Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Western NC Mountains
Shock recommendation needed for 1980 CJ5
I am seeking info on the best shocks for a 1980 Jeep CJ5 Renegade, with a 304 V8. Stock suspension. I donít think I want gas shocks, because they are considered to be very firm. I want the smoothest ride possible. No high speed driving, and no loads, ever. Just driving mostly on gravel, at slow speeds. I still like the Monroe Sensatrac, but the Monroe people say they donít make one that fits this Jeep, and they claim all they have for it is a gas shock and that it is real firm, which I donít want if I can avoid it.
I have been able to find shocks, Monroe and others, that I like, only to find that they donít fit this 35 year old Jeep. In particular, I like the Monroe 37021 (you can see it on Amazon), but Monroe says it will not fit this jeep. I thought this would be easy, but it isnít.
I will greatly appreciate any comments or recommendations !!
Thank you !!
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1997 Grand Cherokee Limited
5.2L V8, Quadratrack