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Old 12-05-2018, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by pirate4x4_camo View Post
I prefer the KYB monomax, it is a monotube design like the Bilstein but firmer valving then the Bilstein that is available for a stock height EX.

For a little less valving go with the Gabriel max control or the Bilstein 4600

the Bilstein 5100 is on par with the monomax but they donít make a rear one for a stock heigh Ex ( and they cost 2x as much )
X2 on the KYB Monomax....Pirate is much more technologically advanced than I am, so my reasons are a little different: They last a heck of a long time (I have 100K+ on a set and they need replaced), they're cheap and easy to find, and the ride is very nice. I have stock suspension and tire size and tow a camper (~8000 lbs) and a boat (~3500 pounds), and my rig is a daily driver mixed highway (potholes) and urban (potholes). I will say that around 90K miles, they started to get a little bouncy and they've been getting worse ever since. But, I'm still deciding on new leaf springs, so I'm not gonna change them until that decision has been made.
 
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when you are ready to get new shocks shocks can I have one of your old ones to cut open and measure the shims, . I will pay shipping

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Originally Posted by pirate4x4_camo View Post
Exswap..

when you are ready to get new shocks shocks can I have one of your old ones to cut open and measure the shims, . I will pay shipping

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For sure! I'll dig back in my records and see if I can give you an exact mileage when they come off if that's of value.
 
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Thanks for your sharing your advice and experience. Ordered a couple of KYB monomax and the doorman bumper from Rock Auto, they have reasonable pricing and shipping to Norway If that don't do it I have to consider upgrading the leaf springs.
 
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:Update us when you haveroad tested your new shocks
 
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:Update us when you haveroad tested your new shocks
Will do, I hope Santa bring some hard gifts before Christmas
 
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Installed KYB monomax front/rear and the doorman bumper. Huge improvement, much firmer both in low and high speed. The car feels a bit stiffer, but all in all I am very happy. Thanks for the advice and assistance.
 


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