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Unread 03-20-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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Bigger Shocks W/2" (Budget Boost)???

2" Coil Spacer Lift W/32" Tires... Do I Need More Than Stock Shocks?

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Unread 03-20-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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you can go to around 22.5" long fully extended shocks without longer bumpstops and uptravel inteference.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 03:40 PM   #3
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do i have to though? ... the stock front is 20.375 rear 19.625 ... i can get them replaced under warranty = free if i am able to stick to stock, i've been driving on stock size since the lift was installed july 08!
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Unread 03-20-2009, 03:48 PM   #4
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With my 2" spacer lift, front was ok, but rear topped out after going over a hump in the road. I put on shocks for 4" lift, no problems.

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Unread 03-20-2009, 03:55 PM   #5
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not for the 2" bb, stock work fine untill you decide you want more travel out of your suspension..

if you don't have a 1"bl also, the 32's can hit the fenders before the stock bumpstops.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 04:16 PM   #6
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confused ... had my jeep 4 years <3 her ... getting to know her better! haha ... so what's this bb & bl mean and bumpstops? uh synonym please! i did take it off roading about a wk after the lift, first time ever and it was rough but nothing more than expected. w $ tight want to not spend until i have to... havent hit the fenders & there's lots of potholes in chicago unless you're speaking off road... i'm sure i hit them then!!!
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Unread 03-20-2009, 04:20 PM   #7
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If you do decide to get new shocks, which i would suggest. Doetsch Tech 3000 are an awesome deal. I got 4 for 155$ through Northridge 4x4. They are very high quality shocks so far, ive been on and off road and they easily out perform my old skyjackers.
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Unread 03-31-2009, 11:21 AM   #8
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i work at an independent auto repair shop, one of my suppliers is able to get my shocks (rancho rs5000) for 44.99/each! thank you everyone for helping me!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 03-31-2009, 11:27 AM   #9
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Hold on, you will not likely like the ride of those Rancho RS5000 shocks. They don't come properly valved for a vehicle with the weight of a Wrangler and because of that, they are EXTREMELY stiff riding... about the same as the equally notorious ProComp ES-3000 shocks.
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Unread 03-31-2009, 12:06 PM   #10
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what happened to the body lift in the heading
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Unread 03-31-2009, 12:27 PM   #11
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i was wrong about the body lift........... i was told it's a body lift... it's not it's a coil spacer lift therefore suspension lift ....................... why are shocks so damn difficult?!!?!? i prefer to order from quadratec... i'd love to stick to my monroe shocks but they aren't the right size for the lift i have and i've been riding around w them for over 6 months w the lift.......... one person mentioned Doetsch Tech 3000 but didn't see those through quadratec http://www.quadratec.com/advisor/jee...rangler&lift=2 are any of those on that site any good at all... comparable to monroe?? i'm also trying to figure out how to post a new question, i can't remember how to do it!!! i need to replace my carpet, leak somewhere...need to find the leak first grr
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Unread 03-31-2009, 12:33 PM   #12
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If QT sells Skyjacker Hydro (NOT Skyjacker Nitro!) shocks, they ride fine and are in the same price range.
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Unread 03-31-2009, 12:39 PM   #13
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A couple of months after I did a 2" spacer lift one of my rear stock shocks gave up the ghost. Just lived with it until I installed my OME lift.
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Unread 03-31-2009, 12:44 PM   #14
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before you buy from QT give jason at redrock a call. they have been very helpful on my current restoration, there priced right and free shipping.
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Unread 03-31-2009, 12:53 PM   #15
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the skyjacker hydro 7000's ($36.99) are less expensive than the rancho rs5000 ($47.99) so they're really better?
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