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Old December 13th, 2017, 11:34 AM
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recommended shocks for RRC?

Hi All,
I need to replace the shocks on my RRC. I have coil conversions but the shocks are outside the springs up front. I tried to order the bilsteins from RN but they are backordred. Any recommendations for shocks for this setup or somewhere that has them in stock? It appears it is getting hard to find them.
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Old December 13th, 2017, 11:55 AM
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I'd call the parts guy at Great Basin Rovers...a Bilstein dealer who picks up the phone & can talk Rover suspensions with you.
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I'm running procomp es9000 on my LWB and TF on my SWB, no complaints on either setup
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Old December 13th, 2017, 12:23 PM
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I'd call the parts guy at Great Basin Rovers...a Bilstein dealer who picks up the phone & can talk Rover suspensions with you.
Talking is one thing, them being backordered from Bilstein is another.
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Old December 13th, 2017, 01:23 PM
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Talking is one thing, them being backordered from Bilstein is another.
No RN diss intended - I greatly appreciate your posts here...
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Old December 13th, 2017, 02:08 PM
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Just reassuring that it was not an issue of experience, just lack of stock on the item. Not everyone has an hour to spend talking to Bill!
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OME nitrochargers or KONI. I tried some of those Fox shocks and they just arent right. I will be going back to OME..
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Old December 14th, 2017, 08:16 AM
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Bilstein has had a huge production SNAFU this year and huge amounts of the catalog are backordered until Spring. In addition to our normal stock, we've got something close to 70 sets on order for customers with estimated delivery times stretched between min-January to sometime in 2018.

My advice is to comb for stocking dealers or wholesale distributors (who may also be holding stock). The dealers that only order stock after you order from them aren't going to have parts for a while. That means a lot of emails and phone time to see who actually has them.
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Thatís awful about Bilstein. Next choice is OME even if stock.


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Thatís awful about Bilstein. Next choice is OME even if stock.


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Per RNs recommendation I went with the Fox shocks and am converting to shocks inside the springs. A real bummer as I have had good luck with Bilstein in the past. I dont think OME's were available either for my setup so conversion was required.
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Per RNs recommendation I went with the Fox shocks and am converting to shocks inside the springs. A real bummer as I have had good luck with Bilstein in the past. I dont think OME's were available either for my setup so conversion was required.

I got an early run of those shocks, one was built "backwards" took me a minute to notice. Also they seem really really really stiff. I had a blown out Manitou fork on an old mountain bike years ago and these Fox shocks remind me of that fork..

When my RRC showed up it had those yellow bilstiens with the blue boots, they were leaking but still rode well...

Ive blow one OME and had the lower pin break on three over the years
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well, heres to hoping mine turn out better. I wanted to go ahead and replace the shocks now with what was available rather than wait for Bilstien to send more and have to replace my tires as well.
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I really like the Fox shocks, which is why I recommended them. I've run them on the D2 and now the D1, both the ones we sell now, and the factory series. If Brent doesn't like them(would surprising), I'll happily replace them with the OME(also a great shock) with no extra cost.
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Whats difference with the "factory series"
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Like many other shock brands, Fox has a few different levels of shocks. They have the IFP, 2.0 factory, 2.0 performance, emulsion, etc. Factory series uses higher end comments and a steel body, performance is more budget materials and aluminum body
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I've found the Bilsteins to be too harsh on my Range Rover Classics and Defender - plus I've broken two rear Bilsteins just doing mild off road stuff. Next time I'm going with Koni Heavy Tracks - they are about $110 each and are said to have much better damping than the Bilsteins.

Konis have always worked exceptionally well on my Porsches and other sports cars.
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I really like the Fox shocks, which is why I recommended them. I've run them on the D2 and now the D1, both the ones we sell now, and the factory series. If Brent doesn't like them(would surprising), I'll happily replace them with the OME(also a great shock) with no extra cost.
I cant argue with that level of service. Thanks Z! By the way, the shocks arrived very quickly and will get installed some time over the holidays.

Merry Christmas everyone!
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thought I would circle back - the FOx shocks are working fine and producing a nice ride. Thanks Zack for the recommendation.
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