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what shocks are softer?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Blue85, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

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    I am thinking about trying a softer shock up front. I have Rough Country Nitro 9000 or something like that. Is there anyplace I can find the valving numbers for these shocks? Is there any way to get a softer shock without buying adjustable shocks or is everything on the market stiff like a Rancho 5000? I have about 5" of lift.
     
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    Not exactly an answer to your question, but you can soften up a shock by mounting at an increased angle. This gives you the added benefit of effectively lengthening the stroke of the shock for free. I run 5012s on all 4 corners and they are quite "soft", but they are mounted about 40* from vertical.
     
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    i run DT8000s on my rig... the difference between them and the RS5000s I had is like night and day. As an added bonus, they are only $35 a shock. Summit would prolly be the best place to get em...

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    RS9000X's are the ticket.............. Tunable to your preference. Worth the $ /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Gabriels cost $20 each. $15 after my discount. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     

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