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shocks! SAS'd trucks, what type of valving?

I really want some coilovers but money and other variables are holding me back from that setup. Basically not sure what I want yet.

I was looking at some Bilstein 5150s for the front, would the light valving be what I would want?

Any other shock brands to go with? I have some cheap 30$ procomp 9000s and I want something better, goal is to control the suspension better or best I can. I know the procomps are not right for the application.
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I'd look into the Procomp MX6's or MX6R's, they are nice shocks and adjustable too so you can adjust them to how you like just by turning a little **** between the settings. You can leave them soft for DD and then if you are towing make them a little firmer so you don't get bounced around like crazy.
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I'm actually running the monroe reflex shocks and they feel great so far. I was actually surprised by how stable the truck is even without the swaybar now because of them.
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Zack I know a few people that run those shocks and are happy with them. I think with your set up you might want a little harder valved shock to help control the front end with your soft coils.
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I would go with polyperformances BBCS.
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I would go with polyperformances BBCS.
your reasoning on those? They seem like nice shocks, built in bumps etc.

Their valving is for "leaf springs" or "coil springs" I am not sure how I would know what that valving really is?


I think I am going to get some bump stops too. Hopefully this will help on some of the things I need to finish up.
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Zack I know a few people that run those shocks and are happy with them. I think with your set up you might want a little harder valved shock to help control the front end with your soft coils.
who else makes XJ coils? Maybe I need something stiffer, I really liked the way evans springs are but those wont work.

I suppose IF i get new springs I might as well save a bit more and get some coil overs. LOL
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I would go with polyperformances BBCS.
http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=261310
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Rustys offroad makes a couple different sets and I think they go for about $110.00. You could also look into a set of OME springs from a TJ as they make a HD version but I don't think they will be tall enough.
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oh yeah, i read that whole thread before. i know why they sounded familiar.

I want to do some pricing but I may wait another month and go coilover and be done with it.
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Rustys offroad makes a couple different sets and I think they go for about $110.00. You could also look into a set of OME springs from a TJ as they make a HD version but I don't think they will be tall enough.
yeah i checked there before I dont think they will be either.

I am going to see about just going coilover. I priced it once but I didnt know what I was doing, I know more now.
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I like my 5125s, I was going to get 5150s but I didn't want to spend the extra $50 lol. Those BBCS's seem to be pretty popular, you should be the test subject for us.

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Unless I buy ballistic fabrication's coilovers. which I may.
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check out FOA. i have no complaints with mine. they have coil overs for a reasonable price too. and just came out with 2.0 shocks
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get back to Texas, I wanna see your truck!
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come down to houston and see it mo fo. once i get hard copies of my orders i can leave. ill probably be home some time next week... truck may be torn apart though, gotta add more tubes and mess with the steering among other ****
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FOA is only a hundred bucks a shock cheaper and there are guys busting the end caps and rolling trucks. i think i will pass.
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i was unaware of that.
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well the trucks I have seen are huge trucks, like 250s and such that you see lifted to the sky. I dont thing you made a bad decision or they are horrible shocks but I think its issues they need to work on.
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If you go with shocks instead of coilovers this is the bilstein valving chart.

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I'd look into the Procomp MX6's or MX6R's, they are nice shocks and adjustable too so you can adjust them to how you like just by turning a little **** between the settings.
Same price as 5150s too. Longest is 12" travel with 32" extended length I think though.
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Thanks Alex, Kevin Linked me to that PDF last night.
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