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Old 04-08-2008, 09:51 AM
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I've had my o2 X for about 2 1/2 years and I can't seem to find descent shocks. I started with Moroes they lasted almost a year then I switched to Billstiens not as good as everyone said they have been on for about 18 months now, any ideas? I drive 30000 a year mostly highway but I have 8miles of gravel road everyday. I've been wondering about replacing the back leaves with an air ride suspension, any thoughts.
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Depends on what your looking to spend.

For a very good Nitrgen shock...I suggest DR/Icon...best bang for the buck.



In fact, heres an ongoing discussion on shocks right now....click the link

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Old 04-08-2008, 05:58 PM
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Hmm

Why don't you try some remote resivoir shocks? They seem to take a good beating in the races and are completely rebuildable. I used to have a set on my 02 Ram 2500 when I was running up and down the mountains. I rebuil them once in two years but keep in mind I was hauling some serious weight around on those nasty roads, and I wasn't very nice to my truck. Now I have an Ex. While In love driving her around(it's my couch) I miss the Cummins and a bed.... When these Monroe Relflexes go bad I think I will either put on the remote shocks or get rid of it. I forget what brand my shocks were, but i got them from Fabtech, weren't cheap but had a great ride, not too soft, not too rough on the dirt roads. Just my .02$
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:02 PM
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Rancho Rs9000XL shocks are sweet
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The problem isn't the Bilsteins its the valving. Bilstein and Icon valving is to soft for a EX. With the correct valving you will love the results. Addition of dual's up front is a great addition for the EX.

The main problem with it is the springs and lack of suspension travel. At a min install front V and modded rear B or F codes fron a SD, add a SD rear swaybar and you will have a great handling and comfortable truck.

Many EX owners have done these mods and are extreamly happy.

PM me if you like and I'll tell you how to mod the B, F codes.

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I've had my o2 X for about 2 1/2 years and I can't seem to find descent shocks. I started with Moroes they lasted almost a year then I switched to Billstiens not as good as everyone said they have been on for about 18 months now, any ideas? I drive 30000 a year mostly highway but I have 8miles of gravel road everyday. I've been wondering about replacing the back leaves with an air ride suspension, any thoughts.
The Monroes lasted only a year? Or 30k miles...? Did you like them?
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I would get fox shocks custom valved it cost some money but you'll get a good shock that you can re build
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:24 AM
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Now I remember, I had Fox shocks, they are not cheap, but they worked great. I got a good deal on them, otherwise I would have used Ranchos and been happy with them. I added a add-a-leaf on the front of my Ex, and will be adding airsprings in the rear with a sway bar and traction bars. They are sitting in my garage right now, just to lazy to install them. The add a leafs gave me a more firm ride, and a little more travel in the front. I am not sure why we have that big bumpstop i the front, where as the sd trucks don't. I would like to know why.
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If you get the correctly valved Bilsteins they will work correctly and you will never need to replace them. I have personally put 300k miles on one set and 5 years later they are still on the truck and work as new.

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Old 04-09-2008, 05:15 PM
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WOW!! What are the part numbers for these, i am sure I will be due somemore here pretty soon.
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