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Unread 10-15-2010, 02:13 PM   #1
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anyone put rear xj shocks on a zj?

okay so i bent my mx6 monotube shocks on my last outing and i need two new rear shocks. im runnin 8" of lift and cant find any cheap shocks that big besides Rusty's cherokee shocks....
now i know that they are a softer spring rate but that doesnt really matter,
Will they fit??? i know the mounting is the same almost but i have heard that the mounts themselves are different??

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Unread 10-15-2010, 07:01 PM   #2
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Don't think that works. XJ's use a bar pin up top and eye loop down below. You could remove the bar pin and insert a bushing sleeve but the length may not be right either.

ZJ's use loop eye bottom and top.
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Unread 10-16-2010, 08:18 AM   #3
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I did this on mine, running Rancho 9000s. Yes pins need to be removed etc, but it can be done if the length is OK. Cherokees use a longer shock for a given lift - quite a bit longer. So check the specs!

But talk to Rusty's. Whoever they buy from will likely supply them with ZJ shocks for the same prices, even if they are not in the catalog today.

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I'd go the special order route. Rusty's will work with you.
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okay so i bent my mx6 monotube shocks on my last outing and i need two new rear shocks. im runnin 8" of lift and cant find any cheap shocks that big besides Rusty's cherokee shocks....
now i know that they are a softer spring rate but that doesnt really matter,
Will they fit??? i know the mounting is the same almost but i have heard that the mounts themselves are different??
throwing unmatched shocks in the back will give you an aweful driving experience.

pony up for the same as the fronts.
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Unread 10-17-2010, 10:09 AM   #6
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Having different shocks in the rear may be just fine - or not. Depends on the load you typically carry. I have adjustable shocks, and running empty, the front shocks are set firmer than the rear. On the other hand, towing a heavy trailer, or with a family full of bodies and gear, I set the rear shocks very firm. So if the rear shocks end up being different than the front, you might like them sometimes, and not so much at other times.

As ratmonkey says though, having all four shocks the same may give you the best experience under all load conditions.
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