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post #1 of 3 Old 02-19-2010, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Off road shocks

I have a 1983 CJ-5 with 4" lift that actually lifted 6" or so and have broke the front shock tower pin. I just ordered the Ford shock towers to change out and was wondering what shock would be best. I ride on Rocks 99% of the time and won't lie I am hard on this Jeep. If its going it's in 4X4 low and getting a work out. What shock would work best for this.

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post #2 of 3 Old 02-19-2010, 12:23 PM
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have you flexed it out and taken measurements to compare to shocks on manufacturers websites?
or maybe use limiting straps if you cant find the right shocks for your app.

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post #3 of 3 Old 02-19-2010, 01:13 PM
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Most OE style shocks don't take offroading all that well. If you want something that will last, and is rebuildable if you do ever have a problem, I would go with something like FOA's, they are very beefy compared to stock style and made to take abuse: FOA OFF-ROAD Shock Absorbers ,FOA Springs, Coil Over, Offroad

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