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post #1 of 8 Old 08-13-2019, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Shocks for Jeep ZJ with up country suspension

Hi all. I have jeep ZJ with up country suspension and this is my first shock replacement I have done on it. I have read many conflicting suggestions on the web as to what shocks to replace with. Just looking for you basic road shocks. I dont go off roading or anything like that. Anyone have a part number or suggestions on a replacement. I have read Sachs Boge were original but any suggestions or part numbers on front and rear shocks would help.

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-13-2019, 05:29 PM
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Bilsteins are comparable to the original sachs-boge. That'd be my choice.
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Any quality brand name shock will do the job. Cheap shocks are cheap for a reason.

DoetschTech DT-3000, BDS, OME and Bilstein 4600 are all good choices. I would never put any Monroe, SkyJacker, or Rancho shocks on any of my vehicles, but some people do like the adjustable Rancho 9000.

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My 96 Laredo that had Up Country, came with Bilstein 4600s.. The 97 Limited w/ Up Country I had, had unidentifiable black shocks..
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The Up Country equipped ZJs came with high pressure monotube shocks so I'd definitely suggest staying with a shock of that type so you don't step backwards in terms of ride quality/control, handling and fade resistance.

I agree the Bilstein 4600 series would be the perfect choice. They have a lifetime warranty too.

If you'd like pricing, you can PM me here on the forum or email me at [email protected] - I'm a Bilstein dealer
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The Up Country equipped ZJs came with high pressure monotube shocks so I'd definitely suggest staying with a shock of that type so you don't step backwards in terms of ride quality/control, handling and fade resistance.

I agree the Bilstein 4600 series would be the perfect choice. They have a lifetime warranty too.

If you'd like pricing, you can PM me here on the forum or email me at [email protected] - I'm a Bilstein dealer
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I wish I'd known about you when I first got my ZJ...I could only find that Monroe Shocks offered any for the Up Country package.
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Sorry for hijacking this thread, but I have a similar question that it looks like would be able to be answered easily here.

94 Laredo I6. Put Bilstein 4600's on last year. I was thinking of putting the OME lift on, but I'm not sure if the 4600's would be fine with that small of a lift or if I would need longer shocks (5100's or the shocks that can be bought with the OME lift).

I see 4600's getting recommended here for the Up Country suspension, which I believe is about the same amount of lift as the OME lift. Is this the case, or do I need to upgrade the shocks to something with a longer throw? I would hate to take the 4600's off with only a year or wear on them, so I probably won't lift if that's the case. Not looking to do anything major off road, but just improve the stance and not have to worry about incompatible equipment if I do find myself on a trail.
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OME is 2.5" over stock, and at that height, with the swaybar disconnected, you can overextend a stock length shock. You want the 5100's of correct length to go with the OME stuff if you're gonna wheel it. On road you'd probably be fine for a while.

Upcountry is 1" over stock.
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