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Smoothest ride wanted for stock 00'

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Panahead, May 7, 2012.

  1. May 7, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    Panahead

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    I could use some help with choosing a good shock... I have a 2000 taco ext. cab, trd package with the v/6 that is all stock.... 116,000 miles on it.... I am not looking to lift it... I live up a 3 mile dirt road that can be pretty rough at times... not a lot of washboard... just big ruts and potholes... I am trying to find the smoothest ride that I can.... I use the truck for town trips and don't tend to load it up to heavy... (I do have a steel lumber rack on it) I have been told that old man emu shocks is what I should get, the soft ones.... or bilsteins? rancho's? Any ideas? Suggestions?

    Thanks in advance,
    Josh

    P.s. I am looking to smooth the ride for the dirt road... I don't mind the firm ride on the highway at all....in fact i like it... I have had the rancho shocks with the air compressor to adjust the shock settings on a 1977 chevy 3/4 ton 4whl drive but the mice would always chew the plastics air lines... Made it unusable...
     
  2. May 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    Trifenix

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  3. May 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    Panahead

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    thanks.... i appreciate your help... any particular model? 4600? 5100 etc.
     
  4. May 7, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    Sublime

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    Those with out any preload would be good for the money........if you want to take that road at 30+ MPH and be smooth as the street get a good set of coilovers (icon, fox, king).......you'll have a chubby the whole time you're cruzing down a shitty road!
     
  5. May 7, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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    No Fat Chicks

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    I'd highly suggest staying away from rancho, my dad had them on his old ram-charger, his explorer and a buddy of his on his jeep, they are EXTREMELY stiff and tend to shoot everything up.
     
  6. May 13, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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