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post #1 of 18 Old 01-12-2008, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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2 inch lift shocks

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?
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post #2 of 18 Old 01-12-2008, 06:08 AM
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bilstein 5100 from autozone. just go to the cashier and ask for shocks...scroll to bottom where bilsteins are and click...have them click for 2-3" lift
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any that i can get from a truck/ car from a JY?
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any that i can get from a truck/ car from a JY?
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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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so if i get the 2 inch lift u guys think that i will be able to get away with getting grand cherokee front and rear shocks from the JY?
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so if i get the 2 inch lift u guys think that i will be able to get away with getting grand cherokee front and rear shocks from the JY?
The RE BB comes with shocks. Maybe check in to that. I hear they ride kinda stiff but i will have to get back to you on that when i get mine installed

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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.
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I got rough country 2-3'' lift shocks for $140 shipped off egay. Nitro-charged. I really like them

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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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You dont NEED shocks for a 2" lift. Thats the max you want to go before you replace them though.
That's what I thought too. I'm thinking about buying some used coils and add a leaf springs for a 2.5 inch lift. I'm hoping I don't need shocks for that.

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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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People "have" ran 3" with stock shocks. I imagine that would suck. Im comfortable with 2" max and upgrading them after that.

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post #15 of 18 Old 01-16-2008, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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ok thanks alot guys! i will run my old shocks till i get enough money to get new ones then.
thanks a lot!
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