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.
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.
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.
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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