Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Northern Catskill Mountains, NY
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Re: DT8000\'s compared to DT3000\'s ??
3000's are more lightly valved than the 8000's, which also have larger pistons and intergrated bumpstops.
But 8000's isn't what you will be happy with either. Seriously, The shock that will work BEST for YOUR situation would be an adjustable shock. Then, depending on carry load and road conditions, you will be able to dial in the setting that works BEST for YOU.
Yes, they cost more. But you can always buy 8000's and run the risk that the valving is still too soft or now too firm for you liking. Or it works great and firming up the corners on smooth streets when your loaded down only to jar your teeth loose on a bumpy back road when you are running empty.
There's are 5 way (Ranco 9000), 5 way (ProComp 6X) and two different 9 ways (Full-Traction X9 and Rancho 9000X). One will fit your application AND your budget.
We can talk more around the fire next weekend.