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post #1 of 14 Old 04-19-2006, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Reccomend SHOCKS for a 2001 Jeep Cherokee??????

My dad has a 2001 Jeep Cherokee 60th Anniversary Ed. and his shocks are starting to go bad/he wants new ones. He doesn't have a lift, nor want one.....all he wants to replace is his shocks (nothing else). The only thing he has added to the Jeep is 30" BFG AT Ko's, which are mounted on the stock 60th ann. 5star wheels.

What shocks do you reccomend he put on if that is the only modification he is doing to the Jeep??????????

He mentioned Rancho? But, please list the type of shocks you think are the best for a 2001 Cherokee.



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post #2 of 14 Old 04-19-2006, 03:31 PM
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Bought a pair of Monroe Reflex for the front of my 01 limited and they ride really nice. I need to do the rear next, but was waiting for the weather to get a little warmer in case I break the top bolts.

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btw, he does 99% of his driving on road......mostly highway.
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Do not get Rancho.

For Ride Quality I would go Bilsteins 5100 or Old Man Emu

Also the Monroe Sensatracs are good for 35 bucks a pop.

If It were me I would do 5100's

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Do not get Rancho.

For Ride Quality I would go Bilsteins 5100 or Old Man Emu

Also the Monroe Sensatracs are good for 35 bucks a pop.

If It were me I would do 5100's
is Rancho more for off-road?
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I have a 2001 and i threw on Rancho Rsxs the same time I threw on BFG ATs.... made the the ride much harsher, almost like a sports car. In hindsight I prob would have gone OMEs but they are a good shock, just really stiff
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is Rancho more for off-road?

They are going to Ride Hard , they will be good for hurting your kidneys

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Skyjacker Hydro's...33 bucks a pop...Nice ride, can't complain.

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Skyjacker Hydro's...33 bucks a pop...Nice ride, can't complain.
I agree, if you want a little better feel then go with the skyjacker nitro's, a couple bucks more per shock but worth it, but both ride very well. (I've had both)

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Out of these: Bilstein 5100, Monroe Sensatracs, and Skyjacker Hydro's.............which one is the BEST RIDE for ON ROAD use (highway mostly)? It will always be at stock height and NEVER be lifted.

what one is the best ride quality?
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I have the Edlebrock performer IAS on my XJ and they are really nice. I was deciding between the bilsteins and these.

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I have some Monroe Gas-matics that were about $20 each for the front and $15 each for the rear, they ride smooth and I am very happy with them

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I still say go for the Skyjacker's...You can get the whole set of 4 for the price of like...2 bilsteins.

Bilstein = Overrated IMO, I had a buddy snap one of their fancy reservoir shocks like it was nothing.

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If money is not an issue I would get the Old Man Emus. I have a lifted rig but of every shock I've use at different hights, I like the OMEs the best. They are firm without being stiff but forgiving without being squishy. From my experiences and friend's:

Rancho 5000, very stiff and crappy ride,

Rancho RSX (gas pressurized) as stated before, very stiff sportscar-like ride.

Various hydro shocks have been either too squishy or way to stiff.

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