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Hey mountain bike guys, I have a truck question

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by H8R, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    So... my Ranger has been sitting in the driveway for like, forever. Needs a new clutch. We have another car so I haven't needed to fix the truck until now.

    It is also WAY overdue for shocks. 98k miles on the original set.


    So... what's a good shock for a 2003 Ford Ranger? Standard cab, RWD. I'd like something slightly better than stock, but not ridiculous. This is for daily road driving with occasional heavy loads. Not much dirt road stuff.
     

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  2. bean

    bean Turbo Monkey

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    I'd go with Bilsteins. Good quality and not too expensive.
     
  3. maxyedor

    maxyedor <b>TOOL PRO</b>

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    Bilstien 5100 series will be better than stock, 6100 series will be a lot better than stock and 7100s are overkill. I'd spring for the 6100s myself, that's what come on the TRD Tacomas from the factory, and they'll really change the way your Ranger rides on windy mountain roads.

    Oh, and for the clutch, if you have to bleed it, get the front of your truck as high as possible. They're a PITA to bleed, but jack the front up 18" and the bubbles move, makes it a 5 minute job.
     
  4. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Save your money, unless you are doing something crazy with it, go with a Monroe sensa-track..... Most places you pick that up will also have a rebate for a buy three get one free, etc etc, Monroe always runs taht special in October, and releases more rebates through out the year... Bilsteins are nice and all but unless needed why spend the cash when something else already does better than the OE

    If you want a little tougher than go with the reflex from monroe... Did I mention they are lifetime warranty so you will never pay for them again?
     
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  5. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    i agree.
     
  6. Casey-Ryan

    Casey-Ryan Monkey

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    I would go with Napa Shocks most of the time they are the same as their competitors but just re-branded and they offer rebates and stand by there product also offer levels for different budgets. For a daily driver that is what I would go with.
     
  7. bizutch

    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    Dude are you insane? Buying shocks named after a 80's sitcom character gets you way less street cred than one named after a New Jersey investment banker.