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Unread 05-06-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Wj Shocks

Hey All

I'm doing my 60k mile work on my WJ. While riding in the passenger side, I can see the car is on a slight slant. So Im going to be replacing the front and rear shocks.

1. How do I replace front and rear shocks. I haven't really found anything clear on the internet.

2. Best/cheapest shocks for daily driving?

Thx in advance!

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Unread 05-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #2
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Shocks won't affect your ride height. If the truck is slanting it's due to something else. You unbolt the old shocks and bolt the new ones on.. it's pretty self explanatory.

Do some searching on here, there are quite a few threads regarding shocks.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 02:02 PM   #3
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As far as the slant goes, that is most likely not shock related. The shocks do not do anything for ride height, that would be springs and the spring isolators. If its sagging one way or another I would look into the springs and see what's up.

If you do still want to replace the shock they are easy to remove. Under the hood there is a nut u screw off the top stud of the shock, which will release the top, and on the bottom just unbolt the 2 bolts and take out the shock. For the rear just remove the upper and lower bolts and pull them out.

I also would suggest not going with the cheapest shock u can find. Any decent mono tube will most likely give u the best ride quality, but they are not the only options. And it may be a good time to put on a 2" Bb since you would already be replacing shocks.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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Should these be good front and rear replacements?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Shocks-Str...3afb2c&vxp=mtr
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Unread 05-06-2012, 04:44 PM   #5
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Link doesn't work.

For inexpensive shocks in other vehicles I've had good luck with Monroe Reflex. Monroe/Rancho are owned by Tenneco... with Rancho being their "offroad" line-up. They do offer monotubes now that are less expensive than the popular Bilsteins...

The Monroe Reflex Monotube part numbers are #911522 ($55 a piece with free shipping on amazon http://www.amazon.com/Monroe-911522-Reflex-Monotube-Absorber/dp/B000EQCVCK/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1336344241&sr=1-1 ) for the front and #911523($52 a piece free shipping on amazon http://www.amazon.com/Monroe-911523-Reflex-Monotube-Absorber/dp/B000EQ80RA ) for the rear. They say "for upcountry suspension" but you can use them with a standard suspension as well.

http://catalog.monroe.com/catalogPar...dStatus=ACTIVE

http://catalog.monroe.com/catalogPar...dStatus=ACTIVE
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Unread 05-06-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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Go BilsteinHD from Kolak, you Will never regret, contact him at kokak@aol.com he have very good priceing.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 05:35 PM   #7
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The bilsteins are good too... shockwarehouse has them at 75 each...

front http://www.shockwarehouse.com/site/p...Grand-Cherokee

rear http://www.shockwarehouse.com/site/p...Grand-Cherokee
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