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which shocks
« on: April 20, 2018, 12:42:46 PM »

hey guys i just got a new to me samurai, 88 tintop spoa with looks to be 2to 3" springs when i was under it i noticed the rear shocks where dripping oil , just wanted to see what everyone was running , its been about 15 years since my last samurai's and i'm glade to have another, thanks for your help, mick
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Re: which shocks
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 10:41:38 PM »

This is a loaded question man...

Many factors are involved here:
Type of wheeling?
Is it strictly off road?
What kind of ride?
Need to know shock travel, weight, and is still stock mounts?
What kind of price range are you looking at?
This is just the start.
I can tell you everyone has an opinion on what is the best, and what is the best ba-ng for the buck.

Myself I am partial to Deutchtech and Bilstien. Others like Rancho, ProComp, SkyJacker, etc... all use a Monroe/Reflex relabeled and valved for their lower price point shock. Only their higher end shocks are their own. but it basically comes down to what you want to spend.
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Re: which shocks
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 10:50:53 AM »

thanks i run bilsteins on my 98 taco and on my previous 85 sr5 , thats the direction i was leaning , sami will be on-off road somthing to haul around me the wife and our 5 jack russell terriers in the woods, nothing hard core
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Re: which shocks
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 05:58:46 PM »

Cool deal.
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Re: which shocks
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 07:41:47 PM »

Most our crowd runs doestech because of YJs that is the minimum shock allowed for safety. I prefer Doestech over  Rancho Suspension 5000 or Procomp equivalents. The shock has to be hard to compress and extend when using soft springs. Higher end shocks are adjustable Rancho 9000 for dial in softer rebound and dampening. Big dollar guys I know run Bilstiens.

Procomps are softer than the name brands above but better than other corner auto parts stores
« Last Edit: April 27, 2018, 08:34:01 PM by zorproducts »
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Re: which shocks
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018, 01:45:06 PM »

thanks for the helpful input
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Re: which shocks
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 10:17:25 AM »

well being that i'm going to try to stick to a budget i think i'll try the dt 3000's who has the best prices , thanks
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Re: which shocks
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2018, 12:00:49 AM »

Who has the best service? Amazon? Probably gonna say they donít tell you how to measure correctly. I make $8 on a doestech IF Cindy doesnít nick me on shipping. I donít stock them, why should I? The companies that do end up having lots of issues. If you have YJs Doestech make sense if you donít they are to stiff. If you do have YJs you should go 8000 models and get the invisible bump stop for the front articulation benefits.
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Re: which shocks
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2018, 02:52:35 PM »

The DT 8000 have worked well on my rig for the money, and the built in bumps are nice
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Re: which shocks
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2018, 10:31:54 AM »

thank you all for your input
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