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Old 10-03-2015
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Another shock thread.

I have a 98 4x4 off road package ranger fully stock. I need to get new shocks all around.

I am looking for a smooth riding shock vs. crazy off road capabilities. Don't get me wrong I do want to off road but also have a smooth ride.

I have done reading on old threads and I see the Bilsteins 5100 series are loved by all that try them but sound to be a stiffer ride. I read about the pro comp ES9000 being a smoother ride.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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I'm looking into ES9000's right now and hear they are a little harsher of a ride, which I myself don't mind.

The ES9000's should fit what you are looking for, but if you are concerned about ride quality the ES3000's might be worth looking into as well.
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I'm looking into ES9000's right now and hear they are a little harsher of a ride, which I myself don't mind.

The ES9000's should fit what you are looking for, but if you are concerned about ride quality the ES3000's might be worth looking into as well.

I decided to go with the blisten when I spoke with 4 wheel parts they said the 98 ranger 4x4 takes 4600 series. Can anyone confirm or deny that?
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They only make 5100s for the back. The front you're limited to 4600s. They make 4600s for the rear as well. I have the 4600s front and 5100s back and absolutely love the ride on and off the road.
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If you want to do some off-roading, get the 5100's for the rear.
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If you want to do some off-roading, get the 5100's for the rear.
Thanks for the replys guys. I was on my way to get the upper and lower ball joints replaced and shocks when someone cut me off on the freeway and I fish tailed for 100 feet into a wall and totaled the truck. Lucky me and the dog are fine and got full coverage. Getting 6500 back when I paid 3000. Searched for 6 months and gone in 7 days.

Happy I got a chance to take it out camping and offroading and realize I'm a ranger fan for life! I'll be getting a new one soon.
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glad to hear you are ok.

$6500 should get you into a pretty decent Ranger.
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glad to hear you are ok.

$6500 should get you into a pretty decent Ranger.
Thanks! I think so my last one was 3200. Off to Craigslist again!
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Glad you and your dog walked away unharmed. Good luck getting a decent one with all good suspension for off road. We just got 5100's for the rear from 4WheelOnline.com sale couple of months ago and couldn't been better. A ranger with this shock is worth checking.
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Shockwarehouse.com is another great place to check. It's where I got mine
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Shockwarehouse.com is another great place to check. It's where I got mine
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