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post #46 of 60 Old 11-15-2011, 08:08 AM
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My friends truck has the body on top, mine has the body down. I think your on to something

I take back previous statements that rough country shocks suck

Thanks for the info.

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post #47 of 60 Old 11-15-2011, 09:39 AM
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I take back previous statements that rough country shocks suck

Thanks for the info.
they still suck, valving is mediocre at best and the rear shocks are usually way too long. hence why they ride like poo

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post #49 of 60 Old 11-15-2011, 10:23 AM
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i have the ****** tech 8000s and they are pretty good. never really run a different shock so i dont know just how good they are but they ride pretty nice. The thing that is cool about them is that they have built in bumpstops

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post #50 of 60 Old 11-20-2011, 03:12 PM
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i flipped mine today. i take back what i said about rough country shocks. they ride much better. they ride stiff but they dont ride bad for the price

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post #51 of 60 Old 11-20-2011, 05:56 PM
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If you have crappy blown shocks, any new shocks will feel ten times better.
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post #52 of 60 Old 11-20-2011, 05:59 PM
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my shocks were fine...i just threw the new ones on with the lift...they almost feel like stock just a little firmer

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post #53 of 60 Old 11-20-2011, 08:58 PM
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i flipped mine today. i take back what i said about rough country shocks. they ride much better. they ride stiff but they dont ride bad for the price
I'm glad that worked for you too! They really do ride nice for cheap shocks when we put them on right, lol. I wonder why the don't mark them top and or bottom?
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its the same reason they make the rear shocks inches too long...... who knows....

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post #55 of 60 Old 11-20-2011, 09:59 PM
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idk ive always been told to mount shock body up but idk...it rides so much better

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Most shock mount can up because there is less un-sprung weight on the axle side. That's how I have always run mine until I got these new Bilsteins.
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Actually most shocks, like factory are body on bottom. When a shock has a factory hard cover, if they where mounted body up they would fill with crap

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Actually most shocks, like factory are body on bottom. When a shock has a factory hard cover, if they where mounted body up they would fill with crap
That is sig worthy.

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I guess I should have said that every aftermarket shock I have bought mounted can up.
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post #60 of 60 Old 11-20-2011, 10:23 PM
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I guess I should have said that every aftermarket shock I have bought mounted can up.
Not to be a dick but most aftermarket are body down too, since most fronts can only go one way and the shaft has the stud. At least the 3 brands I've tried where

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