what kind of shocks should i get for my xj when i get a 2 inch lift, are there any from other cars that i can get the shocks from and put on my jeep with little or no modification from like the JY?
not sure but shouldnt some of the zj ones work..since the coils are about an 1" bigger the shocks prob are too. if not what about the special cherokee thats like an inch or two higher..like the up-country or something?
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you people are crazy. shocks control the springs. if you skimp out on the shocks.....you're destroying ride quality. shocks would be the ONE thing i'd spend money on...and i did. if you buy shocks valved for a huge truck then you'll have a super-stiff ride. and, you may destroy the mounting points as well, if the shocks are too stiff.
any way, skimp out on all the parts that need to be quality. hopefully whoever's in the jeep with you has some pepto....they're going to need it with the nausea coming on.
You dont NEED shocks for a 2" lift. Thats the max you want to go before you replace them though.
Ive been riding on mine since I bought my Jeep and put the budget boost on. Yes, its firmer but it is not bone jarring. If you go crazy with flexing you can over extend them but with just a budget boost chances are you arent going to do that.
Granted the best and most efficient thing to do is to replace them, but if you are broke and cant afford them dont sweat it.
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Yeah, the stock shocks should be okay for a while. I would try to limit the amount of time you're flexing out the suspension. The shocks may not last as long as they normally would, but for now they should be okay.
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