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Hey. Lookin in to getting some new shocks for my ranger. Anyone out there that have any good experiences with any brands? I'm looking at that ranchos or billstein. Don't really know what to get. I do a little off roading. If anyone has some recommendations let me know.
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Bilsteins are nice. I have ProComps and they are ok.
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rancho's are good shocks, though they are stiff. bilstein 5100's are a great daily driver shock and make a decent offroad shock too.
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I was gonna get the rancho rs5000 and the site I was ordering them for
Said they wouldn't fit because I have a 3" body lift...
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how does a bodylift affect the shock fitment? it has nothing to do with it. the shocks will fit just fine. there are shocks for stock height and ones for 1-2.5" lift.
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I was gonna get the rancho rs5000 and the site I was ordering them for
Said they wouldn't fit because I have a 3" body lift...
Well whoever said that is an idiot.
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Haha ya I don't know that's what this guy said. He'd like. "You have a 3" body lift and the shocks are only up to 2.5" I just said ok....
I'm lookin at te bilstein 5100 now kinda liking these. Anyone have em on their truck?
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Haha ya I don't know that's what this guy said. He'd like. "You have a 3" body lift and the shocks are only up to 2.5" I just said ok....
I'm lookin at te bilstein 5100 now kinda liking these. Anyone have em on their truck?
Bilsteins ride nice but for the money, you may as well get the RS5000 ranchos. I currently have them and they've worked really well off road and on road, no complaints (ive had for 3000 miles)

If you have a local advance auto parts near you, pay for them online and pick them up in store. use coupon code RETMENOT124 and you'll save significant money.
....do 2 separate orders (1 pair per order) and you'll save more and yes that guy who said they won't work is a moron lol
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Fox 2.0s all the way if you want a great tune able ride dont need to do the full coilover swap but just swapping in a set of good quality tunable shocks is the way to go, I have run Bilsteins and ranchos and the foxs blow them away.
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