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I need new shocks

With having stock shocks in the rear and AAL and Shackles I find myself bottoming out the shocks. I'm looking to put the rear even with the front with a 4" Superlift Block replacing my 2.5" stock block (no I'm not doing the Chevy leaf swap and no I don't go offroad). So, the only shock I found on Summit with my amount of lift was (http://store.summitracing.com/partde...96+4294869497+) a Superlift shock made for vehicles with 3-6" of lift. Any input? I'm liking the price but that's what's making me if-y. Bilsteins are ~$75 a piece and these are ~$35 a piece.
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that shock should work well for you, i know i liked the ones i had. nice and soft ride.
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i HATED the Superlift shocks that i had.....they were some rough riding shocks.....i got Skyjacker Hydro's on my truck now, and it rides better than factory......the Skyjackers are the same price as the Superlift's too.....the only problem is, Skyjacker doesn't make a shock for the front of your truck.....and you will have to get a Skyjacker for a '93-'97 Ranger if you want them......

or you could go with Pro Comps.....the ES3000 or ES9000 are good shocks.....i just put them on my mom's Explorer and it rides good!
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superlift shocks suck. only good superlift ones are the bilsteins. But rancho and skyjacker are nice, as are fabtechs.
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superlift shocks suck. only good superlift ones are the bilsteins. But rancho and skyjacker are nice, as are fabtechs.
and if you want shocks that will last you a while, spend the $75 a shock and get the Bilstein 5100 series shocks...
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Well, I'm gonna do a little researching into different ones. What do ya'll think I should get size-wise. I found a Skyjacker with a collapsed 20" and extended 34" and figured that might be a little overkill. What lengths do ya'll think? 4" block, 2" Chev Shackle, Procomp short AAL and a 3" BL (incase you're worried about rubbin bedsides when flexing).
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Well, I'm gonna do a little researching into different ones. What do ya'll think I should get size-wise. I found a Skyjacker with a collapsed 20" and extended 34" and figured that might be a little overkill. What lengths do ya'll think? 4" block, 2" Chev Shackle, Procomp short AAL and a 3" BL (incase you're worried about rubbin bedsides when flexing).
you need to get a shock with a rear lift of about 6".....the 4" block will only be 2" of lift when you take out the stock block....the add-a-leafs will give you roughly 2" and the Chevy shackle is about 2", for a total of 6".....
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you need to get a shock with a rear lift of about 6".....the 4" block will only be 2" of lift when you take out the stock block....the add-a-leafs will give you roughly 2" and the Chevy shackle is about 2", for a total of 6".....
I was planning on stacking the blocks to get that offset.













Ok, not really.... What lengths are those 6" lifted ones? All the ones I'm seeing for lifted (other than the Superlifts) are 3". Anyone know the lengths of the stock shocks?
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I was planning on stacking the blocks to get that offset.













Ok, not really.... What lengths are those 6" lifted ones? All the ones I'm seeing for lifted (other than the Superlifts) are 3". Anyone know the lengths of the stock shocks?
Skyjacker makes a set for a 6" lifted rear....they have to since they have an 8" lift kit......don't just look for the rear of your year truck.....any rear shock for a Ranger will fit your truck...
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Alright, I found that 6" lifted rear shock and that is the 34" extended 20" collapsed shock. That just seems huge to me. It's got to be right though.
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Alright, I found that 6" lifted rear shock and that is the 34" extended 20" collapsed shock. That just seems huge to me. It's got to be right though.
yea that sounds about right....my rears look big with my 4" rear lift, but they are the correct 1's...
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skyjacker n8055 shocks are for the 8" kit.
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I'm kind of leanin backand forth between the N8079 and H7079, those are the ones in the 6" kit, the 34" ext shock. Any benifits between the nitro's and hydro's?
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