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Old 09-16-2007
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when readin about shock specs. is travel a good thing? or does it depend on the person. im looking at the bilsteins at the bottom of this page, but dont know which one would be the best choice!
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Old 09-17-2007
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Old 09-18-2007
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Travel is a good thing as you want to make sure the shock isn't going to over-extend itself, bottom out when the suspension compresses or just limit suspension travel overall.

I noticed in your profile you have a 2WD, do you plan on lifting it (Fabtech, RCD, etc) or putting on a long-travel suspension (Camburg)? If so you may want to hold off on shocks until you measure the front & rear of the truck for correct shock lengths or use the lift/long-travel kit's shocks.

Now if you are buying new shocks just to replace the stock crap ones I'd look on this page:

Note: I had to look under 2006 as they don't have any Rangers in their database under 2007, none the less same type of suspension and shocks.
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Old 09-18-2007
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I tried 10" travel Bilstein 5125s and they were still too tall for a stock truck. in all honesty, why? if your going to be stock, why fork out $600 or so for 5150s?? $240 shipped on ebay gets you the same bilsteins that come on FX4L2s. And those are awesome!
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