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post #1 of 3 Old 06-09-2010, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #2 of 3 Old 06-10-2010, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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No one has any input? Do the skyjacker nitros run stiff?
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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.

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