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Best rear Shock replacement?

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Appreciate a middle of road budget minded rear shock replacement advice! Thank you guys so much! I dont offroad it..

jim in NC
 


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groovtubin,

These are not the cheapest shocks but for a BII, there is no better way to improve the handling, FOR LESS MONEY$.

James Duff LLC 70/30 dual shocks on all 4 corners; you will live, to NEVER regret it. You could start with just the 2 rear and add the rest, over time.
 

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Bilsteins. Always bilsteins.
Bilstiens for average use...great way to go. You can spend a lot more, but you will be hard pressed to feel the difference IMHO. The B2 handles like crap no matter what you do and with that short wheelbase, you feel all sorts of things you don't want to. Bilsteins are a nice middle of the road option. I have also used Rough Country. They are cheap, but as the name says they are rough lol. The Duff shocks are great offroad, I have them. But to be honest, for the price, if I had an on road only rig, I would go bilstein.
 

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Recommendations noted. Threads like this are extremely helpful. My thanks to the OP and all who responded. (y)
 

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Recommendations noted. Threads like this are extremely helpful. My thanks to the OP and all who responded. (y)
Yep, everyone has different opinions. Just need to compare others opinions with what you need.
 

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The best Price and function for a rear set for me are the Monroe 58608 Monroe Load Adjust Shock Absorbers. That and a pair of RS9000XLs in front to adjust to taste depending on Load and terrain.

Just depends on you and your taste but Monroes are just fine especially if ya grab some coil overs and need em. Or just want them haha.

Also, Bilsteins are not Budget minded imo which is why I didn't recommend them. Ranchos are pricey too but they're tol. Monroe are budget and aren't bad at all
 
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+ 1 Bilstein's
 

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i was going to say monroes too. i have never had problems with them.
 

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groovtubin,

These are not the cheapest shocks but for a BII, there is no better way to improve the handling, FOR LESS MONEY$.

James Duff LLC 70/30 dual shocks on all 4 corners; you will live, to NEVER regret it. You could start with just the 2 rear and add the rest, over time.
Thanks man!
 

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