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NEW SHOCKS!!

I need to get new shocks ASAP cuz I just turned 150,000 miles ....and I think my front ones are completely blown and the backs arent much better. I need 2in lifted shocks for the 2in block in the back and the 2in coil spacer in the front. I tried ordering bilstein 5100s today but they are back-ordered til late August . I dont think i can wait that long so what are my other options??? I've heard good things about Rancho 9000s....but I dont know if they'll fit my truck. Im also considering Fabtech and Procomp shocks for my coil sprung truck....lemme know what you guys think...
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Korey is running the RS9000XL's. he may know the specs on them that you'll need, at least for the rear since hes an edge.
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I ran the rancho's there good. Either that or bilstein has 2" lift shocks for a 4x4 that will work for your truck.

What is your front lift?
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I tried ordering bilstein 5100s today but they are back-ordered til late August .
Dont tell me that! I purchased some from 4wheelparts and the guy told me they'd have to get them directly from bilstein.... but he never said anything about a back-order until august!
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Dont tell me that! I purchased some from 4wheelparts and the guy told me they'd have to get them directly from bilstein.... but he never said anything about a back-order until august!
yea im hoping that mine wont be back ordered. might be going 2.0 upgrade sooner then i thought if thats the case!



as for shocks, the RS9000's are mint.
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I ran the rancho's there good. Either that or bilstein has 2" lift shocks for a 4x4 that will work for your truck.

What is your front lift?
2in coil spacers for fatbobsgarage.com 3in spindles and a 3in body...but the spacer is the only thing that affects shock length. correct?

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Dont tell me that! I purchased some from 4wheelparts and the guy told me they'd have to get them directly from bilstein.... but he never said anything about a back-order until august!
Yep. im soooo sad

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yea im hoping that mine wont be back ordered. might be going 2.0 upgrade sooner then i thought if thats the case!



as for shocks, the RS9000's are mint.
the guy said they're on national back order til late august....
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2in coil spacers for fatbobsgarage.com 3in spindles and a 3in body...but the spacer is the only thing that affects shock length. correct?


Yep. im soooo sad



the guy said they're on national back order til late august....
the difference is i believe thats for the states only. If so, gotta love canada.
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the guy said they're on national back order til late august....
im gunna call because he assured me they'd get a shipment going tomorrow and I'd most likely get them Friday
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im gunna call because he assured me they'd get a shipment going tomorrow and I'd most likely get them Friday
did you call him? if so what did he say?
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every website says the rancho 9000xl is only available for torsion bar rangers....will they still work with my truck?
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did you call him? if so what did he say?
I emailed them while at the beach and got a call back from 4wheelparts saying they can't know if they are backordered or not until they can call bilstein directly which cant happen until Thursday (obviously). He said he'll call me back when he does. He also told me though that according to his computer system they should ship with the next batch of stuff from bilstein and he said the latest I'd get them should be the 9th. He was fairly certain it was all good, but Im eagerly awaiting his call Thursday to hear the 100% truth and I'll report back.
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if thats the case then I'm gonna wait til you hear from him and if they get a shipment I'm ordering from 4wheelparts too....haha you're gonna play as my middle man
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will torsion bar shocks fit my front end? some websites say that the ranchos are torsion bar only and others say they'll fit....
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Screw this. Bilstein isn't even starting production again until the 9th, with an estimated delivery time of the 21'st by 4wheelparts at the earliest. I called ORW and was told they have none as well, but are calling bilstein and will let me know if the situation is any different for them. The guy basically told me unfortunately bilstein is bilstein, and they can do whatever they want since theres no real competition. They can afford to decide not to keep production going randomly.
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Wow! Wtf! Good thing I didn't cancel my order from bilstein....they said they'd email as soon as they got some. Hopefully that'll be soon....
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Screw this. Bilstein isn't even starting production again until the 9th, with an estimated delivery time of the 21'st by 4wheelparts at the earliest. I called ORW and was told they have none as well, but are calling bilstein and will let me know if the situation is any different for them. The guy basically told me unfortunately bilstein is bilstein, and they can do whatever they want since theres no real competition. They can afford to decide not to keep production going randomly.
did you hear from 4wheelparts today?!?!
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i just went with procomp es9000s, same thing as ranchos and cheaper. plus 4wheel parts always has them on hand. just tell them you need a set for a 2wd ranger with a 2in lift up front.
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i just went with procomp es9000s, same thing as ranchos and cheaper. plus 4wheel parts always has them on hand. just tell them you need a set for a 2wd ranger with a 2in lift up front.
how those procomps ride bro?
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did you hear from 4wheelparts today?!?!
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how those procomps ride bro?
From what I've been told via ORW and friends they are basically replacement stock shocks. Not much improvement
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they ride just fine. def better than stock.. worth the money.
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From what I've been told via ORW and friends they are basically replacement stock shocks. Not much improvement
I thought you said they would let you know on the 9th?
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I thought you said they would let you know on the 9th?
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