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I need new shocks......give me suggestions.

Hi.

I'm in need on new shocks. At 69k, they are crap. Give me suggestions on what to get. I'm considering the Bilsteins that come on L2s. A seller on ebay has 'em for $240 shipped for all four. Are they are good shock? Suggestions please???

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Old 05-13-2007
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I've heard nothing but good things about Bilstein shocks. I've never used them though.
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Can't go wrong with a Bilstein. Just make sure they are valved for your application.
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Bilstein 5100........every Bilstein shock is valved for the application you get it for......you pay more, but remember, you get what you pay for...
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BILST...1QQsspagenameZ
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@ the Ebay link.... Great seller and as for the shocks, i couldnt ask for better. On road the handling is great, offroad its even better.. and for 240 shipped, best deal ever


yet to see a better shock for even near that price
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monroe reflex "MONOTUBE" best i have had, better then KYB's
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Bilstein, love the ones that came with my RCD kit.
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I just got the Bilsteins that are the stock replacements for my 99 Ranger. They seem just fine.

Can't remember part numbers, but I think I got them through a guy on the board (WholesaleMN.com) I think. Great guy. Either way I say Bilsteins.
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Sean... that's the seller I'm considering. Can't beat it. Shocks have to wait for now. I have no 2nd gear now. That's an issue for anothe rthread.
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Sean... that's the seller I'm considering. Can't beat it. Shocks have to wait for now. I have no 2nd gear now. That's an issue for anothe rthread.
2nd gear is over rated anway
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Pro Comp ES 9000's, have them and would reccomend them.
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i have the rancho rsx shocks... some folks have complained that the ride is too harsh but i think its just fine... they are usually on sale somewhere too buy 3 get one free or something like that
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Bilstein is an excellent brand i bought a kit for my '98 328i like 15 months ago and zero complaints..
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Rancho shocks are really nice.
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No question, Bilsteins are the only way to go!!!!
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Rancho shocks are really nice.
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Bilstein HD for off-road/on-road useage. I'm very satisfied with mine.
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i have skyjackers, thay are ok.
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well right now i have ranchos on the back and monroe on the front but had i known bilistein made shocks for front and back i would had bought them instead i had them on my 96 3/4 ton dodge and loved em and thats a pretty good price to
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Everyone and their brothers wifes step-sons best friend has either Rancho or Bilstein. Dont get me wrong, they are good shocks, but threre is better. Monroe, Rancho and Gabriel shocks all have twin-tube shocks, and they are all constructed out of exhaust tubing(no joke). The disadvantage of these shocks is that the twin-tube design allows the gas and oil to combine, creating shock fade. If you want a great shock, go with the KYB Monomax. Whatever you buy be sure to get a mono-tube design shock. I have Monomax's on my 99 4x4 and they keep the tires glued to the road and on the dirt. Keep in mind that Monomax shocks are specifically built for vehicles with a high center of gravity.

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bisteins ftw
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