Shock Advice - JeepForum.com
Search  
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 JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Shock Advice

TeraFlex Now at Rockridge 4WD! BEST DEALS around!Alloy usa heavy duty ball joint kitsENGO QUADLUX 6" to 54" LED AMBER AND WHITE MULTI

Reply
Unread 06-24-2010, 07:23 PM   #1
iceman1947
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 88
Shock Advice

I have a 1999 wrangler with a 2 inch lift. I need to replace my shocks. I do mostly DD and occassional light off roading. I wanted to install Bilstein 5100 series but they don't make them for a TJ with a 2 inch lift. Any suggestions on what I could use? Thanks ....

iceman1947 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-24-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
TJRubicon06
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Pinellas Park, FL
Posts: 611
OME, you cant go wrong with them. I have a run RE BB pucks with OME shocks for a while now and the ride is great.
__________________
06 TJ Rubicon
Black Jeep Club member #95

Build Thread
1-20-13
Northridge4x4

Getting Astute
TJRubicon06 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-25-2010, 06:07 PM   #3
masedd
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 391
OME just make sure you don't order the long travel,as they are too long for 2 inch. Quadratec.com has a shock adviser
masedd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-25-2010, 09:11 PM   #4
mudb8
want it rite or rite now?
 
mudb8's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Estacada, oregon
Posts: 5,683
OME N66c front and OME N67 for the rear.
the front will operate on stock bumpstop extensions, the rear needs 1.25" extensions.
__________________
I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


HighLine Hood Jeepers
TJ Adjustable Track bars
DIY highline fenders.... 34-37's under 0"-2.5" lifts
shock length, bumpstop extension, tire size chart click here
DIY shock shifters, more uptravel/better ride




2011 E-350 4x4 Van conversion

2006 Rubicon Unlimited

ASE Certified Master Tech/Fabricator @ jeepwest.com
mudb8 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-25-2010, 09:21 PM   #5
LMG23
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Miami
Posts: 145
What OME will work for a stock height tj ?
LMG23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-25-2010, 09:25 PM   #6
LMG23
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Miami
Posts: 145
or the Bilstein HD ? what is the part number that will work on a stock height tj ? I have been looking but have come up with nothing
LMG23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-25-2010, 09:37 PM   #7
Fargo
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 3,011
Bilstein has one for the Rubicon that is about an inch longer than stock. It gets you close and if your not disconnecting it will be long enough for you.

Personally I just purchased the Rancho RS9000XL adjustable shocks for the 2" lift I am installing this weekend. Right now they have a mail in rebate for $100. I've seen the shocks online for about $80 and I picked mine up locally for $85. When you subtract the rebate thats only $60 per shock. Some very knowledgable people on this forum recommend this shock so I felt comfortable with it. I'll let you know in a couple of days how I like it personally.
__________________
2005 Rubicon Unlimited Sahara Limited Edition #41
6spd manual

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrblaine View Post
...there's very little that is more permanent than a temporary solution
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oman Jeep
Go with quality and cry once. Go cheap and cry often. Take your pick ;)
LJ Owners Group member #110
Fargo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-25-2010, 09:50 PM   #8
mudb8
want it rite or rite now?
 
mudb8's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Estacada, oregon
Posts: 5,683
Quote:
Originally Posted by LMG23 View Post
What OME will work for a stock height tj ?
N66c/N66 fronts.
the rear N67 shocks require a minimum of 1" bumpstop extension, and are great with the addition 3/4" BB spacers front and rear........ or a 3/4" rear and 1.75" front for leveling purposes.
__________________
I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


HighLine Hood Jeepers
TJ Adjustable Track bars
DIY highline fenders.... 34-37's under 0"-2.5" lifts
shock length, bumpstop extension, tire size chart click here
DIY shock shifters, more uptravel/better ride




2011 E-350 4x4 Van conversion

2006 Rubicon Unlimited

ASE Certified Master Tech/Fabricator @ jeepwest.com
mudb8 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-25-2010, 09:54 PM   #9
inglisleslie
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 1,455
Quote:
Originally Posted by mudb8 View Post
OME N66c front and OME N67 for the rear.
the front will operate on stock bumpstop extensions, the rear needs 1.25" extensions.
X2. I just got the OME N67(rear) and N66(front). They are smoother than whipped butter
inglisleslie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-25-2010, 10:02 PM   #10
LMG23
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Miami
Posts: 145
Excuse the dumb question, but why would I need spacers if I am not lifting the jeep ? I am leaving in the stock springs. Also, how much more work would this entail ? I was hoping for a "take off, put on" type of job.
LMG23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-25-2010, 10:22 PM   #11
LMG23
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Miami
Posts: 145
And where would I be able to buy the rear 1.25 bump stops ?
LMG23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-26-2010, 05:58 AM   #12
iceman1947
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by mudb8 View Post
OME N66c front and OME N67 for the rear.
the front will operate on stock bumpstop extensions, the rear needs 1.25" extensions.
What do the bumpstop extensions do?
iceman1947 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-26-2010, 10:24 AM   #13
LMG23
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Miami
Posts: 145
bump
LMG23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-26-2010, 10:32 AM   #14
SILASPRIT
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 1,852
Quote:
Originally Posted by LMG23 View Post
Excuse the dumb question, but why would I need spacers if I am not lifting the jeep ? I am leaving in the stock springs. Also, how much more work would this entail ? I was hoping for a "take off, put on" type of job.
Bump stops have just as much to do with tire size as they do lift. If you are NOT lifting your jeep, then no you will not need bump stops if you are still running the stock tire size.

Quote:
Originally Posted by iceman1947 View Post
What do the bumpstop extensions do?
They extend the bump stop so it will hit before your tire eats your fenders when flexing.
__________________

-SOLD-
1997 Grand Cherokee 5.2 Limited - D44a Trussed 4.10 Gears - HP30 4.10 Gears - NP242 - IRO HnT - IRO Custom Drive Shaft - 4.5" lift - JKS Quicker Disconnects -
RC Front ADJ. Trackbar - IRO Rear ADJ. Trackbar - Rusty's Lower ADJ. CA's - Front tow hooks - Rear OE Hitch - T-Case Skid -
Gas Tank Skid - Bilstein 5125's - 31" MTR's - Magnaflow SS Muffler - 1.25" Wheel Spacers - Custom Rock Sliders - Cobra 19 DXIV


I am an Authorized IRO dealer!!
SILASPRIT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-26-2010, 10:35 AM   #15
LMG23
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Miami
Posts: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by SILASPRIT View Post
Bump stops have just as much to do with tire size as they do lift. If you are NOT lifting your jeep, then no you will not need bump stops if you are still running the stock tire size.



They extend the bump stop so it will hit before your tire eats your fenders when flexing.
Well I am running 31's with a 1' BL. I will need a bumpstops I assume ?
LMG23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
shock , advice , bilstein , 5100 , tj , wrangler

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.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

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.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





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