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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:30 pm Reply with quote
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I have an 87 pickup w/ the 22re and its lifted 3" and I was just wonderin which shocks I should get. I'm on a budget since I'm only 17 and I have a part-time job so I just want to keep it simple and it has to work good on road and offroad. I've noticed a lot of rancho shocks online and they seem to be pretty cheap but I don't want somethin tht imma brk in a few months. I also don't want somethin thts gonna be stiff because its already a bumpy ride w/ the ones I have... Suggestions?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:54 pm Reply with quote
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Ranchos are pretty good. Just pay attention to how the shock is dampened. Hydro shocks use oil to dampen and do not increase the spring rate any. Hydros will typically be softer shocks. Nitro shocks are nitrogen charged and will increase spring rate. These shocks can be more stiff but will absorb bumps faster in my opinion.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:04 pm Reply with quote
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So which would you recommend? I mean I understand there are plenty of options but right now I want somethin tht can handle street and trail unfortunately I used to own an f-150 w/ the 3" lift and 33s and it was the worst thing to try to drive at speeds over 35 haha
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:30 pm Reply with quote
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I have the factory shocks still on the front of my 87 4runner and they are suckin really bad. I have procomp es3000 on the rear. I wish I would have gone with a nitro shock because they are a little harsh on road. I have driven my rig at 70 mph on the interstate for an hour at a time and it rides just fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:37 pm Reply with quote
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Yea my truck is horrible on city rds its just real bumpy and they are stiff
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:44 pm Reply with quote
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you can buy a cheap set form Auto zone too.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:58 pm Reply with quote
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But will they be good offroad is my concern
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:12 pm Reply with quote
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i may be dead wrong but a shock of any kind will work ok off road. it just has to stop the spring from bouncing you all over the place. the cheaper the shock the shorter the life will be off road. I have had pro comp 3000s on the rear of my tacoma for the last 5 years. the same ones. It doesnt do much off road but has seen some. they will last at least a year or two on a truck that get off roaded a good bit.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:18 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks I'll go check it out tomoro when I get off
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:20 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks I'll go check it out tomoro when I get off
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