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new shocks

what are good shocks for off roading and overall quality?
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KYB Monomax. monotube design, no shock fade, cant go wrong. These shocks are specifically designed for vehicles with high center of gravity. Everyone else here on this forum is gonna say ranchos(twin-tube design) or bilstiens. You can be like every other Ranger or stand out in a crowd.
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have you had Belsteins? do you have experience with them

pretty obvious that you haven't....
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I have cutouts of ranchos, bilstiens, monroes, kybs, and skyjacker. Till you know how they are built you cant say one is better than the other.
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wanna post up pictures of those cut outs?
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Monroes and skyjackers...


kyb's and bilstiens, kybs are red. Notice the floating piston on both shocks. The KYB piston is made of pure metal while the bilstien piston is made of plastic, which one do u think will crack or break first? Also, note the thickness of the walls themselves. I just think the kyb is better built and a better performing shock. There was a guy with a 98 ranger that went wheeling with us this past weekend and you could tell that my rear suspension flexed out better than his did and he had bilstiens. My kybs kept my tires glued to the rocks. He was teetering while all my tires were still on the fround. I aint tryin to argue with ya Maurice im just tryin to give ppl other options.
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fround...i mean ground. My git er done (GED) education sure shows...lol!!
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Maurice ur a pretty funny fella...been 5!? Jeez i had to go git the camera, download them to the computer, then to photobucket...ya git my drift?!
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Good to know. I was going to buy Bilstiens because my Rancho RSX's are too stiff.
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Im not tryin to get anyone not to buy bilstiens, just throwin somethin out there thats different. Christian do u do much offroading?
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Yes I do. Maybe 3-4 times a month. My Ranchos are too stiff on the street. Other than that they are great offroad. They make landings real soft
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Maurice ur a pretty funny fella...been 5!? Jeez i had to go git the camera, download them to the computer, then to photobucket...ya git my drift?!
hey your the one who said a minute...
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lol my bad i'll be a lil more specific next time ;-)
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Christian then if i were you i would consider the kyb's. They are specifically designed for vehicles with a high center of gravity or offroad vehicles. I love mine.
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how much would Bilstiens go for?
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Christian then if i were you i would consider the kyb's. They are specifically designed for vehicles with a high center of gravity or offroad vehicles. I love mine.
I will look into it. I want to lift my truck but I'm not sure when I will do it. So I'd rather not buy the shocks and only use them for 3 months.
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you gonna suspension or body lift?
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you gonna suspension or body lift?
Defiantly suspension lift. I'm looking at the RCD kit.
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Sweet. Thats the way i'd go. I believe that kit comes with Bilstien shocks. I know its coil-over in the front.
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