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post #1 of 24 Old 02-04-2014, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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savvy/currie lift/shock question(s)

I just bought an LJ but have had "some" experience in the past with a TJ. I'm going the currie/savvy route(except the rokmen control arms which I already have).

I recently installed the full metal cloak system(front arched, rockers, and full mod cut full corners). I have a brand new set if 37s(mtrs) from my recently totaled TJ. I'm keeping the tires and BUILDING 44s as we speak.(Yea I know but that's not my question).

Judging from the 37s on stock suspension in combination with the 1.25" BL(will be here Thurs or fri) and 3" savvy springs I will be ok but semi limited to up travel which I'm fine with. I'm wondering what shocks I can go with to make up with down travel without having to change shock towers immediately. Thanks for any info.

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Well... basically what you are asking is if there is one other person out there running your same exact set up and what shocks are they running. That pretty much means you are not going to get much of an answer. What you really need to do is strip out the springs, articulate your axles, measure your extended and compressed lengths and then start researching shocks.

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The best would be OME long-travel shocks because they have a compressed length of 15.5" and an extended length of 26.5". You would only need 2" of bump-stop extensions with the OME. If you don't like OME, you could get any bolt on 10" travel shock with 16" compressed length shock and you will need 2.5" bump stop extensions.
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Thanks to both
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The best would be OME long-travel shocks because they have a compressed length of 15.5" and an extended length of 26.5". You would only need 2" of bump-stop extensions with the OME. If you don't like OME, you could get any bolt on 10" travel shock with 16" compressed length shock and you will need 2.5" bump stop extensions.
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Just my opinion, I have 4" savvy springs - 26.5 would be long. This is what I run for my 4" springs. 3" might unseat. Would be close
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Just my opinion, I have 4" savvy springs - 26.5 would be long. This is what I run for my 4" springs. 3" might unseat. Would be close
Hmmm...yea I don't know what to do. I already got my control arms and ordered everything else today. The shocks are the last thing I need to figure out and order....just anxious to get everything else on so I can move to the my next project on the jeep
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Just my opinion, I have 4" savvy springs - 26.5 would be long. This is what I run for my 4" springs. 3" might unseat. Would be close
My front Teraflex springs are at 19.5" long and I have 26" length shocks that came with the kit. When the springs are fully expanded, the shock has about .25" of travel left and is perfect. Now the Currie 3" springs have a 20" free length so I would bet that 26"-26.5" would almost be perfect. I bet he would have .5"-1" of shock travel left which could be easily fixed by using an Anti-rock on the second to last hole. As for shock travel when compared to extended and compressed length, there is no better then the OME because of the twin tube design so that would be the shock to give him both the best up travel and down travel.
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Hmmm...yea I don't know what to do. I already got my control arms and ordered everything else today. The shocks are the last thing I need to figure out and order....just anxious to get everything else on so I can move to the my next project on the jeep
You could go with a Bilstein or a Fox shock, but the travel you get out of those shocks won't be as good as the OME because of it's twin tube design. They ride well on the road and are very respected on here.
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You could go with a Bilstein or a Fox shock, but the travel you get out of those shocks won't be as good as the OME because of it's twin tube design. They ride well on the road and are very respected on here.
Are the N66L and N67L the ones ur talking about?
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Are the N66L and N67L the ones ur talking about?
Yeah they are.
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Yeah they are.
Got a link to some for sale? I thought they were discontinued
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Thanks. I was hoping i could find them
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Thanks. I was hoping i could find them
Try to call them though, I tried three days in a row and got nothing but the typical "hold while listening to music". I would Def wanna talk to someone before I ordered anything.
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