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post #1 of 13 Old 02-17-2013, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Shocks for 2'' lift

Hey new here and been reading multiple posts, but haven't seen the answer I am looking for. I have an 06 WK and I am looking at purchasing the Rough Country 2'' lift (I like the all metal vs poly, seems less likely to fail) I need to replace my rear shocks as well so i figured I would get it done a the same time. My friend is installing all parts for me as long as I purchase them. Where can I find what size shocks I will need with the 2'' lift? I want to look at all my options but the only sizing i am finding is for stock WK's... Also I looked at the Rusty's kit as it comes with shocks, is Rustys not a good product, is it just their shocks that are bad?

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post #2 of 13 Old 02-17-2013, 04:08 PM
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I got OME shocks from 4wheelparts.com they are taken from the OME lift. There is a user named Kolak on the forum who can probably give you a better price than 4wheeparts

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post #3 of 13 Old 02-17-2013, 07:37 PM
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I was talking to a guy on here who sells lift kits,I forgot his name but he said for me to go with BILSTIEN (SP?) FOR IMPROVED RIDE AND HANDLING.310 BUCKS.Somebody will chime in with the guys name..I hope.
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post #4 of 13 Old 02-18-2013, 09:36 AM
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Part Number: BIL33-151632
Bilstein 5100 Series Shock Absorber
Collapsed Length (IN): 15.91
Extended Length (IN): 25.93
Travel Length (IN): 10.02
Lower Mount: Eye 12.2mm
Upper Mount: Eye 12.1mm
Shaft Diameter: 14mm
Reservoir: No
Finish: Zinc plated
Body Design: 46mm ID smooth body (Non-coilover)
Internal Design: Mono tube
Boot Included: Yes
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post #5 of 13 Old 02-18-2013, 12:45 PM
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Why not try the Monroe Load Levelers?

2005 WK 3.7L | RC 2"BB | Monroe LL | 265-70-17 Goodyear Wrangler AT/S | 1.25" TeraFlex Spacers
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post #6 of 13 Old 02-18-2013, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Any word on the Rustys 2'' BB that comes with their shocks? And is there a major difference between the metal and poly spacers? I have heard pros and cons for both...
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post #7 of 13 Old 02-19-2013, 06:57 AM
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Part Number: BIL33-151632

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post #8 of 13 Old 02-20-2013, 09:19 AM
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Email this guy.He's got plenty of info and what you're looking for.
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He's a member here I think.
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post #9 of 13 Old 02-20-2013, 10:50 AM
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I have the RC lift and ended up with the Monroe load adjusting coil-overs for the F-150. They're the perfect length and add about 1" of lift. For that reason, you may want to hold off on the rear shocks for a little while. The RC can be run with stock shocks (they do limit travel) and shocks only take ten minutes to replace. That way you'll see how the Jeep sits after the lift and can decide if you want to raise the rear up a little more, as that may be a factor in what shocks you ultimately buy.

I replaced my rear shocks when I installed my lift. Two months later they were laying in the corner of my garage (still there).

BTW - the Monroes are $100 for the set.
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post #10 of 13 Old 02-20-2013, 10:57 AM
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Any word on the Rustys 2'' BB that comes with their shocks? And is there a major difference between the metal and poly spacers? I have heard pros and cons for both...
The biggest difference is with the installation. The RC kit( and I believe the Rusty's) is all metal and mounts on top of the spring/strut assembly. So lift is achieved by placing the spacer between the spring assembly and it's mounting point on the vehicle. A poly spacer such as in the Daystar kit mounts within the strut assembly. It creates lift by adding a preload to the springs. The result is increased ride height due to stiffer springs.
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post #11 of 13 Old 02-21-2013, 06:45 AM
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Cough Cough Bilstein 5100 Series Shock Absorber Part Number: BIL33-151632
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post #12 of 13 Old 02-21-2013, 06:48 AM
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Cough Cough Bilstein 5100 Series Shock Absorber Part Number: BIL33-151632
They're about 1.5" too short for members who want to maximize articulation offroad. Part number 33-186009 is a much better option IMO.

Two other options for members who really want to get every possible inch of travel and step up to 5125s are:
33-104652 which is an 11" travel shock, 28" extended, with 255/70 valving
33-186559 which is an 11" travel shock, 28" extended, with 175/60 valving
EDIT: Adding 2" bump stop extensions and lowering the brake lines are recommended. Both cheap/easy.


PS you should get something for that cold of yours. Sounds horrible

-Matt
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post #13 of 13 Old 02-21-2013, 06:52 AM
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lol yeah I wanted something to match the lift that I had. I dont need a ton of articulation off road because its my daily driver but yes if you wanted more articulation i'd say go with the 33-186009. Please just dont do a stock replacement..
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