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Looking for suggestions on what shock absorbers to use on my 96 xl

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Azy, May 12, 2017.

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  1. Azy

    Azy New Member

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    Hey guys! what shock absorbers would you recommend to put onto my 96 xl I need to get all 4 done. Looking to do this cheap as possible but with still getting the best shocks for my money. Also I'm looking to do a body lift, any suggestions on parts and what the easiest and cheapest way to go is. Something like shackles and leaf springs thanks for your time. Cheers. Azy
     
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  3. toypaseo

    toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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    I put KYB Gas-A-Justs on my 96. Great on-road, and on country dirt roads. I don't off-road. I paid $138.13 shipped total on eBay
     
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    You'll probably want shocks designed for a lift, since they're often position sensitive. I don't know all the brands that offer something but probably Rancho are cheaper than Bilstein.
     
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    Rancho RS5000s work very well.
     
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    KYB Gas-A-Just. They are high pressure monotubes, better technology than the regular low pressure dual tubes, same like Bilstein.
    Also, the V8 engines have a 5th shock at the rear axle (axle damper).
     
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    ^ If his lift is for offroading, might want to get the KYB Monomax over the Gas-A-Just which IMO are more for on-road use.

    I'm sure he'll be happy to know that the KYB $40 rebate on 4 shocks, ended last month... no idea when it's coming back again, maybe next spring. Rancho has a rebate that's still current till the end of June, at least $50 off 4 shocks, but not valid for purchases made on eBay et al auction sites:

    http://img.rewardpromo.com/1/5809/15844.pdf
     
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