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Unread 10-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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Best bypass shocks for a wrangler 05? (To be used in Rocky terrain like baja)

I use the jeep mainly on rocky terrains, like to visit places around Baja. Right now Blisteins 5150 are installed , but two of them are already blown.
I am about to replace the 4 shocks on the car, but looking for other options rather than the same Blisteins. Thanks!

I would like to spend around $150 for each shock, at the most. I know my option are limited, but its never wrong to ask for opinions.

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Unread 10-27-2011, 09:39 PM   #2
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I think you mean reservoir shock, not bypass...

I would look at Fox Shocks, but they are going to be more than $150 a piece if you want reservoirs.

If you want the best, look at King Shocks, but they are going to cost you $$$
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Unread 10-27-2011, 10:48 PM   #3
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your biggest problem is your uptravel with a 2.5 lift. 150 isnt gonna get you much for shocks for baja type use. check into prothane coil inserts to help with slowing your suspension down on the big hits. your going to want a run a bilstein 7100 or fox 2.0 or king 2.0 or better. and thats gonna take some $$

imo i would warranty those bilstiens shocks and grab some prothanes coil inserts for your budget. it sounds like your bumpstops arnt set corrctly for your shocks to be blown
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Unread 10-27-2011, 10:49 PM   #4
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Ahhh yes, excuse me for my ignorance, I have been absent of the offroad world for at least a year!
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Unread 10-27-2011, 10:52 PM   #5
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your biggest problem is your uptravel with a 2.5 lift. 150 isnt gonna get you much for shocks for baja type use. check into prothane coil inserts to help with slowing your suspension down on the big hits. your going to want a run a bilstein 7100 or fox 2.0 or king 2.0 or better. and thats gonna take some $$

imo i would warranty those bilstiens shocks and grab some prothanes coil inserts for your budget. it sounds like your bumpstops arnt set corrctly for your shocks to be blown
I need to update a lot of stuff here... The jeep right now is 3.5 inch lift, 2.5 lift kit + 1 extra inch of body spacer. Im gonna google those prothane coil inserts you mentioned. Thanks.
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Unread 10-27-2011, 10:55 PM   #6
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heres a link
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/pr...te-up-1150862/

also check my build for ideas and if you have any questions just hollar
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...tastic-947070/
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Unread 10-27-2011, 11:01 PM   #7
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heres a link
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/pr...te-up-1150862/

also check my build for ideas and if you have any questions just hollar
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...tastic-947070/
Beautiful jeep bro , I'll send you a PM later with some questions.
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Unread 10-27-2011, 11:02 PM   #8
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thanks man, ill make sure my PM are clear
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