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BLEW 3 blistens! and a seal. NEED OPINIONS

I figgure its when my truck was used as a work truck in the bush before I bought it the blistens were exspsed a beating daily and alot of sand and gritty dirt. 3/4 shocks have oil all over them ( seam to be leaking) So I have to replace them right?

And how long is the break in period on new ones?


Here's the problem, I have about a 1" T bar crank ( looking to go another ") and I'm Planning on putting a new shackel in the back a 1-2 adjustable one.. link-> http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=370168356577

So I would like to find shocks that can handle 0-2 inches of lift in case I ever go back to stock height or anything and for a good ride, as good as it was before. That is 2 inches of lift on top of my FX4 Level 2 pacage alretty. 2003

So what are my options, looking for cheaper fixes but good quality!

1. replacment blistens of corse same as OEM but there not for lifted trucks right.


2. KYB , they state for 0-2 inch raised but under specs say "2/89 and later, except FX4." WTF! http://store.summitracing.com/partde...641+4294907043

3. Rancho- RSX17030 , says for Amount Raised0-1 1/2 in. but then further down "Application Notes Not for models with High Ryder option. " whats high ryder! http://store.summitracing.com/partde...641+4294907043

4. Rancho RS999126 , these are so exspnsive! but say for lifted or stock trucks and are adjustible.
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

5. Pro comps ES3000
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...641+4294907043

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...=1#Application


So yeah, what should I do? and where's the cheapest place to get shocks? I live in canada BTW so shipping will be a pain if I buy from us.

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Any shocks that are listed for an Edge will fit your truck also. If that helps any. All the torsion bar trucks take the same shocks. That includes 2wd/4wd Edge,Sport, XLT 4x4, and FX4.
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i loved 'em when i had 'em. But uh...too bad the auction lists 2wd.....likely coil spring.
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But these say for 2wd?? mines FX4
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But these say for 2wd?? mines FX4
I'd stick with auctions that specifically say 4wd. I know there are exceptions (such as the 2wd Edge) as they have the same suspension set-up as the 4wd's.

When in doubt, ask the seller.
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But these say for 2wd?? mines FX4

search "ranger bilstein" then find what you want....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BILST...Q5fAccessories


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-99...Q5fAccessories
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i found mine at summit. they are skyjacker and are meant for a jeep but have worked great for me and were cheap. I had to talk to an operator and he had to do a little searching but found what i needed.

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Yeah in thinking of just ordering them from summit, If I call they should know what to set me up with.

Are the blistens made for 1'' of lift on top of the alretty high FX4?
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FX4 is NO HIGHER than a regular 4x4...
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FX4 is NO HIGHER than a regular 4x4...
The blocks are bigger in the back arnt they?
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no. both are 2.5" on 07 and older 4x4's.
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Id shy away from ranchos, i just checked mine out on my truck yesterday , theyve only been on about a year

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"Application Notes Not for models with High Ryder option. " whats high ryder!

that was the old school off-road package the "STX" rangers
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Id shy away from ranchos, i just checked mine out on my truck yesterday , theyve only been on about a year

Which rancho is that?

You guys wouldnt buy the Rancho RSX17030 for the rear?
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has anyone ran these pro comps ES3000 ?

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...641+4294907043

how do they compare to the blistens? and can you mix brands?
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i think theyre the rs5000
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I wonder how the 17000 Rancho's would be? has anyone ran them?? and can you have two differnet brands? pro comp in front and Rancho's in the back??

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...641+4294907043
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