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Unread 05-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #10966
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Some of the posts I read where the bushings lasted less than a week were from several years ago. Figured they'd figure out there's a problem by now. Kind of weird how mine were set up. Front shocks had poly bushings top and bottom, but the rear shocks only had poly on the bottom. Top were a very soft rubber with the bar pins already secured.

That's another thing. The bar pins were just rolled sheet metal. I thought that was stupid too, but it seems that's how almost all of them are made.
I paid around 310 for my Bilsteins and they have been great so far.

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Unread 05-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #10967
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Oh yeah? Well, I paid over $400 for my Rancho's and two have been replaced in under three months. I win.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 01:59 PM   #10968
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...or just let Ysb drive it! He's like Richard Petty on the dirt! I think there's probably a dent under his gas petal from him stabbing bit too hard! Crazy fother mucker!
what exactly is a gas petal? Is that a flower that grows on uranus?
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Unread 05-13-2012, 02:01 PM   #10969
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Daaaaaamn! I thought they were like 150 or so. I was going to say you may want to spend a little more and upgrade. Doestech are great inexpensive shocks but a little on the firmer side.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 02:02 PM   #10970
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I paid around 310 for my Bilsteins and they have been great so far.
Ditto ... I think I paid $320 or so ... love, love, love my Bilsteins. Of course, they aren't adjustable like YSB's fancy Ranchos ...
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Unread 05-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #10971
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On the softest settings, mine feel great on washboard. I can hit speeds over 40 MPH with relative comfort. Softest setting on uneven trail sometimes feels like it'll flip. On road, I haven't been able to find a good balance yet. 1 is way too soft with excessive body roll. 9 feels like my axle might be welded to the frame. Sometimes, 3 feels about right for the road, but speed bumps are jarring.

I should have bought the shocks when Rancho was giving away the remote adjusters.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 02:32 PM   #10972
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AEV can do the same thing to yours, for a price.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 02:48 PM   #10973
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Yeah, but could they do this?
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Unread 05-13-2012, 03:04 PM   #10974
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What would it take to make a Jeep that can handle jumps and offroad speed like your truck?
My Jeep .....or I should say the way it's being built right now.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 03:08 PM   #10975
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Yeah, but could they do this?
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Unread 05-13-2012, 03:17 PM   #10976
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Like polka said doeschtech or black diamond shocks would be better for you.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 04:01 PM   #10977
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They have a warranty and I can't return them. Other shocks won't do me any good.

Was actually thinking of selling the Jeep and getting something else anyway.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 04:08 PM   #10978
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Yeah, but could they do this?
I hope not
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Unread 05-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #10979
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Btw, your sustained 40mph driving over washboard roads are more than likely the cause of your premature shock failure. They are probably overheating and failing; if you were to get some decent remote reservoir shocks you most likely would not have the issue. I am sure Khris (our local shock expert) would be able to provide some additional insight to this
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Unread 05-13-2012, 04:14 PM   #10980
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Was actually thinking of selling the Jeep and getting something else anyway.
I thought you said you didn't wanna get banned from the site/forum?! This kind of blasphemous talk with only exacerbate the issue!
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