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Unread 03-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Replacement upcountry shocks?

So my upcountry shocks are pretty rusty and looking to replace what should I go with that would be comparable? I thought about getting the rubicon express economy lift with shocks but I have heard some people say that their shocks aren't that great.

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Unread 03-07-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
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PM kolak for bilsteins, do it right.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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The OE UC shocks were made by Boge, but the yellow Bilstein HDs would be a good replacement.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #4
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Agreed - the UC shocks were also a high pressure monotube design. Bilsteins would be the best replacement. PM me for pricing on a set.
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