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Any Pro-Comp shock recommendations?

I need something budget friendly, and something better than stock right now. So I'm looking at basic Pro-Comp shocks that go from $30-$40ea. I know they're probably not as great as Bilsteins and the fancy stuff. But I just need a middle of the road shock that'll get the job done. At 60k, I'm basically replacing the shocks and upgrading for a little off-road performance. On-road/ride doesn't really bother me.

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Procomp ES1000 Series $29.99

The ES1000 performance series shock absorber is designed to replace the factory shock and provides optimum performance enhancing driving comfort and vehicle control. To provide a superior seal for the S-924 high temperature shock fluid, a multi-lip, spring tensioned rod seal is used. The ES1000 includes a black poly-vinyl boot engineered to shield the large 5/8” chrome hardened piston rod from the elements, which in turn prolongs the life of the shock. Utilizing a 1 3/8” nylon banded full displacement piston head and double welded shock mounts, the ES1000 assures strength and long lasting durability for even the most demanding of driving conditions.
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Procomp ES3000 Series - $37.99
The twin tube cellular gas design of the ES3000 is engineered to substantially improve driving comfort and performance both on and off the road. With its 10 stage velocity sensitive valving, the ES3000 self adjusts to various road conditions while improving your vehicle’s handling characteristics. The large 5/8” chrome hardened piston rod and unique Teflon rebound stop delivers a comfortable highway ride and the ability to handle the most demanding driving conditions. With double welded shock mounts for maximum strength and the exclusive Pro Comp Suspension limited lifetime warranty, the ES3000 will ensure ultimate performance for as long as you own your vehicle.
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Procomp ES9000 Series - $39.99
The Pro Comp ES9000 is the ultimate nitrogen gas charged shock absorber. With its twin tube design and 10 stage velocity sensitive valving, the ES9000 delivers not only a smooth, comfortable highway ride, but it also enhances off road handling and performance. Engineered for those driving enthusiasts demanding optimum capacity for heavy loads as well as the most demanding driving conditions. It’s a 1 3/8” nylon banded full displacement piston head and double welded shock mounts ensure maximum strength and long lasting durability.
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goody, i dont know about the pro comp shocks, but 4wheelparts is having a buy 3 get one free deal on bilsteins right now. that may bring them back into your price range. just an FYI
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Hmm, good idea. I'll have to look into that one!
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I have the 9000's are they are pretty damn stiff, supposedly the 3000's aren't supposed to be as stiff.
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I'll have to go into the store and see how much I can get the bilsteins for. They're website is a bit loopy
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I'll have to go into the store and see how much I can get the bilsteins for. They're website is a bit loopy
yeah i hate there site, i usually just call them. they dont have any stores near me
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Gotcha, there is one right by my job. I have to see what they got for hi-lift mounts anyway.

Thanks for the info Korey.
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Don't waste your money on pro comps trust me. I had there 3k series for a year and hated the ride. I upgraded to bilstien 7100 series resivor shocks and it was a night and day difference i would save the money for bilstiens.
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Was it ride quality, or performance which was the night and day? I'd imagine spending twice the money would be better...but
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I have monroe cheap-o's in the front (rockauto FTW, and they are amazing! soft and not bouncy), I have es9000's in the rear nd they are stiff...but I like them

I'd say either es3000's all the way around or 3000 up front 9000 in the rear.
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I had es3000s all around for a long time. The front wasn't bad but the rear was super stiff. Bone jarring stiff, I hated them. I upgraded to the Rancho9000x and they were a much better shock, got tire of those, upgraded to Bilstien 5150s which were super nice shocks. But then I clocked my rear shock tabs and they were too long so I'm back to stock shocks with deavers and the ride couldn't be better.


I would get bilstien over procomps though....
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Goody it was both that changed ride quality and performance my bilstiens are valved to 360/160 and they handle the road good and stiffen up for my offroading trecks.
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I have some 5125's used if you wanna buy them.
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I have some 5125's used if you wanna buy them.
Price?
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$50 plus shipping? They're on my truck now. I paid $125 for the new 5125's sitting in my garage, but nothing wrong with the ones that are on it now. Just felt like buying new ones while I was at my buddy's 4wd shop. lol
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For the set of four, are they Bilsteins? Sorry not up on all my shock options.
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Oops, just the two out back. I have the Bilstein coil-overs up front that came with the RCD and what RCD uses for the rear for shocks are the Bilstein 5125's. That's what I'll be selling. Just the rear for $50 +shipping. Alone they sell for $75 a piece at almost any shop or online place.
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