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Unread 03-21-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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2 inch lift - Shocks or no shocks??

The title says it...

I'm going to lift my Jeep a couple of inches... What;s the concensus on needing new shocks?? I'm just looking to do a spacer lift so spring rates will be the same... If I get a kit without shocks, should I go for one with shock extenders/adapters??

Thanks in advance...

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Unread 03-21-2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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You'll want to get new shocks. Ride quality will drop significantly if you don't, plus its just not good for the shocks to basically be extended at all times.
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Unread 03-21-2008, 12:05 PM   #3
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get the shocks. I've read where people would actually be at full shock extension by just going over a speedbump.
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Unread 03-24-2008, 11:09 PM   #4
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I took mine to Colorado last summer with a two inch BB. Had no problems. Ride did not change. I am going to get longer shocks (for the sake of wheel travel), but after 18K miles I can tell you that if your budget requires it, you can wait and be just fine.
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I took mine to Colorado last summer with a two inch BB. Had no problems. Ride did not change. I am going to get longer shocks (for the sake of wheel travel), but after 18K miles I can tell you that if your budget requires it, you can wait and be just fine.
I agree. Initially, I was going to get new shocks as soon as my 2" bb was on. But, after driving it for a year without the new shocks, I don't see the need. Yeah, I do top out the shocks on some dips but it's not as bad as I thought it'd be and my ride quality is still very good. I figure I'll kill the stock shocks at some point anyway and then I'll go with longer shocks.

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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:58 PM   #6
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I'm ordering new shocks next week. I have the Rough Country BB with adapters, it ride's the same as stock on the road, but if you gonna wheel it, get the longet shocks...
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