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Whos running Resevoir Shocks??

Let me know whos rummin what?? what sizes, model number, pics. whatever you got put it in here. and of course opinions
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unless ur gonna be hauling *** over rough terrain for hours on end its a waste u wont ever use those shocks to their full potential basically there just gonna be for looks
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I'm running King 2.5 smooth body's w/ resi's and I love em.
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^ super smooth ride?
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I am... not sure I count though... lol
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7100's

I'm running 7100's in the rear and love em:

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unless ur gonna be hauling *** over rough terrain for hours on end its a waste u wont ever use those shocks to their full potential basically there just gonna be for looks
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Bilstein 5150's are probably the best combination of a resi shock with a reasonable price ($100).
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my Fox 2.0 Coilovers are Resi's.
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i may have to get sopme, iv been lookin at them for some time now
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Let me know whos rummin what?? what sizes, model number, pics. whatever you got put it in here. and of course opinions
Why do you want them?
Are you auctually gonna use them for the purpose they are built or just to say you have them and looks?

$400 is alot for just looks, you could spend a fraction of that and still get good, high-performance monotube shock like KYB or Bilsteins.
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hey i didnt say i was gonna do anything, i asked whos got what and i wanted opinions to figure out what to do. so keep them comin, i agree im not gonna spend 400 on looks, thats y i need to find out from users if they are truly beneficial
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also what size shocks should i get? i know when you go for more of the performance shocks they arent really vehicle specific more along the lines of lentgh etc.
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also what size shocks should i get? i know when you go for more of the performance shocks they arent really vehicle specific more along the lines of lentgh etc.
Explain to all of us what all suspension mods you have, body lift dont matter, all suspension componets stay in the same location.
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3.5 fabtech spindles.
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3.5 fabtech spindles.
Aftermarket blocks in the rear maybe?
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why are you hassling him? prerunner-ranger has fabtech lift and resi's. if he's got the money he should get 'em.
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thanks Tim, and yea i got blocks, im pretty sure if i have spindles im gonna have blocks or AAL's or whatever, either way EVERY RANGER wether its an edge or xlt 2wd or any 4wd theres only about 3 lift hight choices. 3.5 or 4..or fabtech 6" for a tiny 2wd with comes out to the same hieght as an edge 2wd with 3.5 inch. the main reason for theis forum was to get everyones opinions on wether resi shocks are worth it or not. Mueler how much of a difference did you notice? so if anyone has any Advice that would be great. and if know the sizes that would be even better. Thanks everyone
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i have some 16" 2.5 FOA's and they ride good.
i would not spend a penny on a bilstien 5100 or 5150, i snapped the shaft on a 5100, and stock shocks rode better IMO, atleast in my application.

up front im running a 2.0 fox bolt in shock. which handles nicely.
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coolcool thanks, how much that set u back?
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for both shocks, it was 420 shipped i beleive. (foa's)
i beleive the fox bolt in shocks are 150 each??
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