replacing shocks.

Discussion in 'Suspension Tech' started by mcdonald58, Apr 18, 2012.

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    mcdonald58

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  4. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    link no worky for me.... says the item has been removed....
     
  5. Rangeredgewhite

    Rangeredgewhite Ranger>Tacoma

    mine are stock and i got 130xxx
     
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    mcdonald58

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    mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    i decided im going to go with those shocks i linked. they maybe later on get a set of leveling coils to replace my factory ones that will give me 1.5 in lift in the front. and maybe get blocks for the rear to lift it 1.5 in lift in the rear. i only intend to take the truck on light trails if at all. i cant go to high because i want to keep my mileage and its my dd.
     
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    mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    do you guys think it is necessary to upgrade to nitrogen shocks. its 6 bucks a shock so 24 in total. i plan on using them mostly on the road. but possibly some light trails
     
  9. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    im working on it at somepoint
     
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    mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    alright guys i changed my mind once again. im going to be going with ranchos since they have a lot better reviews. i just need to get the conformation from rancho that they will fit if i put a 1.5 in leveling kit in front and possibly lift blocks in the back. thanks a lot for all your help ill update this thread once i make my purchase and get them installed.
     
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    mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    i just ordered my new rancho rs5000 shocks for all around. i cant wait to get them and to stop bouncing all over the place whenever i hit a bump. now the real work begins... getting the rusted bolts lose on all the shocks and finding time to get the truck in the my school's shop. thanks a lot for all your help guys in making my decision ill update you guys once i get them installed.
     
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    mcdonald58

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    i thought i would update the thread with my progress. installed the rear shocks by myself in my driveway about two weekends ago. i got the front shocks done today by my school's auto shop. i notice a difference its a lot more stiffer and i bounce like crazy when i hit a big bump.
     
  13. I dont have the bounce like crazy when I go over a bump, my tires are really planted on the ground with the new shocks , yours should get better maybe put a good load in the bed and drive it around, I put about a 1/2 ton of gravel in the bed right afterwards and it drives and feels great
     

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