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Old 03-31-2008, 11:57 AM
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Default Need some shocks for the trailer... suggestions?

Howdy everyone-

Anyone know of a place with a good selection of shocks that I could get the size I need for my little trailer. Hoping to keep the bouncing to a minimum.

I like the RS 9000's that are adjustable, but no way is the trailer getting nicer units than the 40

Any local joints with a selection? Pretty clueless here. Or better yet, anyone on have some old ones laying around, Bilsteins, OME, seriously even cheapies...

Also, how do I measure for the size I need? I am assuming if I know the distance between the mounting holes on the trailer, I can figure that out right?

Thanks!
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I think Adventure Trailers uses Rancho 9000s primarily because of the adjustability. The unladen verses fully loaded difference in weight is bigger on a trailer and so the ability to adjust the shocks seems pretty useful. If I was building an OHV-towed trailer that's the way I'd probably be leaning.
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Your axle is not going to move nearly as much as your cruiser's, so you don't need travel. Cheapies are quite adequate. You just want to control the springs.
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Drew,

No clue if these would work --> http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ead.php?t=2035

I saw them this weekend and thought "I really should toss those out". Let me know. I could bring them to the meeting...

One problem is they're red - you'll have to rattle can them blue
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Drew,

No clue if these would work --> http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ead.php?t=2035

I saw them this weekend and thought "I really should toss those out". Let me know. I could bring them to the meeting...

One problem is they're red - you'll have to rattle can them blue
Jeff PM sent. thanks
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