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post #1 of 13 Old 05-16-2012, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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I need new shocks. Opinions?

Hey guys, I need to replace the shocks on my truck very soon. I have a 6" lift on the truck and I'm wondering what shocks everyone would recommend. I appreciate any input. Thanks!

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I like my bilsteins, but there are many other good brands. Maybe fabtech or donahoe. I am not a fan of rancho, ran some and did not last
Kind of depends on budget as well

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I went with bilsteins 5160 with the remote reservoir and I love them. They look great and I can tell a big difference from stock. They are also very reasonably priced for remote reservoir shocks

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Rancho RS9000 adjustable ( so your not stuck with valving someone else chose for you) with an awesome warranty if you were to have an issue

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Thanks everyone. I actually went with a set of Rancho RS9000XL adjustables because after Rancho's $500 rebate I will have only paid about $100 for all 4 shocks. I finished installing them yesterday and they ride really nice. I have to front set on 6 and the rear set on 4 right now. Anyone else using these? What are your settings?

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I change my settings every once in a while ,, I will have to start noticing where I set them LOL

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What was the rebate you used?

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What was the rebate you used?
It was Rancho's Shock and Awe promotion they have going on right now:
Rancho Suspension: RANCHO® SHOCK & AWE PROMOTION

If you buy one of the listed lift kits and 4 RS9000XL shocks you get a $500 rebate. So what I did was find the cheapest lift kit I could, which wasn't even for my truck, and then buy the shocks to fit my truck. Here is what I bought:

Lift Kit: $228.77
Amazon.com: Rancho RS6444 Suspension System: Automotive Amazon.com: Rancho RS6444 Suspension System: Automotive

Front Shocks: $85.75/ea
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Rear Shocks: $102.69/ea
Amazon.com: Rancho RS999045 RS9000XL Series Shock: Automotive Amazon.com: Rancho RS999045 RS9000XL Series Shock: Automotive

My total was $613.39 shipped to my door. So, after the $500 rebate, I will have only paid $113.39 for a full set of RS9000XL shocks for my truck. Also, from what I understand, these shocks carry a lifetime warranty through Rancho. I'll most likely try to sell the lift on craigslist as well. So, I may actually make money in the end.

Anyone looking for some shocks right now should really look into doing this.

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Let me know if that works. It's a good idea

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