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View Poll Results: Trivia, So which shock do we feel are best?
Belstein 5100 Series : 31 27.68%
Belstein Heavy-Duty Self-Adjusting : 9 8.04%
Procomp ES 3000 : 5 4.46%
Procomp ES 9000 : 4 3.57%
Procomp MX6 : 2 1.79%
Rancho RS5000 : 25 22.32%
Rancho 9000X : 33 29.46%
Sky Jacker : 3 2.68%
Superlift : 0 0%
Warn black diamond : 0 0%
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:39 PM
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So which shock do we feel are best?
For the overall general driver Should kinda do it all.

Belstein 5100 Series

Belstein Heavy-Duty Self-Adjusting

Procomp ES 3000

Procomp ES 9000

Procomp MX6

Rancho RS 5000

Rancho 9000

Sky jacker

Superlift

Warn black diamond
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:27 PM
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I run Rancho 5000s. Don't know if there the best, cause that's all I've used. When I first got em, the ride seemed a bit stiffer than the stockers that were on before.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:22 PM
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Voted for the Rancho 9000s, since those are the only ones on the list with wich I have much experience. I've liked them for their sensible compromise -- pretty good for towing, twist, pretty good for daily driving, twist,...

But, after 5 years & 25,000 miles, one of 'em is leaking and I can't seem to get any response on whether it'll be replaced under warranty. They don't make the same shock anymore for retail sale, so replacing them all would be **** pricey.

15-year-old Konis on my other car -- still good.

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Old 01-18-2009, 09:00 AM
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FYI, Pro Comp and Rancho shocks are made by the same company with the same warranty. So a Pro Comp ES9000 is basically the same as a Rancho5000 except Pro-Comps are valved a little softer.

I voted for the Bilstein 5100's.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:28 AM
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I have always wanted to install a set of Rancho 9000's with the remote in-dash adjustment system. Having more James Bond knobs is cool and I love the idea of firming it up for a winding asphalt road, then softening it for the dirt. I voted for the Ranchos even though they are the same as procomps.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:47 PM
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Have the RS5000's on my Waggy, the RS9000's on my YJ. With the Trailmaster (Read STIFF) springs on the YJ, I need one additional "softer" setting than the 9000's offer. The RS5000's are stiffer than I like on the waggy...I'll do the Bilstiens someday on it...
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:38 PM
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I was running rs 9000's for awhile, worked awesome. I now run air shocks, since the onboard air, just because i can air up or down on the go. But the 9000 is a great shock.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:41 AM
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If you are stock height, Bilstein makes a specific shock for the Waggy. They handle and ride great. I am using 5100's on my SOA Cherokee, and am pretty happy with them. They are a little softer than the Waggy specific versions, but work very well.
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I have always wanted to install a set of Rancho 9000's with the remote in-dash adjustment system. Having more James Bond knobs is cool and I love the idea of firming it up for a winding asphalt road, then softening it for the dirt. I voted for the Ranchos even though they are the same as procomps.

Just got a set of these for the selectability. Ran Ranch 5000 and Skyjackers, both seemed to hard on the freeway but good offroad. It probably depends a lot on your springs, tires, and weight. The Skyjackers with the Skyjacker 4" softride and 33" tires bounced a lot on the road.
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:55 AM
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well...

i am the cheap bastard i guess...i have checker auto's no name house brand...was told it is a monroe gas charged shock...got them all for $10.99 each new about 6 years ago when i got the jeep ...since we redid the springs in the back the back ones now have used RS5000 shocks...but never had a issue or complaint with them....
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:07 AM
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I voted for Rancho 5000's because that's the only experience I've got & currently on my rig. Those were a replacement for the factory shocks-which were shot beyond belief!

I'm SO curious to see what type of difference I'll notice once my new lift is on.. (BJ's 4 inch)
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:51 AM
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I have run the Rancho 5000's and did like the ride. Currently my J-20 has Monroe Gas Magnums and I am pleased with the ride. On the other Jeeps I and using the Edelbrock Extended Travels since they had a fire sale on them and they were priced right.
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:38 PM
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As usual, I'm the oddball. Running DoetschTech's on the Honcho.
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Where is the option for no shocks?
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When i did my 4 in from BJ's i opted for the Rs9000's. I really like the adjustabiliy of them and they give it a very good for a lifted vehicle. i've got probally 10k on them since the lift and no leaking so far
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I have a Bjs4" I like the ride of the ES3000 for a DD
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I ran RS5000's on my stock height 77 Chero and loved them, but I really like the Bilstein 5100 series and plan on putting a set on my wife's Grand Cherokee to replace the RS5000's on it.
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What no Doetsch-tech or KYB on the list?
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The 5100 series bilstiens are AWESOME! The price isnt, but you truly get what you pay for with them.
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