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The Shock Thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hi pinion, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    What shocks are you running, and if you could choose to change, what would you change to?

    What are the best shocks /bang for your buck ?
     
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    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    I got 4" slinky's....they're fun and a wonderful toy.
     
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    I run the 15" travel pro comp es9000's. They are cheap at about $35 a piece. I needed a long travel shock and I am not rich so I got them. They are a very stiff shock so it getts pretty rough sometimes.
    If I did it over again I would either get the adjustable Rancho's or the BBC's. Since they are more designed for the type of wheeling I do, rockcrawling.
     
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  5. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    Get out of here,,,,



    YOU TWEAKER!!!!! :D :haha: j/k:D
     
  6. Citizen Rider

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    Dont have long travel shock. but ive had really good experience with Monroe Gas Magnums. Very nice shock. Stiff when you need them to be but not soft where your all over the place.
     
  7. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    Yeah my buddy has those, loves them.(ranchos)
     
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    I run 12" travel gabriels G63438. I have not had them on the street yet so I do not know how they ride.:o (just put them on this morning had no shocks before). I paid $67 for 4 shipped to my door.

    Ira
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm currently running es3000's and I don't care for them. I'm hoping to get some bilstein 5100's for the front and pro-comp mx6 adjustables for the rear sometime soon.
     
  10. hi pinion

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    Cool, theres alittle bit of mixed opinions, cool.
     
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    es1000 (I'm cheap). Ordered the front about 2" too long (limiting compression) but the rears are great. Handle fine on the road, I'm not expecting my lifted big tired no sway bar'd truck to handle like a ferrari, so I guess thats why I don't need $100 shocks.
     
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    Thats what I run rear with the stock mounts . One flipped upside down for axle tube fitment reasons ( shackle flip , 2wd axle housing ) . Too lazy to move mounts .

    No problems for two years now .

    Front I run the rear 4 inch Pro Comp kit shocks . In the stock mounts . Too lazy to get taller towers .

    I am about at the max of what the stock mounts can do . And I still have room for more travel if I unclamped my spring packs .
     
  13. hi pinion

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    This is gonna be an all in one dumb dumb thread for a minute:haha: the purpose of the ford towers are to give you more travel with the shocks correct? :D :doah: duuuu :D
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    They let you run a really long shock .

    You mount them so the shock you want to use can compress without bottoming out , and extend without reaching the end of its travel before the axle can't droop anymore .

    So you want your mounting points to be able to let the shock work within the axle/suspensions range of motion .
     
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    I have es9000s. I have never ridden in a old chevy with a smooth ride so I dont really consider them stiff but I dont really know what its like to have a soft ride but they were nice and cheap, just the way I like em.
     
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    Unless you use a pack with many thinner leaves , your NOT going to get a smooth ride out of a solid axle Chevy .

    I actually like my ride on road with my "stiff" springs . Its a little rougher on trail , but its a TRUCK :thumb:
     
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    Stock replacement Rancho RS 5000
     
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    What I have: 14" 5100 on front, 8" 7100 internal res on rear.

    What I'm going to: 12" short body 7100 remote res on front, 10" short body 7100 remote res on rear. Have to change the rear's from coil to leaf valving and then it's cut-n-fab time.
     
  19. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I run the Bilstein 7100 resevoirs up front, and a single Rancho RS9000 on the passenger side rear. :)
     
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    I have ProComp MX6-R shocks with Reservoirs front and rear. Very noticable difference between these and Rancho 5012's. They are adjustable and have 12" travel.
     

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