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ES 3000 or ES 9000?

I have a 2wd B3000 with a 3 inch spindle and 3 inch block and a AAL when it gets here and some 31" tires and new shocks within the month. I was wondering about the ES series shocks and wether for mild offroading (due to 2wd) which would be better, I hear that the 9000's are supose to be mad stiff, but how stiff is that? If they perform better than the 3000 off the road then I would go with the 9000, I am not worried about the road ride, I mean a spindle and AAL, not exactly smoothe ride. Thanks for the info in advance!
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ES3000 are STIFF AS HELL.
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So which one is less stiff, the 3000 or the 9000?
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I would go with the 9000. It's a better shock all around. And I know for a fact 3000's will buck you out of your seat.
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I wear a seatbelt, so mabye a buck with a wiplash, but I should stay in seat!!!


Thanks for the advice man, oh, off the subject, when I post comments I don't see a pic, but I have one in the profile, how do I get a pic for when I do posts, can't figure it out, probably really obvious and I don't see it.
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the es9000s are very stiff, they get stiffer when you go up, so if you think the 3000s are too stiff you will want 1000s
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Cool, thats what I thought but wasn't sure, thanks.
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