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Unread 03-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #7396
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Hey sounds like you guys know your shocks! I need some bad for mine, they are the originals believe it or not at 120K miles

I'll probably get some OEM Mopar ones, they lasted this long with towing the pop up and all too. You recommend anything else? I don't want to have to set/tune them, just install & go.

Khris you get your ECM yet? I finally found out what that thing was that hit the ground, just the stupid plastic clip on the connector saw it was broke, still has the main one though so it's all good!

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Unread 03-14-2012, 09:03 PM   #7397
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You recommend anything else?
I'm an Old Man Emu fan
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Unread 03-14-2012, 09:04 PM   #7398
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I need to get some shocks too. Are there any brands to avoid?
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Unread 03-14-2012, 10:00 PM   #7399
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I need to get some shocks too. Are there any brands to avoid?
ProComp. I got some for my jeep and it rides like crap. My old 86 K10 with a 8" lift rode better then my tj
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Unread 03-14-2012, 10:27 PM   #7400
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I need to get some shocks too. Are there any brands to avoid?

Assuming we are talking stock replacement or shocks for a regular lift.....

IMO stay away from any of the cheap white bodied gas charged shocks ie: Pro-comp, Rough-Country, Rancho, Skyjacker....ect

For a smooth controlled ride I like the Old Man Emu
For a firmer ride the Bilsteins are good

If there is one thing I have learned over the last 15+ years of wheeling, it's not to go cheap on shocks if you value the ride or handling of your Jeep at all!
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Unread 03-14-2012, 10:30 PM   #7401
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I wouldn't piss on Skyjacker anything if it was on fire.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #7402
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ProComp. I got some for my jeep and it rides like crap. My old 86 K10 with a 8" lift rode better then my tj
I have procomps one my grand. I would have to agree with you at the time the price was right but never again.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 10:39 PM   #7403
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It seems like everything in the north has an HOA.
Not me - haha!!!
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Unread 03-14-2012, 10:41 PM   #7404
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I'm not sure how relative this is, but I have been told by more than a couple builders to NOT buy or build a house in North Vegas due to soil conditions (I forgot what they called it). Evidently lots of issues with settling and foundation/structural cracks?

I have been looking for a place on at least 1/2 acre and there a several I would have love to have pursued, but every time I get interested there is an offer by an investor or some kind of baggage with the bank! I've been looking over in the south in between I15 all the way to Durango, kind of near Warm Springs. I also like it out south of Blue Diamond, but no luck.
Lots of places for sale near me - zoning requires 1/2 acre min lot size in this area- Durango between lone mtn & Ann rd and west
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Unread 03-14-2012, 10:42 PM   #7405
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So I stop at burger king to grab some lunch. As I'm enjoying my meal these three guys are having a shouting match at their table. I go and sit in the opposite end so I don't have to hear it while I eat lunch. As I'm eating I over hear what they are yelling at each other about. It turns out they are arguing about the effect worm holes had on the star trek ship. I didn't know these people actually exist.
Damn my xhisband's back in town
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Unread 03-14-2012, 11:05 PM   #7406
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Lots of places for sale near me - zoning requires 1/2 acre min lot size in this area- Durango between lone mtn & Ann rd and west
I'll have to get out back that way....I saw several out there I liked, but it would turn my commute to work into at least a 30min drive one way
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Unread 03-14-2012, 11:07 PM   #7407
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For those of you looking for shocks. I have some new in the box Fox shocks for the rear. They are Savvy Offroad-spec valving. If you look on Savvy's website, they are the rear shocks for 4" of lift. I just bought them in November. Never mounted or anything, they are new. I was going to use them before I changed my mind and decided to outboard the rear shocks. Pm me if interested.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 11:09 PM   #7408
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BTW, Garza is right about the cheap shocks. Rough Country, Skyjacker, Pro Comp are all complete crap. Old Man Emu, Bilstein and Fox have very good reputations. I have personally used Bilstein and Fox and there is no comparison.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 11:12 PM   #7409
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I remember using DT's years ago and liking them. They are a cheaper shock but good for the money.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 11:29 PM   #7410
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I have procomps one my grand. I would have to agree with you at the time the price was right but never again.
well mine was really cheap, 60 bucks for a very lightly used 2.5" lift with shocks so i cant complain to much
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