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Unread 07-24-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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putting lift shocks on a jeep with only 1 inch suspension lift

my jeep is stock height with 1 inch lift shackles and stock springs and a 1 inch body lift

the shocks i want only come in stock height and 3-5 inch lift

what were to happen if i put the lift shocks on my jeep with just 1 inch of suspension lift ?

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Unread 07-24-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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You'll bottom them out and ruin them. Worst case.

Best case you'll bottom them out, and the ride will be horrible.
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You'll bottom them out and ruin them. Worst case.

Best case you'll bottom them out, and the ride will be horrible.
I guessed as much

how about using stock height shocks with just 1 inch of suspension lift ?
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Unread 07-24-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
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You might overextend the shocks if you go stock shocks with 1" suspension, all depends on the brand and stroke for the shock.
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You might overextend the shocks if you go stock shocks with 1" suspension, all depends on the brand and stroke for the shock.
This. But I'd rather go stock shocks instead of lift shocks.
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Stock length shocks would be the better route of the two but the proper procedure starts with flexing the suspension and measuring the length shocks you'll need when the suspension cycles. That's collapsed and extended lengths plus an inch either way.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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I guess i'll go with stock height

I bought some cheap monroe about a year and a half ago for 110$ that seems to be holding up fine with the 1 inch shackles

on the other hand I still have my sagging 23 year old stock springs that are completely flat

hopefully the new bilsteins i'll be ordering can deal with new stock springs and 1 inch shackles
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