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I am in need of new shocks...?

Hey everyone, both of my right shocks are leaking... So I am wondering what shocks I should get? I don't need those Rancho adj. ones, but some that performs well off road and on road, but more off road. I don't know if you need to know this or not, but I have a 3.5" Fabtech lift...

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I think Ranco RS5000s are very popular. Pro Comp ES3000s would also be a good, affordable choice. They Pro Comps would probably be very close to what you have already.
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And I have stock shocks as of right now... lol But I want something top of the line, but not adjustable...

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blistins... im not a big suspention buff so i dont know if they make them for a 3.5 lift or not but those are quite nice
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ProComps are pretty good. I ran the 9000's for a couple years, just took them off the rear this week actually. ProComp is made by the same company as Rancho (Monroe) so they are the same. But they are kind of still/rough on road...

I highly recoment Bilstiens. Very good on and offroad. Very good onroad.

Either way you will like them MUCH better than the stockers.
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blistins... im not a big suspention buff so i dont know if they make them for a 3.5 lift or not but those are quite nice
Spindles and BL's dont effect shock lenght...
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Could you give me a link to the bilstiens that are correct for my truck?

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cheaper then bilistien and they work great...i love them
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why dont you want adjustable shocks?
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i have kyb monomax shocks, work great and if something goes wrong they replace them for free
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why dont you want adjustable shocks?
Because I plan on geting a long travel kit & a rear bed cage & I don't want to buy expensive shocks that I won't get my full use out of...

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oh ok, because i know how bad the stock ones suck. There so rough! I was thinking that the RS9000X shocks were the only way to go.
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Here's a link for the Bilsteins. The part numbers are the same whether you have 2WD or 4WD. They are $65 apiece. Shipping is free for orders over $200. You won't get a better deal than this over the internet.

http://www.eshocks.com/bil_mod.asp?M...&Manf=Bilstein
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