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    Shocks- Any suggestions?

    I am looking to get some new shocks for my truck and wanted to know about the different brands. What do you think of these and would use?

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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    the majority of my driving experience is rock crawling in modified jeeps/toyotas/custom vehicles and rough oilfield roads in heavy-*** loaded down work trucks...so i know how to rip shocks apart
    out of the choices you gave, i've never used kyb so i can't say on them. i like monroe and gabriel and use them on crew trucks. they last longer than i expect them to in harsh off-road environments and are fairly cheap and redily availabel at local parts stores. i never personally used rancho either, but i stay away because so many people around here do i've heard tons of complaints about them. one recent experience: a friend of mine blew out 3 of 4 rancho shocks within a month. the place he bought them from warrantied them and gave him 3 more that have now held up for almost 3 months with no problems so far because he hasn't been driving his jeep much.
    doestch tech and bilstein are my favorite shock manufacturers. going for crazy articulation(no bumpstops on axle drop limiting straps) i've used both brands as my suspnesion limiters and have never had a problem with them. i once ripped a bar pin off the frame upon full extension but the shock held up fine.



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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    i would say either rancho or bilstein




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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    rancho blows

    edelbrock shocks are the only one's worth the money

    i ran rubicon express x-duty monotubes on the jeep and they were ok, but a little on the stiff side.




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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    I hate Rancho too


    I miss my Jeep..


    ****** expedition with my ****** nitro gas beltech drop shocks...




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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    I like my Ranchos*last years models with the 10 different settings*havent had a single prob yet with them and i like to do alot of trail riding*96 jeep*



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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by destruction
    rancho blows

    edelbrock shocks are the only one's worth the money
    I hate Rancho too
    why do you say that? i have ran all sorts of shock on different cars and i have liked them the best. i have had the ones on my truck for about two years now and they are awesome. just curious as to why that is your opinion?




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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    what do you drive? do you go wheelin? i have a 4runner with procomp es9000's and i will never go back. i abuse the sh*t out of my truck off road and i cant seem to blow these shocks out. dont go rancho....they ****. i had them and my dad has a suburban with dual ranchos in front single in rear. im really sorry he didnt ask me before getting them.




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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by analogkid
    what do you drive? do you go wheelin? i have a 4runner with procomp es9000's and i will never go back. i abuse the sh*t out of my truck off road and i cant seem to blow these shocks out. dont go rancho....they ****. i had them and my dad has a suburban with dual ranchos in front single in rear. im really sorry he didnt ask me before getting them.
    any solid explanation as to why you didnt like them?




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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    I run KYBs in my Silverado,I love em
    one of the best improvments I have done




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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by bri487
    any solid explanation as to why you didnt like them?

    i didnt like them in my truck because they cant handle the beating and blew out less than a month after getting them. my dads suburbann rides like a garbage truck now. i even took 1 pair off the front and it didnt make it better. the valving ***** on them.




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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    rancho is ok . . never heard much from people who really offroaded it

    bilstein is good but EXPENSIVE

    pro comp es9000's frickin rock! i abused mine all the time before i got my life. rode GREAT

    i ran fabtech shocks for a bit, they are the biggest pieces of ****, NEVER get ANYTHING from them

    doetsch tech also makes good shocks




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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    KYBs i hate But I have the ranch rsx 17000's on my car and i love em they just float over bumps




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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    AMX monotube!!! Those are strong *** shocks.




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    Re: Shocks- Any suggestions?

    i just got an 05 silverado. i am had it lifted this week and put bilsteins on it. i will let you know what i think of it cause i am getting it back tomarrow.




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