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alternative to bilsteins?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Zombie Runner, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Jun 13, 2008 at 11:21 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    I want new shocks on my truck! I have seen that alot of people are using the Bilsteins but I dont like the yellow...

    and I have a 3" lift. how much travel should the new shocks have on them?
     
  2. Jun 13, 2008 at 11:35 AM
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    Khaos

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    Bilstien 5100s.

    They are silver.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2008 at 12:40 PM
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    ChrisDeSoup

    ChrisDeSoup Come on, Touch it......

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    good question.....

    Bump
     
  4. Jun 13, 2008 at 2:55 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I have had good experience with Rancho's. The RSX and the 9000 seem very good. I prefer the RSX. :)
     
  5. Jun 13, 2008 at 3:40 PM
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    You don't like the shocks cuz they're yellow?

    I was gonna recommend EMU - but they're yellow.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    if im not mistaken all of the bilstein 51 series are silver...

    i know the 5100, 5125, and 5150s are



    i had a pair of ranchos briefly on my front end and they rode pretty rough...however it could have been the spacer on the coils...not sure...either way id be hesitant to try them again...especially since ive had such good luck with billys
     
  7. Jun 14, 2008 at 8:49 AM
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    There's a miraculous invention out there. It's called "Spraypaint".
     
  8. Jun 14, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Most shocks are pwder coated, and spray paint doesnt stick well to it. From what I have tried.
     
  9. Jun 14, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    A couple of minutes per shock with emory paper and the paint bonds just fine. At least that is true of "Rustoleum".
     
  10. Jun 14, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I had a feeling that that was all it would take. I tried to repaint some shocks in the past, and the paint wouldnt stick at all. I just replaced them, as the prepping didnt seem worth it to me. :)
     
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