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post #1 of 19 Old 06-24-2010, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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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 ....

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post #2 of 19 Old 06-24-2010, 07:43 PM
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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.

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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
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post #4 of 19 Old 06-25-2010, 09:11 PM
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OME N66c front and OME N67 for the rear.
the front will operate on stock bumpstop extensions, the rear needs 1.25" extensions.

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What OME will work for a stock height tj ?
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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
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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.

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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.

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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
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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.
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And where would I be able to buy the rear 1.25 bump stops ?
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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?
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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.

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What do the bumpstop extensions do?
They extend the bump stop so it will hit before your tire eats your fenders when flexing.


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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 ?
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