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Unread 08-05-2011, 07:49 AM   #1
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shock question???

I have a 99 jeep wj and it has a 2" spacer lift i put the cheap *** shocks that came with the kit on and they are no good now, my question is can i use the stock shock size liek a aftermarket shock, stock size for my 2" lift... or does the shocks have to be made for a 2" lift?? thanks

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Unread 08-05-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
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I have a 99 jeep wj and it has a 2" spacer lift i put the cheap *** shocks that came with the kit on and they are no good now, my question is can i use the stock shock size liek a aftermarket shock, stock size for my 2" lift... or does the shocks have to be made for a 2" lift?? thanks
If you've got a lift, I would go for longer shocks. Did the ones that came with you lift kit work as far as length and travel? If so measure those and get some the same size. I run skyjacker hydros and for the price, they aren't bad.
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Unread 08-05-2011, 10:04 AM   #3
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Go for bilstein, you wont regret, contact Kolak with a pm or email at Kolak@aol.com

He offers good pricing.
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Unread 08-05-2011, 12:40 PM   #4
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You definitely need to use longer shocks with a 2" lift. It is very easy to top-out factory-length shocks even on bumps on the street. I love Bilsteins but if you don't have $300 to spend on shocks, I recommend the Rancho RS5000s which are pretty good for cheap shocks.
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Unread 08-05-2011, 06:18 PM   #5
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You definitely need to use longer shocks with a 2" lift. It is very easy to top-out factory-length shocks even on bumps on the street. I love Bilsteins but if you don't have $300 to spend on shocks, I recommend the Rancho RS5000s which are pretty good for cheap shocks.
Do you have a web site i could order a set of the ranchos from ya not looking to spend a whole lot thanks
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Unread 08-05-2011, 06:29 PM   #6
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I'm not a vendor of any sort (any more). However, the choice of champions on Jeepforum: kolak@aol.com
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Unread 08-05-2011, 06:42 PM   #7
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you do not need an extended length shock with a BB lift, however as billzcat has put it you really need them as the shock isnt damping at the intervals it was designed for and with thus get less than half the lifespan out of them. your better off with bilsteins, look at this last thread where like 8 out of 10 people said bilsteins. including myself.
however yes the will set you back about $300
check ebay believe it or not they are $250 ish for bilstein HD's for 2" extended length. or kolak will set you up with 5100's or 5125's. i have the 5125's rear and 5100's front. paid about $300 as well though. wouldnt regret the ride.
but here is the other thread in which i was talking about
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...hocks-1248738/
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Unread 08-06-2011, 10:03 AM   #8
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I've got the Rancho RS5000 and don't regret the $175 spent at O'Reilly Autoparts (caught them during a rebate where I bought 3 and 1 was free).

And yes, get the shocks. I've got 2" spacers as well and the ride was not very good for the few months that I was on stock shocks.
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