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Old 08-06-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Shocks????

Just busted another one. Driving down the highway!!! Pro comp 3000's. What is a good shock that won't break when you hit a small pothole at 65 mph. this is the 2nd one that's broken.

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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Rancho 9000XL.

Adjustable, and Lifetime warranty.

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Old 08-06-2012, 12:51 PM   #3
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Rancho 9000XL.

Adjustable, and Lifetime warranty.
Yep. I has pro comp es3000 and hated them. Switched to 9000xl and love them!
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:54 PM   #4
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Depending on your lift ! Look into a set of JK rubi shocks! Heard good things running them on a tJ!
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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Depending on your lift ! Look into a set of JK rubi shocks! Heard good things running them on a tJ!
Really I would like to hear more about this.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:37 PM   #6
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Have had Rancho 9000XLs , OME and now the ones that I like the most ," so far " Bilstein 5100
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:41 PM   #7
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Really I would like to hear more about this.
I am running a set of JKU Sahara shocks upfront. They are miles better than the oem gas shocks I had on before.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:47 PM   #8
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From doing some research it seems B5100's are top notch, thats the only shock I haven't seen a negative review on only positive. The others have good reviews but seen a few negative even the Ranchos'...

I'm getting B5100's installed in a few weeks.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:00 PM   #9
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Rancho 9000s. I love them and even have them on order again since the new lift.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:15 PM   #10
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Note that if you are in the rust belt and drive your rig on the salted roads during the winter (like mine, a DD), the adjustment mechanism in the Rancho 9000XLs will become difficult to change, and eventually stop working all together because the adjustment mechanism will rust. Rancho will warranty the shocks for this problem.

Rancho tech has no info or suggestions on what to do to prevent the rust. Obviously a daily flush is impractical on a DD in the dead of winter...

My new set just arrived. I'll be pretreating the adjustment mechanism under the plate/knob with antiseize before installing them, and recoating twice annually to prevent future rust.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:54 AM   #11
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There is no such thing as the best shocks really. Some shocks are just plain rubbish but most of it has to do with personal preference.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:00 AM   #12
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Basic question. Do you have the right length shocks for your lift?
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Really I would like to hear more about this.
I don't have much info minus the fact that the three sets of rubi shock I sold were to all TJ guys!

I run b5100's and can't complain but I have heavy ass JK!
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:25 PM   #14
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Yep the shock are the right length. I have been thinking about the b5100
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:35 PM   #15
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I just bought my second set of Rancho 9000s that will be delivered today by the brown santa. I was more than happy to buy them again when I went to a larger lift as they are great shocks.

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