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Unread 12-09-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
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Wj Need shocks. To lift or not?

Hey Gang,

I need shocks. The front are leaking and really are doing nothing for me. So now I am thinking if I'm going to lift the jeep, it should be now or never. So I searched threads and people seem to like several shocks. The last set of shocks I bought were Rancho 9000's and that was on a lifted Superduty.

Should I lift it or not? Please let me know what lifts people went with and either your positive or negative feedback. What is the round about cost of a 2-3" lift for these things?

I'd like to decide and order within the next two days. This way I should have the lift by Christmas and have the time to install it.

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Unread 12-09-2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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Lift it 2". Cheap, mostly issue free, and will stand out a bit from all the other Jersey grocery getters.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
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^^^X2, Good advice, lol
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Unread 12-09-2013, 10:19 AM   #4
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The two inches, is that the budget boost?
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Unread 12-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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The two inches, is that the budget boost?
It is if you just get 2" poly spacers, versus a coil set. The spacers just sit atop your existing springs and boost the jeep up a couple inches, where coils are more $$
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Unread 12-09-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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You have lots of Jeeps

Which one are you wanting to lift?
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Unread 12-09-2013, 04:20 PM   #7
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The 2" plastic spacers will ride like a old caddy, the 2" coil springs come in different degrees of stiffness so evaluate how you drive and over what kinds of roads etc when choosing. Either way get the Bilstein shocks and you will be happy, may take a while depending on who you order from....COUGH COUGH
you can even just put those shocks onto a set of stock coils or the 1+ taller Up Country replacements which are now made by Moog aftermarket. Are you going to use bigger tires also?
www.fatbobsgarage.com apparently if you call your order in they will also give you 10% off for forum discount.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #8
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I would be lifting the 2004 WJ.

My driving is mostly around town and some weekends hunting or on the trails. While I was big into offroading a decade ago, I don't have the time, need or want to do it every weekend anymore. If I were to lift, it would be 3" max and thats just for more clearance. Again, the majority will be onroad so ride quality is big. Not looking for a caddy but I'd not looking to feel every bump either.

I think I like the idea of Bilsteins, now is the question of lift or no lift.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 05:53 PM   #9
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Go 3"OME or 2"BDS coils,
Also Get a rear Addco swaybar, makes a H of a differ, Kolak have everything you will need.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 06:37 PM   #10
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Unread 12-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #11
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Doesn't sound like you really need more than a budget boost. Maybe a 2" spacer lift and some new shocks will do the trick. I recommend Bilsteins.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 03:47 PM   #12
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Blistein and UpCountry springs...
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Unread 12-11-2013, 07:49 PM   #13
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Budget boost and new shocks id say
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Blistein and UpCountry springs...
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Unread 12-12-2013, 07:43 AM   #15
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This IS my final answer. The best of factory handling/driving paired with the Bilstein shocks is a win/win. Much better option than a 2" spacer.
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