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post #1 of 15 Old 02-13-2013, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Yet another thread about shocks.

Hey guys,

I've been in the market for a lift for my 2001 WJ 4.0. Being a broke high school & soon to be college student, I'm looking to build on a budget. Its my DD, but does see some offroad action when I get the chance to.

Going to stay small for a few years, so I'm pretty much settled on Fat Bob's 2.5" coils. Had my sights on the IRO 3'' for a while, but that's a little out of my budget.

I'm asking for advice on shocks. Most of my driving is on road (unfortunately), so I'm not looking for anything too stiff. I've done plenty of research, havent been able to find anything. Ive considered Rough Country 2.2s, SkyJacker, DT8000s... Id go with Bilsteins if I could afford it.

Any input, reviews, advice or thoughts are appreciated!


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post #2 of 15 Old 02-13-2013, 09:21 PM
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Fox. But seriously bilstien

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post #4 of 15 Old 02-13-2013, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I talked to Kolak about bilsteins, he offers a great price for them. Might be able to make it work, but that's seriously pushing the budget. I realize that they are the best shocks on the market, I was looking at alternatives.

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post #5 of 15 Old 02-13-2013, 09:51 PM
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They are not the best they are the best cheap shocks.

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Have to agree, they are the best cheap shock.. if you want good shocks you are going to be paying around 3-400$ each for a regular smooth body shock. But it will be the last shock you ever buy since they are rebuildable.

These companies are Fox,King and Bilstein

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Im runnin fox 2.0 and i love the ride, huge upgrade if handling and comfort
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Im runnin fox 2.0 and i love the ride, huge upgrade if handling and comfort
What size lift are you running? And if you don't mind how much did you pay?

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I also have fox 2.0s but they aren't installed. You looking around $1100-$1200 for them. If you get the 7/8 shaft the 5/8 shafts are cheaper.

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Runnin bds 4" on 33, std shock no remote reservoir 5/8 shaft with bpe
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Paid About 700$ for the kit... In canadian dolar so, little cheaper in usa i guest
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post #12 of 15 Old 02-15-2013, 04:23 PM
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^ As of today, the Canadian and US dollar are pretty close. The 4" lift kit starts at $1,200, so if you got it for $700 that's a decent deal!

http://bds-suspension.com/product?ma=7&mo=35&ty=41&yr=1999-2004

Have you checked out the ProComp MX6 shocks? I have seen a few decent reviews for them on here. Bilsteins would be my choice, though.

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No i already have the lift i just buy the shox alone
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Ah I have 7/8 shafts with a remote res.

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If you guys are thinking of shocks talk to Sonny at Down south motorsports.. great guy with the best prices around and free shipping..

If you do call or email tell him cache sent you.

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