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Which Bilstein shocks for 3" Body Lift??

Had a shop recommend Rancheros, but have heard good things about Bilsteins....
Which ones would you guys recommend- mostly for comfort on the road, not so much off-road...it's for a 2001 XLT 4X4 and I've already ordered the BL...
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probably these:

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http://www.bilstein.com/mistore/prod...pany_id=100484

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http://www.bilstein.com/mistore/prod...pany_id=100484

keep in mind that body lifts do not effect your shocks...

if you put a suspension lift on you'll need new shocks though
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5100's i think
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5100s are Rancheros, aren't they?
The Bilsteins look pretty good- thanks for the link. I'm gonna get some pricing on them asap. BL coming in the mail in the next couple weeks, and I want to do the shocks at the same time (that's actually what I was going for first, then the BL idea kinda hooked me)...
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5100's are bilsteins, rancho makes the rs5000, rs9000 and the RSX
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You don't actually need new shocks to do a body lift.

But if you want to get new shocks, you get the ones that Sad_savant posted. They should just bolt right in. The 5100's would take some fitting and I believe would actually give you more lift. I don't think they make the 5100's in a stock form for the Ranger. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

I believe you could get the 7100's in a size that is close to the stock shock, but it takes custom mounting I believe. I know someone on here put 7100's on their Ranger. Can't remember his name and don't wanna use the search button right now. Haha..

As for Ranchos I've never even looked at them so I don't know much about them. Sorry.
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Yeah, I think I'm going with the ones he posted. Looks good.
I know I don't need them for the BL- I was actually going for the shocks cause I needed new ones anyway...the body lift just kinda came along!
Hey Savant- I just noticed that pic of the kitty- that's freaking funny!
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i have rancho rs5000 on my jeep, and i cant comment on them b/c the thing rides like a horse regardless haha.
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i got the 3 inch body lift on my truck did the shocks as well i got the trailmaster svs there great shocks nice and smooth ride but goot for off roading roughly 80 bones a piece but they last and work great!!
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kool, I need to get my bl in. A matter of fact i still have stock shocks up front shoudl put sum new ones in.
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Hey Savant- I just noticed that pic of the kitty- that's freaking funny!

glad you like it! a buddy of mine e-mailed me a bunch of them!

oh, also glad i could post a link that works for you...if you get them just make sure and repay the favor by posting some pictures and tell us what you think about how they ride!
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With a body lift and factory 4x4 suspension, you don't want 5100's or 7100's. The best Bilsteins for your application are the HD series as shown in Rob's links above. Here are the part numbers again:

Front: BE5-2794
Rear: BE5-2795

These are very similar to the factory installed Blue/Yellow Bilstein shocks on the FX4 Level II.

Complete truck application chart at http://www.bilstein.com/302truckssuvs.pdf
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yeah, what he said! lol
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I understand the application for a lifted truck, but stock, what is the purpose to spend so much on shocks? Are they really that much better?
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Yes, the Bilsteins are that much better. If you need to replace shocks, they are a good way to go.
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