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Old 07-04-2013, 10:06 PM
1993ranger4x4 1993ranger4x4 is offline
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My uncle told me i needed new shocks. Because my truck just keeps bouncing and bouncing. What is a good brand? Monroe? And how easy are they to replace on my truck?

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Old 07-04-2013, 11:14 PM
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:28 PM
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:04 AM
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I got these from JC Whitney for $51 a piece. Bilsteins are nice though.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:44 AM
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I'm kind of tight on money. I wanna go with cheaper stuff. Like a total of $50 bucks

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:50 AM
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I'm kind of tight on money. I wanna go with cheaper stuff. Like a total of $50 bucks

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Wow I see you have my budget

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Old 07-05-2013, 10:12 AM
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I'm kind of tight on money. I wanna go with cheaper stuff. Like a total of $50 bucks

1993 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 4.0L 5 speed 181,000 miles
sometimes rockauto.com will have a sale on them for around $15 each, but they'll be the lowest quality for sure. still that's better than worn out shocks in the short run
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:57 AM
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Monroe is a good cheap solution. Typically 30-50 a corner iirc
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:02 AM
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Monroe is a good cheap solution. Typically 30-50 a corner iirc
yeah i found their lower end shocks for $20 at oreilly's before haha
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:04 AM
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You can go with the Rancho 5000 series, decent step up from the oem shocks and won't hurt your wallet.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:51 AM
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Default Re: I need new shocks

I went cheap and got a set of 4 Monroe Sensi-Tracks off of Amazon for $150.00 shipped and then got a $30.00 rebate from Monroe. So $120.00 for a set of 4!

But my ranger is just a 2wd street truck no off road stuff.

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Old 07-11-2013, 11:27 AM
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I've heard good stuff about the Monroe's for the price for street
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:53 PM
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Just replaces mine with Monroematics and REGRET IT! My body roll is nasty and I'm just leveled on 32s. My .02
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:00 AM
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Default Re: I need new shocks

Monroematics are basic soft street shocks, not a performance shock by any means.
They're meant for a softer ride. The performance shocks would be more like the Deutsch shocks sold by Brian, shocks intended for performance driving, or Ranchos for the off road set.

Not so sure that body roll is supposed to be mainly controlled by shocks. Seems to me it would be best controlled by a sway bar (aka anti-roll bar, stabilizer bar) first, then shocks if you don't mind a stiff ride and finally by springs. But hey, that's just my thoughts.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:29 PM
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Default Re: I need new shocks

What's better bilstein 4600 HD shocks or rancho rs 5000? for freeway and off-road.
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