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Unread 08-27-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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Shocks for OME lift

was wondering what shocks (other than OME, $$$), would fit a 2.5 OME lift with 5/8 inch shackles. Rancho 5000 series? seems a little short to me but would it fit? How about skyjacker there extended length is 4 inches longer than OME shocks, so they should fit, right? Any others?

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Unread 08-27-2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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First off Welcome to JeepForum, Please fill out your vehicle specs . It will help us help you out !

If you have OME Springs dont degrade them with Rancho's stiff *** shocks Your ride quality will suffer !

You bought the OME springs for Ride quality and Flexability dont be cheap and fork out the extra $ for some Bilestein 5100's , or OME's One reason high end shocks have a hefty price is because they are usually specfically valved for you vehicle and not a genetic one shock fits all valving.

Here's the specs for the Bilstein 5100 for your application :



46mm Monotube Shock Absorber
New Part Number: 24-064576
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-6457-H5

Setting: 5100 Series
Drive Type: 4WD
Position: Front
Descriptor: Front Lifted Height: 3-4"
*Collapsed Length (IN): 16.97
*Extended Length (IN): 28.44
*Collapsed Length (MM): 431.0
*Extended Length (MM): 722.5
Finish: Zinc plated
Reservoir: No


Part Number: 24-185660
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-6458-H5;F4-BE5-6458-H7

Setting: 5100 Series
Drive Type: 4WD
Position: Rear
Descriptor: Rear Lifted Height: 3-4"
*Collapsed Length (IN): 14.63
*Extended Length (IN): 23.68
*Collapsed Length (MM): 371.5
*Extended Length (MM): 601.5


You can take the Extended and Collapsed length of these shocks and find other shocks the same length also.
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Unread 08-28-2011, 09:43 AM   #3
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What about rubicon twin tube?
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Unread 08-28-2011, 12:01 PM   #4
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I can't vouch for their twin tubes, but I can say from first hand experience that the RE monotubes are awesome. They're firm but not harsh at all.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 11:42 PM   #5
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First off Welcome to JeepForum, Please fill out your vehicle specs . It will help us help you out !

If you have OME Springs dont degrade them with Rancho's stiff *** shocks Your ride quality will suffer !

You bought the OME springs for Ride quality and Flexability dont be cheap and fork out the extra $ for some Bilestein 5100's , or OME's One reason high end shocks have a hefty price is because they are usually specfically valved for you vehicle and not a genetic one shock fits all valving.

Here's the specs for the Bilstein 5100 for your application :



46mm Monotube Shock Absorber
New Part Number: 24-064576
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-6457-H5

Setting: 5100 Series
Drive Type: 4WD
Position: Front
Descriptor: Front Lifted Height: 3-4"
*Collapsed Length (IN): 16.97
*Extended Length (IN): 28.44
*Collapsed Length (MM): 431.0
*Extended Length (MM): 722.5
Finish: Zinc plated
Reservoir: No


Part Number: 24-185660
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-6458-H5;F4-BE5-6458-H7

Setting: 5100 Series
Drive Type: 4WD
Position: Rear
Descriptor: Rear Lifted Height: 3-4"
*Collapsed Length (IN): 14.63
*Extended Length (IN): 23.68
*Collapsed Length (MM): 371.5
*Extended Length (MM): 601.5


You can take the Extended and Collapsed length of these shocks and find other shocks the same length also.
i unfortunately got a rough country 2.5in lift(my dad was steadfast on buying the cheapest kit) will these bilsteins be too long because i want to improve my YJ's ride and drive it on dirt roads going at a decent speed and not urgently need to see a chiropractor right after haha.

if they dont fit, what other monotubes do you recommend that will fit for around the same price(under $90 each
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Unread 12-18-2011, 01:56 AM   #6
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How about Rancho 9000's? Ive read good things about them and plan on putting them on when I put my OME 2.5 lift on....
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