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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2002, 10:20 AM
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Basic shock question

Ok, I need some basic shock advice. First some background.The shocks will be going on a jeep w/built 350 / 465 / 300 / 60 front / 14 bolt / SOA / 39.5 boggers on 15X10 steel wheels. I live in the south and will be running trails like Tellico. I am a collage student so money is an issue. I am trying to decide what shocks I should use. Being on a budget, I am trying to decide between using RS9000's or something cheaper like RS5000 or procomp ES9000's. So other than being adjustable, what am I getting for the extra cost of the RS9000's. Also, what are going to be the disadvantages of the cheaper shocks.

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Re: Basic shock question

I have used the 9000s for years and love them. The 5000s are a little on the stiff side for me. My friends have all swapped to them after riding in my jeep and seeing it work on the trail. Spend the extra bucks for the shocks, you won't be sorry. Wait until they have a buy 3 get 1 free sale.
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Re: Basic shock question

I am under the impression that adjustable shocks are for fine tuning a soft suspension system. SOA, Dana 60, and 39's that's some weight, plus a 350 sitting on top of it in the front, your suspension is probably not as soft as the standard SUV population. Depending on how stiff your spring packs are currently, I don't know if you would see the benifit of an adjustable shock.

I assume when you are talking about a cheaper shock you are referring to the RS5000s, correct? Those are great shocks. Price is right and they handle extreme wear and tear. I can't think of a disadvantage. But I could be off base in my logic...
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