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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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looking for \"el cheapo\" shock

Hi there,

i have a Q:

I look for a cheap but reasonably good shock for my (rather light) CJ6. The Rancho9000 are way out there, I am not willing to sell a kidney yet...

Anybody running cheap shocks and is happy w/ them?

As i said, the jeep is rather light, and its a mainly-trail-rig,

thx in advance

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Re: looking for \"el cheapo\" shock

I've got some shocks from Sears on a Toyota that are pretty good. I think Gabriel(sp?) made them, they are the ones with the VST technology and came with a lifetime warranty. If you read the specs on them they are almost, if not, identical to a Rancho RS5000. I did have to replace the front two but they had about 100,000 miles on them and Sears just exchanged them with no questions. I think I paid about $18-20 each for them. If you don't see them at Sears I think Pep Boys also carries them.

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Re: looking for \"el cheapo\" shock

Ranch 5000's are not too bad, the gabriels work ok and so do Monroe shocks. Pro Comp ES3000 shocks aren't bad, I have a set of those and I think they run around 130-140 for all 4 especially if you find a deal running at 4 Wheel PArts.

4 Wheel Drive Hardware has a special going on Superlift shock right now, buy 2 get 2 free. I paid about 39 each for my superlift shocks, that would be cheap. Go to their web page http://www.4wd.com

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Re: looking for \"el cheapo\" shock

I second the vote on the Gabriels from Sears...on sale for $17...lifetime warranty, adjustable valving...and they have listed applications for stock and lifted jeeps.

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Re: looking for \"el cheapo\" shock

i bought monroe-matics at advanced auto.they were 14 bucks each.they seem to be pretty good.

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Re: looking for \"el cheapo\" shock

"El Cheapo?"

Wonder where you got that expression from?
(BTW, I run "El Cheapo" brand speakers.)


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Re: looking for \"el cheapo\" shock

Inferno, EL CHEAPO makes everything imaginable. You can buy El Cheapo shocks, gas, food, clothing, and even pets.

Alfred, Sell a kidney for RS9000s? You're getting ripped off. I was able to get my set of four for my spline(useless anyway!)! I suggest you see someone else!

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Re: looking for \"el cheapo\" shock

i surely get ripped off... the on-going price for a R9000 is us$ 115,- a piece...

but then again, i am living down here in chile, and the dollar got that darn expensive here...

thats why i look into "regular" stuff...

thx
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Re: looking for \"el cheapo\" shock

How about sticking your fingers in a mains socket?? That'll give you a cheap enough shock [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: looking for \"el cheapo\" shock

how about sticking a finger in your eye... will give you a cheap shock and me plenty of pleasure ;oP

OK, here´s the deal...

got doetsch-tech DT3000 shocks (32" - longer than the longest Rancho 9012!!!!) for 26,99 in summit-racing..

they dont list them, but at http://www.doetsch-shocks.com they list all the specs and part No. (on the last page - their site sucks, big time)

i guess i will go with them, as i need something laaaarge (25" from shock-mount to shock mount - truck sitting level in the garage)


thanks for your time and help! ... hope this helps somebody,

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