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Old 03-02-2013, 10:23 PM
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procomp shock options.

so im looking at getting either a 4 or 6" procomp lift. i know fox makes some of the best shocks out there but whats the advantage of a reservoir other than cooling and travel? ive always thought they were more for rock crawlers because you get more travel with them but ive seen them more and more on prerunners. do they ride better that non reservoir shocks? im stuck between the procomp MX6 shocks and the fox reservoir shocks. does anyone have any experience with them or reservior shocks in general?
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White tube shocks are hella stiff. I have 6" Pro Comp springs out back (no blocks) and the white tube shocks make it really stiff out back until I put my shell on.

The average shock cycles more driving down the road that most people realize. This is why the remote reservoirs are beneficial to tube shocks even on street driven trucks. If you can find someone that knows what they are doing, the Fox shocks can have the valve stacks changed to your truck front and rear.
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White tube shocks are hella stiff. I have 6" Pro Comp springs out back (no blocks) and the white tube shocks make it really stiff out back until I put my shell on.

The average shock cycles more driving down the road that most people realize. This is why the remote reservoirs are beneficial to tube shocks even on street driven trucks. If you can find someone that knows what they are doing, the Fox shocks can have the valve stacks changed to your truck front and rear.
thanks! just a qyestion though do you know if you had the ES9000 or the MX6 shocks? just curious.
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I'll have to run the numbers stamped on the tube. The fronts are Pro-Comp nitrogen charged (probably the cheaper of the two) and the rears are Rough Country nitrogens. They're all about the same, but I will look up the pn for you tomorrow before work.

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If you are trying to keep costs down go with bilstein 5100s. Great riding shocks and they can be valved specific to our trucks. Fox are great shocks but will be 3 times as much as the Bilsteins.


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probably the ES9000 then. no worries on checkin just curious. ill be gettin the fox shocks because of your advice. thanks man!
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White tube shocks are hella stiff. I have 6" Pro Comp springs out back (no blocks) and the white tube shocks make it really stiff out back until I put my shell on.
Btw, the stiffness is probably from your rear springs versus the shocks. That's why adding the top smooths it out. It flattens the spring some.


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If you are trying to keep costs down go with bilstein 5100s. Great riding shocks and they can be valved specific to our trucks. Fox are great shocks but will be 3 times as much as the Bilsteins.


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ill probably just go with the fox to start with because the come with the kit. i heard blistiens ride pretty good too, havent heard much bad about them come to think of it so ill probably use those as replacements when the fox shocks wear down. thanks!
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Btw, the stiffness is probably from your rear springs versus the shocks. That's why adding the top smooths it out. It flattens the spring some.


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I don't remember how stiff it was before I took the OEM leafs out, but I do remember going from add-a-leaf with OEM shocks up front to add-a-leaf and white tube shocks and it got really stiff. So I don't believe that it has as much to do with the lift springs as suggested.

**EDIT** While I admit that it's pretty firm on road, when I'm beatin through the desert and bouncing around, it absorbs a lot of that harness without feeling like it's going to bottom out. I launched my truck unexpectedly going up a hill recently, the front shocks were clean all the way up and it didn't feel like I came down that hard, but you could tell that I used those shocks up doing it. For me, I'll take that trade off until I can pony up the money for some tune-able shocks.

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I don't remember how stiff it was before I took the OEM leafs out, but I do remember going from add-a-leaf with OEM shocks up front to add-a-leaf and white tube shocks and it got really stiff. So I don't believe that it has as much to do with the lift springs as suggested.
only reason i say it is u mentioned adding your shell smooths it out. if was the shocks the stiffness wouldnt change by adding your shell. the added weight though will flatten the spring and remove some of stiffness
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