Edelbrock IAS Shocks

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Anyone have any experience with these shocks? Supposedly the best of both worlds, comfortable ride and good performance.
Will be going on a 2004 Ram QC, 4x4, CRD.

Craig C.
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snipped-for-privacy@sbcglobal.net says...

I'm interested in these too, for my 2003
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Yep, have them on my 96 2500 4x4. Smoooooth ride. Pain to install. They are strong. Don't cut the tie straps before installing. Bushings are oversized and a pain to get into the cleaves or mounts.
I had one blow the oil out. They sent me a new one. I paid for it, returned the old one and they credited the money back. This was a year or two after installing them. It was the front right shock.
Last week the left front did the same thing. I'm waiting for the new one to arrive. There is a huge difference with just that one shock out of action. Truck bounces all over the place on that corner, though the others try and absorb it. They really are a good shock. They've been on since Sept 2001. What a date, eh? John
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My truck's going to be getting a bunch of servicing done soon, front rotors and pads, tranny fluid change, etc, and maybe then, maybe a few months later, shocks. It all depends if I keep it or not. I might trade it, it's been a decent truck, but a car would be easier to deal with right now, for various reasons.
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What is wrong with the original shocks. They work perfectly and last as least as long as the aftermarket. Just because these things are painted bright colors do not make them better. Steve

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Run a set of Bilsteins...then tell us the OEM are as good.
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How's the ride with Bilsteins? It is my understanding/experience that the are a performance shock and do great with roll/cornering but will beat you to death on a bumpy road. I had a set on a 4x4 Tacoma I once owned.
My daily drive consists of horrible roads.
Craig C.
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Craig, I haven't used the IAS so I can't tell you about them. I will either use Rancho RS5000 or Procomp shocks. With both I have had great experiences, great handling and great ride quality. Add to all this, they are both cheaper in price and Desert Rat normally runs a special on them, which is even nicer.
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azwiley1 wrote:

I looked at the Rancho's too. Right now I'm just gathering information so any brand is up for grabs. Thanks for your recommendation.
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Craig C. wrote:

I have NAPA (Monroe) Reflex shocks. NAPA gets them from Monroe and sells them as their own store brand. I'd say they are good quality shock. They work well on my '99 4X4 QC diesel. They may not be the best but you could do much worse. They are $51.49 for your truck at napaonline.com and $39.79 at rockauto.com.
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Nosey wrote:

I believe the Monroe Reflex are the same as the Rancho RSX. Not sure who makes them for whom.
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miles wrote:

I haven't heard that before. I'd guess that it's Monroe doing the manufacturing.
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Nosey wrote:

Tenneco owns both Monroe and Rancho. They share technologies.
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miles wrote:

I didn't know that. I looked up the Rancho RSX and that one has a rubber boot that the Monroe/NAPA Reflex doesn't have. It may be the same inside.
I found this at shockwarehouse.com:
Monroe's New Reflex shocks and struts for cars and trucks. Featuring their new Impact Sensor, which acts like a switch between firm and soft compression damping. Under normal road conditions, Reflex shocks deliver better handling than O.E shocks. The Reflex design also has a soft, light valving for average daily use and driving.
Rancho RSX Shock and Struts RSX delivers ultimate control using impact sensing technology. Available for both light truck and SUV. It offers greater stability and control. Each part number is valved for the individual application. Rancho RSX units have: Patented reflex valve, Cellular gas design with VFC (Variable Force Control) for precise flow metering, and improved urethane bushings to offer twice the durability compared to rubber bushings, without sacrificing quality. (These units are similiar to Monroe's Reflex Shocks).
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Craig C. wrote:

That is true. Great for offroad but the on pavement ride feels like the suspension is welded together.
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On my 3500, they made a huge difference in ride quality. Perhaps on a lighter truck, they're a little too stiff. On washboard roads, the ride is much smoother than the factory shocks.
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On Oct 13, 6:18 am, "Carolina Watercraft Works"

Why just extremely expensive Bilsteins? Any aftermarket performance shock is better than OEM
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I'm looking for a better ride without giving up any capabilities. The IAS shocks profess to do just that.
As with everything else on this truck, I am looking for the best possible part whether that be after market or the OEM part.
You are the *first* person I have EVER heard/seen defend the OEM shocks.
Craig C.
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Craig, I have an '04 Cummins dually. The OEM shocks do the job even on rough terrain. The truck tracks very well in the corners. No visible bounce and the ride is as good as any truck I have ridden in. How many people do you know that bought the pretty multi-colored shocks would tell you that they are no better than the OEM ones, even if it were true? The first thing they do is convince themselves that they didn't waste their money. From a technical point of view, the only viable reasons to change to another shock would be a change to the unstrung weight (heavy wheels) or a sport application. Steve

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I have to agree, you are the only person I've ever seen, heard, or read that defended the OEM shocks. I got rid of the OEM shocks on a previous truck after a hunk of a truck tire hit one and killed it. It had 36K on it, so I was kind of wondering if they were still any good or not, and they weren?t, 3 of them, including the one hit, were outright bad, the 4th seemed ok.
I got a set of KYB's and they were great on smooth pavement, but a little, not horribly bouncy, or really any worse than the factory shocks on the washboard pavement I drove every day back then, before they repaved it, and miles ahead everywhere else. Cornering was a lot better and handling in general was a lot better.
I can't see any reason at all to ever replace the OEM shocks with another set of them, they're junk $5 items.
When I had a lot of money, I replaced the shocks on my 82 blazer, three days after I drove it off the lot. It had less than 400 miles. One of them was already starting to leak oil. I was going to be driving from Nevada to Ohio, and I didn't even mess with taking it back to the dealer for a replacement junk shock.
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