This thread will tell you what trucks you can take shocks from and put on the YJ for a 4inch lift. This is a great way to stay on budget and have shocks that are the right length for your lift.
I started looking around jeep forum last week trying to find this very thread but couldnt so I did all the reserch and figured Id post it on here. The reason I went with truck shocks is because I had bought stock yj shocks from autozone a couple of months eailer and then I decided I wanted to do and lift and I didnt want to weast the money I had just spent on my shocks. Autozone agreed to swap them out, so I went and did the reaserch and figure out what shocks i needed then I swapped them.
For those who cant just swap your old shocks out this is still the cheaper way to go with out sacrificing shock performance ALL 4 SHOCKS COST ABOUT 85$
Here's the info and a few pictures.
Based on this web site http://www.monroe.com/assets/downloa...engthSheet.pdf
I have found that 1997 ford f150 rear shocks
for the front on the yj are just about perfect and mounting is almost exactly the same, but ill be using Gabiral shocks so the lengths very a little from the monroes. I especially like the fact that the f150 shock has 12.03 inches of travel!
YJ stock specs: Compressed 14.5 in
Extended 24.375 in
Travel 9.8 in
(Gabriel Pro Guard Shocks)
97 F150 specs: Compressed 16.3 in
Extended 28.3 in
Travel 12.03 in
Part number #61612
Here is what I found for the rear. 1974 ford F250 shocks will mount up perfectly and have the exact lengths I want as well.
YJ stock specs: Compressed 11.8 in
Extended 18.3 in
Travel 6.5 in
(Gabriel Guardian Shocks)
74 F250 specs: Compressed 13.8 in
Extended 23.2 in
Travel 9.3 in
Part number #82147
I received the shocks the next day and they mounted up perfectly just like the web site's measurements said. Ive been driving them around for a couple days and I have absolutely no complaints. This beats the heck out of spending 200$ on aftermarket shocks. I highly recommend this if your on a tight budget like me. Thanks for reading.
First picture is compressed and extended front shocks and second picture is the rear shocks.