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OT-Truck Shocks Which one??

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by ron (vt), May 6, 2009.

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  1. ron (vt)

    ron (vt) Member

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    Which is a better replacement shock; Monroe or Rancho, or somebody else? Don't do any off-roading, pull a fifth wheel. Thanks to all.
     
  2. Carol Lister

    Carol Lister TS Member

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    See if Bilstein has something for your application.

    Carol Lister
     
  3. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    My Ford came from the factory with Sach Shocks on all four corners (off road package) - they ride like a dream.

    Total 'brain cramp' on the name, but there is a Japanese shock that is close in quality to Bilsteins, but you can usually buy four for the cost of one Bilstein. they were white with red lettering (put them on a BMW and my last Expedition - awesome ride in both).
     
  4. Carol Lister

    Carol Lister TS Member

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    <blockquote>"... there is a Japanese shock that is close in quality to Bilsteins,..."</blockquote>

    Are you referring to KYB made by Kayaba in Tokyo?

    Carol Lister
     
  5. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    I have KYB's on my 99 Exploder sinec it was new great choice. As good as Bilsteins just not as expensive. At one time KYB was the largest hydraulics compnent producer in the world.
     
  6. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    Carol LIster,

    Yes KYB

    Thanks for that - they say the mind is the first thing to go...
     
  7. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    It's the second ! eye sight seems to be first
     
  8. jagrdawger

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    I really like the Rancho 9000 series. The adjustments allow you to tailor the ride the conditions. I soften it for driving without a trailer and go to a higher number to reduce the bounce on rougher roads with a 31 foot bumper pull.
     
  9. Chango2

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    KYB's are great. I once bought a set of Bilstein's for a Blazer that I never pushed hard. Damn things started leaking after 15K miles. Never again. I have had good luck with the most expensive shocks and HD shocks from Pep Boys. Lifetime warranty, and a world of improvement for my '07 Duramax 3/4 ton used to pull a trailer. I know, Pep Boys, but the shocks are, I believe, HD Gabriel guaranteed forever.

    David
     
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    Bilstein. oz
     
  11. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    i've always had good performance from the Monroe Magnums on trucks
     
  12. Shell Shucker

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    Ron;


    I've had a set of Ranchos on my F150 flatdeck for four years now and they're still functioning good. I've never used Munroes since the time I installed a
    set of Gas-Matics in my Pontiac years ago. Two of them blew out and leaked fluid within 3 days!


    Happy Blastin'


    JJ Clarke
     
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