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Unread 10-25-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
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4" lift shocks for 3" lift

Friend of mine ordered Bilstein 5125s for his 4" long arm kit but decided to go higher...i bought them from him but i have a 3" lift. considering another one of my buddies is running 4" springs on his 3" lift without any problems i assumed it was fine. and considering i will most likely never reach the full limits of my suspension i didnt think i'd bottom out the shock. am i alright here?

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What are the extended and collapsed lengths or part numbers of the shocks you bought?
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For 3" of lift just make sure you dont exceed the following for your collapsed lenght : Front: 15.3" and rear: 15.6"
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Got the part numbers for the shocks I bought. They are from IRO for a 4" lift but I've heard they will work for a 3" lift just fine. Here is the email IRO sent my friend from whom I bought the shocks from.

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What are the extended and collapsed lengths or part numbers of the shocks you bought?
Are these shocks valved only for a wj with a 4" lift?? Will I run into problems if I don't go to 4"?
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The 33-185606 is a universal loop/loop shock. No doubt IRO included adapters when he purchased them. He's including those with the shocks, correct?

The 33-185552 is also a universal shock. You'll need the correct WJ bushing sleeves so they don't clunk.

Extended and collapsed lengths are acceptable for your lift. The rear may be a little on the long side so check for adequate up-travel and extend the bumpstops if need be.
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The 33-185606 is a universal loop/loop shock. No doubt IRO included adapters when he purchased them. He's including those with the shocks, correct? The 33-185552 is also a universal shock. You'll need the correct WJ bushing sleeves so they don't clunk. Extended and collapsed lengths are acceptable for your lift. The rear may be a little on the long side so check for adequate up-travel and extend the bumpstops if need be.
IRO did include the adapter for the front shocks. There already also the correct metal sleeves in the bushings in the proper places. Since they are "universal" will they not necessarily be correctly valved for the wj? Or are these the same shocks you would ship out for the same application?
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Those shocks are technically the 5125 series. They are 255/70 valved. The 5125 series has a 90 day warranty. I think you'll find that they perform and ride well, but if I were shipping you a set, I'd ship the 5100 series. These would not require the adapters up front, not require additional WJ bushing sleeves for the rear, have a lifetime warranty, and be specifically valved for the WJ.

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IRO did include the adapter for the front shocks. There already also the correct metal sleeves in the bushings in the proper places. Since they are "universal" will they not necessarily be correctly valved for the wj? Or are these the same shocks you would ship out for the same application?
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Those shocks are technically the 5125 series. They are 255/70 valved. The 5125 series has a 90 day warranty. I think you'll find that they perform and ride well, but if I were shipping you a set, I'd ship the 5100 series. These would not require the adapters up front, not require additional WJ bushing sleeves for the rear, have a lifetime warranty, and be specifically valved for the WJ.
Alright thanks, just making sure these would fit on my jeep. I also had a question as to how they are mounted...front and rear both mounted with the words so they are right side up?
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They will work either way but mount them with the shaft at the bottom if possible.

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Alright thanks, just making sure these would fit on my jeep. I also had a question as to how they are mounted...front and rear both mounted with the words so they are right side up?
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