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KYB GAS a Just shocks

Anyone use this brand? I'm thinking about some new shocks but don't want something real stiff. Was looking at Rancho RSX's. What do you guys think?
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i don't think they make those for rangers. rather the "mono-max" units

KYB mono-max are probably the stiffest out there.
monroe "reflex" twin tube shocks are what you are looking for.

there the same as the rancho "rsx" shocks but cheaper. they dont have the fancy red boots
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i don't think they make those for rangers. rather the "mono-max" units

KYB mono-max are probably the stiffest out there.
monroe "reflex" twin tube shocks are what you are looking for.

there the same as the rancho "rsx" shocks but cheaper. they dont have the fancy red boots
Isn't monroe and rancho the same company? Also I'm OK with losing the fancy red boots. What about pro comp?
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All made by Tenneco automotive which makes Dynomax exhaust stuff also.

The Monroe's are valved slightly less stiff, have nitrided rather than chromed rods and no boots -- but other than that they are exactly the same design as Mark said. The differences really don't add up to much. If you offroad a lot and need more control get the Rancho's. If you do mostly street and don't care so much about offroad get the Monroe branded.
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Part # for your '03 KYB Gas-A-Just
Front=kg54309
Rear=kg5493

These shocks are not as stiff as the MonoMax's but very comparable to the Reflex and Ranchos. Go with any Monotube shock, you will have better performance, and no shock-fade whatsoever(Shock fade is when the gas and oil combine, losing performance of the shock.)

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When I had KYBs I liked them good shocks.
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I would say KYB's are the second best shock I have ever run on my Ranger for ' street ' work. They are VERY stiff. A lot of road harshness can be felt in the tush and steering wheel.
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I would say KYB's are the second best shock I have ever run on my Ranger for ' street ' work. They are VERY stiff. A lot of road harshness can be felt in the tush and steering wheel.
D. which ones did you run? MonoMax's, Gas-A-Justs or GR2's?
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