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Old 09-08-2010
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Which shocks after lift?

I am starting to put together stuff for my 3 inch lift. Front spindles and Explorer leafs in the rear with blocks or shackles. So it should be an even 3 inches all around.

Ideally I would get some Bilstein 5100s but after lift, wheels, and tires I doubt they will be in my budget.

I think after I lift I would be just a tad taller that regular 4x4s (probably only because of 32s anyway) so can I go up to Autozone and get some regular old Monroe or Gabriel shocks for a 2000 4x4 and be good to go?

I honestly could care less about ride quality so that doesn't matter, I just don't want my 2WD shocks to hold the rear end down or cause wheel hop or something.

If I really wanted to be cheap I could always just get rear shocks since I won't "need" new ones with the spindle lift. Plus I replaced all my shocks last year with Gabriel Pro Guards. So I could just swap out my rears for the 4x4 size ones.


What do you guys think? Obviously 5100 will be the consensus but really I just need a quick fix for my rear lift. So will the regular stock 4x4 size shocks work for what I need?
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Get some procomp es3000s cheap and get the job done...I gotem
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if ur gana go pro comp def go with the es 9000 but my first choice would b bilisteens (i cant spell)
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Billi Steens. Yeah I think I saw him in concert once :))))))))


I am also trying to decide where to get my Doetsch spindles from. The cheapest I have found is $366 for the pair from ORW. I think it is a good deal since I have seen them well into the $400s but I don't want to find a better price later.
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Hahah that's almost sig worthy
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Niiice. I saw a funny quote yesterday that I wanted to sig but I'm not a contributor so.....I am maxed on my four lines.
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