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Old 01-15-2007, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What shocks are you using?

What shocks are you guys using? What works well on trucks doesn't necessarily work well for us. Brand and size? I think I want BBCS but they have been on back order for a while. Curious about Bilsteins as well.
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I use the BBCS. I really like them, truck rides great going fast on the logging roads and in the desert, and work great when crawling.
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14" Bilsteins 5125's
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BBCS have been all we,ve used 2 years of comps and no problems
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I like my Bilstein 5150's
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My shock mounts are setup for the 13" BBCS and I like the built in bumpstops. I could run the Bilsteins up front as is but i'll have to change something in the rear. I did that before I realized they weren't available. Right now I have some cheapo Pro-comps so hopefully Poly will have the BBCS soon. Thanks for the replies. Anybody having success with anything other than Bilsteins or BBCS?
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9012's work fine for comps and trails. but they dont work as good as the bilsteins for going fast thru the woops. but if you dont do woops, rancho's are a good shock for a buget build.

that sait, i like my 5150's more than my 5125's
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I have 2 9012's on the front now. Maybe i'll just pick up 2 more for the rear and see how they do. They did great on my 4runner. Save my $ for the BBCS later.-Thanks
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Do you guys think the 5150's or 5125's take anything away from crawling? We do have some fast fire road stuff around here so semi-high speed control would be nice but not if it sacrifices anything in the crawling department.
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Do you guys think the 5150's or 5125's take anything away from crawling? We do have some fast fire road stuff around here so semi-high speed control would be nice but not if it sacrifices anything in the crawling department.
No, I think the 5150's work fine. I think it's more important to cycle your suspension, mount your shocks to where you get max travel, then do correct bumpstops.
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No, I think the 5150's work fine. I think it's more important to cycle your suspension, mount your shocks to where you get max travel, then do correct bumpstops.
That's what I did with the BBCS 13" in mind then I can't get the fawkers so I just ordered 2 more Rancho 9012's then i'll get the BBCS later. I understand what you're saying but not having all my parts in hand when going thru this part of the build was my mistake.
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That's what I did with the BBCS 13" in mind then I can't get the fawkers so I just ordered 2 more Rancho 9012's then i'll get the BBCS later. I understand what you're saying but not having all my parts in hand when going thru this part of the build was my mistake.
Naw, just makes it more fun
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I have 4 15" BBCS's sitting on the shelf for my build. Do you think 15" will be excessive? Are you guys maxing out your 12" Bilsteins and 13" BBCS's or no?

I don't see any disadvantage to having the longer shocks except for the shock mounts having to be taller, but other than that, any reason to try and trade down to some 13's?

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Are you guys maxing out your 12" Bilsteins and 13" BBCS's or no?
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i am maxing out my 14" 5150's in the front i havent setup my new rear so i dont know yet.
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