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Shock Poll- What are you running/Have you run?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Swanson52, May 4, 2003.

  1. Swanson52

    Swanson52 1/2 ton status

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    <FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="http://coloradok5.com/forums/dopoll.php"><INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN NAME="pollname" VALUE="1052066648Swanson52">


    What Shocks are you running or have you run?
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="1" />Rancho RS5000
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="2" />Rancho RSX
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="3" />Rancho RS9000
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="4" />Pro Comp ES1000
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="5" />Pro Comp ES3000
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="6" />Pro Comp ES9000
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="7" />Pro Comp MX-6
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="8" />Bilstien 5100
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="9" />Doetsch Tech
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="10" />Skyjacker Hydro
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="11" />Skyjacker Nitro
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="12" />Superlift Hydro
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="13" />Superlift Nitro
    <INPUT TYPE=Submit NAME=Submit VALUE="Submit vote" class="buttons"></form>


    What did you think of them? What would you run otherwise? The best luck of the shocks I have run has come from the Skyjacker Nitros. Great shocks, IMO (but have never run adjustables, Bilsteins, or DT's).
     
  2. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    RS9112's in the rear (14")

    and 5000's in the front, front will be redone with 9012's as soon as I can get some more $$$
     
  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    rs5000s, rather stiff wen i had the dual shock setup on front removed one and theyre not bad now. now theyre just too short for my rear mounts. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    balzackks84 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    rANCHO 9000S IN THE FRONT AND ES 3000 IN THE REAR. Oops caps lock.... too late /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  5. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    I've ran the Rancho 5000(they suck), currently have 9000 on the rear. I like the adjustability of the shocks, the ride isn't as harsh.

    My next set of shocks will be the Bilstein 5150 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Hey!!! You don't have Eliminators in there???? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif I'm running those right now, they aren't so bad, but I'm sure RS9000's would be much better.
     
  7. Swanson52

    Swanson52 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry....I knew I missed one or two. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    What, in your opinion, makes the Bilstein superior to the RS9000?
     
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    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Have run RS5000s and ES3000s, running RS9000s now but will move to the Bilstien 7100s next year. </font>
     
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    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    The RS9000 is a mutliple tube design shock, therefore it is much easier for the fluid to foam and render the shock useless. The Bilstien's use a Mono-tube design with a dividing piston between the fluid and gas. Therefore the oil cant foam up and it is much harder for the shock to fade and it can be run in any position unline the multiple tube design shocks.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    damn, u guys must all be rich. RS9000s are just bank.

    j
     
  12. Swanson52

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    Would that make the Pro-Comp MX-6 the best of both worlds then? Monotube design with adjustability?
     
  13. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    It all depends on the type of wheeling involved.

    The difference between the two shocks are what they are. The Ranchos are a twin tube shock while the Bilsteins are a mono-tube shock.

    No big deal for most people who just need a shock to bounce around the rocks or do some slow speed wheeling. But for doing the speed stuff, a mono-tube shock is superior due to it's design. What happens is that the piston builds heat as you are going down the road bouncing around. A mono-tube shock dissapates heat faster than a twin tube shock. The heat build-up induces shock fade (I could say something here, but I won't /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif) and soon the shock is a useless item unable to do it's job. That's why on the off road race rigs, you will see a big diameter shock with a resevoir. More oil to take on more heat.

    Here's an article that will 'splain things a little bit more Shocks.

    Now with that being said, it all depends on the wheeling one does. With that infomation in hand, then a decision on a shock can be made. The 9000's are a very good shock and as stated above, I have them on my truck and I've liked them. Unfortunately, for what I want to do, they are no good for me so I have to step up in the shock department.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Would that make the Pro-Comp MX-6 the best of both worlds then? Monotube design with adjustability?

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    I don't know. I haven't read too much about it, though I do know that it's a mono-tube adjustable shock that with those features, should be the cat's meow for us low buck peeps.

    Ya know, it's kind of a hard decision to make. On one hand, here's Pro-Comp coming out with this shock, but the thing is they have no reputation for shocks. All of their prior stuff has been twin tube. On the other hand, Bilstein just comes out with the 5150. Their reps say the 5100 is great for someone like me, but now there is the 5150 with the resevoir........And they have the reputation in the mono-tube market. Both shocks are about the same in price, so it's a hard decision.
     
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    procomp es3000's, they ride a lot better than my previous shocks, but anything would ride better than the ones i had before, they were monroe heavy duty, same shock a 3/4 ton or 1 ton truck might run.
     
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    Well right now I have Trailmaster SSVs in the front and stock Ford F350 rear shocks in the rear. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Plan on King 2.5 x 14 remote resv. in the fall /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Actually I have no shocks on right now but I do have 4 9012's still in the box's waiting to go on. Before that I had a set of Tuff Country shocks /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif that I got on a deal with my lift kit. On my old lift I had Rancho 5000 Harsh Rides, but back in the day when I put on My first lift it was the old Rugged Trail Nitro Cells.
     
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    damn, u guys must all be rich. RS9000s are just bank.

    j


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    Not if you work for a distributor /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    RSX up front (love them) and none in the rear. . . waiting for the brackets to be made for rea, then i'll put the dual 5000s back. . .want something softer with the stiff superlift springs. . .
     
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    9000's also /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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