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Old 01-05-2016
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Front shocks upgrade?

Hey everyone, Just bought a 2008 Ranger Sport 4x4 with 93k miles on it. It has a slight pull to the right, i took it in for an alignment check and all 4 ball joints are going out. Of course the shop wanted $800 to change them all... I generally do most of my work myself to my vehicles, I have ordered New Upper and Lower Control Arms off of rock auto. I figured while I will have everything apart, I may as well change out the shocks.

While i know there is a vast selection out there, are there any recommendations for a daily driver that will handle better than stock on and off the road?
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Old 01-06-2016
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ive always heard that Monroe shocks are the best for daily drivers. My dad has a set on his 62 ford unibody and he loves them. Not too stiff not too soft. He can still put a ton of stuff in the bed as well without it having some major sag. My bro also had a set of Monroe's in his 89 Ranger. His truck wasn't a rice but it was a little sporty. He wasn't super fond of the shocks but for the price he liked them. For our 2008s I know that Bilstein is another great shock but you have to consider the price. They are like $70 per
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Old 01-06-2016
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Go to and grab a set of bilsteins. It's worth the money.
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Old 01-22-2016
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Monroe is good but Bilstein is better and perfect for your on and off road needs.
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