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Unread 04-29-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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Shocks on stock YJ

I have a bone stock YJ. just use it to get around when its raining(motorcycle person) but i want to up get a lift some day.

Question: can i put a 2.5" lift SHOCKS on a stock leaf springs?
hoping it will help with ride comfort (old man emu )

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Unread 04-30-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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I'd imagine you could, but don't quote me on that.

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Unread 04-30-2013, 06:01 PM   #3
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I would think it wouldn't be good, you may have issues with shock compressing too far and blowing the shock.
Stock replacement shocks are only $25 from chain part stores.

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Unread 05-01-2013, 05:14 AM   #4
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My suspension is pretty much stock as well. I went with skyjacker hydros and it increased the ride quality 100 fold. I love them, and for $35.00 a piece plus a rebate from Summit how can you go wrong.

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