rear door and window shocks - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > rear door and window shocks

UCF Black Friday SaleLOCKERS!!!! - ARB, Auburn, Detroit, Eaton, OX, Spartan, YuRIGID LED Light Blowout Sale - All Sizes, All Series, all

Reply
Unread 07-20-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
KyBoy1991
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 671
rear door and window shocks

OK, we all know the ZJ is notorious for the rear hatch falling down and smacking us on top the head. So my question is this, where have you guys found to buy "GOOD" replacements for the rear door shocks and the window shocks at good prices?

KyBoy1991 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
Midnightluckey
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Houston, TX, Tx
Posts: 1,297
I got a good cheap set off eBay for my moms wk. $30 I think?
__________________
95 Limited Chargold ZJ 5.2L -5.5" lift (IRO, Ironman, and RC parts), 33" BFG M/T's, 15x8 procomp crawlers, 242 swap, 2 12" subs, 1000w amp, cherry bomb, full skid package, Kevins rear stealth bumper clone w 3/4" D rings, Rlcwelding front bumper w 3/8" D rings, XRC-8, front tow hooks, 2 daylighter fairlead lights, 2 daylighter windsheild lights, 2 55w driving lights, OBA, Cobra 18 CB, dual 4' whips, RC disconnects, smittybuilt jack, optima yellowtop.
Built not bought #512
Midnightluckey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 09:31 AM   #3
LordHobbit
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,932
I paid about that for the ones from o'reillys with lifetime warranty. Been on more than a year and still real strong!
__________________
93 red ZJ 190k 4.0. Spent more money than I should have ...

Isn't red the only color a vehicle should be?
If at first you don't succeed, use more speed.
LordHobbit is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 09:32 AM   #4
KyBoy1991
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 671
See, that's what i want, the lifetime kind...
KyBoy1991 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 11:52 AM   #5
elf517
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 149
I consider myself lucky my stock ones are still holding up just fine
elf517 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 11:52 AM   #6
tcar
Registered User
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 855
Quote:
Originally Posted by KyBoy1991 View Post
OK, we all know the ZJ is notorious for the rear hatch falling down and smacking us on top the head.
Never had that happen... Got some a Checker (O'Reillys now) many years ago. Cheap.
__________________
00 Limited 4.7 V8 SelecTrac
94 Limited V8 SelecTrac
98 5.9 Platinum
95 Limited V8
tcar is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 12:48 PM   #7
TheHalfWit
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Posts: 695
Quote:
Originally Posted by elf517 View Post
I consider myself lucky my stock ones are still holding up just fine
Maybe they got a company that actually knows how to manufacture struts to do the 96-98 lift gate supports :P

Mine I need to get around to replacing. As they haven't worked in the last 10 years far as I know.
__________________
Calm. C.

If a week goes by without needing to replace something, pinch me because I must be dreaming.
TheHalfWit is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 01:29 PM   #8
KyBoy1991
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 671
Well, I am getting some from a member here who is parting out his wrecked zj. Right place right time for me I guess. $55 for all 4 plus the headlight switch shipped. Worth a shot to me.
KyBoy1991 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 01:31 PM   #9
elf517
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 149
10 year of god dammit that F****** hurt lol I woulda fixed em sooner lol
elf517 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 05:02 PM   #10
TheHalfWit
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Posts: 695
Quote:
Originally Posted by elf517 View Post
10 year of god dammit that F****** hurt lol I woulda fixed em sooner lol
Well its racked up 20k miles in the last 12 years. Only real reason I'm probably going to fix it next weekend is that 12k of those miles have been put on in the last year by myself.
__________________
Calm. C.

If a week goes by without needing to replace something, pinch me because I must be dreaming.
TheHalfWit is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #11
coralman
I can wish can't I?
 
coralman's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: florida
Posts: 4,664
Bought an aftermarket set that didn't mount correctly, said screw it and got oem.
coralman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 07:19 PM   #12
ravinsaend
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sweet Springs, MO
Posts: 58
Haven't done the window struts as I haven't gotten to making it open yet, but i just changed hatch struts. got mine at rockauto.com for around 12 apiece if i remember right. Not exactly time tested yet but I'm fairly sure they're going to last from what Ive seen thus far.
ravinsaend is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 11:10 PM   #13
timmay5309
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sioux City, Iowa
Posts: 201
I got mine from Advance Auto Parts. They fit fine, and Advance Auto has a ton of discount codes online if you buy them online and pick it up at the store. The latest coupon code I used was dealio, it is $20 of a $50 purchase, or $40 off of a $100 purchase. There is a ton out there, big20 gets you 20% off, etc...
timmay5309 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 11:31 PM   #14
tonymartin
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
Posts: 1,038
I need to do mine and was thinking to order from rock auto as they have great shipping rates from the states to the UAE. May look into it after my vacation!
__________________
93 Renegade|Home made add a leaf (by PO, changing out soon)|Rancho adjustable shocks|31x15 BFG AT's|15" GT alloys|AFE Headers|Red SpiderWebShade Trail Cage|Free Sense of Adventure
tonymartin is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2011, 11:34 PM   #15
timmay5309
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sioux City, Iowa
Posts: 201
Funny how after you change them, it's like you have super strength in your arms cause it lifts and stays by itself. Took me a month to get used to the fact I didnt have to dodge the gate after I grabbed my stuff...
timmay5309 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.