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cw_myers 04-16-2013 08:51 AM

Shock Help
 
I have a 1992 yj that I bought last year and need to replace shocks. It has a lift but I don't know how much of one. If I give you figures can anyone tell me what lift and decent shocks for it.

from ground to bottom of rocker is 22.5"
it has 32" tires on it right now.
Shackels are 4" center to center

I kinda got the front shock measured close to right spots and it was:
extended 31"
compressed 19"

on the front shock I did manage to get N80616 off the shock
on the back I got like(not 100% sure) cs88114

jsipe007 04-16-2013 08:56 AM

Can you also post pictures of your lift?

The N80616 PN sounds familiar... maybe a procomp 2.5 in lift? Can you make out any other letters/numbers on the shocks/spring?

cw_myers 04-16-2013 09:21 AM

4 Attachment(s)
front shocks have:
CO3343j
N8061S

rear shocks have:
CS88114
P8043 B091 045

cw_myers 04-16-2013 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsipe007 (Post 15303349)
Can you also post pictures of your lift?

The N80616 PN sounds familiar... maybe a procomp 2.5 in lift? Can you make out any other letters/numbers on the shocks/spring?

hope this info helps

Anticanman 04-16-2013 09:44 AM

Take the shocks off. Disconnect the sway bar. Flex it out completely and measure for extended and collapsed lengths. Its the only way to do it.

XTRyan 04-16-2013 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cw_myers (Post 15303455)
front shocks have:
CO3343j
N8061S

rear shocks have:
CS88114
P8043 B091 045

CW,

As Anticanman said, take the shocks off and disconnect the sway bar. Then flex the Jeep out and take measurements of extended and collapsed length at all 4 corners.

Then give one of our Jeep Experts a call at 800-988-4605 and they can hook you up with the shocks you'll need for your rig.

Feel free to shoot me a PM if you have any questions. I'll be more than happy to help.

-Zach

cw_myers 04-16-2013 11:51 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ExtremeTerrain (Post 15303742)
CW,

As Anticanman said, take the shocks off and disconnect the sway bar. Then flex the Jeep out and take measurements of extended and collapsed length at all 4 corners.

Then give one of our Jeep Experts a call at 800-988-4605 and they can hook you up with the shocks you'll need for your rig.

Feel free to shoot me a PM if you have any questions. I'll be more than happy to help.

-Zach

okay did the front if I did it right i hope....21" and 24"

Anticanman 04-16-2013 12:28 PM

Are your shocks disconnected? You want to measure the mounts, not the current shocks. It sounds trite but trust me, its the way to do it.

cw_myers 04-16-2013 12:53 PM

I disconnected the bottoms...top nut will not come off on the front. I measured as close to center of the mounts as possible.

XTRyan 04-16-2013 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cw_myers (Post 15304100)
okay did the front if I did it right i hope....21" and 24"

Yea, you'll want to completely remove the shocks and flex the Jeep. Then measure mount to mount. Also make sure you're flexing it to full bump. That way when you get the shocks, you'll have the full range of flex and they won't be limiting you.

Let me know if you have any questions!

-Zach

jsipe007 04-16-2013 03:06 PM

removing the top nuts can be a pain but if your shocks are toast, use a pair of vice-grips to hold the flange that is under the upper shock mount.

Ethyl 04-16-2013 08:53 PM

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im kinda doing the same thing I actually coming close to finding what I need but ill be replacing my rear leafs with procomps , my front shocks at Monroe load adjusted coil overs and they work great I love them , so im going to do the rear with the same set. the problem is if I fully flex out , its 22" , that might change when I get the procomps right ? they are thicker . also my shock mounts are gone I removed my sway bar and took the lower mounts from that and moved them to the rear to make new shock mounts just below the springs. Im thinking I should get 25" shocks to compensate for new spring later , right ?

XTRyan 04-17-2013 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Ethyl (Post 15306773)
im kinda doing the same thing I actually coming close to finding what I need but ill be replacing my rear leafs with procomps , my front shocks at Monroe load adjusted coil overs and they work great I love them , so im going to do the rear with the same set. the problem is if I fully flex out , its 22" , that might change when I get the procomps right ? they are thicker . also my shock mounts are gone I removed my sway bar and took the lower mounts from that and moved them to the rear to make new shock mounts just below the springs. Im thinking I should get 25" shocks to compensate for new spring later , right ?

Ethyl,

The best thing to do is to wait until you get the new springs. You won't know your exact measurements until the new springs are sitting on the Jeep.

Even if you know the lift height the springs will give, your Jeep will differ from someone else's Jeep. Once you get the new springs on, then go flex the Jeep and take new measurements.

Shoot me a PM if you have any other questions. I'll be happy to help.

-Zach

Anticanman 04-17-2013 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ExtremeTerrain (Post 15308100)
Ethyl,

The best thing to do is to wait until you get the new springs. You won't know your exact measurements until the new springs are sitting on the Jeep.

Even if you know the lift height the springs will give, your Jeep will differ from someone else's Jeep. Once you get the new springs on, then go flex the Jeep and take new measurements.

Shoot me a PM if you have any other questions. I'll be happy to help.

-Zach

Finally, a vendor that gets it.

XTRyan 04-17-2013 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anticanman (Post 15308173)
Finally, a vendor that gets it.

Anticanamn,

Thank you! We definitely would rather make you guys happy and have your Jeep's built right, the first time. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you have any questions, and I'll gladly give you a hand.

-Zach


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