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What type of shocks?

I know, i know there are a ton of threads out there about shock preferences but they all seem to be for lifted trucks. My 02 ranger 4x4 has a completely stock suspension besides a cranked T-bar. I am thinking about doing either Ranchos or Bilstiens. What should i get?
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i hear ranchos are pretty stiff. i might try them next. i like my pro comps though.
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Bilsteins all the way. Check out KYB Monomax too
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What type of Bilstiens should i go with? i hear they ride better on the road than Ranchos
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about 4 years ago i bought a set of bilsteins from this person

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BILST...Q5fAccessories

and absolutely LOVED them. Good price and an awesome shock
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If your stock height just go with the ones that came on the level IIs

The front's are part number #F4BE52791H0

The backs are #F4BE52792H0
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about 4 years ago i bought a set of bilsteins from this person

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BILST...Q5fAccessories

and absolutely LOVED them. Good price and an awesome shock
Thats a good deal, on Summit its like 290 shipped.
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I was at 4 Wheel Parts they other day, and they had the Pro Comp MX6 there.

It's a 6 way adjustable shock with no reservoir. It's really easy to adjust and I was thinking of those for the future, anyone know anything about them?
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If your stock height just go with the ones that came on the level IIs

The front's are part number #F4BE52791H0

The backs are #F4BE52792H0
Im with him on these shocks. They are on my ranger and I love em. Really nice to tow with too even though i need new ones.
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Im with him on these shocks. They are on my ranger and I love em. Really nice to tow with too even though i need new ones.
I'm not too fond of my bilsteins on my Level 2. They dont have enough rebound dampening. The truck wants to bounce off the ground while going thru whoops (and I mean going slow too)
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Hmm yeah they are pretty bouncy but at the same time thats not a bad thing.means the shock took the hit more than my truck. but i have gone through dips and felt like i was gonna bounce haha.
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Will they give anymore lift to the truck?
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They wont sag anymore.. so you could see an inch but its not lift it just height lost a saggy shock. I hear KYB's do a good job pushing the truck up. But i am not going to say it lifted the truck.
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Not to dredge up an old thread but I ordered the Bilsteins today. I've had them on my 2000 Camaro for ages and they are a great shock. Not too sure if I like the idea of them being BOUNCY but they have to be better than what I have now...a blown drivers side stock shock. :)
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you dont need no stinkin shocks.
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