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Unread 07-25-2010, 09:58 AM   #1
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Shock absorber recommendations?

Have a 2007 Wrangler unlimited 4 door with what feels like very squishy shocks.

I'm looking to replace the shocks with some that will firm up the ride somewhat but not make it jarring or teeth rattling.

No lift installed and don't plan on installing one any time soon.

Any adjustable versions available?

Thanks!

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Unread 07-25-2010, 10:12 AM   #2
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OME and Bilstein are usually the most recommended that i've seen.

I got the bilsteins, so much better then the stock ones.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 11:45 AM   #3
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I have found the Skyjackers a little too hard for a DD. Like the Rough Country Nitros.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 01:43 PM   #4
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When I ordered my 1988 Sahara, I opted for the "off-road suspension", which came with... Bilstein shocks!
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Unread 07-25-2010, 01:51 PM   #5
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Why not just get some Rubi shocks that someone has replaced when they lifted their Jeep? You could get them for next to nothing and too me anyway they’re one of the best-tuned shocks I’ve ever had.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 01:52 PM   #6
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My '08 JKU is lifted so I don't know that RS makes shocks for the stock jeep, but

I have the RS9000XL (adj) shocks and they run from medium to STIFF, with the turn of a knob

I had the stock (still have ) rubi shocks and they are very good for all around driving, but not as good as the RS shocks



I'm afraid they are expensive, but they're on sale every now and then, I paid $400 bucks forem !!

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Unread 07-26-2010, 08:45 AM   #7
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I just put on Bilstein 5100's last week and I was really surprised with how the ride quality improved. I highly recommend switching/upgrading to these.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 09:01 AM   #8
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I just put on the RE 3.5 kit and thought Id save a little by getting the teraflex shocks. Big mistake, they actually let the jeep bounce as I went around corners. They felt very soft and lacked control. I took them off and sent them back and got the Rubicon Express Monotubes and it made all the difference in the world. So that's 1 more vote for Bilsteins as they make the RE shocks. I actually just looked for the best deal on either on of the two as they are the same thing.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 03:15 PM   #9
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Thanks for the suggestions folks. I've always liked Bilstein ever since I had them on my VW.

Local tire shop wants to sell me some KYB Monomax shocks. Anyone run these on their 4 door JK?

A side question: this same tire shop essentially refused to install any shocks I did not buy from them. Is this normal? They claim warranty and liability issues. I was thinking I could save quite a bit of money buying them online.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 03:23 PM   #10
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I wouldn't pay to have someone put them on. This is one of the simplest things you can do. You just need a couple wrenches for the bottom mounts and a little patience for the top mounts in the front. I don't want boots on my shocks so putting on the fronts was easy to do, with the boot I don't know how you would hold the piston from spinning when putting on the nut. In the Bilsteins/Rubicon Express the boot makes it too slick to hold by hand and there is not a flat spot above the threads to hold?
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Thanks for the suggestions folks. I've always liked Bilstein ever since I had them on my VW.

Local tire shop wants to sell me some KYB Monomax shocks. Anyone run these on their 4 door JK?

A side question: this same tire shop essentially refused to install any shocks I did not buy from them. Is this normal? They claim warranty and liability issues. I was thinking I could save quite a bit of money buying them online.
KYB are good if you can get them for a JK . I know lots of people who run them on thier beemers and love em' ....comprable to Bilstein . Although I think the Bilstein are probably better ...... IMO.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 02:35 AM   #13
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Looks like my local tire shop doesn't know what they're selling. They KYB's they quoted me are actually the Gas-A-Just model (based on the part number they gave me) rather than the heavier duty Monomax, but they call them Monomax nonetheless.

I'll probably just pick up the Bilstein heavy duty shocks and steering stabilizer and slap them in myself. Rear installation appears to be a no-brainer and the fronts are just tight quarters around the top mount (unless I'm missing something). Just gotta pay rent for my buddy's garage and tools in the form of beer for the garage-fridge for the next Jeep Wrenchin' Party he's hosting.
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