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post #1 of 10 Old 05-28-2010, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Napa shocks for 2" lift

I installed OME 2" lift leaf spring packs a couple of weeks ago, but did not replace the shocks. I need to replace the shocks, as one is leaking and clunking. Are stock Cherokee ones ok to use (the old ones seem fine to me) or should I get longer to compensate for the lift? Are there any available locally from, say NAPA I could get from a different vehicle? I don't want to order shocks from a Jeep specialist, I kind of need to get this done this weekend as I leave for a 1100 mile road trip on Tuesday.

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-28-2010, 05:00 PM
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autozone offers generic shocks for 2 inch lift on their website (atleast for YJ's they do)

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Front - ZJ UpCountry Sensatrac shock part #37193, 13.375" compressed and 24.250" extended are about 3" longer than stock Cherokee shocks.

Rear - 1986-92 Jeep Comanche Monroe Sensatrac part #37029, which is 14.375" compressed and 23.000" extended are about 2.5" longer than stock Cherokee.

You can order the Monroe shocks by the part number or order for the vehicles and years posted.

You may have to remove and re-use the bar pins from the stock shocks.

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Thank you!!!!

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Make sure you get the Sensa-Tracs and not the Gas-Matics. The Gas-Matics ride like crap
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Very true as i work for a napa and would recomend the sensa tracs also. Have a safe trip!

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When installing the longer shocks, make sure you bump-stop the suspension so the shock can't bottom out(full compression). Bottom out the piston and the shock is ruined(ask me how I know )

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I ended up getting Rancho RS5000's for the front 2" lift (Napa did not have the Monroe's in stock for the Up Country ZJ). For the rear, I got run of the mill Napa shocks for a Comanche. I did have to change the upper mount on the shock.

If I may brag, I have to say I love my Cherokee. Every bolt during the instalation of my lift kit including the rear upper shock bolts came out with no problem. I was prepared for the worst, new bolts for the leaf springs, a torch, a ton of PB Blaster, a good nights sleep, and a whole weekend to get it done. Everything came apart with no problems.

Everything did get slathered in anti-sieze when it went back together.

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I just put a 2" lift on my grand Cherokee zj, using daystar spacers, and Rancho shocks. The shocks with the Jeep sitting on the ground only have about 4" left before they bottom out is that normal? I put the Jeep up on ramps one on the front right tire and one on the back left tire and the shocks barley moved. but I'm worried about driving on the freeway if i bounce with momentum will they bottom out?
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I just put a 2" lift on my grand Cherokee zj....
You may get better answers on the ZJ section of the Forum. Usually stock length shocks can handle 2" of lift if you stay on pavement. If you plan to use your Jeep Off-Road, you should have shocks that match your lift height, in your case, 2" longer.

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