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post #1 of 9 Old 08-12-2011, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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shock specs for 4.5in lift on the zj?

i have a 1998 5.9L with a 4.5 teraflex lift and my shocks are getting shot. anyone know the specs for the shocks? looking to get something cheaper then ranchos but still works.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-12-2011, 07:06 AM
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you don't get too much cheaper than a rancho and still have it "work".

spend the money and enjoy the ride man. black diamond. bbcs, re, procomp mx-6, bilstien, etc.

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

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-12-2011, 07:51 AM
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i agree. shocks is something you get what you pay for.

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i agree. shocks is something you get what you pay for.
in almost everything there ever was, you get what you pay for.

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

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-12-2011, 11:26 AM
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Probably around 26.5+" extended length. And then as short a compressed length as you can find. Adjust the bumpstops according the compressed length.
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Probably around 26.5+" extended length. And then as short a compressed length as you can find. Adjust the bumpstops according the compressed length.
This^^^

Take your shocks off. Jack one tire up as high as it will go before it rubs. (Trim and use BFH as needed) Set bump stop. Then get the longest shocks that you can fit. You want to have just about the same amount of uptravel on your shock as the space between your bumpstop at ride hidth. At full bump you should have about 1/4" of up travel on your shock.
Fwiw, ive had the expensive shocks (Bilstein & Rancho 9000XL's) and now run the $35 Pro comps (in the front) They have a 5/8" shaft. With 35's I cant tell a difference.
I run the Rancho 9000xl's in the rear. I like the adjustability of them for when its loaded down.

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post #7 of 9 Old 08-12-2011, 12:01 PM
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I used to use these. I can' remember that model but they were white. Inexpensive easily replaceable and worked great. http://www.doetsch-shocks.com/
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-12-2011, 12:01 PM
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It will depend on bumpstopping but that number highlonesome threw out is probably close. I'm running 12" travel Bilstein 5125s that are around 28" extended, 16" collapsed.
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Thanks a lot everyone ill give em all a try
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