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post #1 of 20 Old 03-13-2014, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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Shocks

Missing the bushings on all my shocks so guess it's time to replace them. What would you put on your jeep and what length of travel would you put?

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post #2 of 20 Old 03-13-2014, 05:04 AM
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Well, first, are your shocks still good? If the bushings are gone,it doesn't necessarily mean the shocks are bad. Incorrect installation can cause that and the bushings are the replaceable. Also a lot cheaper that's shocks.

That said, I have superlift softride shocks to match my 4" lift. Great so far.

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There not the best in the world. But there gonna need some sooner than later
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What would you put on your jeep and what length of travel would you put?
Well whats on there now and knowing your suspension set up would help.....
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Well whats on there now and knowing your suspension set up would help.....
it's got a 4" lift no
Idea what brand but I've been looking at some pro comp and sky jacker
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My superlift has awesome road and trail ( two tracks) manners; haven't had it into anything more than that yet, but for this kind use,it's great!

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I recently installed BDS 5500 on my Jeep. So far I have zero complaints.
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Cheapest, softest possible.
Gabriel Red Ryders come to mind.
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post #9 of 20 Old 03-14-2014, 06:16 AM
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I'm very pleased with my bilstein 5100s on my CJ with the RE 4.5" YJ lift. I went with these shocks after doing a lot of research on JF. I couldn't find anyone who spoke poorly of them.

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I've ran Pro Comp ES3000 shocks on both my Jeeps now, again, no complaints.

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I'm very pleased with my bilstein 5100s on my CJ with the RE 4.5" YJ lift. I went with these shocks after doing a lot of research on JF. I couldn't find anyone who spoke poorly of them.
I did this exact same replacement, going from the original twin tube shocks to the Bilstien mono-tube 5100's and the ride improvement was unbelievable. I am 100% sold on Bilstein shocks and now I will never buy another brand.
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post #12 of 20 Old 03-14-2014, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Skyjacker M95 Performance MonoTube
Think I've decided to get these
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You will love the mono-tube ride. Looks and seems to be a similar design to the 5100's. Good choice. Let use know how you like them when you have them installed.
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You will love the mono-tube ride. Looks and seems to be a similar design to the 5100's. Good choice. Let use know how you like them when you have them installed.
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All 4 look like this. I'm also guessing I'm gonna have to replace all the bolts
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post #15 of 20 Old 03-15-2014, 07:35 AM
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Wow, that's would definitely affect your ride. Amazing that this happen on all four shocks. The old rubber bushing must have been very old. At least your new set will have polyurethane bushings instead of rubber.

As for your shock bolts they look ok in the photo. If there not damaged or rusted, just wire wheel them clean and call it good.

Below is a link to a thread of others good experience about the M95's.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/sk...hocks-1343913/
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