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Unread 02-19-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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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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Unread 02-19-2010, 01:23 PM   #2
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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.
Torque is the measure of force that gets the cap off your beer.

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Unread 02-19-2010, 02:13 PM   #3
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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
1977 Cj5, 258, T-18, 2.46:1 Dana 20, 2.5" BDS lift, OBA, 38.5's. Chevy 60 frt, 14b Rear, Full hydro, 102"wb, full DOM cage.
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