I have RC shocks on the ZJ right now but I hate them. I plan to get new shocks and some other goodies soon but the list is longer than the cash allows. I need to decide what shocks to buy, I can get four Bilstiens for $235 or go cheap and get BDs, would I be just as happy with the cheapies and get more other parts or should I go for the gold? I have a 3-4" lift and it will stay that way for a long time. What do you guys think?
i heard good things about the black diamonds. i was actaully going to get them before i found out they didnt make them for a 6.5" lift. grab the black diamonds if you are on a budget. you will be more than happy with them
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99 Grand Cherokee Laredo WJ, 4.7 liter, 247 Quadra Trac II, fully loaded
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I got my Black Diamonds, took a while with shipping, almost 4 weeks to get the shocks (my lift was sitting anxiously in the corner of my room while my springs were "shipping"). The ride is ok, still stiff. My friend thinks mine rides a lot smoother than his, but the bumps are so harsh on my jeep.
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I went with RE monotubes because they were longer than mx6's and rs9000's and I'm glad I did because my lift will flex them end to end. I really wanted adjustables but I am happy with these. Monotubes ride a bit stiffer than twin tubes but they are more "heavy duty"
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this topic gets talked about and talked about sooo many times to where I believe the true answer should be blah blah blah. Just get a set already and find out for yourself...cause all it leads to is a debate (sometimes heated) and no one on here seems to ever be wrong.
96' JGC V-8 5.2L ltd.
way too much to list.
Thought for the day:
If GOD gave HIS only son for us...can't we at least give HIM an hour of our time a day.
having had both... bilsteins win by a mile! Right now they are buy three get one free, I have black diamonds used for sale if anyone is interested, keep in mind the average poster here is a teenager and must not have much shock experience, Or replaced there blown shocks out with black diamonds, If your original shocks are bad enough anything will seem better but they are poor quality. But buy mine please they have around 12,000 miles or so on them.
2004 WJ 4.0 limited "I'LL TAKE A COLD INTERIOR OVER CLADDING" Still have heated seats! 2008 Ranger, 2003 Powerstroke lariat straight pipe tuned, 2000 TJ Sport, leaky stak 3 speed and bunch of other stuff that i don't care to add up.