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View Poll Results: Which brand?
Rancho 13 10.92%
Bilstein 88 73.95%
Pro Comp 3 2.52%
Skyacker 4 3.36%
Rough Country 0 0%
Other 11 9.24%
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:14 AM   #61
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Well, its crunch time, I need new shocks, what should I order for my 4wd Mega Cab DRW?

I'm looking at either the KYB or Bilstiens
 
Old 06-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #62
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Ordered Red KYB shocks, we'll see how they work out.
 
Old 06-07-2012, 08:25 PM   #63
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What made you chose KYB over Bilstiens?
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:21 PM   #64
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Check out ThurenFab's Overland shocks.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:36 PM   #65
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What made you chose KYB over Bilstiens?
Rich's seal of approval.

If I don't like them, I'll throw a lift on it with some bilsteins eventually.

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Old 06-07-2012, 10:04 PM   #66
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I put Bilstiens on my truck and i could tell no difference from stock none...
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #67
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Rich's seal of approval.

If I don't like them, I'll throw a lift on it with some bilsteins eventually.
Please report back your feelings.....I'd be interested to hear them.

I value Rico's opinion but he deals more with 2wd's not big heavy 4x4's.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:35 PM   #68
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How do you guys cross-reference between the manufacturer and application?

Meaning, KYB AGX series on a 1st Gen.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:22 PM   #69
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Rich, I've got an 05 dodge 3500 2wd. I'm interested I. The kyb's but I haven't found an application for the front of mine. Any help?
 
Old 06-27-2012, 03:42 PM   #70
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Please report back your feelings.....I'd be interested to hear them.

I value Rico's opinion but he deals more with 2wd's not big heavy 4x4's.
Got them Swapped out. All 4 Shocks were bad, 2 were OEM (Front), and 2 were yellow Bilstiens (Mileage Unknown) The Bilstiens had almost no restriction either way. The OEM ones still had some life left in them surprisingly enough, compression only, no resistance on the rebound...

The KYB's make the truck ride great! Night and day difference. I'll update you every once in a while.
 
Old 06-27-2012, 05:00 PM   #71
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I have rancho 9000XLs on my 02 chevy work truck. The truck weighs 8500lb as I run it and I keep the Ranchos on max stiffness all the time. The ride and handling are way better than the stock shocks ever were.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:39 PM   #72
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After reading this months back I called rock auto and bought the kyb's and I will say I am very pleased. so with that said if you have trouble finding them on line call rock auto.
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KYB makes a shocks specifically for these trucks? Came into the thread late... sorry if it's spelled out somewhere.
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Got them Swapped out. All 4 Shocks were bad, 2 were OEM (Front), and 2 were yellow Bilstiens (Mileage Unknown) The Bilstiens had almost no restriction either way. The OEM ones still had some life left in them surprisingly enough, compression only, no resistance on the rebound...

The KYB's make the truck ride great! Night and day difference. I'll update you every once in a while.
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Meaning, KYB AGX series on a 1st Gen.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:25 AM   #77
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Time for shocks, one of my front tires feels like it's dribbling down the road with these Skyjacker 8000 nitros.

I'm looking at Bilstein 5100 vs Rancho 9000 adjustables. I've got the typical 2inch leveling kit, but with air bags in the rear which usually have a little air in them. Should I just by two for the front?

I've read Bilsteins aren't too great for towing, but I do like the idea that they are engineered to application. Although Ranchos seem like they could cover several types of driving. Desert offroading, highway, and towing.

I don't mind the stiff ride so long as they can handle bumps on the highway or when towing. I used to have a Duramax and the front bobbed like crazy when towing, it drove me to selling the truck.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:34 AM   #78
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I'm looking for shocks as well. Something about these napa silver shocks just ain't cutting it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:35 PM   #79
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I put KYB's on my truck when I lowered it. So far so good with them.
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I'd like to change my vote to the yellow napa gas shocks. The bilsteins were just too rough.
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