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Old May 29th, 2009, 09:11 AM
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Looking to replace shocks soon and would like good feedback on best OEM replacements. Truck has no lift and as for off road it's minimal at best. Tire size is stock; 265/75/16. I'm also looking not to replace springs, just looking to replace shocks.

1. Bilstein
2. Old Man EMU
3. Rancho
3. Other
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Old May 29th, 2009, 09:16 AM
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Just installed a set of OME's. they ride well.
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I run OME's and like them
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1 is my choice. Have them on my D90 and my LWB
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I've heard:

Bilstein = on road

OME = off road

sounds like Bilstein is better suited for you.
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Or a variation on that

Off road - stiff springs and soft shocks (less sway) OME and OME/Rovertym
On road - stiff shocks and soft springs (with anti sway bars on) Bilstein and OME
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I had ranchos on my 95 and put them on my 97 as well. I like them (9000XL) because they are adjustable. A simple 9-position knob on each one is all it takes to change the feel of the ride (you can also pay a bit extra to do this from the cab).

No I don't get out and adjust them everyday but the idea is to set them where you want them when you install them for on-road and then adjust them off-road when needed. I had put OMEs on and took them off - way to stiff for on-road in my opinion.
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I ran ranchos on my 90 for years and loved them. They don't last as long as some others, but they're inexpensive, have a warranty and can usually be found for buy-3-get-1-free.
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I've heard:

Bilstein = on road

OME = off road

sounds like Bilstein is better suited for you.
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Or a variation on that

Off road - stiff springs and soft shocks (less sway) OME and OME/Rovertym
On road - stiff shocks and soft springs (with anti sway bars on) Bilstein and OME
Where do you guys hear this stuff?
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