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I have stock shocks on my truck, however, I wanna get better ones but dont have too much $$$ to blow. What are some good shocks I can get and around what are prices installed?

Also, RED shocks would be a plus :supz: Than I can have the whole red/black thing going still.


Pictures also would be cool and shock prices/instaltion prices
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Edelbrock Performer IAS. 70$ each + 80$ or so to install.
They are red with black boots.
(I have them on my truck)
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive/...ubeshocks.html


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rancho 9000 the ones with the adjustable dial. i think they are a weird sale right now by rancho buy 3 get one free.

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go to www.4wheelparts.com they usually have really good deals on shocks.
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Are you implying you want someone else to intall the shocks for you? If you can change a tire you can install a set of shocks, dude.
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If you want the red look get Ranchos or Procomps with red boots. They are the same shock, just different name. For installation, heck I'll help ya do it. Only takes about an hour and that includes taking tires off and such. Its really easy.
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PS... If you get them soon I'll be in Pismo on the 17th-20th if you want help installing them.
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I heard you didnt have to take off the tires or jack the truck up or any of that, just un bolt and add on
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I heard you didnt have to take off the tires or jack the truck up or any of that, just un bolt and add on
Yea.... you see you "CAN" do it with out taking the tires off, but it can be done in half the time with the tires off. Only the front though, you just crawl under the back. (I know, I have dont it both ways. I took shocks off and put them on about 10-15 times so far)
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so I could change it though w/o taking off the tires? thats the way Ill do it than, lol
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you can, if you have a 2 foot long ratchet extenstion, or like working above the tire in the wheel well... but no matter what, dont pay anybody to do it...
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so I could change it though w/o taking off the tires? thats the way Ill do it than, lol
Thats just lazy, and it would be more convenient and easier with the tire off. And I would jack the truck up, also to droop the suspension before removing the shocks.
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how good are these shocks?
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there great for jumping!!! and dirt roads.
i had my truck 2 feet in the air yesterday
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how much are they for the set?
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Those shocks are NOT great for jumping. You need to modify your truck, check your warranty and your bank account, and get proper safety restraints before you think about jumping a truck

04EDGE, your misinformation has the potential to get someone seriously hurt. Please stop posting.
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im home

I dont wanna jump my truck...

I just want a good set of shocks for not too much $$$
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I realize you don't want to jump your truck, I was just making it plain what the shocks were and weren't good for.

I don't know much about KYB shocks for truck applications but they sound alright.
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i think im gonna end up getting Rancho RS', if I find out whether or not they fit the 3 spindle
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Those shocks are NOT great for jumping. You need to modify your truck, check your warranty and your bank account, and get proper safety restraints before you think about jumping a truck

04EDGE, your misinformation has the potential to get someone seriously hurt. Please stop posting.
your kidding right?

you are telling me to stop posting? who died and left you king of all truck land?
you say something is not good then you say
"I don't know much about KYB shocks for truck applications but they sound alright"
i think ford puts these trucks through the mill when they test them, and launching them in the air is one of those tests.
just because you have a body lift dosn't mean you are the god of all trucks.
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Urethane or Fiberglass?

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Those shocks are NOT great for jumping. You need to modify your truck, check your warranty and your bank account, and get proper safety restraints before you think about jumping a truck
hmmmm check this out
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=417
they have a "stock" class
my truck is not stock
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just because you have a body lift dosn't mean you are the god of all trucks.
My 2000 Ranger isn't my only truck.

KYB shocks alone aren't going to make a truck worthy of jumping, which is the POINT I AM TRYING TO GET ACROSS. Your truck was stock when you jumped it and broke it pretty well, who cares if you were about to upgrade? You still proved a stock truck can't handle that kind of abuse, yet you still say "KYB shocks alone are great for jumping"

By the way, I asked you to stop posting. I didn't "tell" you to stop posting, I was trying to get you to stop posting misinformation which could get someone hurt.
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"Your truck was stock when you jumped it and broke it pretty well"

what the heck are you smoking?????
i have had the monomax shocks on it for 4 months!
i havent broken anything on my truck yet!

"I was trying to get you to stop posting misinformation which could get someone hurt."

and you posting the getto brake line rig is doing the same thing i guess

seriously you need to get over yourself.
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