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Landlover
10-10-2008, 11:28 PM
Got some parabolic springs for my truck, now it's time for new shocks, usually on the old Land Rovers people put Old Man Emu or Pro Comps, but I was just wondering what everyone else thinks.

I read a bunch of reviews on-line but nothing is better than word of mouth advertising so...what do you have and what kind of travel do you get? Do you have coils or leaf springs?

Any info would be great [cheers]

Arnee
10-11-2008, 06:23 AM
bilstiens seem to be wat all the guys run or want to run. they cost a pretty penny though

HEAVY METAL
10-11-2008, 07:20 AM
bilstiens seem to be wat all the guys run or want to run. they cost a pretty penny though



bilstein will be my next shock...

KINGCRUISER
10-11-2008, 07:30 AM
I prefer the white ones, but strait shocks seem to work best:confused0006:

blower
10-11-2008, 08:26 AM
i run bilestiens ,14" travel on tj coils with a 4-link in a zuke works great.it's a pretty stiff shock ,would work better in a little bit heavier truck.pricey but well worth it. cheers.

Little Samurai
10-11-2008, 08:41 AM
I run Old Man Emu's on my samurai, they have a nice ride but I don't know if they make them for lifts over 4" though...not for the Samurai anyway. If you don't want to spend a ton of money I have been told numerous times that Gabriel Gas Rider shocks are better than Rancho 9000's ride and durability wise.

HEAVY METAL
10-11-2008, 08:58 AM
I prefer the white ones, but strait shocks seem to work best:confused0006:


what r ya .....racist?

stylus
10-11-2008, 10:36 AM
i run bilstiens, good shocks for sure.

dont run pro-comps=poo.

also old man emu and very nice shocks, good ride.

depends what kinda ride ya want.

dirka dave
10-11-2008, 01:52 PM
I run Rancho 9000 sx 9 way adjustable.....they do the job for me.

I like the ability to adjust them from the cab, it actually make s quite a difference..

nbrowser
10-11-2008, 05:50 PM
I've got Rancho RS5000s on my Heep, they seem to work ok....not that I've had experience with other shocks but someone before I bought my Jeep put them in, I've got no complaints.

trencher
10-11-2008, 06:04 PM
i run bilstiens, good shocks for sure.

dont run pro-comps=poo.

also old man emu and very nice shocks, good ride.

depends what kinda ride ya want.

poo eh??? funny my pro comps work really well.
Better than my ranchos did before that

m j
10-11-2008, 06:29 PM
poo eh??? funny my pro comps work really well.
Better than my ranchos did before that

50% chance they are made by the same people
only 50% odds as they might be Gabriels rather then Monroes, those 2 pretty much are the market in North America for crappy dual tube shocks

dirka dave
10-11-2008, 06:56 PM
The nicest all around shock that I've ever had were doitheck (sp?)...

Trooper
10-11-2008, 07:41 PM
Best shocks are fox hands down. They will custom make just about anything too. You pay for it tho.

dirka dave
10-11-2008, 08:15 PM
A 240v is a good shock also.....

stylus
10-12-2008, 11:19 AM
poo eh??? funny my pro comps work really well.
Better than my ranchos did before that

now try some good shocks:cool:

pretty much anything pro-comp is crap.

Happypants
10-12-2008, 11:30 AM
bilstiens seem to be wat all the guys run or want to run. they cost a pretty penny though

:s30x:
bilstiens are awsome shocks but you gotta shell out some scrila for em,

Evan the Blue
10-12-2008, 03:16 PM
fox ...........................

Landlover
10-12-2008, 10:13 PM
Thanks for all the info, I had no idea people liked bilstiens that much, I was thinking about those too. i think I'll check them out in depth. Thanks again [cheers]

nbrowser
10-12-2008, 10:21 PM
Just to give you an idea on how decent Bilstiens are, they are OEM equipment on numerous GM trucks...and last a long long time that I've seen.

offroadordrift
10-12-2008, 11:10 PM
Just to give you an idea on how decent Bilstiens are, they are OEM equipment on numerous GM trucks...and last a long long time that I've seen.
thats a terrible example... gm is full of bad decisions:dontknow:

nbrowser
10-12-2008, 11:14 PM
But this is a good one, nothin like seein a 15 year old K2500 roll in, over 200,000 hard K on it, stock Bilstiens in it and they still work great

SHITTY
10-14-2008, 07:11 PM
bilstiens seem to be wat all the guys run or want to run. they cost a pretty penny though

they are sweet going to be my next shock for sure

B
10-14-2008, 07:22 PM
the bilstien is a nice shock but it dosent give you any tuning at all it's just a sealed shock like the rest of em ... fox's for just a bit more moola and u have a life time shock ... change vavling as u wish lose a seal a seal kit is like 30 bucks rather than throwing the shock away ... and u can replace the entire shock piece by piece if you were to damage the shaft or mount or rezivoir ... lot's of pluses to owning and running em ....

[cheers]

my 2c anyways