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Old 08-10-2011, 04:29 PM
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Need some new shocks

Alright everybody need some segestions on some new shocks I have a 2003 that's leveled what kind would all of you recommend?
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:34 PM
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Most, like myself, have the Bilstein 5100s...IMO, after about 300 miles, they settle down some. They are stiff but solid. Id recommend them. topguncustomz.com!
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:56 PM
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New Shocks

I agree, Bilsteins are the best thing going. We install several sets a week at our shop and get lots of positive feedback.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:43 AM
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I know everyone oohs and aahs over Bilsteins but the rears were way too stiff for me. Cary (CT Performance) did say he could get some softer ones if I wanted them. Check with him he can definitely hook you up, and he's a site sponsor:

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Old 08-12-2011, 08:34 AM
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Monroe Reflexs for me on my 4x4. They ride much better than the Ranchos.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:38 AM
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If you would like info on the Bilsteins..or Icons or Pure Performance shocks please PM me.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:17 AM
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I know everyone oohs and aahs over Bilsteins but the rears were way too stiff for me. Cary (CT Performance) did say he could get some softer ones if I wanted them. Check with him he can definitely hook you up, and he's a site sponsor:

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Ya they are stiff with nothing in the bed. I ended up takin 5lbs out of the tires. helped quite a bit, but I know what you mean.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:21 AM
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I went all the way down to 45psi, and it was still too rough.


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Old 08-12-2011, 02:45 PM
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Wow. Im at 55 and if it was still bad, Id def switch shocks like you did. 45 is pretty low. I assume your tires are rated at 80psi or so.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:44 PM
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Was looking at getting 5100's but not after reading how stiff they are. They are kind of expensive too. Don't want to steal the thread but does anyone else have suggestions?
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