What kind of shocks
I'm going to finally break down and get shocks for my 90, she's beyond due for em (honestly I'm willing to bet it still has the originals. Ill see when I change them) but my question is what kind of shocks should I get. I'm looking for more along the lines of performance shocks. To be honest i don't care for a "smooth" ride. I like to feel the bumps in the road. Any input is appeeciated. I was considering the belltech ones but if I recall correctly someone on the board said their kyb shocks were better (I don't recall who or why). Plus the belltechs are a bit spendy (but if they are worth it ill get them)
Used these on my truck, though it's a first gen. Front have been on truck now since 87 and after removing one to check if I needed new ones, I didn't.
I replaced the rear stocks with KYB's. There are probably many other available shocks and preferences, I just like the KYB for long lasting and they are also world class with a great guarantee. They help with the truck being lowered and not hitting the stoppers.
KG5434 REAR GAS ADJUST SHOCKS
20.39 EXTENDED / 12.91 COMPRESSED / 7.68 STROKE / E1 - UPPER & LOWER MOUNTS
KG5433 FRONT GAS ADJUST SHOCKS
13.78 EXTENDED / 9.06 COMPRESSED / 4.72 STROKE / S1 - UPPER & E3 (56.6X77X0) MOUNT KIT#C0272
I added a extra leaf to my rear set and had to measure the travel distance to get shocks to fit, the first set I bought came up short after adding a extra spring.
When you pull your original shocks off, you will likely see that they are KYBs!! I swapped mine out last week, and all 4 original shocks were pulled off. Every one of them was marked "Mitsubishi" in large font, and then "KYB" along with a part number inscribed below.
I went with some Monroe Gas-Matic LT shocks. I would have preferred KYBs, but they had the Monroes in stock, so i went with those. Some of the bounciness is gone, and it is for sure more solid feeling, but in the end, it still rides like a truck!!