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Old 08-17-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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Thinking of Hybridizing the MC Gamechanger

I am pretty much 100% sold on the 3.5" Duroflex lift kit for $2k. But the six pack shocks seem like a pretty steep premium.

So I am looking at running the AEV Tuned Bilstein 5160 Shocks from Qtec for $800.

Will this work? Any issues? Or should I just man up and pay $400 more for the 6 packs?

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Old 08-17-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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This wont help your decision any, but if you are looking at a different shock, id give the kings a good look, too. Im pretty happy with my 5160's but if I change to anything itll be to kings. The metalcloak arms are great.

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Old 08-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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Don't get the MC shocks, nor their OME ones....the 5100s are better than the OMEs. Not sure why you would want to use the AEV-tuned 5160s without the AEV springs. I have heard AEV posting that that tuned shocks don't work very well with non-AEV springs. Maybe the AEV-tuned ones from QTech are different and not necessarily mated to the AEV springs? Unless that is the case, I would use the regular 5160s or the 5100s.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #4
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Yeah thanks HK...I didn't mean to post the AEV ones...just the standard 5160s would be what I get.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:24 AM   #5
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The 6 pack shocks allow for more up travel than regular shocks. If you don't use flat fenders you will have to put in bump stops to limit up travel and it will not be worth it having the 6 pack shocks.
If your off road conditions don't require extreme flex you could go with regular shocks
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #6
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Thanks Pete.

I am running Bushwackers, so I don't think that is a huge issue. And, most of my wheeling is in Tillamook State Forest out here, not much flex needed. But we are headed to Moab in Oct and Rubicon next year so every now and then I will encounter it.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:50 PM   #7
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I thought the 6 packs were 400 each? So the difference would be $800. For an extra $400 only, if that is the case, I would give the 6 packs a run.
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I have the 6paks sitting in their box waiting to be installed next week. I went with the gamechanger and I will let you know how they drive and then compare them to the bilsteins and a couple other shock brands.
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I guess the most basic way to answer your question is:

Yup, you can run whatever shock you want. MC sells their own "hybrid" with the OME shocks (HK, if you want to chime in with more on your thoughts here, it mgiht be useful). So, MC themselves validated this concept.

Ultimately, it's all about choosing the shocks that provide the performance you want. The MC shocks are built around maximum articulation - if you don't need that, you can certainly get a set of your favorite shocks to mount up.

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