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RE: Prekeyed + AAL, new shocks?

Hey all,

Last summer I prekeyed and did an AAL to my 2010 sport 4x4. My shocks are pretty well gone I think, rides real rough now compared to how it was after the AAL and prekey. I gained about 2" front and back.

My question is will stock length shocks be okay for the front and rear or will I need longer shocks now? I've been searching all over but I feel like my question is pretty specific which is why I've yet to find an answer.

Also, I'm not sure which shocks to go with; the bilstein HD 5100's or the Ranch RS9000XL's. Both seem to be pretty good and reviews are great for both. I live in Ontario, I drive through tons of snow and our roads are salted like crazy so maybe the RS9000XL's adjuster won't last?

This summer I'm planning a 3" BL and I will need shocks sooner than later. Thanks for the help!
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You'll need a shock a couple inches longer to compensate that extra travel or you will just go through them quicker. At least, that's what I was told when I did mine. Search my name, I did the same on an 08 and I'm also from ontario. Down in Windsor.
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Did you get longer shocks up front as well as in the rear? What length did you go with?

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stock length shock up front and a couple inches longer in the rear
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mods reaaaally need to make a sticky for shock lengths regarding the front...
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stock length shock up front and a couple inches longer in the rear
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DO NOT get longer shocks in the front!
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Longer shocks in the front will cause the CV's to bind right?
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yea, will droop out too far. And can also bottom out the shock instead of the bump stop.
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You'll need a shock a couple inches longer to compensate that extra travel or you will just go through them quicker. At least, that's what I was told when I did mine. Search my name, I did the same on an 08 and I'm also from ontario. Down in Windsor.

I can't find your post anywhere. I think I looked through all 200 pages of your post history :(

What length rear shocks should I get with 2" of lift in the rear?
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