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Old 11-22-2006, 09:07 PM   #1
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I think I am looking to replace the shocks that came with my 3 inch black diamond lift. Does anyone have suggestions for good brands or any particular shocks that work well? Many a city driver. Thanks!

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Old 11-22-2006, 10:33 PM   #2
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OME (old man emu) for sure. they will give the best ride quality out of all the shocks out there! you could also try bilstein. both of these are top notch. expensive but worth it.

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Old 11-23-2006, 02:06 AM   #3
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Not sure who made them or if they still use the same one's. But the shocks that came with the rusty's off-road 3" lift where by far the best riding shocks I have had. Might be something to look into.
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Old 11-23-2006, 05:14 AM   #4
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I've always been an old die hard Rancho man, but I hear the Old man EMU's are good and from a small minority that the Edelbrock shocks are also good. Not sure if the Edelbrocks come in extended sizes though.
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. When I look at a site like quadratec, there are so many different sizes for each shock. How do you know what size to get?
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Old 11-23-2006, 02:43 PM   #6
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you get the size to fit your lift.
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Old 11-23-2006, 04:29 PM   #7
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I cant find a size chart anywhere to what size I should get. There are just a bunch of lengths and then eye or stud lengths. I have no idea what I am looking at. Please help!!
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I got mine off ebay personally. Bilstein 5100 series. They specifically state what year model and how much lift you have for ordering purposes. Run bout 300 bucks for the set, but in my opinion, there is no better shock for the money.
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:55 PM   #9
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There are tons of charts on the net. I googled tons of 'em.

Here's just one.
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Personally I like Rancho 9000's over Many of the Bilstein models due to the adjustability of the 9000. Expensive but worth it especially if you have a short arm lift.
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:35 PM   #11
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Another vote for OMEs. I've replaced BDS, Bilstein, RE monotubes, teraflex, skyjacker, and stock with OMEs. By far the best valved shock for your application is the OMEs. Call Dirk at dpgoffroad.com for a good price.

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