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replaced balljoints, and found broken....

i changed out my ball joints, and when i went to go change the driver side i found a broken shock, broken right at the rod, that explains so much, well i got new front shocks, and new ball joints, truck runs perfect, i am very pleased with a DIY job
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how did it break? do the shocks top out?
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I replace my front shocks every couple months. Guess I'm too hard on those Rancho's!
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well i have broken 2 sets on my truck
1.broke top hard ware off
2.broke the eye off the bottom
and the reason mine broke is because i jumped it and the bottomed out
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Actually come to think of it mine are broken right now. And have been since October!
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yea, but man it rides so much smoother, when i used to go over a hump on hte highway it always rocked to the driver side, so glad its fixed
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yea, but man it rides so much smoother, when i used to go over a hump on hte highway it always rocked to the driver side, so glad its fixed
Yup! It rides like **** with the shocks broken.

But I am taking care of that with some 12" travel front and rears!
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I replace my front shocks every couple months. Guess I'm too hard on those Rancho's!
Try Bilsteins and you won't be replacing them like that.
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I replace my front shocks every couple months. Guess I'm too hard on those Rancho's!
That's ridiculous. I would stop getting those and try something else.
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