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post #1 of 8 Old 01-15-2014, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Shocks

I have a '99 XJ that needs a set of shocks. I am going to do a bunch of work to it here shortly (front hubs, wheel bearings, shocks, etc.) but I am wondering what shocks to put on it. It has approximately 1.75" of lift. Its just a 1.75" spacer on the front coils and a set of Crown HD rear leafs from Quadratech. When unloaded, its leveled out nice.

I was wondering if it would be ok to use the Bilstein 5100 Series designed for a 2"-3" lift. Those are the ones I found the closest to my height. What do you all think?

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-15-2014, 12:24 PM
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A lot of people go with xj shocks up ffont and s10 shocks in the rear because they are about 3 inches longer stock, keep that in mind and search for s10 shocks and youll find out what im talking about

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If Bilstein 5100 are within your budget, buy them.

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post #4 of 8 Old 01-15-2014, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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The bilsteins are kind of high but I dont mind putting out the money if their good. Plus the only offroading I do doesn't generally require four wheel drive so I don't think I would tear them up. But I know they say for 2"-3" lifts, and mine is 1.75". Would they be ok to run?

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Compare the compressed and extend length of your stock shocks to some of the lift kit shocks meant for small lifts. If the 5100's are about the same as other lift kits shocks, there is no reason not to use them.



Shock Lengths



Brand/Model # Extended Collapsed Travel Position
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Napa 37083 (Stock) 21.2 13 8.2 Front
Monroe 32252 (* Stock) 21.25 13 8.1 Front
Monroe 37193 (* 1-3 Lift) 24.25 13.37 10.8 Front
Monroe 911524 (* UpCountry) 21.00 13.4 7.6 Front
Doetsch DT3350 ( 3-5 Lift) 26.5 15.5 11.0 Front
ES1000 ES124515 (* 3" Lift) 24.50 14.38 10.0 Front
ES1000 ES121515 (* 0-2" Lift) 21.52 12.72 8.8 Front
ES3000 ES324515 (* 3" Lift) 24.70 14.52 10.2 Front
ES3000 ES321515 (* 0-2" Lift) 20.24 12.45 7.8 Front
ES9000 ES921515 (* 0-2" Lift) 21.75 13.06 8.6 Front
ES9000 ES924515 (* 3" Lift) 24.70 14.52 10.2 Front
Skyjacker SJA-H7016 (* 1-3" Lift) 22.75 13.54 9.2 Front
Skyjacker SJA-H7025 (* 3-5" Lift) 24.75 14.54 10.2 Front
Skyjacker SJA-N8016 (* 1-3" Lift) 22.75 13.54 9.2 Front
Skyjacker SJA-N8025 (* 3-5" Lift) 24.75 14.54 10.2 Front
Skyjacker SJA-M9016 (* 1-3" Lift) 22.75 13.54 9.2 Front
Rancho RS5239 (* 3" Lift) 23.75 14.37 9.38 Front
Rancho RS5128 (* Stock) 20.87 13.00 7.8 Front
Rancho RS99239 (* 3" Lift) 23.75 14.37 9.38 Front
Rancho RS99128 (* Stock) 20.87 13.00 7.8 Front
Rancho RSX17317 (* 3" Lift) 23.75 14.50 9.25 Front
Rancho RSX13036 (* Stock) 20.50 12.87 7.6 Front
Bilstein F4-B46-1798 (Stock+Upcountry) 21.50 13.25 8.25 Front
Bilstein F4-BE5-6241-H8 (4 Lift)..Front


Brand/Model # Extended Collapsed Travel Position
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NAPA 37027 (Stock) 20.0 12.8 7.2 Rear
Monroe 32269 (* Stock) 21.50 13.37 8.1 Rear
Monroe 37194 (* Upcountry) 21.12 13.87 7.2 Rear
Monroe 911525 (* Upcountry) 21.50 13.87 7.2 Rear
Monroe 37029 (1-3 Lift ) 23.00 14.375 8.6 Rear
Superlift SLF-85112 (* 2-4" Lift) 24.00 14.50 10 Rear
Superlift SLF-84140 (* 3-5" Lift) 26.07 15.57 10.5 Rear
Superlift SLF-85080 (* 0-2" Lift) 21.57 13.32 8.25 Rear
ES1000 ES124509 (* 3" Lift) 24.86 14.84 10 Rear
ES1000 ES121515 (* 0-2" Lift) 21.52 12.97 8.5 Rear
ES3000 ES324509 (* 3" Lift) 24.84 14.82 10 Rear
ES3000 ES322509 (* 0-2" Lift) 22.58 13.71 8.8 Rear
ES9000 ES922509 (* 0-2" Lift) 22.58 13.72 8.8 Rear
ES9000 ES924509 (* 3" Lift) 24.84 14.82 10 Rear
Skyjacker SJA-N8058 (* 3-5" Lift) 24.84 14.82 10 Rear
Skyjacker SKA-H7058 (* 3-5" Lift) 24.84 14.82 10 Rear
Doetsch DT-3000 (* 2" Lift) 22.50 13.50 9 Rear
Doetsch DT-3000 (* 4" Lift) 24.50 14.50 10 Rear
Doetsch DT-8000 (* 4" Lift) 24.50 14.50 10 Rear
Rancho RS5194 (* 2-3" Lift) 23.25 14.37 8.8 Rear
Rancho RS5259 (* Stock) 21.50 13.50 8 Rear
Rancho RSX13037 (* 0-2" Lift) 21.12 13.50 7.62 Rear
Bilstien F4-B46-1799 (Stock+UpCountry) 21.50 13.25 8.25 Rear
Bilstein F4-BE5-6686-H6 (4 Lift) .Rear



Note: * These lift heights were included where the shock lengths were found. These were the suggested shocks for that amount of lift. I have no way to ensure these numbers are accurate.

Front Shocks = Bottom Eyelet With Top Stud Mount
Rear Shocks = Bottom/Top Eyelet Mount
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-15-2014, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you CJ7-Tim! By looking at the information you provided, I would say running the 5100s would be just fine. I hope they ride nice! Of course, anything should ride better than my four leaked out shocks that I have now!

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Chris, how long have you had those Crown HD's on? I'm wanting an 1.75"'s as well.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-24-2014, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Chris, how long have you had those Crown HD's on? I'm wanting an 1.75"'s as well.
I've had them on for a little over a year now. They sit very nice with the front spacers. They do ride very rough though. But the main reason I bought them was because I do some towing and light utility work with my Cherokee, so heavier springs were much needed. I wore out the stock springs in just under a year, but they were originals from 1999.

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