Shock Option - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Shock Option

Rockridge 4WD IS Taking Zone Offroad Suspension Lift Kits BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS!! You asked, we deliver!Rough Country Lift Kits and Parts!

Reply
Unread 06-09-2010, 10:38 AM   #1
WRMJeep
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 40
Shock Option

I have searched and read a little. But nothing specific to the question at hand. So here we go:

My current setup is a '93 YJ with a Rubicon Express 2.5" lift kit (springs shocks all included). Jeep rides good, didn't have any major issues with it. This is a street driven jeep with occational off road excursions. Also used to tow Jet ski.

I recently get my hands on a set of used Skyjacker Nitro shocks also for a 2.5" lift. I have read that the Nitro shocks are typically considered to be stiffer than standard hydro shocks. BUT I keep running through my mind if I should swap to the Nitros to see if they are better shocks.

Does anyone have input on which may be better? Any 1st hand experience with each?

WRMJeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-10-2010, 09:44 AM   #2
WRMJeep
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 40
No one has any input? Do the skyjacker nitros run stiff?
WRMJeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-10-2010, 10:45 AM   #3
MLJeeper
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Birmingham, Al.
Posts: 5,029
The skyjacker nitros are going to feel more stiff than the hydros by design. The gas adds significant stability in cornering etc. Is it worth it? I think so but yes, you can expect it to ride more stiff. The only time i would say they suck is if your on segmented concrete type highway or uneven asphalt thats been damaged by heavy trucks, they will beat you to friggin death on pavement like that. More expensive shocks valved correctly would ride real well but the generic white skyjacker type shocks are going to be a little stiff.
__________________
Your limited slip differential sucks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anticanman View Post
Any video of the sound?
MLJeeper is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.