Shocks - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-19-2009
00 Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 59
Shocks

I need to get new shocks for my truck. I have been looking at Bilstein and Rancho. What brand and models would you guys recommend? Its stock height and its 4x4.

Thanks,
Nick
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-19-2009
j99ranger4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Delaware, OH
Posts: 1,381
Most people on here will say Bilstein. lots of guys on here will say to stay away from ranchos. What are you looking for out of shocks? real stiff or a smooth ride? I personally have KYB monomax and I love them.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-19-2009
00 Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 59
I'm looking for shocks that I can go off roading with pretty hard and are reliable. What level would you say would be the best for off roading stiff or smooth ride?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-19-2009
Ace's Avatar
Ace Ace is offline
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Central, Illinois
Posts: 3,448
i think i would like my Bilstein if they wouldnt rattle all the time and make my truck sound like a pos
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-19-2009
malydeen's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 632
I have the Procomp ES3000. They ride like a dream. If you decide to go with them I will get you the proper model number for the rears. The ones that procomp says are too short (prolly 2wd).

As for where to buy them, I got them from Jackit.com. Call them to order them. They are very nice and helped me out after I found out the rears were the wrong size (once again ProComps fault not theirs)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-20-2009
crazy j's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: maysville,nc
Posts: 77
i have KYB monomax in back gas a just front and they are awsome ride smooth when im on the rough dirt roads
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-20-2009
WowMike2001's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stevenson, WA
Posts: 2,583
For offroading - you are looking for a stiff shock, as they let you dig in for great traction - a soft shock lets you take in a bit of the bumps for a bit of a more comfortable ride - but again, you arent digging in for the traction needed...


Its all your own choice - KYB seem stiff - but the ride quality honestly isnt all that bad .. I have never tried BIlstein myself - but they seem to sound comfortable from what most peopel suggest
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-20-2009
00 Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 59
How do you guys like Rancho? like the Rancho RS9000XL
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-20-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 11
Rancho 9000

I like my rancho RS9000xl shocks that I got from Off Road Warehouse. With the external adjustment I can dial the ride in for my daily drive that I like to off road hard on the weekends. Check out those guys they seemed to know a lot.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-21-2009
herm59's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toms River, NJ
Posts: 1,694
I just installed the KYB MonoMax shocks front and rear. I think they're good.

Check it out. Made a slight difference in my ride height too

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ew-shocks.html
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-21-2009
DaGGer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: East Windsor, CT
Posts: 919
my friend had air shocks and they were quite nice, put them as soft as you want to do daily driving then pump them up when you need haul. Best of both worlds.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shocks, shocks, shocks. teddy 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 3 01-21-2015 10:32 PM
Liquid Shocks vs. Gas Shocks? ShockFuel Suspension Tech 12 07-05-2007 03:39 PM
shocks? gatorblue92 Suspension Tech 3 10-06-2004 09:55 PM
Pro Comp ES3000 or ES9000 Shocks bjv11 Suspension Tech 16 07-06-2004 11:55 AM
I want new shocks... toolrules27 General Ford Ranger Discussion 23 06-09-2004 07:40 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:26 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.