Rear shock extension; FYI -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Rear shock extension; FYI

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineForever Wave Flags at JeepHutRubicon Express lift kits w/shocks are on sale!

Unread 01-25-2008, 07:51 PM   #1
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Warrenton,VA
Posts: 223
Rear shock extension; FYI

Just posting my experience with the Teraflex rear shock extension bracket for those considering the same.

I installed a set a RE 3.5 springs awhile ago and I've now had a chance to flex the suspension out. Upon inspection after a day of wheeling I noticed small dings in the rear shocks from where they made contact on the spring perch. With the suspension on level ground there was about a 3/8" gap between the shock and perch. I felt it was enough when I first installed them, but I guess I was off a little. I installed the Teraflex rear shock extenders to move the shock away and it worked great ...until I was at a friends house and heard the shock bottom out over some moderate bumps. I have no issues with the product (at least for the past 2 weeks), just be aware that you will definately loose some of the available compression space on your shock.

For those considering the shock extenders: Upon measuring, the brackets had decreased my shock compression by 1.5". Adding this to my JKS Bar pin eliminators (about a .5" loss) and I was left with about 3" of upward travel.

I'm currently running a BDS 5500 shock: 23" at full extension, 14" at full compression. I felt I really couldn't go to a shorter shock and have any meaningfull extension. I ended up notching the spring perch to accomodate the stock location and current shock. I still run the stock control arms in the rear.

'05 Rubi Unlimited, RE 4.5 Springs / Adj arms, JKS body lift, RE Shocks, Jeep Medic Engine Skid, Rokmen Belly Up and gas tank skid, AtoZ Rockers, Bestop tire carrier and rear bumper, 4" Xenon flares, 35" MTZ's, custom front bumper, etc...

'99 Cherokee Sport, 5spd, 231, 8.25" rear, RE 3.5" lift, 31's
richs347 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


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.

Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.