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post #1 of 19 Old 04-08-2017, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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QuadraLift rear shocks?

I pulled a rear tire off to fix a tire leak and discovered an oily wet shock that needs replacing at only 33K miles. A bit disappointed with that as I rarely have shocks die even with higher milage and have read of several people having failures on this vehicle.

I see that the shock is conventional despite the air springs but is it exactly the same PN as the non quadralift jeeps? I could see it maybe being longer for quadralift but I'm guessing it is probably isn't given ORII tops out horribly. I called around and most autopart stores don't seem to have good information.

Should I be looking at a particular after market brand that might last longer?

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post #2 of 19 Old 04-08-2017, 12:14 PM
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If you're under warranty let the dealer do it.

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A lot of these have been replaced under warranty.

Forum vendor Kolak would know what aftermarket is available and what are the better ones.

The valving is different between steel and air spring shocks. I think the bracket is also different, but that may have been the load leveling shock.

OEM here, but they will take your VIN and match up the proper shock:

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Not under warranty unfortunately.

I tried putting my VIN in on that site just now and it still list every possible shock without narrowing it down to the specific one. Not sure if I'm doing right. The descriptions are pretty specific though.

It must be one of these but I have no idea between "standard" and "sport":

68069675AD / Shock Absorber
GRAND CHEROKEE; STANDARD SUSPENSION; W/LOAD LEVELING SUSP.; W/HEIGHT CONTROL

68069680AE / Shock
Shock Absorber
GRAND CHEROKEE; SPORT SUSPENSION; W/LOAD LEVELING SUSP.; W/HEIGHT CONTROL

If I can't get more precise results on this website I will call the dealer back and get a part number or just order it through them.
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They will verify when you place the order, just like other on line sites. If you pick the wrong one, you will get an email asking if that's what you really want or if you want the part listed for the VIN. Sport is only on export models.

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Why not find the part number on the bad part? Is the label gone?

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They will verify when you place the order, just like other on line sites. If you pick the wrong one, you will get an email asking if that's what you really want or if you want the part listed for the VIN. Sport is only on export models.
Ah, that's how it work. Thanks!

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Why not find the part number on the bad part? Is the label gone?
Good idea, I'll look for the label.
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I found the label and got the PN 68029556AF but it doesn't match any of the ones that come up on parts.moparonlineparts.com for my jeep. If I search specifically for the PN on my shock it comes up on the site and for much cheaper. Could it be that it was superseded? Where can I find out, other than maybe the dealer?
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All the parts outlets and dealers use the same FCA catalog for parts, only the prices are different. The parts catalog is also on jeep's site under owners info. Sometimes its easier to find parts on the jeep.com site.

Looks like the jeep.com site is saying 68029556AF may not the current part number for QL shocks. There are a couple different numbers listed. They do supersede parts and their part numbers now and then, especially when they change vendors. Dunno if thats the case here. Sometimes the older part is sold at a discount while supplies last. But you need a good parts counter man to sort all that out for you.

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All the parts outlets and dealers use the same FCA catalog for parts, only the prices are different. The parts catalog is also on jeep's site under owners info. Sometimes its easier to find parts on the jeep.com site.

Looks like the jeep.com site is saying 68029556AF may not the current part number for QL shocks. There are a couple different numbers listed. They do supersede parts and their part numbers now and then, especially when they change vendors. Dunno if thats the case here. Sometimes the older part is sold at a discount while supplies last. But you need a good parts counter man to sort all that out for you.
The 68029556AF PN doesn't come up at all on the jeep.com parts search for me. Is that what you saw or did it actually say something?
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There's a lot of confusion with strut and shock part numbers for the WK2. But if you give me your VIN I can filter it directly to the correct part number and get you pricing. You can PM me or email me at kolak@aol.com if you don't want to post it here.

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No, I didn't see that part listed, just four other part numbers for QL equipped vehicles a few pages after the steel spring parts. As Kolak mentions, you need to give your VIN to the parts outlet to get the right part. No use guessing. The OEM part sites lets you search by VIN, but that only gets to the year and model, doesn't filter by what fits. Kolak can sort it out for you, you can trust him.

If you go to the local dealer, expect to pay a little over $100 each. Buy from one of the forum discount vendors probably about $70 plus shipping.

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There's a lot of confusion with strut and shock part numbers for the WK2. But if you give me your VIN I can filter it directly to the correct part number and get you pricing. You can PM me or email me at kolak@aol.com if you don't want to post it here.
Thanks guys! PM sent to Kolak
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I was swapping back to summer tires today, and noted 68029556AF labels on my 2011 OEM shocks, not that it makes any difference.

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