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I want to replace the factory shocks in my stock truck, but dont know whether to get rancho 5k or 9k, i dont do much off roading,and there is a big difference in price. but I here really good things about the 9k
pro comp shocks are much cheaper, 9k go for only $140 for all 4. any help?
 

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Since i'm the first reply here goes....

I have 6.5" of lift on my 2001 ram 1500....first thing i did was change my shocks....Went with the Procomp ex9000's...what a difference....had my truck for 5mths havent had time to go offroad once....my opionion ...buy what you feel you need!

I'm lifting higher soon, and will probably get another set of the procomps....127.00 for 4 isnt to bad to me.....
 

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While on the subject of shocks, I will be soon getting a Skyjacker 5 inch lift that will go under my daystar spacers up front and my two inch blocks in the back. Question is, do I need longer shocks than are made for the 5 inch lift? If it won't matter, then I won't mess with it. The thought crossed my mind that I could get the shocks made for the 7 inch lift and they would be perfect. Keep in mind the only offroading I do is mud so flex isn't an issue, but I don't want a harsh ride b/c my shocks aren't the right length and are stretched out too far. Any feedback is appreciated.
 

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i would think you'd need 2 inch longer shocks than what are supplied with the kit. talk to a 4X4 shop and see what they say. alot of people use daystars with other lifts so im sure you could someone who would know.
 

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If you are really interested in buying the shocks you couldn't asked at a better time. Go to any place that sells magizines and pick up a "Peterson's 4-Wheel & off-road" magizine. That issue features shock brands and what all they found they are good and bad about and how they performed on three different types of trucks. If you don't want to pick one up I can scan the articles on them and send them to you.
 

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ruffram......you should be ok with the shocks you have....

my truck has the skyjacker 3" coils and a custom 1" spacer i welded to the stock perch....i have the procomp shocks i used when i had just the Daystars....when i orderd them, i told the sales guy i had the 2" lift spacers...now when i go to a 7" sus lift, i will have to get new ones....
 

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Id go with the Rancho 5000's they ride better then the procomps on and off road (ive had em both) i had the procomp es3000s
and they didnt last that long off road.
the 9000's are more expensive and since you dont do much off roading you prolly dont need em.
 
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