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Old January 30th, 2016, 10:48 PM
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Replacing stock shocks on NAS 95 90 SW

I am about to order new shocks to replace the originals on my 95 NAS D90 SW. Any recommendations?
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Old January 30th, 2016, 10:52 PM
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Old January 30th, 2016, 10:58 PM
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Softer or firmer than stock? Road use. Off road use. Gravel roads.?
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Old January 30th, 2016, 11:49 PM
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I am a bilstein fan. Old man emu is good too. Actually I don't mind the stock OEM woodheads either. Pro comp is crap.
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Puma genuine and spring set.
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Old January 31st, 2016, 07:05 AM
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Puma genuine and spring set.
Do Puma springs provide just a stock height?
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Softer or firmer than stock? Road use. Off road use. Gravel roads.?
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Old February 1st, 2016, 03:04 PM
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I've never driven mine with anything but OME shocks for the 9 years I have had my '95 SW, when it's time to replace them, I will buy another set. I have OME HD springs in front with a winch and bumper and MD springs in rear with a light load of gear. The ride to me is perfect for a 4x4 utility vehicle driven on the street, gravel roads and trails.
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I've never driven mine with anything but OME shocks for the 9 years I have had my '95 SW, when it's time to replace them, I will buy another set
Then on what basis are you recommending this setup if its all you've used in the past 9 years?
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Old February 1st, 2016, 03:39 PM
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Then on what basis are you recommending this setup if its all you've used in the past 9 years?
LOL...

To the OP.... You need to respond with your desires and intended use. Different shocks are better for different purposes. I've driven on most of the common choices.
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Do Puma springs provide just a stock height?
I get a little extra height with disco spring isolaters top and bottom ...it's to keep josh out!
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After looking about, reading a bunch. I settled on Koni shocks. Nice thing is they are adjustable. I have been really happy with the performance on rough roads and around town.
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Old February 6th, 2016, 02:34 AM
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I went with LR genuine shocks and springs for mine (original spec). Haven't ridden on them yet though. Sachs/Boge (ZF) should be a good choice too. OE on lots of European vehicles.
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