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Unread 07-10-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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CJ7 suspension & shock recommendation

I m planning to replace my stock suspension & shocks. I thought i might get a decent set. I m using my CJ for onroad mostly with some very light offroad travelling occasionally and running with 15" 31 tyres. What suspension & shock kit should i consider? I want something that will be comfortable for onroad use running at high speeds and light offroad use. I have been recommended using old man emu, any good?

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Unread 07-10-2011, 11:12 AM   #2
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I love my Old Man Emus. I can't imagine an old Jeep riding better on the road or off.

They are actually YJ springs, so it's not exactly a direct swap for the CJ leafs. Just do plenty of research and it's an easy upgrade.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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buy a Skyjacker Suspension = soft ride.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 02:26 PM   #4
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buy a Skyjacker Suspension = soft ride.
Don't know about there springs but there shocks are horrible.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 05:35 PM   #5
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I went with BDS and couldn't be happier.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 06:26 PM   #6
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i went with bds and couldn't be happier.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 06:34 PM   #7
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No complaints here with my BDS 2.5. No questions asked warranty too.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 06:57 PM   #8
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No complaints here with my BDS 2.5. No questions asked warranty too.
Same here. The BDS is great.



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Unread 07-10-2011, 08:23 PM   #9
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I went with BDS 2.5", grease-able 3 bolt shackles (3/8" lift) with BDS bushings, and Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks.

So far, so good.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 06:11 AM   #10
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The rancho 9000 shocks do they have a hard or soft damping character?
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Unread 07-11-2011, 06:19 AM   #11
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Besides the rancho 9000 option, any other recommendations? Rancho seems pricey.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 09:56 AM   #12
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Besides the rancho 9000 option, any other recommendations? Rancho seems pricey.
I run bilsteins shocks 5125 and they are worth every penny
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Unread 07-11-2011, 10:12 AM   #13
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Honestly, I think the Rancho RS9000XL's are the best on the market for price.
9 settings for your driving habits.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 10:35 AM   #14
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Honestly, I think the Rancho RS9000XL's are the best on the market for price.
9 settings for your driving habits.
How often do you change the setting? I have used and continue to love my Rancho 5000's...have always been intrigued by the 9000's but just figured it wasn't worth the extra $$$...
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Unread 07-11-2011, 11:55 AM   #15
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Just installed a 4" BDS lift rides much nicer
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Just keep in mind: things are never as bad as they seem. These are jeeps, built by man and any problems you come across can be solved by man - even you! Best of luck.
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