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post #1 of 21 Old 01-12-2005, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Rancho RSX?? Others?? Best Shocks??

Ok so I have spent a few hours now searching the site and going through threads and I just can't get a good answer on shocks. I have a '04 GC and I want to get new shocks for it. I have had the Rancho RSX shocks before and there were ok. I talked to Nick at Kolak@aol.com. He suggested the Explorer Pro Comp MX-6 for about $315 for a set and Edelbrock IAS for about $290 for a set of four. I can get the Ranchos for about $200. I would like to spend about $200 to $225. Does anyone have any other shocks they have had good luck with or does anyone have a set of any of the shocks listed about?? I drive about 95% on road and want something with a little firmer ride than stock as the stock shocks just feel to mushy I think.

Let me know. I guess I could always try and wait a month or so longer to get the IAS or MX-6 if they are really worth the extra $100........

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King is number one......If you want to spend the money http://www.kingshocks.com/

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Have you looked into OME shocks? Everyone seems to be pleased with their performance.

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Let me know. I guess I could always try and wait a month or so longer to get the IAS or MX-6 if they are really worth the extra $100........

I have the MX-6 shocks based on recommendations from both Nick [Kolak] and Kevin from Kevin's Off Road. Just put them on and they're great. Love the ability to dial-in the ride....6 settings. And $315 is a good price too -- though I paid $289 at www.4wheelparts.com a few months ago when they were running a "buy 3 get one free" special.

I just wish they came in something other than boring white. At least OME yellow is eye-catching.

Not that I'm a 4x4 stylist or anything

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Great shocks: Bilsteins

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Great shocks: Bilsteins

Cheap shocks: doestch tech.

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crap shocks: doestch tech. had to replace mine in less than 8 months...front 2 completely died, and one of the rears blew out within 4 months time.

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i run doesch tech shocks on my zj with 5.5" of lift... and i am pleased. it rides better than stock. i have even had some minor air-time. there was no bottoming. they have been on for 2 years.

for the cost, i have been very happy.

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How about the IAS shocks, anyone have them??? Does anyone have the Rancho's or are they just crap??? I swear my stock shocks are crap already and my GC only has 30000 miles on it. I guess I will just have to wait alittle longer and get the MX-6 shocks unless there is something else around $200.....
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post #9 of 21 Old 01-13-2005, 11:41 AM
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I just put the rancho rsx on my 01 gc. Rides realy nice. If you go for the Edlebrock you may have to wait. I ordered a set in late november still aint got them. Edlebrock is back logged.

Its not a jeep if it dont have 4wd.
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I just put the rancho rsx on my 01 gc. Rides realy nice. If you go for the Edlebrock you may have to wait. I ordered a set in late november still aint got them. Edlebrock is back logged.

How do they ride on the highway??? I heard they didn't ride that great. I had them on a F150 and really liked them but they were a little stiff, but I thought they still rode good. I was told the IAS were much better but for $100 less I like the RSX's. I have had the Rancho RS5000 and they suck, way to firm but the RSX's with the self adjusting valve really seems to work good.
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I replaced the monroes with pro compe es3000's and like them although they are a bit stiff, they're adjustably valved as well and make the heep handle much better
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I also just installed the ES3000's and am very pleased. A bit stiffer than stock but I like the ride. And 4wheelparts is running a sale right now 4 shocks for $125.00 and a free steering stabilizer Can't beat that! Check it out on the web they may still be running the sale.

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I also just installed the ES3000's and am very pleased. A bit stiffer than stock but I like the ride. And 4wheelparts is running a sale right now 4 shocks for $125.00 and a free steering stabilizer Can't beat that! Check it out on the web they may still be running the sale.

That is a pretty good price. I have seen those quite a few times but I just didn't know how good they could be for only $125. I may have to check into them. How is the ride. You say it is stiffer, does it still ride good though??? I have never heard of anyone using these.

Does anyone else have experience with these????
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I stick by my MX-6 recommendation. But if you're stuck on IAS, Kevin's Off Road is selling a used set of IAS shocks on eBay. Auction ends around midnight EST tonight.

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How do they ride on the highway??? I heard they didn't ride that great. I had them on a F150 and really liked them but they were a little stiff, but I thought they still rode good. I was told the IAS were much better but for $100 less I like the RSX's. I have had the Rancho RS5000 and they suck, way to firm but the RSX's with the self adjusting valve really seems to work good.
I like the ride all around. Highway feels good to me. I got them at 4 wheel parts for 200 bucks.

Its not a jeep if it dont have 4wd.
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