I have a chance to pick up a set of slightly used Pro Comp MX6 adjustable rear shocks that came out of a TJ with a 4" lift. Any reason these shocks wouldn't work with a '94 YJ running 3.5" Fabtech springs and 1/2" boom shackles?
Its an easy answer. If the measurements of the collapsed and extended lengths match up with the measurements you need for extended and collapsed length and the mounting points are the same type then go for it.
I spoke with Pro Comp today, and was told the only real difference between the YJ and TJ version of the MX6 (for a 4" lift) is the TJ shock is approximately 1" shorter when fully extended. I was also told that unless I was going airborne on a regular basis, I should be good to go using the TJ shock. Plus, since I am building an 8.8 for this Jeep, can't I simply relocate the axle shock hoops 1" to offset the difference in length?
Most guys who install the 8.8 run the lower shock mouts flush with the centerline of the tube as to not drag. There are a few options to fix it for relatively cheap though. Go ahead and grab the shocks.
Its pro comp. if its free it may be worth installing. If not, don't spend any money.
Actually, the MX6's are good shocks IMO. They made my junk ride better than it ever had and they work well off road. Not so sure about the other standard ones, but the MX6's are good bang for the buck when on sale.
Also not a fan of the Ranchos... they sucked on the Jeep and they now suk on my truck.
'92 YJ, 4.0, 5sp, 8.8 w/ 4.56's locked F&R, Teralow 4-1, HD SYE, BDS 5" SUA lifted on 35 MTR's. PSE front trail cage kit, 1ton TRE flip, 1"shackles, 1"BL, 1" MM. <><
Originally Posted by 80 CHOPPER
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I'm looking forward to mounting the shocks, they certainly have to be better than the 19yr old stock shocks! Now, I just need to find a decent set of shocks for the front, and my lift kit will be complete.