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maybz 06-27-2013 09:38 PM

rear shock suggestions
Hey guys i am going to replace my rear shocks on my O7. need some suggestions on brands. i dont want to beef it up to much but i am towing a travel trailer with weight distribution hitch. In the end i still want a good ride driving down the highway. any help would be apreciated

gonefishin776 06-28-2013 07:04 AM

people have good things to say about bilstein brand shocks.

of course there are a few other brands out there too

starquestbd22 06-28-2013 08:59 AM

Not sure if you need it or not with the weight distribution hitch but you might want to take a look at the Monroe Sensa-trac load adjusting shock.

I agree that if you are sticking with a "regular" shock, the Bilsteins are hard to beat. They are OEM on many, many vehicles these days.

namretsud 06-28-2013 09:51 AM

KYB over the Monroes any day. A friend who has been in the parts business for over 20 year has seen the cutdowns and said if you want a good shock to stay away from the Monroes.

starquestbd22 06-28-2013 10:16 AM

KYB may indeed be a better brand than Monroe but to my knowledge KYB doesn't make any type of load leveling shock like the one I linked. I'm not saying it's the best. I just thought the OP may be in the market for something besides a standard shock. I have Monroe Sensa-tracs on the front of my Ram and like them just fine. IMO neither KYB nor Monroe are as good as Bilstein though.

mb power wagon 07-13-2013 02:32 PM

if your looking for a good shock why not take a look at what the guys who have heavier duty trucks than yours have. i have a power wagon and they come factory with bilsteins. and the ride with them is pretty good. well as good as it can be on a power wagon. lol. they are a lil more pricey but remember your gonna get what you pay for. i spent 15 years turning a wrench and imo monroe are the bargain bin shocks that are the cheap way to go and don't last as long or do the best. don't forget to look at rough country or skyjacker or pro comp as well.

Rambler2500 07-17-2013 04:21 PM

Looking at new rear shocks and may stay with the KYB. Price is reasonable and quality is decent. Later on I may change out to a Carli sustem.

snrusnak 07-17-2013 10:01 PM

I recommend either coil over shocks or air shocks they will help a lot with the extra load when towing. My dad put coil overs on the rear of his 05 and they say they have a capacity of 1,000lb IIRC. That's just the coils on the shocks, not the leaf springs. Obviously this doesn't increase the vehicles capacity on the sticker but it will only help. We've put 2,000 lb in his bed and it handles it good.

namccanna 07-18-2013 07:25 AM

I got Rancho 9000XL's in the back of my 07 and I have no complaints. They're easily adjusted by just turning the knob on the bottom of the shock. Price is decent. Advance Auto Parts seems to always be running some deal where you can get some money off just about anything.

MILLSRAM 07-20-2013 06:51 AM

I just intalled ProCOmps new ProRunner series on the front and rear of mine and wow what a difference it made, I was going to go with the Bilstiens 5100 but i have a 6" lift and they dont make one that will fit. Ive only had them on there for a month but they are a sweet set up. They put them up against the Bilstiens 5100 series at the SEMA show and they couldnt tell the diference between the 2 . Check it out

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