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Get the bounce out of the rear-end
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 Posted: Thu Jul 19th, 2018 05:11 am
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I like the KG5493s.  Good reviews and good for my usage.
If I want to tow something heavy, I'll call my son with the {UGLY!} '14 Z71 4x4. {I tried....I really tried to dissuade him in favor of a Ford......damn kids never listen. ;) }



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Based on all I read here and the other research I've done {...thanks for pointing me in the right direction folks.......}I just pulled the trigger on these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C40T64/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Should put them in next weekend.  I'll post my initial review soon after.....with hopes that the shocks and not shackles were the prob.



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GreenH3ll wrote:
I had that problem with my truck even brand new. The solution i find was to put Bilstein shock on the truck because the ''oem'' Rancho was done at only 20 000 miles!!!!! I will never buy Rancho and my truck ride like a dream since.


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I can tell you what not to buy. I have a set of Monroe Monro-Matics on the front and rear. I put them on at 100k and they were very stiff all the way around. It has been almost 2 years and the rear shocks are shot with about 26k miles on them. The rear end has gotten looser and is very bouncy.

At the rate of knowing how many people will scoff at or mock me, I don't care. The Original equipment shocks/struts on vehicle for at LEAST the last 2-3 decades are ONLY.. yes ONLY worth about 20-22k on "average" with normal driving.. I dont care if you just drive to the market and bingo with the better half twice a week and that driveway princess basically sits in the driveway most of that. If you don't understand what progressive loss is, it may not ever make sense. An after market shock will MAYBE net you another 5-8k and that again will depend on how you still treat the truck as obviously stock equipment and that same market and bingo run twice a week down an old backroad will even be a shorter life span for the same shocks/struts - If nothing else blame it on built-in-maintenance to keep the manufacture open making replacement parts among other bureaucratic corporate bullshit..



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I have heard similar stories about rancho, wonder why they are so popular? I guess if you are replacing 150,000 mile stock shocks with them you would think they are wonderful.

I think its the name and how old it is and at one time, Rancho shocks were the standard for lifted trucks when that scene erupted as it did. Nearly everyone I grew up with in Michigan that went "muddin" [mid to early 80's] had Rancho's or pro-comps and the arguments back then were as bad as between Chevy and Ford being better... Murrays used to peddle them, so did Ramchargers performance shops in Michigan among others.



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Thanks for the suggestions folks.
Got the KYBs & put them on on Tuesday.  What a difference. She's definitely firmer and handles the holes & bumps much better.
While he was under the truck doing the shocks, Kevin {Jr.} inspected the shackles.  Yep, time to replace....cracked & dry-rotting.
Suggestions for shackles/bushings?



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Just a note to say that you can add me to the list of folks who like the KYB Excel G shocks!  I put a set (front and rear) on my 98 4X4 and the ride is amazing.  It took the bounce out and the truck seems to handle and drive better, as well.  I use my truck as our towed vehicle behind our motorhome, and it doubles as our mobile store room.  I guess there is 500 to 600 lbs. in the bed at any given time. 

All of the input on this forum was very helpful in choosing these new shocks.  Thanks to everyone!



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ShovelheadKevin wrote:
While he was under the truck doing the shocks, Kevin {Jr.} inspected the shackles.  Yep, time to replace....cracked & dry-rotting.
Suggestions for shackles/bushings?

What did the Spring Perches look like ?



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