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Old July 21st, 2006, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default Need some new shocks for 98 Blazer

Hey all, my 98 Blazer 4x4 is getting a little bouncy and wobbly on the street these days. I still have the stock shocks (orange) on it.

I do some wimpy off-roading from time to time, nothing serious so I want a shock that can still handle that. I also live on a crappy dirt road so it gets its share of abuse there.

I was looking at Rancho but the guy at NAPA said to go with Sensatracs, both owned by Monroe.

Just want to pick your brains about what a good street/light off road shock would be without breaking the bank.
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Old July 21st, 2006, 11:13 AM   #2
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is the truck stock in height? if so, i usually run the redrider shocks on my dd, which lives on a dirt road and sometimes see's some hard 2-tracking. the best part is they are pretty cheap, and carry a lifetime warrenty through autozone. when they go bad, just return them.
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Old July 21st, 2006, 11:23 AM   #3
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yes the truck is stock height. In fact, stock everything except for a K&N.

I was thinking about the Rancho RS5000. Summit has them for mid 40's.

what are Redrider?
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Old July 21st, 2006, 11:27 AM   #4
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the redrider shocks are oem quality availible at most auto parts stores. they generally cost about $20 a piece. don't expect anything better than a stock ride, but they get the job done well enough for the price.
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I found Rancho RS5000 shocks for 38 bucks each, set of 4 for $149.99 free shipping and no tax.

That sounds like a fair price and a slightly better shock that stock.

Are they nicer than the Monroe Sensitrac????
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