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post #1 of 3 Old 12-23-2003, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Best shocks for on-road/off-road useage for YJ ?

What are some good recommendations for new shocks for my '89 YJ?
The fronts were replaced not too long ago, but they are super stiff. I can't even get the front to depress at ALL( previous owners had a snow plow on it and beefed it up. New REAR springs mounted in front also).
The rears are just blown out, so I need to replace them. I want a shock that performs well on the road and off-pavement, but they need to be inexpensive as well

Any ideas? I had thought about the Rancho RS5000's as they have been around forever, but I'm not tooo sure yet.

FYI, my Jeep will be riding on 1.25" shackles as well.

Thanks all!

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-24-2003, 10:50 AM
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My personal experience with Rancho 5000's are they are way too stiff. I hated them.

Do a search on OME shocks, they are getting raves from YJ and TJ owners for both on and off road. They are a little pricier, being in the $65-70 range, but what the heck, its only money!

edit: I just noticed your from Mass....the winter road salts will eat Rancho's alive the first winter. Most everyone I know that purchased Rancho 5000's did so only once, and never again.


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*Engine=Stock* *Armor=OYR Rear Corners, SkidRow Engine Skid, OEM Rockers* *Lift=OME 942HD & 933HD Coils, OME N66 & N67 HD Shocks, ACOS front and rear, 1-1/4" JKS BL, JKS front Track Bar* *Tires/Wheels= 12.5x33" Interco TrXus MT's mounted on 15x8 Cragar 397 Steelies* *Bumpers and Carrier=Jeeperman Rock bumpers front and rear* * Other Stuff=1" M.O.R.E Bombproof Torsion Rubber MML, Meridian Gold GPS, CE 8k Winch*

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post #3 of 3 Old 01-01-2004, 09:45 PM
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i run doetsch tech dt-3000's and i am very pleased with them.

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