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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:48 AM   #1
John1031
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Best YJ Shocks

So my front driver side bushing is gone and the shock doesn't have much life left in it at all so I'm going to replace all 4 because they're all pretty old. What's the best, cheap, shocks ya'll have used?

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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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Any white body shocks will work for your springs. Don't get too fancy, you can't fix the ride quality by adding good shocks to bad springs.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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I run skyjacker Hydro 7000 shocks in the rear (scratch and dent, cost 25 a shock) and am running factory replacement Gabriel f-150 rear shocks in front (basically they are OEM shocks without the extra pricetag added for being "lift" shocks. All in all, I spent around 90 on my shocks and it rides much better than before.

Bilstein shocks (5100 series, etc) are awesome shocks but these are around 80 a shock.

Skyjacker Hydros are a good budget shock. I have heard ok things about the Nitro 8000 but they are much much firmer.

I believe the rancho rs5000 series is also another good choice but I have no personal experience with them.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 06:20 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by John1031 View Post
What's the best, cheap, shocks ya'll have used?
Is your 4" Rough Country lift still 4" or is it closer to 2" or less?

Reason I ask is because this makes a difference in a recommendation.

BTW: Coupling any cheap shocks to RC leafs isn't a thing you are likely to be overly impressed with.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 06:22 PM   #5
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Unread 04-24-2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by jsipe007
I run skyjacker Hydro 7000 shocks in the rear (scratch and dent, cost 25 a shock) and am running factory replacement Gabriel f-150 rear shocks in front (basically they are OEM shocks without the extra pricetag added for being "lift" shocks. All in all, I spent around 90 on my shocks and it rides much better than before.

Bilstein shocks (5100 series, etc) are awesome shocks but these are around 80 a shock.

Skyjacker Hydros are a good budget shock. I have heard ok things about the Nitro 8000 but they are much much firmer.

I believe the rancho rs5000 series is also another good choice but I have no personal experience with them.
I bought the Skyjacker 7000s yesterday after watching reviews. I'll post again when theyre on and let you know what i think, thanks
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