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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Suspension on a Budget

I know I know LT is the best way to go, but my pocket book doesn't reach that far right now. My ride is pretty much stock ( cruiser for the fam)... 4 seat cage,PRP seats & belts, 14'' ITP ,terra cross tires ,3" spacers. Loads of fun for what it is, but cant stand the bucking out of control feeling. I would like to leave stock A arms & add aftermarket shocks.From past experience what have some of you done & how has it worked out for you? I'm not expecting the world out of this,but I would like to notice a difference.
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 11:25 PM
 
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Im pretty sure that most of the aftermarket Co. sell stock replacement shocks. Anyone?!
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I know I know LT is the best way to go, but my pocket book doesn't reach that far right now. My ride is pretty much stock ( cruiser for the fam)... 4 seat cage,PRP seats & belts, 14'' ITP ,terra cross tires ,3" spacers. Loads of fun for what it is, but cant stand the bucking out of control feeling. I would like to leave stock A arms & add aftermarket shocks.From past experience what have some of you done & how has it worked out for you? I'm not expecting the world out of this,but I would like to notice a difference.
My buddy has sum, Stock Sport shocks he wants to sell for $800 that do make a pretty noticeable difference over the stock non Reservoir shocks.
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I will eventually go LT or MT but like you kinda hard to justify the money at this time. However, I think with some good shocks it would make a great difference I have the sport rezzies right now and they do well for what they are but from what I understand some Walker evans would be a big difference from the sport rezzies....Steve Makintraxx is the dude to talk to, he deals with the Afco shocks, which are just as good as the WERS if not better, Im sure he will chime in.
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I will eventually go LT or MT but like you kinda hard to justify the money at this time. However, I think with some good shocks it would make a great difference I have the sport rezzies right now and they do well for what they are but from what I understand some Walker evans would be a big difference from the sport rezzies....Steve Makintraxx is the dude to talk to, he deals with the Afco shocks, which are just as good as the WERS if not better, Im sure he will chime in.
Makintraxx ...educate me
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He is a member here, great guy, and a pro on suspensions and suspension tuning, he is also an afco shock dealer.
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If you have the money buy Ishock stock travel shocks and then upgrade to mid travel when you can....HydroDynamics USA, Inc. : Home of the iShock™

Ishock will revalve as many times as you want for life of shock, I am going to do that on rhino as money permits..
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IMO the imvement is greater going from stock shocks to a good set of aftermarket shocks over going from the aftermarket shocks to an LT or MTS Kit.

Get some aftermarket shocks. They are a 100% improvement over stock. The 3 best choices for a Rhino are: Billstein, WERS or AFCOS. I would go with the AFCOS just because Steve (Makin Trax) will take good care of you. He is a good guy and will do whatever it takes to satisfy his customers.

You will be happy with any of the 3 shocks listed above.

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I ran the WER stock replacements for over a year before going LT. I was Very happy with the WER's they made a huge difference and it pretty much stopped the bottoming out when I had the kids in the back
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i ran the elka stock replacement, then used them on my LSR mid travel, works awsome, but any of the shocks mentioned are top quality, AFCO, WER, bilstien, elka's if i were to do it over again i would be lookin at the AFCO, because of steve;s customer service..

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