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post #1 of 10 Old 02-16-2013, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Front shock suggestions

I've been piecing together a 3.5" suspension lift for my '94 YJ, and the only thing left to get is a set of front shocks. I'm running Fabtech 3.5" springs front and rear, with 1/2" boomerang shackles in the front and 1" booms in the rear (Ford 8.8). I found a good deal on a set of used ProComp MX6 adjustable shocks for the rear, so now I just need to find a set for the front.

Any suggestions on a set that won't break the bank, but will still give a decent ride? Thanks!

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I've been piecing together a 3.5" suspension lift for my '94 YJ, and the only thing left to get is a set of front shocks. I'm running Fabtech 3.5" springs front and rear, with 1/2" boomerang shackles in the front and 1" booms in the rear (Ford 8.8). I found a good deal on a set of used ProComp MX6 adjustable shocks for the rear, so now I just need to find a set for the front.

Any suggestions on a set that won't break the bank, but will still give a decent ride? Thanks!
Got a set of Black diamonds froma 4" lift.. They are middle of the road... I went shock hoops and needed longer... $100 for 4

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Any idea on how they compare with the Rough Country 2.2 Performance Series shocks?
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Anything is better than RC...

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Yeah, I've started researching shocks and it seems they're not the most popular!
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Not too many people on here run them, but I run Gabriel shocks from autozone on my 3.5" lift. I was going for the budget build and though research, 1997 Ford F-150 REAR shocks, fit perfect with this lift up front. They are definitely good for me on and offroad as they're factory replacements. Cheap too.

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That's an interesting suggestion. Do they seem to ride as well as the factory setup, and do you know if the compressed/extended lengths are comparable with an actual Jeep shock?

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I do not know the lengths, but I have flexed the heck out of them with no bottoming out. They ride great, and are warrantied as well! Worth the money. ~$28 each

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I've always run Bilstein's. Have them on my 2500HD for towing, have them on my AWD Express van,and I'm putting them on my Jeep build. I tried cheaper brand names but have been dissapointed.
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