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post #1 of 8 Old 07-23-2003, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have shocks this long?

My 94 GC has 135000 on it, and I've never done the shocks. I saw in another post the recommended is 60K, but it runs great, and since I got my rotors replaced, no more wobble on braking. The thing seems tight at the shocks.

Should I consider replacing them or "if it ain't broke..."


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post #2 of 8 Old 07-23-2003, 07:45 AM
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Not even close...

I changed mine at 75K. They didn't seem to be bad, but I was noticing that on certain road undulations (one in particular), when fully loaded with people and groceries, there was a little extra float, mostly the rear of the Jeep.

Anyhoo, a set of KYB Gasajusts made it stable and planted again. I think if you replace yours, you will find that the old ones were worse than you realized.

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What do the KYB's run? Did you buy them locally?

This GC is my wife's, I drive the wrangler. Is that a good on-road shock?

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-23-2003, 12:28 PM
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Yeah, mine is actually my wife's daily driver/our family car, stock and only highway driven. (I also have KYBs on my '72 K20.)

I paid $129 for 4, shipping included at http://www.p-s-t.com/ .

They may be about the same at Summit, but I dunno how it works out with shipping, etc.

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-23-2003, 01:17 PM
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Re: Not even close...

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I changed mine at 75K. They didn't seem to be bad, but I was noticing that on certain road undulations (one in particular), when fully loaded with people and groceries, there was a little extra float, mostly the rear of the Jeep.

Anyhoo, a set of KYB Gasajusts made it stable and planted again. I think if you replace yours, you will find that the old ones were worse than you realized.
same here, except i have 137,000 miles and mine was probobly worse

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post #6 of 8 Old 07-23-2003, 08:24 PM
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how good are those KYB's ? any other brands anyone would recommend (i'm starting to price check thing i knwo i'll need to do by christmas)?

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my 1994 has 150k on the stock shocks and that are pretty worn out. Time for new ones.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-25-2003, 06:58 AM
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Originally posted by imnotu how good are those KYB's ?
I'd say they are at least as good as OEM, can't say for sure how long they last cause they've only been on for a few months!

I also have them on my '72 K20 Chevy; just put rears on but fronts have been on for several years. It doesn't get many miles but they are still tight and feel like new.

I believe they are much better than the big fat yellow Monroe Gas Magnums I used to have on the truck.

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