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Unread 01-16-2010, 08:43 AM   #1
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Shock advice

Finishing 2.5 inch lift this weekend and need to get some shocks. This is a street/trail vehicle and will be kept mostly stock. What is a good brand/model of shock for my vehicle. I want to go as cheep as possible without getting crap.

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Unread 01-17-2010, 03:36 AM   #2
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Bilsteins.
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Unread 01-17-2010, 04:08 AM   #3
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Stay away from Rancho 5000's they tend to be very stiff.
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Unread 01-17-2010, 06:26 AM   #4
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Stay away from Rancho 5000's they tend to be very stiff.
X2. Really stiff. Would not buy them a second time.
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Unread 01-17-2010, 08:19 PM   #5
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What Bilsteins do you recommend?
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Unread 01-18-2010, 12:37 AM   #6
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Go with regular hydraulic shocks. I would avoid any gas shocks, IMO too stiff for offroading. I assume your suspension is for trailing, not OE or hauling.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 01:29 AM   #7
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Go with regular hydraulic shocks. I would avoid any gas shocks, IMO too stiff for offroading. I assume your suspension is for trailing, not OE or hauling.
I agree. I bought a set of Doetschtech 3000 series hydraulic shocks and they seem to have improved the ride.
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Unread 01-19-2010, 05:48 PM   #8
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I went with the standard Bilstein HDs on my stock suspension. I have had them 6 years with no issues and been very happy with the ride and handling. Best thing about Bilsteins is, they don't look like a rusty turd after a couple years like most aftermarket shocks. With your lift, you may have to go to the 5100 series shocks. Allshock.com has some good deals.
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