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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-17-2001, 12:06 PM
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Guys, (and gals), I know we've beat this one up a bit, but here goes:
I have Rancho 5000s on my rig now, and they just beat the heck out of me and the vehicle. I don't go off-road too much (not enough time), so I'm looking for a good all around shock that'll get me up the Coast Highway and down a dirt road with my kidneys intact.

I'm hearing good things regarding the Bilstiens (which ones do you recommend?), and others say the Monroe Sens-a-trac are ok.

What do you folks think?

Thanks for the input.

'86 S10 Blazer, 2.8 TBI, 700 R4, 276,XXX original miles!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-17-2001, 12:35 PM
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Re: Shocks

I've had Bilsteins on my truck for just about as long as I've had it. It was one of the first things I've done to my truck! I highly recommend them!

They are very solid shocks, and are also lifetime warranted, like the Rancho's.

Even though they are a little stiff, they are very responsive and smoother than Rancho's shocks. I always try to avoid the twin-tube design shocks like Rancho and Monroe (same company, BTW). On road they take some getting used to; off-road they are a frickin' dream when hauling down dirt roads!

If you don't have a lift, Bilsteins are easy to get. If you have a lift it might be a little difficult, as 'Steins don't come in "lifted applications" but do make some custom jobs, based on the shock lengths you need.

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