Shockies for GQ

Submitted: Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 21:52
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Hi Guys,
Looking at Rancho shocks and Pro comps. Currently have OME Nitrochargers which are bloody stiff. Other mates run konis which i have had under other 4wds, but expensive. Ranchos have failed on some mates cars on our Simpson desert trip so i am a bit wary. Some say procomps ride great, although i believe they are still gas, which in my experience are still too stiff. Any thoughts?
Thanks
Red Rover
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 22:04

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 22:04
Ranchos died on my GQ too. Less than 6 mths, and a few trips bush, very unimpressed. Incab compressor fell apart too.

Good on smaller cars, but wouldnt say they are the best for GQ's.

Konis may cost more, but theres a reason, they are the best. And rebuildable... Who cares if they cost a bit more, its not as though you have to buy them every year, and why not have the best?

YMMV.
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Reply By: Burnie - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 09:59

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 09:59
I have long travel Foam Cell shocks from Ironman on my Hi-lux, I chose foam cell because they are different technology than gas shocks, Ironman said they have 41mm piston bore and low pressure cellular bag instead of high pressure gas, I think they work really good, paid $150 per shock about 1 year ago. Does anyone else run these shocks and how have you found them?

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Reply By: timo - Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 17:21

Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 17:21
Red Rover, I am researching new shocks now.. so let me know what you decide on. The pro-comp ES9000s are currently at the top of my list. Only just above the KONI purely because of the price. Theres no doubt the Konis are the best shocks but I just don't have $1350 a set to spend on shocks. Ranchos aren't on the list at all.

Cheers,
Tim
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Follow Up By: Red Rover - Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 17:48

Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 17:48
Yeah mate i hear you, i have no confidence in the ranchos for the price you pay. I got a price of $ 130 a shock for the pro comps, but still concerned about if they will be as stiff as the OME nitrochargers. I'll let u know, will b in a few weeks.
Cheers Red Rover
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Follow Up By: timo - Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 18:03

Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 18:03
So far the best I have found in Oz is $110, but these shocks are retailing for US$40 in the states which works out about AU$65 given the good exchange rate. Do you live in Sydney? if so, we could save on the freight and/or do a bulk buy.

As for the stiffness... most people say they are a firm shock but others are reporting they are not as firm as OME's. Another fella said they were almost too soft on his lifted rangie. The ES3000 is the foam cell version which would be a bit softer than the ES9000.

Its good to compare notes.. thanks.
Tim
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