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post #1 of 8 Old 02-19-2013, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 8 Old 02-19-2013, 12:07 PM
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Why not just measure the length you need and go from there?

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-19-2013, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Honest answer... I don't know what I need.

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post #4 of 8 Old 02-19-2013, 05:02 PM
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then measure.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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post #5 of 8 Old 02-19-2013, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #6 of 8 Old 02-19-2013, 08:50 PM
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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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post #7 of 8 Old 02-19-2013, 08:52 PM
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Btw the shocks I ordered for 2-4 inch lift measure at ten inches travel.
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 05:40 AM
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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.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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