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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 06-07-2011, 04:30 AM   #21
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What about for drag racing I have heard go with the 9000's bug I'm on the fence
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:11 AM   #22
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Unbroken are those on your 2wd ford? I'm looking for a good 2wd front shock also.
 
Old 06-07-2011, 02:15 PM   #23
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What about for drag racing I have heard go with the 9000's bug I'm on the fence
If I towed heavy ALL the time, or had a camper, I'd run the ranchos and deal with the ride. Drag racing I think the Ranchos should work better too.

I just drive my truck way too much (when it's running ) to deal with a stiff ride.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:30 PM   #24
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Unbroken are those on your 2wd ford? I'm looking for a good 2wd front shock also.
I have them on my Ford and my Dodge.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:09 PM   #25
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So what is measurably different between any of these shocks? And what shock absorber traits are important for what application?
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:51 PM   #26
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Any advantage on the street from the piggyback style shocks?

More $, but are they worth it?
 
Old 06-07-2011, 08:05 PM   #27
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Any advantage on the street from the piggyback style shocks?

More $, but are they worth it?
Probably last longer being that the oil stays cooler.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:34 PM   #28
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Probably last longer being that the oil stays cooler.
I can see that, but will they ride any better?
 
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Red KYB Monomax
Firm shock...valved almost identical to the 5100 Bil's for 1/2 the price and lasts 3 times as long. Only shocks I'll run on a large truck.
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Got a good source for these?

Just a little FYI....
I did a quick search after coming across this thread. Cheapest I've ever found the Bilstein 5100's is $75 a piece. Geno's Garage I think?

Looked up KYB Monomax on Rockauto.com and they are $55 $56 a piece + shipping.

For chit's and giggles I looked them up on O'Rielly auto parts website...$75 a piece.

I think I'll give them a try once I have the spare money...my tow pig has been in BAD need of shocks for a while. Thanks for the info Rich!
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:15 PM   #30
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Just a little FYI....
I did a quick search after coming across this thread. Cheapest I've ever found the Bilstein 5100's is $75 a piece. Geno's Garage I think?

Looked up KYB Monomax on Rockauto.com and they are $55 $56 a piece + shipping.

For chit's and giggles I looked them up on O'Rielly auto parts website...$75 a piece.

I think I'll give them a try once I have the spare money...my tow pig has been in BAD need of shocks for a while. Thanks for the info Rich!
I haven't heard one bad thing about KYB's
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:44 AM   #32
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Here you go: I couldn't get them to last on a CAR a few years ago.

On my 3500 4X4 I've run the Rancho 9000's with remote adjust and the (shiney nickel) Bilsteins that came in the KORE Pace kit. No comparison, the Bilsteins are a better ride. As I recall, KORE specs the valving in the rear (?) pair of shocks, the other pair is the Bilstein valving.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:49 PM   #33
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The Kore Bilstein 5100 are said to have differant valving (Kore specific), acording to the Kore site. Rear shocks are Bilstein 6647. These are both used in their "Recon" and leveling kits.

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Home > Dodge > Dodge Ram 2500/3500 > Dodge Shocks

Dodge Shocks


For the KORE HD Leveling Kit and Recon Series suspension systems KORE uses the legendary Bilstein 5100 Series shock absorber. This shock uses special valving that differs from the valving in all other KORE suspension systems. For most off road and many street applications linear valving works best. "Linear" means that the amount of force generated by the shock is relative to the speed of the shock shaft - the faster the shaft moves, the more resistance the shock generates. This is the best method to control repetitive bumps like washboard and hard hits called "gotchas."

Like the linear valving of KORE remote reservoir shocks, the digressive valving of the 5100 Series Bilstein shocks maximizes control and limits body roll. But when bumps are encountered and shaft speed increases the force that the shock generates actually decreases. This gives a very smooth, yet controlled ride over pavement. The valving in the production "6647" Bilstein shock used in the rear of the Recon Series and sold world wide was developed by KORE in 2003 and adopted by Bilstein in 2004.

In order to provide the softest ride possible while still retaining good towing and hauling characteristics, this shock employs a special one-way check valve on the compression side and maximum damping on the rebound side. When small bumps are encountered the shock literally provides little to no resistance on the upstroke, simply allowing the spring to do the work. Then when the spring rebounds to the neutral position, the shock maximizes control, so the rear can't "bounce back." It's the best solution for everyday pavement driving and slower speed off road use. Plus all Bilstein 5100 Series shocks are guaranteed for life.


Bilstein 6647 Rear Shocks, Pair


Price: $180.00


KORE developed the valving in these shock absorbers to maximize control and minimize harshness. It is the best shock absorber for the street an light trail use. The perfect OE replacement rear shock for 1994-2012 Dodge Ram 2500-3500 4x4 pickups.


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Old 06-09-2011, 08:55 PM   #34
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Have you tried any others though?
Ya I have ran Rancho's, ProComp's, and SkyJackers's.. Best luck with the Bilsteins!
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Is rock auto the best price on the monomax's?
 
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Doubt you'll beat $55 a shock, when parts house's are getting $75
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Doubt you'll beat $55 a shock, when parts house's are getting $75
Tire rack.com has Rock Auto beat by 7 dollars off the total price, lol.
 
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I run Icon, and have been extremely happy with their performance.

However, the best I would have to say King or Fox.
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Just ordered the KYB's from RockAuto.com

$246 for 4 shipped.

I'll let you know what I think once I get them on.
 
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Just ordered the KYB's from RockAuto.com

$246 for 4 shipped.

I'll let you know what I think once I get them on.
Thanks that would help! I really want to put some new ones on soon.
 
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