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New to posting but a big thanks ??? for all the excellent technical issues on the titans. I have saved myself a lot time and money with all the good info, thanks again guys. I purchased a 2007 se big tow 4x4 last year with 70k, the original owner had just replaced the shocks and struts with o.e. spectrum monroes. I considered junking them immediately but figured they couldnt be too terrible. They lasted at most 25k and hammered a set of tires when they went South while I was on a work trip. I should have learned my lesson but all I could get in 24hours in Denver was the monroes or ranchos quicklifts. With the shocktober deal 3 for 4 i went with the quicklifts. They have worked fine for a month, however monroe/rancho denied the rebate even though it specifically covers the shocks for the titan! After their tech support then a manager and no call back from her manager I'm pulling them and returning. Its the pronciple more than the money at this point. I want to go with bilsteins and level the front end. I want stiffer fresh coils but dont see them listed with TAP and also wonder about gregs turn around at prg? Any recommendations? I do 50% road 50% offroad with work. Thanks in advance!
 

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I believe Moog makes a replacement which is spec'd to the OEM 4x4 coils.

Hate to hear that on the Monroes. Hope you can return them without a problem. Monroe used to be a good bunch, but I suspect the name has changed hands a few times since I was a kid and they were good.

From what I read here, can't go wrong with the Bilsteins. I'll be ordering a set some time next year. My stock Ranchos are still reasonably good, but one sprayed a little a while back and I suspect it is the popping I'm hearing now. Get through Christmas and then Billys all around.
 

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I believe Moog makes a replacement which is spec'd to the OEM 4x4 coils.

Hate to hear that on the Monroes. Hope you can return them without a problem. Monroe used to be a good bunch, but I suspect the name has changed hands a few times since I was a kid and they were good.

From what I read here, can't go wrong with the Bilsteins. I'll be ordering a set some time next year. My stock Ranchos are still reasonably good, but one sprayed a little a while back and I suspect it is the popping I'm hearing now. Get through Christmas and then Billys all around.
When Monroe was owned by Tenneco, the quality was good. After the company sold out, JUNK. Billy's are no doubt the best replacement.
 

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Hey guys recommendations for struts that give the 2.5' lift on the front? My preference to not have to mount the springs on the strut if possible
 

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You're going to want to run Bilsteins, plus a spacer on top, to get 2.5". Set the strut on 1" of lift, and then add a 1.5" spacer.

But first be sure your Titan can tolerate 2.5" front lift without interference. Not sure about the early ones, but from 2008 on, 1.5" is all you can do without coil bucket contact.
 

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Talked to the call center for Tenneco yesterday and Jerry and I talked about living in Colorado and went to bat for me and got me the rebate. Out of curiousity what setting have any rs9000 owners have been running?
 

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Talked to the call center for Tenneco yesterday and Jerry and I talked about living in Colorado and went to bat for me and got me the rebate. Out of curiousity what setting have any rs9000 owners have been running?
I don't remember the exact number (and it's too crappy outside to crawl underneath and look) but I keep them one notch stiffer than the mid-point. Anything less and they seem too soft.
 

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MT, mg is just going all technical on you. Even though it's common to call the front shock a strut, the front suspension on a Titan isn't technically a MacPherson strut setup, even though the coil over shock design looks like a strut cartridge. TomAto, tomato...
 

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MT, mg is just going all technical on you. Even though it's common to call the front shock a strut, the front suspension on a Titan isn't technically a MacPherson strut setup, even though the coil over shock design looks like a strut cartridge. TomAto, tomato...


Haha, I was like ummmm. I see what you're saying now. Even the parts catalogs label the OEM front shocks as a strut assembly


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