post #1 of Old 03-19-2012, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Rubicon Express or Skyjackers? Both would be nitro but Im just looking for some opinions. I was going to do bilstein's but I'm hearing they its not worth it.

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Bilsteins are great. If I had to choose from those two brands I would pick Doetsch 8000's .
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post #3 of Old 03-19-2012, 12:04 PM
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Bilsteins are way worth it.... where did u hear they aren't?

Are you going to be doing alot of offroading? Or street

I always used bilsteins on my open wheel mod. Dirt car broke the bolt hole off the shaft in a wreck because some punk kid can't drive and had to weld it back on.. still used it until sold the car

I'm pretty sure I still have it laying around too lol great shocks

I prefer the oil filled tho I think they compress and rebound alot smoother

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I just heard that there isnt a huge performance difference. And its definitely cheaper to go with SJ or the Rubicon Express. And yes I will be doing a fair amount of offroading
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From who? They certainly were not running Bilsteins if they were saying there is no performance difference.

Skyjacker can't make a quality shock if their life depended on it. Haven't run the RE but the Bilsteins are worth it, even if they cost a bit more. The ride difference is night and day.
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From who? They certainly were not running Bilsteins if they were saying there is no performance difference.

Skyjacker can't make a quality shock if their life depended on it. Haven't run the RE but the Bilsteins are worth it, even if they cost a bit more. The ride difference is night and day.
Yes you are right. Mainly because Skycrappers are made at the Monroe factory. Bilstein makes their own shocks at their own factory.
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Alright so I'll get the 5100's then

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Alright so I'll get the 5100's then
Seriously take a look at the DT8000's if you don't want to spend as much as the Bilsteins. I asked Kolak what the next step down from the Bilsteins were and he recommended Rancho 5000 series. Just some to consider.

kolak@aol.com sells them and has great prices. I am happy with my 5100's though. They are a great shock.
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