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Okay so I need new front Shocks on my truck and am in a toss up between to different ones. I dont want to go too crazy on getting top of the line right now since my big plans will involve coilovers in the future but I want something that will be good for the performance now. Heres my options:

Monroe 37122 Sensa-Trac
$35.89 each
Color: Black

Rancho RS5000
$42.95 each
Color: Red/ White

Im in a toss up between those and there is also an offer on shock-absorbers-direct.com that has the complete set of RS5000 front and back shocks for $167.95.

So what do you guys think?
 

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I've voted for the Monroe's since I've had them before and had no issues with them. I ran those on my old 94 4x4 for about 3 months before I sold it.

I havent used the Rancho's, so I cant comment on them.
 

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I've had the opposite experience, the Monroes crapped out twice within a month on two different vehicles I own. Also no experience with the Ranchos
 

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Well Ive heard my share of good and bad of both makes but im in a toss up. Im trying to get my parents to help me out with the $$ so if thats the case I may end up getting the full set of Ranchos for the $168. Plus on that site when you buy 4 Rancho shocks you get a $50 debit card with it!
 

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Sooo, umm I just learned something interesting... Rancho is owned by Tenneco Automotive. Well, Tenneco also owns Monroe. That kinda threw me for a loop when I heard that. I guess Tenneco sees Monroe as the affordable economy company and Rancho as the Performance shocks company... Now I am really wanting the set of 4 Rancho shocks!
 

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Well, if they make both, then they are probably the same for the most part... Then hearing this:

Olfordtruck said:
Plus on that site when you buy 4 Rancho shocks you get a $50 debit card with it!
I think my mind would be made already ;D
 

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Just ordered 4 Rancho RS5000 shocks! I cant wait to get them and put them in!!!

Total cost was $167.95 and I got free shipping. After I get the receipt I will send in the other form and get a $50 debit card from Rancho!

The exact part numbers for my truck were:
Front- RS5229
Rear- RS5126

Im pretty pumped! Cant wait to get in the garage on base and get pictures of the install! Ill end up doing all the work myself.
 

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And of course you'll post pics....




right?
 

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Yup! When I get the box ill take pics, when I put the truck on the lift, when the old crap comes off, when the new gold goes on, and when shes back on the road haulin ass!
 

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Not this time! I promise! ;D ;D
 

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abigaillozano said:
Olfordtruck said:
Okay so I need new front Shocks on my truck and am in a toss up between to different ones. I dont want to go too crazy on getting top of the line right now since my big plans will involve coilovers in the future but I want something that will be good for the performance now. Heres my options:

Monroe 37122 Sensa-Trac
$35.89 each
Color: Black

Rancho RS5000
$42.95 each
Color: Red/ White

Im in a toss up between those and there is also an offer on shock-absorbers-direct.com that has the complete set of RS5000 front and back shocks for $167.95.

So what do you guys think?
Hi there, could you post a pic of your new shocks? I've installed the Rancho truck shocks on my ranger and honestly the extra dollars do help. They have not given me any problems ever since I installed them a few years ago and the ride quality has improved so much so that I'm often prone to sleep because of the very efficient absorption of bumps by the Rancho set.
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And banned... LOL
 
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