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Unread 05-25-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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Soft shocks:Rubicon Express Monotube or Skyjacker Hydros?

Which shocks give a softer ride, RE Monotubes or Skyjacker Hydros? I assume that the RE Monotubes are of higher quality but the Sky Hydros are half the money. I know that most of you like the Old Man Emu but I do not personally like the style. I like the rubber boots - just my preference.
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Unread 05-25-2010, 01:43 PM   #2
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I'd give a slight nod to RE,but wouldn't hesitate to buy the Skyjackers for the price over the RE shocks.
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Unread 05-25-2010, 01:50 PM   #3
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Thanks Boogieman. Why a slight nog towards the RE's?
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Unread 05-25-2010, 03:22 PM   #4
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Never used the RE's but my new SJ Hydros are not stiff at all.
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I run the hydros. Seem to be decent shocks, especially for the price. I run them on a 4.5 Rubicon Express LA. The jeep rides and handles great overall. very controlled but somewhat firm. I think the majority of that is due to the high spring rate of the RE 4.5 coils combined with the relative light weight of my jeep though.
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Unread 05-25-2010, 04:08 PM   #6
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Thanks Boogieman. Why a slight nog towards the RE's?
The Jeep that had them(RE) had heavy armor too so that might be why they had a slightly better ride.I've always bought the Skyjacker hydros for the price and ride.I have a set (4)for a 2" lift with less than 3,000 miles if anyone wants them for a good price.
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Unread 05-25-2010, 05:52 PM   #7
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I have the Skyjacker Hybros with 06 Rubicon Springs. I replace the Rough Country with the SJ's. They ride great for the price.
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I have the Skyjacker Hybros with 06 Rubicon Springs. I replace the Rough Country with the SJ's. They ride great for the price.
how much better were the skyjackers than the rough country 2.2's?
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I am trying to decide between RC 2.5" with or without shocks...I would also like to know how the SJ compare to the 2.2. -Thx
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i run the skyjacker hydros with 5.5 re coils on a clayton long arm kit.. rides pretty good..seems to be a good mix
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I am pleased with the skyjackers as well. If you spend the money for the RE's you would be better off buying bilstein's.
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Never used the RE's but my new SJ Hydros are not stiff at all.
Same here. My SJ 7000 hydros don't seem to be much different than the stock shocks... 'cept longer. My Jeep rides quite nicely.
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