While piecing my lift together I'm at the point now where I need to start thinking about shocks more.
I've heard good things about the Bilstein 5100, but I'm curious if the 5160 would be a better choice. The RS9000 is also a good shock choice, and the adjustable ride sounds nice for dialing in the jeep when loaded.
Have had the Ranchos for a year and been happy with them. Adjustability is nice as the jeep changes. Is the Rancho promotion still running? Bought mine last year when they had same promotion and I think after shopping around aggressively and then the discount got them at my door for something like $65 a shock. Thought that was a pretty good deal.
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Have you thought about the OME LT shocks? I run them with my 3" Currie springs and love them.
I was originally going to go with Rancho, but their travel to length (compressed and extended) ratio is way less than the OMEs. The OMEs don't work for everyone though as they don't have as much uptravel (due to being for a bigger lift) but if you run the AEV Shock Shifter in the rear, it will help with that. I plan on doing that (or outboarding) once I get a tummy tuck, SYE, control arms, etc so I only have to weld on the brackets once (have to change them with pinion angle).
I don't think you will be disappointed with any of those shocks though. They seem to be universally liked by most. If you are a tinkerer you may like the Ranchos more because you can adjust the firmness. I think that the Bilstiens are on the softer side too.
Something else to think about, is I believe the Bilstiens have an aluminum body, so they may be a better choice if you live in the rust belt...