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Old July 14th, 2007, 07:41 PM
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I am sure this topic has been covered to death but I just found out I need shocks on my 90. Given that I drive 99.999999% of the time on the road, what should I get and if anyone is in Los Angeles where should I go?

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Old July 14th, 2007, 08:18 PM
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Go to Expedition Exchange in Torrance, and get some OME's.

https://www.expeditionexchange.com/ome/indexshocks.htm
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The PO of my 90 ST installed Bilsteins on the truck and they ride REALLY nice. I didn't buy the hype about them, but now after riding on them, I do admit that they make it ride better. My other truck has OME's, but I would go with the Bilsteins over them. A little pricey though.
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Old July 14th, 2007, 10:12 PM
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The Blisteins seem to be rated the best? Thoughts from anyone else?
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Bilsteins are way overpriced for what you get, but they are shiny. I would buy Fox or SAW. They are a better shock at a better price. E-mail vintageandhighperformance@hotmail.com and ask for pricing. He hooked me up with a great price on my replacement SAW's.
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Old July 14th, 2007, 11:22 PM
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Remember, he's driving "99.999999% of the time on the road". There are probably as many people happy with OME as there are with Bilstein. It generally comes down to personal preference and price. I don't think you'll go wrong either way.
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I'm actually real happy with the rancho 9000s
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Remember, he's driving "99.999999% of the time on the road". There are probably as many people happy with OME as there are with Bilstein. It generally comes down to personal preference and price. I don't think you'll go wrong either way.
I would still recommend what I did even if he never went offroad. The new fox and saws are both nickle plated for long life, completely rebuildable, easily tuned, and have no rubber bushings to wear out. Add that to higher quality internal components than the Bilstiens and lower price and it is a no brainer IMO. But, it all depends on what the budget is.
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...do they have a lifetime warranty? The Ranchos do and adjusted for the softest setting are very good on road. Plus, they're cheap. Just make sure you get them from an authorized shop.
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Buck - I might agree if we were talking about coilovers or really high end shocks. But for basically stock replacements, I think the answer is different. Here's a little data from a quick search (you may find better/worse prices elsewhere):

Rancho S9000X, $55 ea, Shockwarehouse.com
Bilstein 5100, $70 ea, Shockwarehouse.com
OME Nitrocharger, $80 ea, Expedition Exchange
Fox 2.0 Pro Series, $140 ea, Offroad Warehouse
SAW (Sway-A-Way) - Couldn't find that they make a stock replacement
http://www.swayaway.com/

I have Bilstein 7100's on my 110 and 5100's on my Toyota truck, and I am satisfied with these shocks. But for a stock replacement, there are other choices as shown above. The only thing I'd recommend against are the high pressure gas shocks like KYB - they ride very stiff. BTW, the bling nickel plating on my 7100's is slowly disappearing. Not the best choice for a shock finish IMO.
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I am sure this topic has been covered to death but I just found out I need shocks on my 90. Given that I drive 99.999999% of the time on the road, what should I get and if anyone is in Los Angeles where should I go?

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I used my D90 in LA as a daily driver. Started out with Rancho 9000s. I personally think they ride like shit. I switched over to the Fox 2.0. It cost, but they ride like a (relative) dream. I`d say it`s worth it. Plus, they are completely rebuildable.

If you do go talk to the guys in Torance at EE, take everything they say with a grain of salt. Nice guys (to me, at least), but they`ll bad mouth andything that isn`t OME.
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Thanks I think I am going to go bilstein. Shockwarehouse is $27 cheaper a shock. My only question is on shockware house the rears are 253-M0 where as on the rovers north site it says 244. The numbers seem the same for the fronts.
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Thumbs up on the Bilsteins! I'd loved to try out the Fox 2.0, but I don't think they are a drop in replacement, are they?

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Thanks I think I am going to go bilstein. Shockwarehouse is $27 cheaper a shock. My only question is on shockware house the rears are 253-M0 where as on the rovers north site it says 244. The numbers seem the same for the fronts.
Shockwarehouse is accurate! The part number for the rears from the Bilstein website is: F4-B46-0253-M0
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Barry,

A question like this will present you with as many different answers as there are shocks.

Do yourself a favor and test out a couple of rigs with different shocks. After all you are in CA and surely you can find two local guys to help out here?
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Barry,

A question like this will present you with as many different answers as there are shocks.

Do yourself a favor and test out a couple of rigs with different shocks. After all you are in CA and surely you can find two local guys to help out here?
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Old July 16th, 2007, 12:21 AM
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Thanks everyone

I am pumped about my truck. I have had it since last thursday. I didn't really think I would have to put any money in it right away other than tires but all my shocks are weaping so t is what it is. Here is a pic of the rig for those interested
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does anybody have the bilstien part numbers for a 110?

I have found the info on the EU site and there is two optsions the B4 series and the B6 series. Has anybody used them?
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Old February 9th, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Shock warehouse is still the cheapest. Just get them there.
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Bilstein has different part # for a 110 b36-2243-hd and b46-0253mo-hd. They also make a standard duty set but on a 110 I think you would want these hd versions

I have them for $75 each + shipping
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Old February 9th, 2012, 11:23 AM
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That's news to me. I thought the yellow bilsteins rn sold for 90s and 110s were the same
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