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post #1 of 10 Old 07-11-2021, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Front shock replacement

I have a '14 GC Hemi Limited with what feels like bad front shocks. It has the quadra-lift suspension, so my question is: can I just replace the shocks or is the shock and air lift all one assembly? Thanks.


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post #2 of 10 Old 07-11-2021, 10:20 PM
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Yes and no. You can take the strut assembly apart, I think there is a thread around here somewhere, but it has been hard to find the replacement parts. But I haven't looked lately. So its easier to buy an assembly, rebuilt or new, and install it. A rebuilt one would have a new shock with a used airbag. It may be less money than doing it yourself, its not as if monroe or bilstien makes shock towers for QL. Suncore used to sell them, I think.

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Thanks CC, I have contacted Suncore with my question about the possibility of servicing the shock and air bag separately. It looks like they offer the air springs separately and whole strut assemblies, but I don't see the shocks. You're probably right that it's easier to replace the whole thing without fiddling around with disassembling the parts.

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Suncore guy said he hasn't seen a shock sold separate for this set up, although they sell the bag separately. Their complete shock/bag strut is all new, contrary to what I read somewhere here.

That would be a shame that I couldn't put Bilsteins or another good brand shock on my Jeep. I'm sure the Suncore shock is fine but I'd like a brand on there that I know something about.

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post #5 of 10 Old 07-15-2021, 08:53 PM
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You could check with forum sponsor Kolak, he should know if any third party started making shocks for the WK2 recently. You will sometimes find them on eBay at discount. These are OEM struts that did not get into Jeeps supply chain.
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Kolak...are there any options for front shocks out there?

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How do I get ahold of Kolak, I can't PM. I'm too new right?

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That's a lot of Kolak! Thanks CC.

I've already got a response from him with a great thread about exactly what I was originally asking. And found a source for good aftermarket Made in USA struts/bags. Was going to go with Suncore but now reconsidering to Arnott, although they're pricier. Don't want to be disappointed with the ride. My '11 GC Overland rode super smooth over ruts, bumps, best suspension I ever had.

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Yes, Arnott is another air suspension part supplier.

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