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go fast and crawling shockS?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by K10ANDYKHAMNIC, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    gas charged ? brand ? what is the best all around shock ? withought getting stupid xpensive /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    How fast do you want to go? The faster you want to go, the more you spend. Definitely a direct correlation there.
    You want gas charged for sure, it makes the shock fade far less under hot conditions.
    I would also recommend going with a single large body shock rather than multiple small shocks, just because it's easier to mount and valve.

    For crawling, I really like having the damping of the King shocks, but you could get the same or very similar damping qualities from a smaller shock and no reservoir.

    I was pretty happy with a single 2" bilstein per wheel. Not much fade, good damping, reasonable price. You'll spend $450 to $500 for a full set.
     
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    How do the Bilsteins (I'm assuming 5100's?) compare with RS9000's? What about the 7100's?
     
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    I'm not that familiar with the whole line, but I think all bilsteins are high pressure monotubes. This shock design is head and shoulders above the twin tube "cellular" shocks when it comes to damping quality and fade resistance. I could fade a RS9000 in about 15 minutes. A single 2" bilstein would last at least twice as long and still not fade as much when it did start to heat up.
     
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    do you still have the bilsteins ? could get a pic of them ?
     
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    I do but i'm not too sure of the condition. One got taco'd pretty good in the rear and the fronts were leaky and old when I got them. They were used buggy shocks in front and new non-res shocks in the rear. I'm sure the fronts can be rebuilt, they're old but I don't know that it's a problem.
     
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    would ya wanna get rid of em ?
     

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