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Old 03-09-2006, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey SOA'd YJ's.....

What kind of shocks are you guys running? How well do they perform offroad? Control rebound?

Would you buy them again or get something different?
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm running rustys offroad YJ shocks. Not the best in the world but they work for me since I'm only running stock springs. However the rears are too big so that would be the only thing I would change.
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would say search but its down. If you want cheap one get some doestch or bds, if you want to go more expensive, get some adjustibles so you can choose what setting you like them at.
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Autozone Gabriel monotubes (Max Control)


$38 each 13" travel, PN 88710


and 1988 F250 shock towers.
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Autozone Gabriel monotubes (Max Control)


$38 each 13" travel, PN 88710

Are you running these front and rear?
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Rancho rs9000s with the 9 position adjustable.
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Rancho RS9000x. 9 way adjust-. stops real bad body roll on road.
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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rancho 9000 rear and 5000 front
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Bilstein 5100s and 7100s, Ranchos suck

I have have 9000s, and a few other brands.. So far the bilsteins are the best ones yet.

I have had them on my CJ, FJ, and My Superduty.
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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rancho rs9000's front 'n rear
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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i have ranchos and hate them...but i have a few other things i need to change bofore the shocks...
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Old 03-09-2006, 01:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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im runnin the procomp MX6's adjustables. they are workin good
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Old 03-09-2006, 01:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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PORC house brand, caught them on sale for $128 shipped to my door for 4 of them & had them the next day.

88 F250 shock towers up front
15" travel front, 13" travel rear
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Old 03-09-2006, 01:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Gabriel gas charged. Work good... No complaints or props
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Old 03-09-2006, 01:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have run Rancho 5000 series since i went SOA 5008s and 5009s.
As far as I'm concerned the price is good IF you shop around.
strangely enuf, they are far more expensive on the west coast.
I ordered mine from a dealer in NJ.

I found them to be an ez research due to the "rancho shock guide". (google it)
I measured the lengths / compressions and end connectors I needed, then crossmatched to the selection chart.

as to the performance? they work plenty good enuf for me, and I run it as a DD as well as in the rocks.
They worked well enuf that i just got a new set to go with my new BDS springs I'm pickin up next weekend.

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None on the front, 3.5" sua lift shocks in the rear
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:05 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Shocks?? What is that? JK, I run some pro comp 9000's and they are cheap but good. For about $130 a set you can not go wrong. They work better than my pricier older Rancho 9000's

Check with PORC vendor here they have a good deal if you are looking for reasonably priced but great shocks.

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Gas highjackers. They ride MUCH better onroad but haven't tried them out off road yet. Speed bumps are pretty good, but it's a Jeep. It's always gonna throw ya.
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come on guys....this shit ain't HARDCORE
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come on guys....this shit ain't HARDCORE
You know I was thinking the same thing...
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I never did quite agree with this "hardcore" (versus innocent dumshit?) designation. If a guy's got an intelligent question it's usually worth somebody sharing what he knows.
I came to 4 wheeling after retiring from offroad racing thinking that I could enjoy myself by taking it easy. (Man was I wrong!)
Over there shocks are crucial, in wheeling, your major concern in my opinion is that they fit and aren't worn out, but if you want to depend on a shock brand to be good 100% of the time, buy a Bilstein.
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:59 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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Just like most parts, you get what you pay for...


Seriously if your looking for some one to say "just get brand xxx" it's a cheap shock that is just as good as the bling ones...

Not going to fawking happen. Buck up and get some rebuildable ones that are valved for your ride, ie Billys or fox, or some other high end shock.

Or get a fawking white one and not worry about what is on the outside or whos brand it is, because it doesnt fawking matter with those p o s shocks. They are all made by gabriel anyway.
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I never did quite agree with this "hardcore" (versus innocent dumshit?) designation. If a guy's got an intelligent question it's usually worth somebody sharing what he knows.
I came to 4 wheeling after retiring from offroad racing thinking that I could enjoy myself by taking it easy. (Man was I wrong!)
Over there shocks are crucial, in wheeling, your major concern in my opinion is that they fit and aren't worn out, but if you want to depend on a shock brand to be good 100% of the time, buy a Bilstein.
Dude, this is a very basic tech question. "what brand is best" gimme a break. Now if he was asking valving, travel, diameter, adjustablity, etc q's there you go. But this question is seriously.
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:30 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Autozone Gabriel monotubes (Max Control)


$38 each 13" travel, PN 88710


and 1988 F250 shock towers.

Thanks for the PN ...

How did you mount the shock towers? Just weld them on and go?
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