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post #1 of 7 Old 03-15-2011, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Shock question for all??

Looking at different shocks for Project Knucklebuster. Any body have any suggestions? 2001 XJ, 4in lift, 32 soon to be 33in tires.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-15-2011, 10:11 AM
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We only get this question once a week, Bilstien 5100's or OME are the top picks.
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-15-2011, 11:30 AM
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X2. for the best ride quality the OME or bilstein's. Most twin tube hydro shocks will be the same quality, like skyjacker, rough country, rusty's, and so on. The twin tubes can ride okay, but nothing like a good set of monotubes.

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-15-2011, 07:35 PM
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Either spend the money for "good" shocks, or pick up some JK take offs. They ride far better than the cheap crap from rusty's, rc, etc.

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well by saying Bistein 5100s or OME is always a good choice, but lets find out the purpose of the jeep. are you looking for rock crawling? basic DDing with minimal off road use? only crawling? crawlign with a little jeepspeed? I think a 5150 is a good intermediate shock

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-16-2011, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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dd with a soon to be a fair amount of wheeling. I think I have settled on the bilstein 5160's. Thankx for your help guys.

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post #7 of 7 Old 04-11-2011, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I got the Bilstein 5160 shocks. These things are great. thankx for the advice guys.

Shocks have been on for a while now. They r great. Knucklebuster rides totally different now.

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