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post #1 of 5 Old 11-26-2009, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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"project Cheap Jeep" - 5-6" Lift - Looking For Oem Shocks For "xx" Lift

Is there a chart or reference guide, that states what OEM shocks will fit on a JEEP with "XX" amount of lift?

The reason is in the title, "PROJECT CHEAP JEEP"

EX.) I have a 94 YJ 5-6" lift (and want to save some cash on shocks, if I can).
What other vehicles would have similar shock travel as a YJ lifted 5-6"?

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-26-2009, 03:58 PM
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You want to buy shocks that are valved for a jeep or a vehicle of similar weight. If not, you'll sacrifice ride and handling. There are plenty of reasonably priced quality shocks out the designed for lifted jeeps. Cut corners elsewhere
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-26-2009, 05:52 PM
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Yeah buy only three tires not four, and get the right shocks. hahaha

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Here's a link to Monroe Shocks Spec sheet which includes the different styles, compressed and extended length. I don't think they will be that much cheaper:

http://www.monroe.com/catalog/docume...engthSheet.pdf

I found out my shocks are too short so I ordered some shock mounting tabs to weld on to the axle to give me another 3". Now I don't have to buy new ones. I'm with these guys though, going cheap is hard to do when you want to do it right.

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-26-2009, 07:32 PM
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going cheap is hard to do when you want to do it right.
There is a quote to live by, honestly with what I read in your profile I would be afraid to ride in the jeep. If you want to go big, do it right, its not a look thing its about safety.

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