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Unread 06-05-2014, 08:31 AM   #1
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Need advice on shocks - Swapping coils/suspension on a 2DR

I'm planning on doing a suspension swap on my 2DR JK Sport sometime in the near future. Already bought some take off coils on ebay, I have 19's to swap in on the front and 60's to swap in on the rear(currently have 13's front and 55's rear). Now I just need some shocks to go with them.

Question is should I be looking for some take off shocks from say a Rubicon or would I be better off going after market? Any after market shock recommendations if I go that route?

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Unread 06-05-2014, 11:29 AM   #2
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well if you were close enough i would give you my rubi take offs. with what you are doing you just need stock length at a price you can afford.
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Unread 06-05-2014, 11:50 AM   #3
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well if you were close enough i would give you my rubi take offs. with what you are doing you just need stock length at a price you can afford.
Well shoot I'd pay for shipping if you'd be willing to ship to IN. I've been thinking aftermarket isn't really necessary because I'm not actually installing a lift although I've read on some other forums about guys doing a swap with some Bilsteins and being happy with the ride so I was just looking for some more input.
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Unread 06-05-2014, 12:16 PM   #4
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Blisteins are good about 80$ each? I think the people here are liking the adjustable rancho's? Shipping would mean boxing them up enough to get there and just not worth it. Like i said if you were close enough we could just meet and wheel a day i would just give them away. Been hanging on to these since 2012. wife last clean up in the garage wanted them in the trash. Its hard to toss away something that is not broke. I had a guy in cali that wanted me to ship as well. But like i said to him, i can meet him in Parker save him 1hr. show him around some of our trails down there, nope he said...........You are bit to far for that though. Though if you wanted to meet in Moab i could be talked into that
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Well shoot I'd pay for shipping if you'd be willing to ship to IN. I've been thinking aftermarket isn't really necessary because I'm not actually installing a lift although I've read on some other forums about guys doing a swap with some Bilsteins and being happy with the ride so I was just looking for some more input.

You ARE installing a lift (about 1.5"-2" lift) but if you don't add bump stop to increase tire clearance, you do not have room for a much longer collapsed length shock than your factory shocks.

You can however get a shock with a collapsed length of around 15" that will have a longer stroke than your factory shocks. Stock shocks only have about 8" of travel.

Try Bilstein 5100 front part # 24-146708 which measure 14.98" collapsed and 24.63" extended and have 9.65" of travel, and Rear part # 24-146715 which measure 15.39" collapsed and 26.38" extended and have 10.99" of travel. With a small increase in bump stop, you can run the slightly longer front Bilstein 5100.

Bilstein 5100's are a good match with the stiffer 19/60 coils.
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Unread 06-05-2014, 02:31 PM   #6
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Ours are on rebate until the end of this month.
RS 9000's pair up well with the JK.
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You ARE installing a lift (about 1.5"-2" lift) but if you don't add bump stop to increase tire clearance, you do not have room for a much longer collapsed length shock than your factory shocks.

You can however get a shock with a collapsed length of around 15" that will have a longer stroke than your factory shocks. Stock shocks only have about 8" of travel.

Try Bilstein 5100 front part # 24-146708 which measure 14.98" collapsed and 24.63" extended and have 9.65" of travel, and Rear part # 24-146715 which measure 15.39" collapsed and 26.38" extended and have 10.99" of travel. With a small increase in bump stop, you can run the slightly longer front Bilstein 5100.

Bilstein 5100's are a good match with the stiffer 19/60 coils.
Thanks for the info and detailed recommendation. The 1.5" - 2" of lift is why I wanted to do the swap in the first place as it seems like the easiest and most cost effective way to get some lift without any complications.
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Unread 06-06-2014, 08:15 AM   #8
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When you install this, can you let us know how much lift you actually received with this swap. Front and back, before and after measurements would be beneficial. This is talked about alot on this forum but the more testimonaisl we have the better.
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When you install this, can you let us know how much lift you actually received with this swap. Front and back, before and after measurements would be beneficial. This is talked about alot on this forum but the more testimonaisl we have the better.
Absolutely. I have no timetable for when I'll get this done but I'll either start a new thread or revive this one when finished and post the measurements.

Btw, I know a Priller who went to Marian HS in Mishawaka with a Tyler Basham, that you by chance? Also, go Boilers just graduated from Purdue back in December.
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Gotta second the RS9000XL adj shocks---

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Unread 06-06-2014, 10:12 AM   #11
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You are slipping.
Don't forget to tell him to spin the shock body around in the rear to protect the knob. ( I learned/remembered that from you years ago) and often suggest it.

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Hey, I stand on the fifth (empty) !


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You are slipping.
Don't forget to tell him to spin the shock body around in the rear to protect the knob. ( I learned/remembered that from you years ago) and often suggest it.


That pic is over 3 years old and every thing is still copasetic !
Thanx Rancho-

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Absolutely. I have no timetable for when I'll get this done but I'll either start a new thread or revive this one when finished and post the measurements.

Btw, I know a Priller who went to Marian HS in Mishawaka with a Tyler Basham, that you by chance? Also, go Boilers just graduated from Purdue back in December.
That is not me, Im from NWI. Thats awsome, I will be graduating at the end of December. Kind of excited to finally be making money so I can start throwing it into my jeep.
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When you install this, can you let us know how much lift you actually received with this swap. Front and back, before and after measurements would be beneficial. This is talked about alot on this forum but the more testimonaisl we have the better.


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/2...-swap-1506132/
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Could you provide the shock part numbers front and rear with the extended and collapsed lengths for your shocks in the 15"- 17" collapsed length range?
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