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Unread 12-11-2006, 10:36 AM   #1
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Shocks

I have posted this on another site but don't want to miss anyones suggestions.

I need some advice. I am in the process of a frame off build. I am leaning towards the black diamond lift springs. Probably the 3.5 inch. Does anyone know if there is a by adding the rs-9000 shocks to this spring setup or would I be spending money on something that I would get minimal to no gain in ride quality with? Please let me know as I will be purchasing some shocks soon and need to make a decision.

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Unread 12-11-2006, 11:00 AM   #2
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I do not have expierience with those springs, but I have the 9000's on mine, and am very happy with them.

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Unread 12-11-2006, 12:12 PM   #3
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I have no experience with the Black Diamond springs however I would pick a shock based on the stiffness of the spring. I have ranchos and they are stiff so I went with a straight Hydralic shock(Skyjacker soft ride hydros). They do help. I did have Rubicons Monotube gas shock which are VERY hard and will help jar your teeth. But if I had a very soft spring, I might consider them.
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Unread 12-11-2006, 12:58 PM   #4
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I started out with Rancho 5000, then went to Skyjacker Nitro 8000, now Rancho 9000. I like the 9000 the best, but for the price difference, probably would just go with the Skyjacker Nitro next time.
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Unread 12-11-2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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how does everyone have there 9000's set..I have them on mine and the po said he stiffened them up while trailering his boat...
sorry not meant to hijack..
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