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Are Pro Comp ES3000 Shocks any good?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTMike, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    The previous owner put them on with the 12" suspension lift. I'm lowering the truck and doing a 52f/56(possibly 64)r conversion.

    Should I ditch these shocks and go for something better or keep em?
     
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    Mike, why are you lowering it?
     
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    Have you ever seen a 12" lift spring flex? :haha:

    The P/O Built it as a mud-runner and I'm more into mountian trails. With 15" (12+3 body) lift it's just WAAAAAAAY too tippy and unstable offroad, and it has no flex whatsoever.
     
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    Oh... indeed... i didn't consider that... =) gonna mount the shocks inside the bed for longer travel?
     
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    Had the 3000's on the 76. Did just fine for a cheap shock.
     
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    Have those on my Dodge Dakota, they are ok until you jump the truck, then they cease functioning... :dunno:
     
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    :haha: @ The jumping comment.

    OK, lemme ask then then. Are they OK (aka long-travel enough) to use on a truck w/ 52's up front and 56's in the rear? I would assume so since they're sitting ok w/ 12" of susp. lift now, but I don't wanna assume at this point.
     
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    I had ES 3000's on my pickup and it was ok, then I put Bilstein 5150's on and it was like driving a different truck. Going from a twin tube to a mono tube shock was one of the best decisions I have made. :truck:
     
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    I have Rancho RS5012s on my K5, and they are superior to the ProComps in my opinion. 35 bucks from summit racing too, can't beat em for the price and plenty of travel.
     
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    I have Pro Comp front and Gabriels rear , both look to be from SAME manufacturer , and work fine on my truck on road AND trail . I will probably buy the Gabriels again since they are cheaper than Pro Comps if bought seperately and since I am cheap on everything except safety stuff :grin:
     

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