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Shocks...

Alright I already searched through the muck of shock threads and I couldn't really find what I was looking for.

I have been looking at shocks tonight and I was wondering if I have a stock suspension, would it be practical to upgrade to some reservior shocks?

Now, if I can, what size shocks would I need to get?

I was looking at the Bilstien 7100s with the reservior.
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personally there is no piont. just get a good normal bilisten. thats like putting a roll cage on a stock 4 door civic and you think your running 10's in the quater save the money and put it into something else like some kc's for that bull bar. just my $.02
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get some kybs' i love mine, resivors arent needed for your application
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Yeah reservoirs are overkill. I'm going with the Rancho's you can adjust....mainly cuz I like gadgets and they are a good shock :)
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So I should lift first? Are there any real benefits to doing a shock upgrade. There is a guy I saw that got over 2" of lift by just replacing his shocks.

Oh, BTW, Zach, I'm Charlie (jacksparrow) today to get my lights for my bull bar, nanner, nanner...
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uh....a lift by replacing shocks? I would think that's not correct or negatively altered his geometry....but maybe I'm wrong...I would lift first for sure.
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he put coil over shocks thus more spring rate on rear it wasnt the "shock" in general that lifted it shocks can just lift a truck...

there no piont just get normal shocks
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http://www.parksoffroad.com/tacomamo...g%20shocks.htm

Yeah, you're right, Zach. I though it was just regular shocks. It was like almost 2am when I saw it. I was trying to find some of the skulls on Halo 2 also...
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Oh, BTW, Zach, I'm Charlie (jacksparrow) today to get my lights for my bull bar, nanner, nanner...
just wondering are they black hella's?
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So are there any coil over shocks to fit our Rangers?
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just wondering are they black hella's?
No, they're the lookalikes... I'm gonna buy some stoneguards for em.
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You won't get any lift from replacing shocks, I've had to clear that up with a few members on here in the past.

A better shock is always a plus. A reservoir shock will always help you out too, stock ride height or not. A reservoir serves as a storage place for the nitrogen/gas when the shock is in it's compression cycle, as the gas is forced through the to the reservoir side, it leaves the oil in the body side (most of it, the reservoir houses some oil when this happens but mainly takes in gas). A reservoir shock is more effective at its dampening because of this. A shock will work much better and do its job better when the gas and the oil inside of a shock is kept seperate. When they mix, the shock can't function as well. For this reason, a reservoir is always a benefit, lift, lower, whatever. A shock that does not have an external reservoir is an emulsion shock, meaning that there is a thin reservoir around the internals of the shock to allow this same type of thing to occur, but it still is not as effective as an external one where most of the gas and oil is kept separate in the compression stage. The purpose is to keep the shock from fading, which results when the contents heat up so much, that they lose their ability to soften the impact and until they cool down, are almost worthless in a sense. When the contents are separate, it helps to keep them cooler and prevent this from happening. Then you have twin tube shocks, monotube shocks, etc. etc. Point is: reservoirs are always a great benefit, whatever you might have done to your vehicle.

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So what size would I need for my stocker??
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umm...if ur gunna order shocks then specifiy u have a ranger edge and they'll know what size...
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Yeah, what Kiel said, I don't have all the sizes memorized, but if you call them they'll know.
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So you Don't know everyhitng....lol.
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Save yourself the money and buy BILSTEINS. I didn't think mine would make much of an impact. Boy was I wrong.
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you can buy 7100's that will bolt to your top stock mounting point. All you need to do is weld two tabs on the lower arm. The 7100's that fit on a stock vw front beam work for our trucks. I have them on my truck right now. Just got them re valved. Off the shelf valving is way to soft because its made for a light bug front end. I am looking to sell them because i am going to have arms built. Let me know if anybody wants to buy them. They work great too.
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Install some King Kong 4.0's. They are great for out trucks.
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Install some King Kong 4.0's. They are great for out trucks.
They'd break our trucks, too much resistance. Save those for the big boys like Riviera, Herbst, and Baldwin, .
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ahhhh you all have the same avatars its annoying
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you can buy 7100's that will bolt to your top stock mounting point. All you need to do is weld two tabs on the lower arm. The 7100's that fit on a stock vw front beam work for our trucks. I have them on my truck right now. Just got them re valved. Off the shelf valving is way to soft because its made for a light bug front end. I am looking to sell them because i am going to have arms built. Let me know if anybody wants to buy them. They work great too.
Any websites I can look at???
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Channing, here is Bilsteins site, however they don't have any detailed information of the shock that will fit stock Edges . . .

http://www.bilstein.com/
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KINGS W000000!!!


hahaha... thad be funny
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