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Old 01-08-2007
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something like this.

or this.


im not sure but i know the fx4 lvl2's come with steel covers.
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im not sure but i know the fx4 lvl2's come with steel covers.
The blue sleeve covers on the Level II Bilsteins may look like steel but they are actually soft plastic. The LII Bilsteins are the HD series and those do come with the sleeves.
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Thanks guys.
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Iv got a set of procomp es9000 gas shocks and they work great but not many people have them. Any reason?

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I can't find the post, but a couple folks recommended a reputable eBay site to buy these new Bilsteins. Can someone post the link. I found a couple differerent eBay Motors sites, but those names didn't found familiar.
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Never mind. I just order a full set from Shock Warehouse @ $259.80, with free shipping. I'm really looking forward to getting these installed. I was challenged to keep up with the pack last weekend on the "loop-dee-loops", because I kept bottoming out on the shocks. I had to go slower than what I wanted to. I'm anticipating these will help with that.
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My Bilsteins arrived today. I'm hoping that I can get them installed prior to Saturday's run.
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Old 02-13-2007
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Well, I was finally able to get the Ranger into the dealer to install the shocks. I took the truck yesterday. So far, he's completed the oil-change, lube and has the new shocks on. I was bummed to find out that I needed front brakes and apparently, my fan clutch went and needs replacing, so they're finishing that up this morning. I should have her back tonight. I'm really anxious to see how these Bilsteins perform.
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This evening, $1080 later, I got my Ranger back from the dealer.

- Installation of (4) Bilstein shocks.
- Oil Change/Lube.
- (2) Shim Kits installed to allow proper front-end alignment.
- Front End Alignment.
- Radiator Flush.
- Front Brake Pads replaced and rotors turned.
- Replacememt of siezed fan clutch.

The labor cost more than the parts and when you add the 7% NJ Sales Tax, it sucks even more. Anyway, it's been snowing/sleeting/freezing rain all day, so the roads are not the best. It's difficult to really tell how they'll perform on the trail at this point, but they seem to ride stiffer. That's what I was looking for.
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This evening, $1080 later, I got my Ranger back from the dealer.

- Installation of (4) Bilstein shocks.
- Oil Change/Lube.
- (2) Shim Kits installed to allow proper front-end alignment.
- Front End Alignment.
- Radiator Flush.
- Front Brake Pads replaced and rotors turned.
- Replacememt of siezed fan clutch.

The labor cost more than the parts and when you add the 7% NJ Sales Tax, it sucks even more. Anyway, it's been snowing/sleeting/freezing rain all day, so the roads are not the best. It's difficult to really tell how they'll perform on the trail at this point, but they seem to ride stiffer. That's what I was looking for.
Yikes! Makes me glad I do most of the work myself. I wouldn't have half the mods I do if I had had someone else do installations.

Congrats though! I'm sure you'll be really happy with the outcome of all those fixes.
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Old 02-25-2007
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Yesterday was the 1st I've been able to get out wheelin' since the shock installatation. What a huge difference with the new Bilsteins. I can now moderately take the "whoop-de-doops" without bottom'ing out of the shocks. On-road, I really can't notice much of a difference, but they really shine off-roading.
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