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Old 04-20-2013, 02:31 AM
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Anyone got some recommendations? I do off roading here and there, and want a good shock for that and on the street. I've heard blisteins or rancho's are the way to go. Anyone else got thoughts on good shocks for cheap? Also plan to do like a RC Leveling kit with it.
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do you got any lift?
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:01 AM
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Just the ORE Factory lift right now. Going with the leveling kit in the front end though.
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I'm liking the Monroe Gas Magnum's I just got put on yesterday. Bout $88 for a pair over here.
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Anyone got some recommendations? I do off roading here and there, and want a good shock for that and on the street. I've heard blisteins or rancho's are the way to go. Anyone else got thoughts on good shocks for cheap? Also plan to do like a RC Leveling kit with it.
You and I have the same truck. I do have the 2.5" Hell Bent Spacer up front. I'm selling my Bilsteins, see link in the signature. They still run perfect and only changing them out to longer Bilsteins.

Indeed Monroe are a good shock for their price, but I didn't choose them b/c of taking it off the pavement.

Edit: What kind of terrain you on in your area for going off pavement?

Edit 2: I will be pulling out the spacers too and putting up for sale.

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:13 AM
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Terrain is going to be desert, just trails around here, dirt roads and more desert when it get's muddy.

Edit- Im looking at leveling kits, should I go with the 2inch or 2.5 from HBS?

Edit- Should I just wait and do ball joints/Shocks/ Leveling kit/ Track bar all at once, then strait to the alignment shop? Read some places that you need to get your toe in set right after a leveling kit. Anyone got input on rancho rs5000s?

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:48 PM
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so i've basically narrowed it down to ranchos or bilsteins. Opinions? Ranchos would be the rs5000/Bilstein 5100's
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Whatever fits your budget.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:56 PM
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Well I want something that is going to preform pretty well, and decent price.
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I had RS5000's on this truck. No complaints.




I have ProComp ES9000 Nitrogen charged shocks on my leveled '95, and I love them. I got them during a buy 3 get one free sale at 4wheelparts.com.
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