so before people give me crap, i did search and never found a definitive answer some say get the 2-3" some say 4" will botom out so...im doing the F>R swap, and i need to find out what CORRECT size shocks i need. most companies are 2-3" or 4" lift shocks, so are 2-3" going to be "good enough" and work but wont have the travel and max out to quick, or are 4" going to bottom out to easily. so im asking you what brand shock are you running with your F>R swap also how is the ride quality and such
front my findings the most popular ones are:
rough country- some people said ride quality is to rough though
black diamond- more towards a better ride
skyjacker- same stiffer ride
im looking for some affordable shocks, cheaper would be prefered but i dont have a problem paying more for a better product
share your opinions of brands
93' ZJ 4.0l 4x4 auto, trail rig, 6 kc's, green and gray, 3.73 swap, 32x11.50 bfg mudd terrain
89' comanche, 2.5L 80k original miles, single stage paint- sold
You need to measure for shocks, buying an off the shelf manufacturer's "length" shock is just going to lead to shocks either being too long or too short. Depending on how much bumpstop you've added or the flex you've limited determines the shock length.
I'll continue to throw all my shock support with Bilstein. I had crappy OEM shocks on my ZJ initially, switched to Bilstein's with my BB, had Skycrapper's when I went with 5.5", now switched back to Bilstein's. They're amazing, and they're support matches it as well.
also trying to find answers to these Questions
im thinking of going with V8 front coils to my I6 rear cause im looking to replace the rear rusted shocks that are on now but not sure about shock length with the uptravel and what not
i have new front shocks but the guy i got them from when i got the jeep(skyjacker sales man!) he ordered all 4 the same size so i put the front on and left the rear alone till now
i have a 3" teraflex with jks acos up front and all lower control arms
trying to improve ride off/on road
This is irrelevant. Problem is you don't know what you're going to get on a F>R swap until after you do it. Remember these springs are old, worn out and have varied levels of miles on them... that alone should convince you that any answer given about shock length will be a guide only. Your solution may end up being different.
I was looking for the same info, I have the 3.5" F-R swap kit from Rough Country and am looking to replace the shocks. The shocks that came with the kit fit good but perform badly. I called them up and got the sizes