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Bilstein 5100 23 71.88%
OME sport shocks 4 12.50%
Rancho RS5000 1 3.13%
Skyjacker Nitro 1 3.13%
Shocking BACON 3 9.38%
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post #1 of 30 Old 02-01-2012, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at new shocks for my ride...4" lift

Note to those out there.....$35.00 shocks are worth less then $35.00 in gas...Zone offroad shocks lasted a year before failing and bleeding out fluid.

Anyway, back to the point
I like
Bilstein 5100's
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Rancho RS5000
Skyjacker Nitro

post up what you guys think...price is a factor but I dont want junk.

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I'd look into the Fox IPF shocks. Put them on mine with a Teraflex 4" lift and they are much better then the Teraflex shock were. Ride is night and day now.
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X2 on the fox. My ride was 100% better when I switched to fox.

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I don't like none of your choices , maybe the bilstiens right now I have the procomps mx6 adj. and I love them but I am looking into getting the fox 2.0 adj and be done with shocks for awhile
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I vote fox but its not up their so bacon it is. But the fox with the adj and the res are great. Plus they are rebuildable

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5100s or Fox 2.0s. Just swapped from 5100 to 2.0s tonight and i would be happy with either.

Definitely go Bilstein over your other choices.


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I'd do Fox's. If you do go C/D Adj Fox's remember to have the rebound valving changed before you install them. The 90 rebound is way way way too slow and really takes away from the shocks potential. We've been running specials on them here if you're interested in them. If not, run the Bilsteins.


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I voted Bilsteins since you have them up there. That's what I run and I'm happy with them so far.

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Look to the RS7000MT or the RS9000XL.
The RS5000 are a good shock, but you deserve better than good, you deserve AWESOME.


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Look to the RS7000MT or the RS9000XL.
The RS5000 are a good shock, but you deserve better than good, you deserve AWESOME.
Product awareness! Those are some nice shocks, just not a lot of people know they're available. I know we sell a lot of the Rancho shocks though here.

In regards to those mentioning the Fox 2.0 shocks, what I sell the most of along those lines are the BDS tuned Fox 2.0 shocks. I know several people on JKO running them on my recommendation and they had never heard of them. They thanked me profusely for the recommendation after I sold them and they had a chance to try them though!
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What lengths, compressed and extended do the new RS7000MT come in. Are they digressive like the Bilsteins.

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Look to the RS7000MT or the RS9000XL.
The RS5000 are a good shock, but you deserve better than good, you deserve AWESOME.
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The Bilstein is the only quality shock out of those listed. I run the 5100s on my son's TJ and they have been good.
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Bilstein or OME are the only good ones on your list. The others are junk (based on my TJ experience with both). I ran Teraflex shocks for a year and a half on my JK and really liked the price and performance.

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Sorry so long on a response, out at KOH. We make these for 0-2" and 4", and yes they a digressive style shock. Great handling on road and eat up the dirt roads.



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What lengths, compressed and extended do the new RS7000MT come in. Are they digressive like the Bilsteins.


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Shock lengths

Thanks - but what lengths are they. The RS9000 4" shocks are similar in length to RK 2.5" shocks, hence my question.

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Sorry so long on a response, out at KOH. We make these for 0-2" and 4", and yes they a digressive style shock. Great handling on road and eat up the dirt roads.
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Thanks - but what lengths are they. The RS9000 4" shocks are similar in length to RK 2.5" shocks, hence my question.
I have an engineer complying that info right now, should have by the end of the week.
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Poly Performance/Synergy Suspension shocks are supposed to be equal to the Fox shocks and lower price. Search for the thread about them, probably in their Vendor section.

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Poly Performance/Synergy Suspension shocks are supposed to be equal to the Fox shocks and lower price. Search for the thread about them, probably in their Vendor section.
From what I have been told... They are on back order or not being produced right now.

I like the Fox IPF's or the bilsteins. Trying to decide what to get myself right now.

Im also running a 4" lift so I will be watching this thread.


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Who/what closed the poll?

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Who/what closed the poll?
Im guessing he unknowingly set a time limit on the poll...


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i run old man emu and im happy with them. our 4 door is on fox shocks and i still like the ome ones better.


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(Thanks to Marcus) I just threw on a set of Bilstein 5100's last night. Definitely a softer ride than the stock Rubi shocks they replaced.

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(Thanks to Marcus) I just threw on a set of Bilstein 5100's last night. Definitely a softer ride than the stock Rubi shocks they replaced.



Do you have a stock suspension?
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I'm still happy with my poly synergy's after about 3 years


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i run old man emu and im happy with them. our 4 door is on fox shocks and i still like the ome ones better.
Which fox's do you have?


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