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Old April 30th, 2012, 07:27 AM   #1
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Mine are garbage. Think Monroe gas matics. What ones are good that will provide a good ride? Rs9000xl? Bilstein? ???
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Old April 30th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #2
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I went with bds shocks after the ones that came with my rough country lift wore out. They ride much better.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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I just want to buy the best i can as my jeep rides like a brick. I know its because its a yj but has to better then what i have now.

Worth doing bilstein 7100 non res? I plan to coil front someday.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 08:59 AM   #4
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it rides like a brick because of the springs, not the shock. Going to high dollar shocks won't make a noticeable difference.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #5
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Thats what i thought for years, but after reading i seen people say it made a huge difference with good shocks.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #6
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Are your shackles bolts too tight? I went with billstein 5150 stocks and love the ride. I found them online for $150 a pair shipped. They look good too.


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What are you using for springs? soa is usually a fairly soft ride for leaf springs.
I went soa on one of my past Jeeps and it rode like a mattress down the freeway. I added a leaf to each pack to stiffen it up.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #8
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Bolts are not torqued real tight. Just enough to keep the slop out of them

Leafs are RE 1.5" SOA springs. They are the lesser pack... I think 5 pack as they sell 6?

I was thining of just upgrading the front shocks rite now as the rear shocks need to be remounted since I moved the axle back 6". They are no longer straight up and down, but the ride was bad before this.

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I moved my rear axle back 6" also. Until I got the shock closer to vertical it rode like ass. When there on that severe of an angle there is too much resistance on them and they will be way too stiff.


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Old April 30th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #10
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Oh I know that. I've been to lazy to address it. But it has road bad since day one even with the shocks in stock location. Now the shocks I bought are Monroe gas matic.... I do not know what they are from since I just went by specs in the catalog. They could be valved for a f550 for all I know.
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Disconnect them and see if it easily pushes up and down? I was told by Mumblys that they valve tj and yj shocks differently since leaves are stiffer.
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They are not easy to push up and down. I took them off few months ago to see if they were even working. I guess I could see if I could pull the number off them and look up the specs.

If I'm going to buy shocks though I want to ensure I get ones that will actually work. If I just have to buy fronts rite now thats fine as I feel like that takes the most abuse anyways when driving down the road and while at silver lake.
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I think what Rob meant was take the shocks off and push the jeep up and down.


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oh ok. I was thinking of just running without shocks to see if it made it better or worse lol
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Probably will ride a lot softer but more than likely bounce pretty bad. I think it will get your hopes up too high for when you put "good" shocks on.


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ha ha. yeah I know. I just need to measure to see what lenght I need and buy some for the front at the very least. Not sure if 12" travels is good or what. I plan to coil or air shock the front someday so would like to buy with intention to use them in the future.
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oh ok. I was thinking of just running without shocks to see if it made it better or worse lol
A friend tried driving with no shocks and stupidly decided to use the extra bounce to try to lift the front tires by stabbing the throttle. He candy caned his driveshaft. We were dumb high school kids 20 years ago.
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Im looking at Doetsch mono-tube 2.2 rebuildable shocks:
http://www.shocksandsuspension.com/p...tem-6_dc-1.htm

look good for the price? Sholud I go with 15" and have the ability for flex in the future? I have the f250 ford shock mounts installed on the front.
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