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Unread 04-25-2007, 08:35 AM   #1
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Last night I installed my 2.25" coil spring spacer lift. I was trying to save myself some $ by just getting the spacers without new shocks. I noticed last night on the way home after the install the Jeep seems to have a lot more bounce. If I had purchased new shocks, would that have helped out my situation?

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Unread 04-25-2007, 08:36 AM   #2
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Yes. the correct length shock will help. I tried running the 2.25" BB with stock shocks while I was deciding on brands, and it rode horrible.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 08:45 AM   #3
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What kind of shocks did you end up getting?...and how is the ride now?
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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:12 AM   #4
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New shocks will help, but, even with new shocks you can't expect it to ride like it's stock. By adding the coil spacers you've changed the geometry of the suspension (i.e. control arms, etc) and it will not ride as good as it used to with the control arms extended out. The only way to get a better ride is to do a complete kit or even better a long arm kit.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:16 AM   #5
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I actually disagree with this. I added a 2.25 spacer lift - and even added an extra .75 in the front to compansate for the rake. I used hydro 7000 shocks to replace the gas charged shocks that came stock. My jeep rides smoother and less harsh then it ever did for the first 14K miles.

It is so much smoother on the highway now, and less bouncy around town. I think it is the fact the shocks are not gas charged, and have a much bigger barrell then the stockers. Just get new, longer shocks, lots of people swear by OME shocks - but those Hydro 7000s are tough to beat, for the ride, or the price.

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New shocks will help, but, even with new shocks you can't expect it to ride like it's stock. By adding the coil spacers you've changed the geometry of the suspension (i.e. control arms, etc) and it will not ride as good as it used to with the control arms extended out. The only way to get a better ride is to do a complete kit or even better a long arm kit.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 10:09 AM   #6
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Who makes the hydro 7000?
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Unread 04-25-2007, 10:17 AM   #7
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I used BDS 5500's with the BB and yes, it did ride better than stock. The small amount you change suspension geometry is not an issue on a two inch lift. The much more compliant ride of the BDS shocks over the stiff, stock gas charged Rubi shocks I replaced is what improved the ride.

If you have a rough riding BB lift, it is because of the cheap shocks that may have been included with the kit. Any BB can be made to ride as good or better than stock with quality shocks. You get what you pay for in most instances.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 10:17 AM   #8
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Who makes the hydro 7000?

Skyjacker, I have a 2" BB and hydro 7000. great ride not too stiff and not too soft. Hwy driving is smoother and town driving aint that bad either. Granted I have the longer wheel base.
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