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Old 10-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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I am looking into new shocks and I ran across these ES4000 Toxic Series Shock Absorber - exp419509 and these ES3000 Series Shocks Absorber - exp321560 and these ES9000 Series. Are any of these decent shocks? Have any expierence with them? Does the toxic shock come in longer travel applications? Also what are thought on shock dust boots? Should I get them when I buy new shocks? I am not sure of the ones I have on my Rubi now but I just noticed that the rear two shocks arent the same one has been replaced and now the oppsite is bad and one of the fronts doesn't feel right. Any help here would be great I understand money buys quality but I dont have a whole lot right now maybe a few hundred to spend about 3 hundred if I save out of my next pay check.

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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Don't waste your money on those pro comp shocks. There are many bad reviews on their ride quality. I believe the toxic series are made for stock to lowered vehicles and ES3000 are junk. You should be able to find some decent shocks for $300. Search OME, Bilsteins, Rancho 9000, BDS.. For stock replacements, Monroes are pretty good.

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X2 they are garbage. Go with bilsteins or OME.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:28 PM   #4
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Don't waste your money on those pro comp shocks. There are many bad reviews on their ride quality. I believe the toxic series are made for stock to lowered vehicles and ES3000 are junk. You should be able to find some decent shocks for $300. Search OME, Bilsteins, Rancho 9000, BDS.. For stock replacements, Monroes are pretty good.
I've heard Monroe's were shit...
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #5
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The monroe Sensa-tracs model are the ones I would recommend as cheap stock replacements.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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Pro-Comp anything is junk, no exaggeration. Those shocks are not worth a damn.
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Ok so no go then Ill take your word on that but I cant go oem replacement I have a fabtech 4 1/2 lift on my jeep.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:45 PM   #8
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The PO for my Jeep had the ES7000 series on it. Worst shock I have ever had. I replaced with the Terra Flex VS9550 and what a change. Get rid of the Pro Comps.

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #9
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Don't waste your money on those pro comp shocks. There are many bad reviews on their ride quality.
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X2 they are garbage.
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Pro-Comp anything is junk, no exaggeration. Those shocks are not worth a damn.
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Worst shock I have ever had.

I had some Pro Comp shocks on my Toyota 4x4 and the valving was so far off the ride was terrible. I took the loss and threw them in the trash.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:04 PM   #10
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I've heard Monroes were shit...
Monroe makes something like 75-80% of the different brands of shocks used on our Jeeps and other vehicles manufactured here in the US.
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Ok so no go then Ill take your word on that but I cant go oem replacement I have a fabtech 4 1/2 lift on my jeep.
Not oem. OME as in Old Man Emu shocks. They are gret shocks.
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Monroe makes something like 75-80% of the different brands of shocks used on our Jeeps and other vehicles manufactured here in the US.
This is why the majority off folks go with Aussie or European shocks.
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Monroe makes something like 75-80% of the different brands of shocks used on our Jeeps and other vehicles manufactured here in the US.
Which would actually be Tenneco. They make Gabriel, Rancho, and many others.
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Which would actually be Tenneco. They make Gabriel, Rancho, and many others.
Tenneco has owned Monroe since the 70's who is the actual manufacturer. Saying they're not made by Monroe but by Tenneco would be like saying a Corvette was made by General Motors and not Chevrolet.
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When I went with Rough Country 2.2 on my 3.5 RE lift, price was an issue. Well after 2yrs of wheeling and getting beat to death, I went with Rancho 9000xl's, the difference is from night to day. For wheeling you back off the adjuster a few clicks, and when airing up you set them at 9, and rail the road like a sports car. Money well spent.
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Tenneco has owned Monroe since the 70's who is the actual manufacturer. Saying they're not made by Monroe but by Tenneco would be like saying a Corvette was made by General Motors and not Chevrolet.
OK, my point was that Tenneco is the mother company to a whole bunch of shock absorber brands. Basically I was agreeing with you, just adding that Tenneco owns all these companies. Not that it even matters..
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I have the MX-6 adj on my ride.. they seem pretty decent to me.

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So? Doesn't mine make pinnacle golf balls? Or vise versa? I've just heard on a couple threads in the forum that the Monroe shocks tend to go out often.
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I have the MX-6 adj on my ride.. they seem pretty decent to me.

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Ya but when u try something worth a few more pennies you will defiantly feel a difference. All that adjustable stuff doesn't work. Got to go with a good nitro charged shock
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I had the ProComp ES9000 series. After driving on a gravel road with some washboards I immediately knew I needed different shocks. I thought my Jeep was going to rattle apart.

I went with Bilstein 5100 series shocks and never looked back.

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