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post #1 of 12 Old 05-30-2007, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Shocks on wrong?

So I've had my 4in lift on my jeep for over a year now. I've been looking at replacing the shocks. I want to go with a smoother ride and don't want something that's really rough on city streets because I don't really take my jeep wheeling. I am deciding between Procomp ES 3000 or some type of skyjacker shock. I've heard pros and cons for both. Any preferences? Or any other shock at a decent price?

Also, I noticed on my rear shocks that the boot is on the top. I thought the boot was suppose to be on the bottom for the rear shocks. Could this cause issues with the shocks? Some say it doesn't matter and will make the ride smoother. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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boot is supposed to be on the top in the rear

see the rod where the boot is supposed to be covering?

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Thanks for the pic! Yeah mine are on wrong. I guess i'll just leave them like that until i replace them in the next couple of weeks.
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Thanks for the pic! Yeah mine are on wrong. I guess i'll just leave them like that until i replace them in the next couple of weeks.
no dude, they are on right.. the dust boot is supposed to be on the top. I just dont have it on..

here is a pic of Ramon without the dust boot too


see? it's to be on the top

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Honestly it depends on the shock. If it is a monotube, you can mount it body up or down. For twin tubes it has to be body down.
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Oh nice! Good! I was worried it was on wrong! haha! I still need some ideas on new shocks. I don't want a really stiff ride but not a really loose one. Just nice to ride in the city. Procomp ES 3000 or something else? Not looking at spending more than 45 bucks per shock.
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Get rubicon express twin tubes, gonna be about 50 bucks a shock...

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You didn't mount them to the control arm brackets did you? Well, if not, they are correctly.


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You didn't mount them to the control arm brackets did you? Well, if not, they are correctly.


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Is that even possible?

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Nope,

hence why I said it.


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But, you'd have some cheap fully adjustable control arms if it were!


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Get rubicon express twin tubes, gonna be about 50 bucks a shock...

Yeah not so much. These are the stiffest shocks ever. I hate mine.
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