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post #1 of 6 Old 08-24-2007, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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best brand of shocks

I know this has been discussed on this board but a search reveals 7 pages of topics semi-related to my direct question........

If you had to replace shocks today and wanted the best ride possible (lots of oil-tops in east Texas) what shocks would you put on?

-----have procomp3000s on and they were terrible (stiff)---the back shocks are damaged so i have an excuse to redo.

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-24-2007, 05:07 PM
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Old Man Emu or Rubicon Express Monotubes. And you're right, those ProComp ES-3000 shocks are way too stiff for a Wrangler.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-24-2007, 06:54 PM
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I think its all preference. Mainly, how you define best.

For me best means soft, wranglers having neck snapping suspension and shocks.

I have skyjackers and they are raed softest. I had procomps on my yj, those are on the stiffer side.

Quality wise, I speak from a mt biking POV, Fox makes some of the best quality and feel shocks. IMO the adjustable external reservoirs are best upscale shocks.

I guess first thing is for you to define what "best" means for you/
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I think its all preference. Mainly, how you define best.

For me best means soft, wranglers having neck snapping suspension and shocks.

I have skyjackers and they are raed softest. I had procomps on my yj, those are on the stiffer side.

Quality wise, I speak from a mt biking POV, Fox makes some of the best quality and feel shocks. IMO the adjustable external reservoirs are best upscale shocks.

I guess first thing is for you to define what "best" means for you/

I agree that softer is better, but I keep hearing that any SkyJacker is a very rough ride!!!! I did see on one thread that the SkyJacker Hydro is pretty soft but people keep telling me otherwise. Any input on this subject?? Plus, I'm not trying to hijack, i figured this question might help the original poster cuz SkyJacker is alot cheaper than OME!!!
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I had stock length Ranch RSXs for 50,000 miles. I liked them so well, I went with them again when I added my 2"BB lift. Still happy 5,000 miles later.

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I agree that softer is better, but I keep hearing that any SkyJacker is a very rough ride!!!! I did see on one thread that the SkyJacker Hydro is pretty soft but people keep telling me otherwise. Any input on this subject?? Plus, I'm not trying to hijack, i figured this question might help the original poster cuz SkyJacker is alot cheaper than OME!!!
Skyjacker Hydros are rated by quadratec to be as soft as OME, skyjacker Nitros are supposed to be very stiff for a wrangler.


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