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Old 09-16-2007
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Shocks

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!

http://www.4wheelparts.com/PPT5985T100662.aspx
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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:
http://www.4wheelparts.com/PLT3306T1T90.aspx

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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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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