Hydro or Nitro shocks - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 27 Old 02-12-2008, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
gribbles
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 1,678
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!


IndyORV

My Jeep

2000 TJ, 100" wb on leaves
2007 WK CRD
gribbles is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 Old 02-12-2008, 10:32 AM
SaharaJeep
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 246
hydro all the way for skyjacker shocks
SaharaJeep is offline  
post #3 of 27 Old 02-12-2008, 10:38 AM
JJs99TJ
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ABQ, New Mexico
Posts: 1,498
Hydros! Nitros would be close comparison to the crappy stiffness of
the Pro Crap ES3000s

Quote:
Originally Posted by rnemovr
oman, what happened in the wreck? i see it bent your bumper, did you hit a camel?
JJs99TJ is offline  
post #4 of 27 Old 02-12-2008, 10:39 AM
chiefkp
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 265
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaharaJeep View Post
hydro all the way for skyjacker shocks
x2

2013 JK Rubicon, 2.5 BB 35 inch pro comp M/T
chiefkp is offline  
post #5 of 27 Old 02-12-2008, 10:49 AM
TheBoogieman
Gentle, hand fed Croc.
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CharlottesHELL
Posts: 32,845
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.
TheBoogieman is offline  
post #6 of 27 Old 02-12-2008, 10:50 AM
will04wrangler
Registered User
 
will04wrangler's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Harlan
Posts: 579
I added Hydros to my Full Traction 3" lift. Love em.
will04wrangler is offline  
post #7 of 27 Old 02-12-2008, 10:54 AM
tcourdin
Registered User
 
tcourdin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Posts: 1,678
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.

88 Wrangler, Rebuilt I6, NV3550,Atlas 2,B&M Shifter,38/38 Weber, Skyjacker Lift & Nitro Shocks & Stabilizer, Black Diamond Discos, 35 " Regul MT's & Outlaw 2 Alum Wheels, 4.88 Gears, Dana 35 & Super 35 kit & Detroit Soft Locker, Dana 30 & Superior Axles & Detroit Soft Locker & No Disco, SRC Front & Rear Bumpers, SRC Side Armor, Warn XD 9000 I Winch & In Cab Controls, OR Fab Tire & Can Carrier, Rock Hard 4x4 Full Cage, Hood Rack & Hi Lift & AX, Outland Seats, KC & Silverstar.
tcourdin is offline  
post #8 of 27 Old 02-12-2008, 11:46 AM
Jerry Bransford
Administrator
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Escondido, California
Posts: 64,687
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.

Is your email address up to date in your JF Profile?

Getting Savvy...


When you have a choice, buy American.
Jerry Bransford is offline  
post #9 of 27 Old 02-12-2008, 12:04 PM
probesport
Registered User
 
probesport's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Posts: 328
Skyjacker Hydro 7000's all around here I also have a 2" BB.

Ken S.
1930 Model A Hotrod
1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ
1997 Ford Probe GTS Turbo 2.5l V6

I'll find you someday and when I do, you'll know its me.
probesport is offline  
post #10 of 27 Old 02-12-2008, 12:54 PM
Rubicon153
Registered User
 
Rubicon153's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: rockland New York
Posts: 168
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.

It is what it is, It will be what it will be, So let it be
Rubicon153 is offline  
post #11 of 27 Old 02-12-2008, 01:57 PM
Oman Jeep
Registered User
 
Oman Jeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posts: 5,162
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.

Oman Jeep is offline  
post #12 of 27 Old 02-12-2008, 02:06 PM
SpoiledRotten
Registered User
 
SpoiledRotten's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,985
Quote:
Originally Posted by probesport View Post
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.

Christian Jeepers _ Member #2
United Four Wheel Drive Association _ Member
National Rifle Association _ Member
SpoiledRotten is offline  
post #13 of 27 Old 02-13-2008, 12:53 AM
rob1525
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Junction City
Posts: 222
Does anyone run the Pro Comp ES9000's? I noticed they are only a couple dollars more then the Skyjacker Hydro's.
rob1525 is offline  
post #14 of 27 Old 02-13-2008, 05:13 AM
TheBoogieman
Gentle, hand fed Croc.
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CharlottesHELL
Posts: 32,845
Quote:
Originally Posted by rob1525 View Post
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
TheBoogieman is offline  
post #15 of 27 Old 02-13-2008, 05:55 AM
MeltdWhiskey
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 343
Quote:
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.
MeltdWhiskey is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Skyjacker hydro or nitro? heavymetal99 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 30 09-15-2009 12:33 PM
Hydro vs Nitro sucharski21 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 12 06-09-2009 12:59 PM
Hydro Or Nitro Shocks??????? Ohio Jeep TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 22 10-06-2006 09:13 PM
Shocks, hydro or nitro TJ_Firefighter TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 08-16-2006 09:04 PM
Hydro vs. Nitro ... CaptainJim TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 4 01-07-2004 07:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome