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Old 02-08-2008
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99 4x4, torsions,shackles, WUT SHOCKS!?!?!?

i have a 99 with maxed t-bars, 3 inch lift shackles. and plan on getting 3 inch body, with 33-12.5`s ,, wut should i go with for lift shocks? stocks just arent good enough.?? sure its been askd but i wanted a specific answer... thanks guys...
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everyone on here is gonna tell you bilsteins. however, if all your doing is light off roading and mostly daily driving, i'd go with a fabtech, skyjacker or rancho shock. i have fabtech on my truck, and dont have any problems.
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wut model? im going with a cheap shock... does any shock work?? of do they have lit shock?!??!!? im completetly clueles in this department
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....what.....

with the 3" lift in the back i would go with a little bit longer of a shock, in the front i wouldnt be to worried because the Tbars dont give a whole lot of lift... ive heard really good things about KYB monomax for offroading and such
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everyone on here is gonna tell you bilsteins. however, if all your doing is light off roading and mostly daily driving, i'd go with a fabtech, skyjacker or rancho shock. i have fabtech on my truck, and dont have any problems.
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Dont go with any of those crappy twin-tube shocks like rancho, skyjacker, or monroes. Bilsteins are good, but over-rated imo. You can get a good mono-tube shock for the same price as ranchos. Id suggest KYB Gas-A-Just. You lookin at about $50 per shock, or step up to the MonoMax, $65-70 per shock.
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Pro comp ES9000??!?!?! again is there a specific size or anything i have to worry about or just order them???
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You Dun Nead Shox Mayne!!!?!???!!??!?


grab a fork lift, lift wheel measure distance. buy shocks accordingly
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Pro comp ES9000??!?!?! again is there a specific size or anything i have to worry about or just order them???
ive heard theyre geared more towards on road driving being twintube... ill be putting them on pretty soon for my truck that never leaves pavement
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Procomps/. :)
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I use ProComp ES9000 on all corners and love em. One problem I had was even at the stock ride heigth I was destroying the lower bushings in the rear shocks from all the wheelin I do with the rear doing some pretty serious flexing everytime I go out. I then jacked the t-bars and added some Rancho add-a-leafs that raised the rear 2.5 inches.I knew the stock shocks barely had enough travel for a stock suspension so after talking with ProComp they sent me a set of ES9000 rears for a SuperDuty which mount the same way as a Ranger just with about 3" more travel.
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death thank you som uch u answered me , i have 3 inch shackle and need more ,, appreciate help bro
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whats a "wut"?
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whats a "wut"?
maybe some kind of dog?

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no wait, that would be a "mut"
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Your very welcome. You might wanna call ProComp yourself to get the correct year app for the shocks unless all SuperDuty's use the same shock.When I talked to them they just gave me a new part number and said they were for a SuperDuty and didnt give me anymore info than that.
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