post #1 of Old 06-12-2006, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Skyjacker Hydro Shocks vs Rubicon Express Twin Tube Shocks

Which do you guys prefer for a 2.25" BB? Its one or the other, no other options.


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post #2 of Old 06-12-2006, 01:40 PM
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I've never ran both, so I can't give a comparison.

However, I did run SJ Hydros and I was happy with them. They ride pretty good, especially considering how cheap they are.

If you do go with the Hydros, consider the ones they list as fitting 3-4" of lift. Just double check your compressed measurement to make sure they are not too long. The shocks they advertise for 1-3" of lift are too short for 2" of lift.
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I run Hydros and like them. Haven't ran RE.

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Which do you guys prefer for a 2.25" BB? Its one or the other, no other options.
The SJ shocks are also twin tube (the least expensive technology) shocks so there's not much, if any, difference between them. In other words, they are both twin-tube hydraulic shock absorbers that work the same way. I'd go with RE's just so you have their sticker and not Skyjacker's on them.

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I have the skyjackers and I am happy! I replaced the Dt3000's that came with my BB. They skyjackers ride much better.
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good call. Actually Jerry Im interested in hering your opinion on the 4wheel customs BB. Im going to order it up today, and I was just wondering what you thought about it vs. the REBB. I most likely going to add a BL down the line. Im also doing the first time install myself, so im a little nervous. Ive got the writeups so I should be ok. Im assuming that the only other alteration is some spacers on the tcase to drop it if I get vibes. Im interested in hearing what you have to ay becuase you always seem to pop up in every thread with some interesting and helpful notes. Thanks man!
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I have the skyjackers and I am happy! I replaced the Dt3000's that came with my BB. They skyjackers ride much better.
I've been thinking of changing to the Hydro's myself. I'm just getting beat to death on these well maintianed MI roads. Did it make that big a difference?? How does it ride when you hit sharp ruts or potholes? Thanx for the help

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gopinion on the 4wheel customs BB. Im going to order it up today, and I was just wondering what you thought about it vs. the REBB. I most likely going to add a BL down the line. Im also doing the first time install myself, so im a little nervous. Ive got the writeups so I should be ok. Im assuming that the only other alteration is some spacers on the tcase to drop it if I get vibes. Im interested in hearing what you have to ay becuase you always seem to pop up in every thread with some interesting and helpful notes. Thanks man!
http://www.4wheelcustoms.com/Products.asp?Cat=1208
Budget boost kits consisting of spacers will be pretty much the same whether they're from RE, 4Wheelcustoms, or others that sell budget boost kits. The only real difference is in what shocks are selected and the price so the kit from 4WheelCustoms looks as good as RE's does. There's only $6 or so difference so I'd go for whichever that including shipping was the cheapest.

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good call. Actually Jerry Im interested in hering your opinion on the 4wheel customs BB. Im going to order it up today, and I was just wondering what you thought about it vs. the REBB. I most likely going to add a BL down the line. Im also doing the first time install myself, so im a little nervous. Ive got the writeups so I should be ok. Im assuming that the only other alteration is some spacers on the tcase to drop it if I get vibes. Im interested in hearing what you have to ay becuase you always seem to pop up in every thread with some interesting and helpful notes. Thanks man!
http://www.4wheelcustoms.com/Products.asp?Cat=1208

I bought the 2 1/4" skyjacker kit from 4 wheel customs. I got the nitros however. The ride is great and the kit went on real easy. Plus, those guys have great service. Ask Chris if he will throw in his spacers, they are a 1/4" taller than the Skyjacker ones ans just as good

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