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Unread 01-13-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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Best Aftermarket Shocks For WJ???

I got a 4" lift on my WJ and want some new Shocks any word on the best out there? and maybe some prices

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Unread 01-13-2009, 08:50 AM   #2
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Unread 01-13-2009, 08:57 AM   #3
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Go with some MX-6s
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Unread 01-13-2009, 09:11 AM   #4
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Black diamonds if you're on a budget, otherwise mx-6's.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 09:19 AM   #5
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RE monotubes are good in the middle shocks. BD's are best for the money.
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The MX-6's won't be long enough for a 4" lift on a WJ.

Bilstein 5125's or RE Monotubes get my vote
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Unread 01-13-2009, 09:30 AM   #7
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The MX-6's won't be long enough for a 4" lift on a WJ.

Bilstein 5125's or RE Monotubes get my vote
Couldn't you just run some BPE's and some longer shocks? I Know 311WJ runs m-6's on his 6/4.5" lifted WJ
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Unread 01-13-2009, 09:33 AM   #8
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I would say search for Black Diamonds, there are 1000's of topics that cover this. There is a little button at the top, it is called SEARCH
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Unread 01-13-2009, 01:10 PM   #9
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Couldn't you just run some BPE's and some longer shocks? I Know 311WJ runs m-6's on his 6/4.5" lifted WJ
I ran MX-6's at 4" of lift (with BPE's) and they just don't make one long enough for that size lift. They may or may not make one for 6", I don't know.

If you install the JKS Hoop Conversion you are open to a lot wider variety of shocks...but if you get one designed for a truck for instance, the valving may be a bit stiff for you.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 01:24 PM   #10
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my vote is for bilstien 7100s they are rebuildable and you can chose rebound and compress for driving style
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Unread 01-13-2009, 02:15 PM   #11
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I'm running bilstien 5150's for long time, and work extremely well; they have the option for the pin adapter you can screw directly on the shock (front).
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Unread 01-13-2009, 03:07 PM   #12
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I ran MX-6's at 4" of lift (with BPE's) and they just don't make one long enough for that size lift. They may or may not make one for 6", I don't know.
True, i'm running mx6 shocks... bought them from 4wheelparts for like 89 bucks a piece (gave me a deal cause i ordered 5 km2's as well... they are PLENTY long..

I found the model numbers for mine. MX6104 for the front and MX6017 for the back. I think the front is for a dodge ram and the back is a ranger or something

and yes i'm at 4.5" in the rear and 6" in the front with LA's and they work great
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Unread 01-13-2009, 03:31 PM   #13
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The RE monotubes would be your best choice for a high performance shock. You asked for "best" shocks, correct? There are two shock technologies - high pressure monotube and low pressure twin tube. A monotube shock offers better ride control and handling both onroad and off, far greater fade resistance, and a more rapid shock response time. Examples include the MX6, RE monotubes, Bilstesin, etc.

The BD shocks are a low pressure twin tube design - a decent budget shock but not in the league of a monotube when it comes to controlling the mass and inertia of the suspension/tire/wheel of a lifted Jeep.

The RE monotubes are well-priced and are made by Edelbrock. They use their patented inertia valve for excellent ride control without harshness.

PM me if you'd like pricing -
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