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Old 02-01-2007, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Intimidated by RR shocks

remote resivoir...this a 91 Full size Bronco... looking for some advise..8" lift...SAS blah blah blah

pricing out new front shocks... im running dual superlifts right now(2 each corner up front) and from what driving i ahve done so far it handles pretty well... i like the front control i have now...but im thinking of dropping to one shock at each corner

cost is important...im not totally rich...i have two options in front of me right now... bilstein 5150(255/70) or 7100(maybe heavier?)

the 7100 is more expensive obviously... i like the idea of tunability...but frankly im a little intimidated by it... ive never experimented with it...theres no shops around here to do it... i need a 14" travel...i just wanna know difficulty and if its worth it..i know there 10 times better...do they come pre-charged at all??? if not i guess i have to buy the charge kit

a little advise would be great...the thing sees more street then trail...but more trail is in the future...i wanna keep the travel...keep the road control but using a better looking better quality better performance shock...

so 5150 170/60 valving and run duals($400), 5150 255/70 ($200)valving single corners but may not be enough, or 7100 (?275/78 or 360/80)valving singles and be a man and try it... ($360) i dont want them too stiff... but then again my coils are soft anyways...i may be re-incorporating the sway bar w/ quick disconnects later on anyways...

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Old 02-01-2007, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had 14 inch 7100's on my sas 86 bronco with 37's and i liked the way it handled and that was with jbg superflex's. Mine came charged with nitrogen.Check out the vendors section for a deal on either bilsteins or fox's
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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aight sweet...do you remember what valving you had??? im also running the superflex 6" coils

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Old 02-01-2007, 07:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I love my R/R 7100's...these are on a Ranger so my valving doesn't help you any. You could always go with the emulsion version and save $50 a shock. My shocks came charged as well.

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Old 02-01-2007, 08:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i dont recall my valving but with superflex's i would go stiff valving to help offset the softness of superflex's.Or go with 2.5 fox's but they are more $
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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im definatley thinking at least 275/78 ...not sure if 360/80 is necessary...mad boy what valving are you running...my fullsize needs a good bit more than urs though

anyone ?

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Old 02-01-2007, 10:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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one more bump
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