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post #1 of 30 Old 04-04-2020, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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What shocks are good for a stock Cherokee 4x4 with a little bigger tires?


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post #2 of 30 Old 04-04-2020, 12:55 AM
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Interesting. Thanks for the info.

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I always recommend DoetschTech DT3000, BDS, and OME shocks. Bilstein 4600 are very good shocks, but are firmer riding than most, and more expensive than most. Stay away from RoughCountry, ToughCountry, and Rancho, as they tend to be one size fits all, and works well for none.
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unless shocks are totally open i dont notice any difference
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I always recommend DoetschTech DT3000, BDS, and OME shocks. Bilstein 4600 are very good shocks, but are firmer riding than most, and more expensive than most. Stay away Rancho, as they tend to be one size fits all, and works well for none.
You are wrong for once. The new Rancho RS5000X shocks ride much better than BDS, Bilstein and the stiff OME black nitro shocks that they now make, since discontinuing the old yellow ones that rode excellent. I've had them all. One day I might try your DoetschTech and see for myself. Nobody on any other forum recommends them. Opinions, you got to love them.
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03' Rubicon/Zone 4" coils with 1" spacers up front/Rancho shocks/5.13 gears-35" MTZs/Black Magic brakes.
99' XJ /4.0L-AW4/ 5.5" lift / Rancho RS5000X shocks/33" DC Extreme country MTs. Jeep #18
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unless shocks are totally open i dont notice any difference
Aren't you the same guy who never changes spark plugs or oil?

p.s. What does a totally open shock look/ride like?

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TheBoogieman is a jerk.
03' Rubicon/Zone 4" coils with 1" spacers up front/Rancho shocks/5.13 gears-35" MTZs/Black Magic brakes.
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unless shocks are totally open i dont notice any difference
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...... Rancho RS5000X shocks ride much better than BDS, Bilstein and the stiff OME ....
Maybe they do, but I'll always recommend the smooth ride and lower cost of the DT3000.
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I got some ProComp 9000's from Kolak here on the forum, and they are amazing.
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Aren't you the same guy who never changes spark plugs or oil?

p.s. What does a totally open shock look/ride like?
shocks with no juice,leakers...



oil change early, plugs not often. a guy said,"if its running,the plugs are ok."
i think hes right...
but you cannot compare shocks , too much work.
do you REALLY REMEMBER what it felt like??
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If you're looking to go cheap, and aren't gnarly off road, I had good luck on the rear with Monroe Load Adjusting coil overs. They raised it up a little, too. Don't have them for the front, though. http://www.monroe.com/en-US/e-catalog/58594
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I agree with the monroe coil over shock. I put them on mine and it rides nice, gives a little bit up, and I trailer a boat and it does help with the load. I still probably shouldn't tow a 21' boat with my cherokee but it's for short distances and it's fine so far.... Be sure to go easy taking out the bolts because I was a little hasty and broke the head off mine and a quick job ending up being a royal PIA!
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Bilstein or Old Man Emu, buy once cry once.
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post #15 of 30 Old 04-08-2020, 11:21 AM
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I think if somebody is going to buy upgraded shocks, there are better choices than Monroe.

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