Would these shocks be long enough for 2.5in lift
I am at crossroads of sorts and I am trying to figure out the best route to go in my case and I was hoping some of you more experienced in suspension setup would be able to help me out.
Few months ago I found that my stock shocks were completely shot. I decided to go with something cheap and somewhat decent jut so that I can get the jeep back on all four.
Now I want to get a suspension lift. At this point all I want is 2.5in to avoid dealing with SYE pinion angle etc. I have been looking into Rubicon Express military style leaf springs that would give me the 2.5in lift but I wanted to see if the shocks I purchased to replace the stocks would be able to fit in without issues.
The shocks I have are all Skyjacker:
Front: H7055 Collapsed 13.54; Extended 22.75; Stroke 9.20
Rear: H7081 Collapsed 12.07; Extended 19.07; Stroke 7
I looked at the SkyJacker kit 2.5in parts just to see the difference in sizes from the same company and I saw the following in it, which didn't seem like much:
Front: H7056 Collapsed 14.54; Extended 24.75; Stroke 10.21
Rear: H7023 Collapsed 13.71; Extended 22.58; Stroke 8.875
Here's the specs from the RE 2.5in lift kit which seems like the shocks are even longer and have roughly 4 in difference from the ones I have:
Front: RXT2611 Rubicon Twin-Tube Shock 26.5/15.5 S/L
Rear: RXT2210 Rubicon Twin-Tube Shock 22.5/13.5 L/L
Do you guys think I can continue to use the current shocks without worrying too much about bottoming/topping the shock out? Mind you I don't do hardcore off-roading and I am willing to keep it this way till the shocks I have run their course. I just really don't want to have to dump them after only using them for 2-3 months.
After they start going out I will get a set of RE shocks to go with the lift but for now I was hoping that I can continue to use the ones I already have.
What do you guys think? Am I going to have issues with the lengths of the ones I have now and a RE 2.5in leafs?
Thanks in advance!!
EDIT: I guess the question would be more about the shocks topping out than bottoming out.