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Old 02-26-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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best shocks for the buck?

i have rough country shocks on there now( which is true to the first part of thier name). . what is a good shock that doesnt ride to stiff with a 4" lift?

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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I wouldn't go cheap on your shocks. Spend the money upfront and be happy. Such shocks as Bilstien 5100s or OME shocks. Worth it for the ride!

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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Rancho RS9000XL is a good one because you can adjust them from very soft to very firm...I think is selling all 4 right now for like 300 bucks shipped which is a very reasonable price
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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The guy at my local offroad store told me BDS was the best bang for the buck. They're pretty cheap, practically the same as skyjackers. He pulled one out and compared it to a skyjacker, and showed me how its much better built. A better seal, better welds etc. Plus I've heard good things about their ride quality etc.

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Old 02-26-2012, 04:04 PM   #5
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Rancho 9000s are the best shocks I have had. One valving size does not fit all. What one person says is a good ride the next person may not agree with. When you buy a standard shock you get what you get. With Rancho 9000s you can make them as soft or hard as you would like.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:32 PM   #6
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I agree with Rubicon06VA--5100's are hard to beat for the money. Buy the best and cry once.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:05 PM   #7
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alright thanks guys!!.... im sure anything is better then what i got !lmao
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:18 PM   #8
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I feel their are better shocks than the 9000XLs but for as many changes as my Jeep goes through in a year and the different driving conditions its really nice to be able to adjust the shocks for the best ride at any given time in seconds. Mine ranges as many do from Hard top ,full doors to soft top, half doors , safari top no doors from turnpikes to wash board roads and I can make it ride pretty darn good at most any time with the Rancho 9000XLs . I had the OMEs and on my Ram I have the 5100s and I like them also

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