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post #16 of 26 Old 07-03-2010, 09:01 PM
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No I like a smooth ride just like the next guy but running the 2.2s for about a year they are alot better than the hydros IN MY OPINION. Reason I tried the hydros was due to reviews and I won't listen to them any more unless it's savvy or currie products.
Gotcha. Can't fault that logic.

btw - I have friend who thinks my TJ is ... effeminate... (that's not the word, but the censors will take out the real word) since it rides so nicely. His CJ is a nightmare, bone-crushing road-wandering dangerous feeling. To him, that's how a Real Jeep rides... He refuse to even talk about my power windows..



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post #17 of 26 Old 07-03-2010, 09:13 PM
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Sorry but they make the 2.2 shocks look like ****.
i have had the 2.2 for about 2 months now and i really like the ride of the shocks no issues and ride great on and off road.
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post #19 of 26 Old 07-04-2010, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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I was looking at the 5100s, and thought about getting the rough country 2.2s, but the 5100s were a good step up in price, and for my short expected duration of use, I figured going on the cheap side made sense. The 2.2s I expected would be on the low end too, but shipping would have been a good bit longer.

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post #20 of 26 Old 07-04-2010, 05:01 PM
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I would have chosen a different shock. I don't know why anyone would recommend them or give them high marks. To each his own. I think they ride like wore out shocks. I think skyjacker buys all the rejects and cleans them up and sells them as new. Total junk in my book. My .02
I have to agree with this statement. I had on cheap 4WD Hardware brand hydros, made in USA, for about six months, then installed Skyjacker Hydros (made in mexico). Felt just like worn out shocks. As I was driving up my camp road (very bumpy), I actually got out to see if my swaybar had come disconnected or if a shock had broke, it was tilting and bobbing so much. Put the 4wd's back in a week later. I want a shock that is comfy but controls the jeep's movements well, too. I recently rode in a buddy's stock jeep ( stock high-pressure gas shocks), and it was much more of a controlled ride than mine. When I can afford it, I will be installing gas-charged shocks.

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Love My SJ hydros. Cheap enough, good riding.

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post #22 of 26 Old 07-04-2010, 07:21 PM
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I have a set of these SJ hydros someone needs other than me. 4000 miles PM me for details,


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post #23 of 26 Old 07-04-2010, 09:50 PM
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I like mine. They have a very smooth ride. I can see where to some it would feel like a blown shock, But i have alot of body roll but i run the anti-rock. I also have alot more weight and have a hard top and doors, IMO they are perfect. Not bouncy but flows just right that the ride is not jarring.

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I have to agree with this statement. I had on cheap 4WD Hardware brand hydros, made in USA, for about six months, then installed Skyjacker Hydros (made in mexico). Felt just like worn out shocks. As I was driving up my camp road (very bumpy), I actually got out to see if my swaybar had come disconnected or if a shock had broke, it was tilting and bobbing so much. Put the 4wd's back in a week later. I want a shock that is comfy but controls the jeep's movements well, too. I recently rode in a buddy's stock jeep ( stock high-pressure gas shocks), and it was much more of a controlled ride than mine. When I can afford it, I will be installing gas-charged shocks.
Looks like there is more people that feel the same about disliking the hydros.
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post #25 of 26 Old 07-05-2010, 03:21 AM
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I love my SJ Hydros. But there is more into the ride of a TJ than shocks. Top shelf shocks on a poorly set up suspension will ride like crap.

Edit: Mine have been on jack stands for 2 months now with 5 left to go. Wonder how they'll ride after that

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post #26 of 26 Old 07-05-2010, 04:08 AM
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I am running the SJ Hydros. Made a difference over the old RC's that were on it. Doesn't matter how good of a shock you put on if the rest of the suspension is not up to par and in great shape. I personally like the SJ Hydro's.
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