, so they are out of the question. O'rieley's has Some Monroe's and can order Rancho, but I've heard that Rancho's are pretty much crap. Any opinions on diff. Shock brands would be helpful.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:47 PM
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Billstein shocks are probably the best

Can get them cheaper through summitracing.com or jegs.com

I bought the BILSTEIN 5100 Series should be here soon and will go on this summer
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:51 AM
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There used to be an eBay seller who sold 4 new bilstein shocks for $250. Might want to check that out...
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:42 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys. My budget has taken quite a hit due to all these repairs at once. Radiator, water pump, wheel bearing, and now shocks. I decided to chance it and take the cheap route. I ordered some Pro comp es1000's, 4 for $99.00. I haven't heard much good about them, but at the moment it's all i can reasonably afford, and one of the tires is already showing signs of wear from the bad shocks. I'll let ya know how they work out though.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:09 PM
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What shocks would be best for my 99 with a torsion bar lift? I'm looking at bilsteins because I've heard they're the best, but if I go with them what model is the best? Any info is appreciated!! Thanks
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:21 PM
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I just got Rancho RS5000s and they ride good. I'll get around 250 miles on them this weekend so I'll be able to say more about them.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:39 PM
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I just got Rancho RS5000s and they ride good. I'll get around 250 miles on them this weekend so I'll be able to say more about them.
Well what do you think? I definitely want an extended shock and the search for the right bilstein is getting tiring... It all ends tomorrow, I'm either getting a bilstein with a 3" lift or a rancho with a 2 or maybe 2.5... I just NEED shocks!!
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:54 PM
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i love my rancho rs9000's, and i have 5100's on their way.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:25 PM
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Im pretty sure you can get the bilstines with a lift. My truck came with bilstines factory, they have rusted all the yellow off and they still somewhat work. I got some new ones and they really are top-notch quality. The bilstein B6's have a really heavy duty construction.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:22 AM
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i love my rancho rs9000's, and i have 5100's on their way.
Which model of 5100s fit the ranger? That's what I really want to get!
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