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Thread: ON the fly adjustable shocks

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    It looks like plan B is an order, bilstein apparently is backordered on the montero shocks until March of this year. So, does anybody have any suggestions for decent shocks for mainly highway use an occaisional off road, other than bilstein. I wanna pretty reasonable ride but if I go off road, not fast I want to be able to cover that too

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    I have the monomax, 33" KO2's and I've had back surgery and still don't think they are harsh. To each their own, check the online price at AutoZone, limited lifetime warranty, plus side is the 20% off plus gift card they offer most of the times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnblue View Post
    It looks like plan B is an order, bilstein apparently is backordered on the montero shocks until March of this year. So, does anybody have any suggestions for decent shocks for mainly highway use an occaisional off road, other than bilstein. I wanna pretty reasonable ride but if I go off road, not fast I want to be able to cover that too
    Backordered?

    B6 4600 24-017947 (front) https://www.amazon.com/Bilstein-24-0.../dp/B009FU4EDU

    B6 4600 24-017954 (rear) https://www.amazon.com/Bilstein-24-0.../dp/B009FU5QKU

    They would get to me by Jan 9, not sure where you live...

    That being said, I have KYB Gas-A-Just on my '93 and they are pretty reasonably good especially for around $135 for a set of 4. Rock Auto usually has good prices.
    Last edited by plh; 01-04-2018 at 03:12 AM.
    83 Mighty Max SPX - 2.0l 4 speed. ARB bumper, winch, OME 2" rear, Bilsteins, 4.90 rear locker, front LSD. 31x10.5R15
    88 Raider: 4D56T, 5 spd, 4.62 LSD F & R, KYB G/A, T/L, OME Dakar Rear Springs, 33x12.5x15 MTZ, PLH L/Os, Dual Bouncies,
    92 Montero RS M/T - SOLD!
    93 Montero SR Auto 3.0 V6 33x10.5R15LT BFG T/A KO, KYB G/A, 4.88, ARB Bumper, Warn HS9.5k, New Heated Leather, Dual Bouncies
    05 Montero LTD LT285/75R16 BFG T/A KO2, Bilstein, OME Springs
    http://www.tuffpans.com

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    Fronts show out of stock with no ETA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swank Force One View Post
    Fronts show out of stock with no ETA.
    teach a man to fish.
    83 Mighty Max SPX - 2.0l 4 speed. ARB bumper, winch, OME 2" rear, Bilsteins, 4.90 rear locker, front LSD. 31x10.5R15
    88 Raider: 4D56T, 5 spd, 4.62 LSD F & R, KYB G/A, T/L, OME Dakar Rear Springs, 33x12.5x15 MTZ, PLH L/Os, Dual Bouncies,
    92 Montero RS M/T - SOLD!
    93 Montero SR Auto 3.0 V6 33x10.5R15LT BFG T/A KO, KYB G/A, 4.88, ARB Bumper, Warn HS9.5k, New Heated Leather, Dual Bouncies
    05 Montero LTD LT285/75R16 BFG T/A KO2, Bilstein, OME Springs
    http://www.tuffpans.com

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    FWIW Bilstiens are “self adjusting “, the valving adjusts based on the speed of the shaft movement. Smooth road, soft valving, rough road... firm valving.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PacS14 View Post
    I have the monomax, 33" KO2's and I've had back surgery and still don't think they are harsh. To each their own, check the online price at AutoZone, limited lifetime warranty, plus side is the 20% off plus gift card they offer most of the times.
    https://www.4wheelparts.com/

    check 4wheelparts. they have a deal where if you order 4 there is a big discount.... I bought 4 bilsteins for just over $300 with shipping and tax. Seems like the best deal around.

    have been on a couple of trips with the shocks... they are awesome!

    this link might take you straight there: https://www.4wheelparts.com/Suspensi...HOCKINGBIL4600

    the picture they use for the pack of 4 is wrong, but they have the correct shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nckwltn View Post
    https://www.4wheelparts.com/

    check 4wheelparts. they have a deal where if you order 4 there is a big discount.... I bought 4 bilsteins for just over $300 with shipping and tax. Seems like the best deal around.

    have been on a couple of trips with the shocks... they are awesome!

    this link might take you straight there: https://www.4wheelparts.com/Suspensi...HOCKINGBIL4600

    the picture they use for the pack of 4 is wrong, but they have the correct shock.
    4 Wheel parts were the people who told me they couldn't get them until March. I ordered the KYB's from Shock Warehouse and got 4 of them for $110. The guy there said that's the shock they sell the most of for the Monteros. For $110, it's worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnblue View Post
    4 Wheel parts were the people who told me they couldn't get them until March. I ordered the KYB's from Shock Warehouse and got 4 of them for $110. The guy there said that's the shock they sell the most of for the Monteros. For $110, it's worth a try.
    I have them (KYB G-a-J) on '88 and '93 - perfectly fine. Never put them in a Gen 3 thou, harsh as heck in these.
    83 Mighty Max SPX - 2.0l 4 speed. ARB bumper, winch, OME 2" rear, Bilsteins, 4.90 rear locker, front LSD. 31x10.5R15
    88 Raider: 4D56T, 5 spd, 4.62 LSD F & R, KYB G/A, T/L, OME Dakar Rear Springs, 33x12.5x15 MTZ, PLH L/Os, Dual Bouncies,
    92 Montero RS M/T - SOLD!
    93 Montero SR Auto 3.0 V6 33x10.5R15LT BFG T/A KO, KYB G/A, 4.88, ARB Bumper, Warn HS9.5k, New Heated Leather, Dual Bouncies
    05 Montero LTD LT285/75R16 BFG T/A KO2, Bilstein, OME Springs
    http://www.tuffpans.com

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