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post #1 of 17 Old 02-27-2005, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Rusty's lift kit for WJ

i've been searching the forums for the answer but i can't find it. I want to get Rusty's lift kit that comes with 4 coils and 4 shocks for 379. but i read from another thread that the shocks suck....so should i instead of buying the package, get the 4 coils and 4 bilstein 5150 shocks for 615? do you think it's worth it? and is that a good setup? thanks guys!

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post #2 of 17 Old 02-27-2005, 06:32 PM
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I was looking at this lift too and called and those shocks are made by a pretty good company(monroe?) for rustys. I asked about getting diff shocks from them(more expensive) and he said the shocks that came with it were pretty good. I dont have any experience but if he could have sold me more expensive shocks and didnt they must be alright and it is rustys.

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i wouldnt say his shocks suck, i love them compared to rancho and skyjackers i had for a month. now they arent as good as the bilsteins but try them out first, they work great for me so far

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the biggest problem with the shocks that come with his kit for the WJ, is that the rear shocks don't fit. The eyes are too narrow for the mounts...Their solution? either mash the chassis mounts smaller so they fit, or shim out the shocks' eyes out with washers to fit the chassis mounts. Neither "solution" will make the absolutely annoying clunking sound go away that happens when you go over ANY bump/pebble in the road. Also, my front shocks from them wore out within 6 months (and my truck has never been offroad, so that should tell you something).

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thanks Kip! just the kind of answer i needed.... do you think that if i get the bilsteins, will it have the same problem as the ones that come with the rusty's kit? and if so...the site has various sizes to choose from...i'm new to Jeeps....how do i know which one will fit a WJ? thanks again.
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Rusty's will sell the springs only, it's $260 + shipping. I got his 2.5" springs and I have Pro Comp MX6 shocks to go w/ them. A much better combo IMO.


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hmmm...ok where are good sites that sell bilstein and pro comp shocks for WJ's? also, what sizes should i get if i just want to get a 2 inch lift using Rusty's coils?
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I installed the Bilsteins this past fall. Tons better than the old DT 3000s.


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I got my shocks from 4x4parts.com. They had a special in January going for buy 3 get 1 free, paid $290 for all 4. They make shocks for lifts, just look at the part description and remember that part # if you are ordering over the phone.


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i just checked out 4x4parts.com and it seems that is a site that specializes in nissan trucks. how do i know which shocks to buy that will fit the WJ? can someone tell me the part #s for the Bilstein 5100 series shocks? i'm not sure if this number i got is rite, front: BE5-2963 Rear: BE5-2964, and i have a 99 4wd WJ, thanks!

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Bilstein's site doesn't show any application for the WJ. Of course there's no way of telling when the last time they updated the site was.

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Ooops, I meant 4wheelparts.com . Sorry.

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hmmm i guess bilstein doesn't make shocks for the WJ then....how bout pro comp mx-6's? or what shocks do you guys reccomend? and if possible, can u guys provide the part number for the front and rear shocks...i'm having a hard time finding them
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I think since you'd need the shock loop conversion on the WJ to run some of the better brands, they don't list any as being specifically for the WJ. They probably have a model that would work though.

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