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Best shocks

Discussion in 'General Topic Polls' started by lycan91, December 15, 2006.

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    Which company makes the best shocks for the best price?

    1. Rancho

      8 vote(s)
      47.1%
    2. Pro-Comp

      2 vote(s)
      11.8%
    3. Fabtech

      0 vote(s)
      0.0%
    4. Super Lift

      0 vote(s)
      0.0%
    5. Bilstein

      7 vote(s)
      41.2%
    1. lycan91

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      This is for opinions for me to base my next shock purchase off of. My explorer is my DD but i would like to improve overall performance on and off road and make it more offroad capable while keeping it a DD. Shes not yet lifted i would like to eventualy
       
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      and could you tell me why you picked what you did?
       
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      i didnt have enough room. if you have a better one thats not listed post it.
       
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      I've had Gabriel and Superlift shocks on my truck but the Old Man Emu shocks I had for a year before I lifted it were incredible.
       
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      Superlift shocks are junk. I believe that Bilstein are the only monotube shocks listed in the poll. I have them on my lifted 91 and my DD Level II Ranger. The Bilstiens perform very well for stock type shocks. Comparing mono tube to dual tube is really not a fair comparison.
       
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      how do mono tube work compaired with dual tube?
       
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      Monroe shocks- made by same people as Rancho at the same place, less $$. Perfect for stock height vehicles.

      With that being said I have Ranchos out back because of the lift.
       
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      I have had Trail Master SSV's for almost 5 years & I have no complaints.
       
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      On a stock vehicle-Gabriel-Monroe especially with their air shocks. I have sold many a truck with them still working fine.
       
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      anyone else. i want as much info as i can handle
       
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      Bilsteins are, by design, the best suspension damper available for the stock height Explorer. Great choice for an on-and-off road 4x4. KYB MonoMax or Gas-a-just would be my next choices. Tokicos are good too but I'd probably suggest those for a 2WD. Forget the pro-comp, fabtech, superlift and other such lift company shocks. I'd suggest buying Monroe shocks before lift company shocks.
       

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