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Old 12-29-2013, 09:23 PM
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Lift shocks

My rear shocks are not the best, and somehow the bushings are worn out.... clunks like crazy. Rough country 6" lift shocks.

Due to the way I'm lifted I have more suspension downtravel than stock, so I'll likely buy a shock meant for an 8" lift in the rear. Have to do some measuring.

What is the general consensus on which shocks to buy? I don't need the best of the best but something decent that will last and, while it's minor, since everything is really visible underneath this truck I'd like a set that won't look like crap after 1 winter like these rough country ones did.
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One option is to support the truck by the frame, remove the shocks, and lift up one side of the axle. When the truck starts to lift, you'll have an idea of your up travel. This measurement will be your compressed length. The side that is drooping would be an indication of your extended length.

Add an inch or two to the extended side and subtract an inch or two from the compressed side and use that information to look up your shock requirement.

However, if you're not out wheeling in your truck like I do in mine, just get the 8" lift shocks and call it a day.

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Old 12-30-2013, 04:31 PM
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Actually I was asking about brands.... I'm trying to decide between the KYB's, blisten's, or the skyjacker shock.

I already did my measurements essentially the same way you suggested, except I always use a forklift lol.. I do wheel the truck but the 8" lift shocks come up within 1/2" to my measurements so it looks like that will be easiest.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:53 AM
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I have Rough Country nitrogen shocks in the rear. I don't know if it's the brand or the nitrogen, but they are way too f'in stiff. I have to either put on my fiberglass shell or a kidney belt because the rear is so stiff. Hell, I've jumped my truck wheelin and the rears barely compressed half way.

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We can get you the correct shocks, Bilsteins, Icons, Fox, Pure's..PM me if I can help.
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I have Rough Country nitrogen shocks in the rear. I don't know if it's the brand or the nitrogen, but they are way too f'in stiff. I have to either put on my fiberglass shell or a kidney belt because the rear is so stiff. Hell, I've jumped my truck wheelin and the rears barely compressed half way.

Karl and his 2003 Souper Doody
I am disappointed in the ride with my rough country's as well. I hear good about these skyjacker ones but I'm kinda hoping somebody will chime in on how long they stayed pretty looking for.
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We can get you the correct shocks, Bilsteins, Icons, Fox, Pure's..PM me if I can help.
You may as well put my name on a list that will never provide you with any business. Make a real website and I might consider it, butting into a thread and offering to sell me something I did not ask of you, then all your prices being hidden in PM. You are the door to door vacuum cleaner salesman, or the ambulance chasing lawyer.

I asked for opinions on shocks, something that will ride good, and still look good, meaning I wanted people who run the various brands to give their opinions, not somebody trying to sell me stuff. Look at my location, you really think I'm going to pay for over the border shipping for 2 shocks? I don't care how good a price you can get, by the time they would show up at my door i would be losing out compared to buying locally.
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I sell to Canada and usually beat the local sellers..you have a issue with how I run my business..that's fine as I don't run it to be like others I want personal contact so I ensure that my customers get what they need. Web portals remove my ability to do that.

I offered help take it or leave it why get so upset.
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I sell to Canada and usually beat the local sellers..you have a issue with how I run my business..that's fine as I don't run it to be like others I want personal contact so I ensure that my customers get what they need. Web portals remove my ability to do that.

I offered help take it or leave it why get so upset.
He only posted this because he is angry that I refuse to buy an H2e turbo kit from him due to the fact that he won't provide me with the name of the company that builds the turbo for him.

I mean. Who buys something worth almost $4000CAD without wanting to know everything about it?

As for beating out local sellers. I'm sure you do on initial price. But you obviously don't realise how often FedEx and UPS will tack on a big chunk at the door, or how often you get letters a month later saying more money is owed. I just got one from FedEx a week ago saying I owed an extra 50$. All the parcel services do this, even the government ones

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whats your price range? i had fox with reservoirs in the rear of my truck that were custom valved. you can also go with bilstein.
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