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Old 05-23-2007
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Icon5 Better shocks.

What have you guys went to for a better shock than stock? Remember that my Ranger is a daily driver that sees a lot of paved road use (99.9%) so comfort and handling are important (not so much raw off road capability). Here in WV their idea of repairing frost heaves is to pave over them so you have a nice series of jumps every 600 ft or so.

Oh yea, cost is a factor as always since I have to own so many damned cars and love modding them all. Have to balance it all out.
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Bilsteins are about the best shock you can get for a Ranger.....
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I agree, Bilsteins are a great Ranger replacement shock, firmer than OEM but still made for the daily driver. Best bang for the buck, IMO.
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I went with the Monroe reflex (4x2 version of the Rancho RSX), and I'm pretty happy with them.
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KYB Monomax shocks. I had some on my truck, really good shocks.
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i put some pro comp 3000 on both my daily and my 07 and its better than stock but i also dont have any experience with Bilstiens
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Thanks for the info guys. BTW, I am sorry this is in the wrong section. If a moderator could move it to the correct one, then I would appreciate it.
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I went with the Monroe reflex (4x2 version of the Rancho RSX), and I'm pretty happy with them.

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I have a t-bar crank to level the front. That shouldn't require the need for a shock for lifted apps should it? The stock shock seems to be handling it.
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I have a t-bar crank to level the front. That shouldn't require the need for a shock for lifted apps should it? The stock shock seems to be handling it.
nope....stock shock will be fine...
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I love my Bilsteins. They also help your stopping distance. The only drawback I can think of is they dont give that soft ride some like, they wont cause you to break your neck tho.
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I am a huge fan of Rancho's.
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Bilsteins are about the best shock you can get for a Ranger.....
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Bilsteins....love mine!
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i bought the rancho rsx shocks for mine and i love them... much cheaper than the blisteins
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Procomps are cheap but nowhere near the best. I would pay for Bilsteins.
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i have the bilsteins that came with the rcd and they are pretty nice.
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My buddy bought some Pro Comp shocks and they ride really stiff compared to his old Bilsteins. I say stick with Bilsteins or the KYB's that Zach mentioned.
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