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Weldon May 29th, 2009 08:11 AM

Shock Absorber Poll
 
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

TDI Guy May 29th, 2009 08:16 AM

Just installed a set of OME's. they ride well.

bharris May 29th, 2009 01:23 PM

I run OME's and like them

evilfij May 29th, 2009 02:09 PM

1 is my choice. Have them on my D90 and my LWB

specops1526 May 29th, 2009 03:12 PM

I've heard:

Bilstein = on road

OME = off road

sounds like Bilstein is better suited for you.

cdb May 29th, 2009 05:11 PM

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

Wolf Fabrication May 29th, 2009 06:03 PM

I run Pro-Comps front and rear and love 'em

hutch May 29th, 2009 07:03 PM

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.

Abrooks May 29th, 2009 07:06 PM

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.

rover4x4 May 29th, 2009 10:01 PM

woodhead

Buckon37s May 30th, 2009 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by specops1526
I've heard:

Bilstein = on road

OME = off road

sounds like Bilstein is better suited for you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdb
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?

Oxcart13 May 30th, 2009 09:46 AM

'Mis-information' on the internet - tell me no.


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