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the time has come for new shocks

Need to know what length I need for stock suspension. And which ones will improve the ride over stock without breaking the bank. If that's even possible. Lol
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I don't know the length off the top of my head, but for ride quality, I'd say Bilsteins.
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I dont know how much you wheel your Ranger but I would get the most comfortable shock you could for daily driving.

IMO, it will pay off.
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I've heard good things about those Ranchos that are adjustable... I think they're the 9000s?
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I just ordered ranchos 5000 series. Summit has em' for $50 each.
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Ty.....Bilstein makes 5100's for stock Ranger's. They list them to only fit 2wd Edge, but it might work very well in a 4wd. I suggest trying those out.

If they don't have sufficient clearance of the CV's, tried and true route is the yellow+blue Bilstein HD's that are proven to fit. Roughly $270 shipped off eBay. Price has gone up on the past couple of years.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Bilstein-S...ht_2768wt_1396
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I just ordered ranchos 5000 series. Summit has em' for $50 each.
They SUCK. like concrete posts...



bilstein all the way. 5100's to be exact.
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If I wanted a caddy ride I would have bought one. It's a truck.
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If I wanted a caddy ride I would have bought one. It's a truck.
valid point. but theres a line between bone jarring and "bumpy"

the 5000's are very, very stiff.
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KYB gas-a-just, same as the yellow bilsteins for half the price. I am very happy with mine.
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KYB gas-a-just, same as the yellow bilsteins for half the price. I am very happy with mine.
Same as? lolwut?








That's like saying Rancho 9000's are the same as stock shocks. No comparison.
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Same as? lolwut?








That's like saying Rancho 9000's are the same as stock shocks. No comparison.
How bout "comparable to" They are both light duty monotube shocks. I have had both on my Ranger and they perform the same. Only difference is they are silver and cost $180 for the set instead of $300.

I would bet the Bilstein HDs and the KYB monomax are about the same too, but again the KYBs are half the cost
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I dont know how much you wheel your Ranger but I would get the most comfortable shock you could for daily driving.

IMO, it will pay off.
Don't wheel it much anymore. I want whatever is best for DD
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If I wanted a caddy ride I would have bought one. It's a truck.
Thats why i've been rocking Monore - Sensatracs for life.
right now i've got worn out Motorcrafts on my truck, I'm putting Sensetracs in this weekend.

If you want a nice ride, stick with Bilstein or Gabriels.
If you use your truck for a truck, Monroes or Ranchos
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i would just stay away from KYB, ive seen two of them snap on a single cab yota pickup that weighs nothing, shocks were like 4-5 months old
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i would just stay away from KYB, ive seen two of them snap on a single cab yota pickup that weighs nothing, shocks were like 4-5 months old
Damn! Well I'm already at 3 months so I guess we'll see, but so far they are great.
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I just ordered ranchos 5000 series. Summit has em' for $50 each.
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CHEEPER...

Where? What does it matter they are at rob's. He told me so.
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I don't know the length off the top of my head, but for ride quality, I'd say Bilsteins.
x2 the bilsteins ride so nice in a ranger. Just dont go with the HD shocks they are stiffer then ron jeremy in a gang bang
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x2 the bilsteins ride so nice in a ranger. Just dont go with the HD shocks they are stiffer then Morris in a gang bang

Fixed, welcome back.
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Where? What does it matter they are at rob's. He told me so.
SUMMIT. I'm not telling you where. Pedro found it, then trolled me about it then I found them...If i can find them you can
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I just ordered a set of Monroes for my front. Anything will be better than what I have now, because my shocks have been done for the longest of time, and the front of my truck rides like the rear end of a dually.
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Meh, idgaf...
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Meh, idgaf...
You got yours installed yet?
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I've got an FX4 w/Bilstein's and need new shocks...I'm assuming the ones from the factory are NOT HD? So I should go w/non HD again?
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