I just installed a set of Skyjacker Hydro shocks (part #s 7025 & 7028) on my TJ. Currently I have 3” of piston rod in the rear and 3 ¾” in the front. This looks a little short to me.?. The question I have is…approx how many inches of the piston rod should be exposed? Thanks.
That's not much, it sounds like they're a little too long. Ideally, half the strut should be exposed so I'd either install some longer bump stops to make sure the shocks don't bottom out, or swap in the next shorter model shock. When shocks bottom out, they can tear the shock mount off the axle where it's welded.
I'm wondering if the lift (the previous owner installed) isn't a 2" instead of a 4"? I have a 2" body and supposedly a 4" ProComp lift.?. Is it possible that 35" will fit under with a 2" susp and a 2" body? Thanks.
i would flex your jeep out (while having someone watch your shocks to make sure they dont bottom out) and see if your bumpstops hit 1st, if your stops hit 1st then your shocks will help with lots of down travle, if shocks want to bottom out 1st then ya get new shocks,
also measure your shocks and let me know the collapised measurement i may be able to use them
35" tires are too tall for a 2" suspension lift and 2" body lift, your fenders would be too close to the tires for comfort. I just noticed your configuration... Dana 35c, 35" tires, and an EZ-Locker inside the D35c which is a very breakage-prone combination. I'd be very careful and carry spare axleshafts with you if you wheel it.
I can post pics later this evening when I get home. Measured the front spring ride height...13 1/2"! Does this mean it is only a 2" lift?
Question for those with Skyjacker Hydros. I ordered and installed the H7025 & H7028s. At-least this is what the box said! However, the shocks read H7056S (front) and H7088S (rear).?. Shouldn't the # on the shock match the part # on the box it came in? If this is the case, this may the problem.?. And yes I know, I should have crossed referenced this last night. BUT I was excited and in a hurry to put them on.
I beginning to believe I only have a 2" susp lift...just measured distance between front shock mounts and have 19" on driver side and 18 3/4" on passenger side. It would seem the 35" tires would be rubbing though, but they don't.?.
H7025 and H7028 are the same measurements as the other part numbers. Oddly enough it says they are for different vehicles. Not sure why they would use different numbers though? I'd call SkyJacker. Either way they are the lengths you ordered.