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Unread 01-29-2011, 10:33 AM   #1
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rubicon express shocks

are they any good? im about to buy my first lift a bb and i was thinking about going with the rubicon express bb, just wondering if anybody was running these shocks, if they last, and hows the ride quality.....thanks guys

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Unread 01-29-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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The twin tubes are pretty much the same as all other twintube shocks, like skyjacker, rough country, and other basic shocks. The monotubes are pretty decent.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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A friend ordered a set of RE's for his TJ back on Jan 3rd. Still haven't arrived. I guess RE (and many other shock manufacturers) are on backorder. Make sure you check to see if they are in stock before you order to avoid delays.

Also, above is correct. The twin tube shocks are the same as anyone else, really. For not that much more, invest in some Bilstein monotubes, they are worth the extra money. Deals can be had for about $75 each shipped.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 11:22 AM   #4
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thanks for the advice guys im gunna go with the Bilstein 5100 and a 2" coil spacer lift
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Unread 01-30-2011, 12:08 PM   #5
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RE twintubes arn't that great, but the RE monotubes are one of the best.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 01:07 PM   #6
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I think you will be happy with your choice. I'm loving mine. A coil lift would be better but more expensive. Either way it's a good and easy lift to install.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 01:09 PM   #7
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The RE shocks have been an excellent product but unfortunately they've been out of them for months.

I would suggest the Bilstein 5100 series - they offer impressive on and offroad performance as well.

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