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what is a good shock for lifted trucks?

ok i recently put chevy shackles and maxed the t-bars on my truck, the only problem that im haveing is that i dont get as much flex anymore, figured out that the shocks were extending all the way out and stoping me from getting any flex,

what is a good shock that i can get to fix the problem that doesnt cost too much?
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i have procomp es1000s' and they ride pretty good and they only cost 30$ each from summit
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I have the ProCompES3000's and like them. I have them on the rear and have a set waiting to go on the front. You should not be maxing out your shock with just the shackles.
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im gonna be lifting the front of my truck to level it out and im gonna get the pro comp es9000 shocks which will be a hell of a lot better than my saggy basically blown stock shocks
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You should not be maxing out your shock with just the shackles.
im not getting have the flex that i did before the shackles. i had to disconnect the shocks just to get the axle to stay down while i lifted the body and frame to take the tension outa the leafs

besides its almost time for new shocks anyways
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i bought es 1000s, theyre alright. i wish i would have spent the extra money on bilstiens though.
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im not getting have the flex that i did before the shackles. i had to disconnect the shocks just to get the axle to stay down while i lifted the body and frame to take the tension outa the leafs

besides its almost time for new shocks anyways
did you put the shocks on your truck that are on it now? if not i dont think they are the right length, or the right ones for your truck
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get bilsteins...
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did you put the shocks on your truck that are on it now? if not i dont think they are the right length, or the right ones for your truck
i had sears replace the shocks last year in the spring, maybe they put the wrong ones on idk, just know that ive got maybe 2-3 inches of extension left and the wont extend any futher
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I just put on the procomp es3000's also, they are much better than my stock shocks with 128000miles on them lol, but kind of stiff.
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Bilsteins all the way, I love mine.
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Bilsteins ftw.
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i cant beleive that no one recomends the james duff 70/30 shocks! they are freakin amazing! 30% of the shock controls compression and 70 % controls rebound! Classic Bronco, Bronco II, Ranger suspension parts and accessories shocks, coils

and they have crazy long travel shocks for big lifts
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Bilsteins all the way, I love mine.
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i know its been said a dozen times or so but i went with bilstiens and have not regretted it at all they are a great shock and i'd say are about in the middle of the price range

my truck rides 100x better with them
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Bilsteins. Hands down best shock for the money.
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What model blistein shocks are you guys ordering to replace stock shocks for trucks with just a tbar crank, shackle lift and 32" tires?
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