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Re: whats a good shock for a 4x4? [Re: wsquaredodie] #865166 02/04/08 12:26 PM
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toyotaguy55 Offline
Trick on the front shocks. Sawzall the tops off. Cleaner, simpler and a heck of a lot faster.


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Re: whats a good shock for a 4x4? [Re: toyotaguy55] #865167 02/04/08 09:01 PM
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trashcanman Offline OP
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what are you guys talking about????sawzall the old shocks off? what part?

Re: whats a good shock for a 4x4? [Re: trashcanman] #865168 02/05/08 01:20 AM
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RatLabGuy Offline
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what are you guys talking about????sawzall the old shocks off? what part?

Right in the middle, where all the gas is. Just wear a mask.

J/K. I'd think you just sawzall the very top tip where it attaches to the mount, then jut slide it out.
Not the way I do things personally, but it'd work.

With 200+ Billion electrical parts, the world most complicated machine is inside your own skull.

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Re: whats a good shock for a 4x4? [Re: RatLabGuy] #865169 02/05/08 05:48 AM
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Greg_Canada Offline
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air ratchet and some penetration oil took it off quickly for me...
I saw my local canadian tire carries PB blaster that everyone raves about, im gonna have to buy a can...

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Re: whats a good shock for a 4x4? [Re: elripster] #865170 02/05/08 05:53 AM
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XJCreeper Offline
I recommend the Doetsch Tech Pre-runners or OME. Stay away from the Rancho 5000.

I'm running these too (Doetsch tec prerunners), they are good.

Trashcanman, keep in mind if you ever want to for example run ball joint spacers the Bilsteins will have to be shimmed. Bisltien doesn't make a long enough shock for any kind of lift other than a 4" bracket lift or higher.


X3 on the Doetsch pre runner shocks. Valving is excellent and they have built-in bumpstops. Price is nice too. Check em' out, bottom of the page:

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