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Unread 02-19-2013, 04:23 AM   #1
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Shock Interchange...

Ok, did some searching, could not find an answer for what I am looking for..

Has anyone compiled a list of off the shelf shocks (i.e. stuff available at your local parts store) that will fit a ZJ with different amounts of lift?

I.e. - I have a 2" BB, if I walk into AutoZone, I should ask for shocks for a ____________ for the front and __________ for the rear...

Trying to avoid ordering online, and I get some good commercial rates at the local parts places...

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Unread 02-19-2013, 12:07 PM   #2
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Why not just measure the length you need and go from there?
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Unread 02-19-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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Honest answer... I don't know what I need.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #4
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then measure.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 05:08 PM   #5
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Lemme rephrase... What do I measure to find the compress/extended length I need? Or do I just take the stock shock off and add 2"?
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Unread 02-19-2013, 08:50 PM   #6
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Whatever you do dont use shocks from a chevy silverado! lol I tried cause my stock ones were maxing out, leafspring shocks are different from coil spring shocks so it looked like I was hoppin on hydraulics all through town! bad idea haha, they were new when I started now they are trash. I eneded up ordering some from online.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 08:52 PM   #7
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Btw the shocks I ordered for 2-4 inch lift measure at ten inches travel.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 05:40 AM   #8
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Measure distance between shock mounts at full bump. That generally determines the travel you can get away with as there is only so much shock shaft you can fit in a given body length.
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