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What would be a good rear shock to put on while I wait for Bilstens, or Donahoes to come out... I need shocks....I have a two inch lift...
 

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Everyone I talked to said Ranchos suck, which is why I'm going with Bilsteins. One guy told me that you may as well weld a steel rod where the shock should be than to go with Ranchos.
 

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well yeah..but i rode on one and it wasn't that bad...and they are cheap...it's just a shock he can use until the bilstein is not in backorder anymore or the donhoe shocks come out..
 

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Hmmm...some people need blood very quickly, some people need a liver or a kidney very quickly, but never met someone who need emergency shocks :)
 

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well i got those..haven't put them on yet...but with only 2" lift for the rear..they don't have the light valved for them...so i don't know how they will ride...i would wait and get those donahoe shocks they are about the same price... or whenever the 5125 is ever stocked again..
 

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What would be a good rear shock to put on while I wait for Bilstens, or Donahoes to come out... I need shocks....I have a two inch lift...
I am in the same boat. After getting shocked silly welding in the rain....DON'T ASK, I put off my Rear shock relocation 'till dry weather. I have the doetsh tech shocks. mv12's. Got them from Downey for around $90. They are so much better than stock, I don't care if the weather sucks for 6 months more. They helped with the deaver pack to stop the rear end hop, and ride very well. Nice and inexpensive fix. :xdevil:
 

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I am in the same boat. After getting shocked silly welding in the rain....DON'T ASK, I put off my Rear shock relocation 'till dry weather. I have the doetsh tech shocks. mv12's. Got them from Downey for around $90. They are so much better than stock, I don't care if the weather sucks for 6 months more. They helped with the deaver pack to stop the rear end hop, and ride very well. Nice and inexpensive fix. :xdevil:
I could just picture you all lite up under your truck....LOL That sucks... But the visual is funny.. I have been there before. So I know your pain. BUZZZZ :welder:
 

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YYEEAAHHHH!!! It just started to DUMP on me, and I was in the middle of it. The sky looked good, and I figured I had plenty of time. Well, plenty of time to cool off... My son came out and was wondering if I was outside smoking.I told him, "You should hasve seen me when I was still on fire!" FYI , guys. Do not weld when there is a chance you will get wet. It is BAD. I'm just gonna wait until Kreg gets the rear shocks in stock. I have had plenty of shock for a while.
 

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6 weeks!!! The last week in february we should be shipping :) I know its a long time to wait when you need shocks. But like Mom always said "good things come to boys that wait". Have you tried hitting up your local off-road shop and see if they have any takeoffs???
 

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All they want to do is sell me a set of Ranchoooooos, will both types of shocks be ready in Feb.....
 

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Go see Ryan at SDHQ off-road in Gilbert...Tell him I sent you...he will hook you up. We are only doing the resivior shocks. The mono tube shocks will not travel enough for my likeing so we are not going to make them. You lose lots of travel with a mono tube because of the internal floating piston that seperates the nitrogen from the oil.
 

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Donahoe said:
Go see Ryan at SDHQ off-road in Gilbert...Tell him I sent you...he will hook you up. We are only doing the resivior shocks. The mono tube shocks will not travel enough for my likeing so we are not going to make them. You lose lots of travel with a mono tube because of the internal floating piston that seperates the nitrogen from the oil.
Any plans to make a shock that does not use the stock location, for those that want to do custom mounts and get as much travel as possible? Not nec. full rear long travel stuff, but inbetween, like Demello is currently doing with the 7100's on our trucks.
 

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We already have 12" 14" and 16" resivor shocks in stock. The valving is set up for extreamly light compresion and a ton of Rebound... We use them on the superduties... But we have sold a ton to rock crawlers and trail runners for long rear travel set ups as well as front 4-link set ups. The tacoma rear shock will be Valving specific...
 

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Donahoe said:
We already have 12" 14" and 16" resivor shocks in stock. The valving is set up for extreamly light compresion and a ton of Rebound... We use them on the superduties... But we have sold a ton to rock crawlers and trail runners for long rear travel set ups as well as front 4-link set ups. The tacoma rear shock will be Valving specific...
Can the 12" be valved simular to the new Tacoma ones? Duh.. I guess most shocks can be revlalved..
 
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