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Unread 02-12-2008, 10:28 AM   #1
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Hydro or Nitro shocks

I am getting ready to order new shocks, I am dumping the pro comps and going for skyjacker. Mainly because I have heard a lot of bad things about the pro comp es3000s that I was going to get, so for a few more bucks I can get skyjackers. Anyways what is the better option, the skyjacker hydro 7000 or the Nitro 8000s? They are basically the same price, but one is hydralic one is nitrogen gas....which way do I go? I will have a 2" bb and rubicon coils on my TJ so about 3" of suspension lift. I am looking for somewhat inexpensive, I would like to keep the price below $200 for new shocks, if there are better options out there what are they? thanks!

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Unread 02-12-2008, 10:32 AM   #2
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hydro all the way for skyjacker shocks
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Unread 02-12-2008, 10:38 AM   #3
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Hydros! Nitros would be close comparison to the crappy stiffness of
the Pro Crap ES3000s
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Unread 02-12-2008, 10:39 AM   #4
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Unread 02-12-2008, 10:49 AM   #5
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Hydro all the way.You can get them for $135 shipped too.
p.s. I had the Nitros for a year.I don't think anything rides stiffer.
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Unread 02-12-2008, 10:50 AM   #6
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I added Hydros to my Full Traction 3" lift. Love em.
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Unread 02-12-2008, 10:54 AM   #7
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Mine feels better with the Nitros. I ran 2 sets of Hydros and switched to the Nitros a couple years ago. It seemed to me the "upstroke" of the Hydros was harsh, it led to a bumpy ride on my rig. I couldnt be happier with the Nitros.
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For a TJ, I'd go with the Hydros too. Tcourdin's Jeep is a YJ with leaf springs and won't respond the same to a shock as a TJ with its coil spring suspension will.
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Unread 02-12-2008, 12:04 PM   #9
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Skyjacker Hydro 7000's all around here I also have a 2" BB.
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Well I had the ? a few weeks ago and got the same answers. However when I went to order the hydro's I found that they were out of stock and I needed shock as the hydros I had on my TJ were leaking. I went with the nitro's as they were in stock. I had them in for a week or so and yes it dose ride harder than before. With that said I don't fell that it is as bad as some say. I like the feel and I dose not sway or drive when I'm hard on the brakes. IMO from my seat of the pants I like them> I have about a 4.5" lift with a 1.25 bl and 33's. this may or may not have something to do with it but I like them.
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Skyjacker is in the business of making tall trucks.

Bilstein is in the business of making fantastic shock absorbers. That's ALL they do and they do it well.

I love my Bilstein 5150 shocks. Best upgrade I've done to my Jeep and I wish I'd done it years ago. It gets compliments from every passenger and doesn't feel "like a Wrangler" any more. Night and day difference when I jump into friend's Jeeps.

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Skyjacker Hydro 7000's all around here I also have a 2" BB.
Same set up as mine, only with a 2.25" BB. I like the ride.
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Unread 02-13-2008, 12:53 AM   #13
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Does anyone run the Pro Comp ES9000's? I noticed they are only a couple dollars more then the Skyjacker Hydro's.
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Does anyone run the Pro Comp ES9000's? I noticed they are only a couple dollars more then the Skyjacker Hydro's.
Pro Comp shocks suck
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Unread 02-13-2008, 05:55 AM   #15
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if there are better options out there what are they

Bilstein. ...i think someone has already mentioned them. ...don't nickle and dime your shocks if you are concerned about ride quality. ..go ahead and get good ones.

if the ride doesn't matter ..get the cheapest thing you can find.
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