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post #1 of 13 Old 05-18-2012, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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My shocks are shot. what are the best all-around shocks for the money?

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-18-2012, 09:03 PM
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On road,monroe reflex
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Bilstein's hands down...
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Okay..... really you are going to get a ton of mixed opinions when you ask "what is the best". People have their brands they like and will recommend them. Never really can get a straight answer
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Bilstein's , is the answer U will get over and over.
Although I don't have any thing to compare them to, I put on 4 Monroe Sensa Trac shocks, and I am satisfied with them.
With a discount at Advance Auto, a very good price compared to about $380.00 for Bilstein's, which I'm sure are better shocks.
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If you want the best possible ride and handling, Bilstein is the way to go. They are a high pressure monotube design - this type of shock offers much better responsiveness, fade resistance and control than a typical low pressure shock.

PM me for pricing - I've been a Bilstein dealer for 15 years and have excellent pricing.

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If you want the best possible ride and handling, Bilstein is the way to go. They are a high pressure monotube design - this type of shock offers much better responsiveness, fade resistance and control than a typical low pressure shock.

PM me for pricing - I've been a Bilstein dealer for 15 years and have excellent pricing.
^ive ordered two sets of bilsteins through him, 5100 series' for my 94 and a set of hd's for my niner. amazing shocks and he blew all the prices i found elsewhere out of the water.

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-19-2012, 03:31 AM
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X2 on reflex. I just put a set on the rear. Don't know how they will hold up but I'm satisfied so far. I have the front ones but am waiting on some more front end parts before install.Got them during the rebate but have yet to recieve the actual rebate.
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Is anyone familiar with this kit? It seems awfully cheap.

http://www.rustysoffroad.com/rustys-...es-shocks.html
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how many miles does yours have and how do all the other bushings look?
even a 2" lift can cause problems such as death wobble andif the control arm bushings arent in great shape then a lift will just magnify the problem so be careful whatever you do

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post #13 of 13 Old 05-23-2012, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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i should probably wait to do it then. My control arm bushings aren't in perfect condition, but my jeep only has 100k on it, though, and only 22k on the motor
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