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Hey my guys im new here and just want to start off by saying this site kicks major tail and i couldn't be happier to be apart of it. My ? is i got a 2006 fx4 and im bout to slap a 3 inch body lift on it. I kno i most likely dont have to upgrade the shocks but i do anyways cuz i dont care. which shocks and brand name would you guys recommend? Thanks guys for any input and advice. fx4 for life baby!
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welcome to r-f man! for shocks i would have to say bilsteins. thats what im replacing mine with when they need it.
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the yellow boot non lifted heavy duty sobs?
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Yeah those will work, a lot of guys on here like KYB Mono-Max as well.
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oh ok awesome, yeah heard good things from both. one more ? will the james duff steering stablizers work for my set up? sorry yea i kno lousy green horns
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Pro Comp es9000

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oh ok awesome, yeah heard good things from both. one more ? will the james duff steering stablizers work for my set up? sorry yea i kno lousy green horns
You dont have a steering stabliizer on your truck
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so i cant use the ones with the shocks?
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so i cant use the ones with the shocks?
No, you have a rack and pinion. Steering stabilizer's are made for SFA trucks.
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No, you have a rack and pinion. Steering stabilizer's are made for SFA trucks.
Not just SFA trucks...
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Not just SFA trucks...
SFA & TTB are the only ones I've seen them run on, but I've only seen them on 3-4 trucks total, all of which were SFA or had the TTB susp. What else can you run them on?
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I know you know this....but TTB is not a solid axle. I was just pointing it out. that's all.
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I know you know this....but TTB is not a solid axle. I was just pointing it out. that's all.
No problem there man, I was just wondering if you knew of some other setup to run it on or something, some of the crazy **** I've seen lately, well lets just say I'm about ready to believe anything.
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I swear ive seen duals on a frame stacked 2wd coilsprung/a-armed/spindled '67 c10. frame stacked meaning....where the frame kinda 'kicks' up in front of the cab...stacking another frame section in that 'kick' and put the suspension on that to add 6-7" of lift. lol. old school lifts. lol.

/end shock hack. lol.
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Ok ok, first off do you wheel your truck?
Do you tow/haul alot?
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no and no
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i plan on superlifting it next year when i save up some benjamins. when i superlift it, can i still use the bilsteins that i will like to put in that rangerboy recommended?
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Nope, you would need some extended lift shocks that are made for suspension lifts.. you need to figure, those shocks will have to put up with 4"+ of extra length due to the drop down of all the suspension components, so your best bet is to look around for the proper sized extension/compressed ratios for shocks aroun the time when you get your setup done.


I woudl personally jsut wait, your shocks are good as they are, they are only 2 years old you know; save the money for when you need the new shocks :-)
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Im with Mike on this one, you dont wheel, tow, or haul alot so no need in getting high performance shocks, but if you have it in your mind that you want new shocks, you might as well get the bottom of the line twin-tube Rancho's for bout $30 a peice.
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spend 140 a pop and go fox. i couldnt be happier with mine
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do you have the remote resivoirs
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what shock would you recommend with the superlift?
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ok so i have decided to go with a cheaper twin tube shock for now, which would be the better out of the rancho,skyjacker,or pro comp es series? or should i go for the monroe or kybs?
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Go KYBs
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Go KYBs


KYB Twin-tube shock is known as a "GR-2", for a twin-tube shock, its hard to beat. Hardly no shock fade compared to any Monroe, even the "reflex" series.

I think for your truck, this is your best bet.
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