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post #1 of 6 Old 12-26-2019, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Which shocks should I use??

Shocks are making a creaking noise when i hit speed bumps. Looking to replace soon, but also looking to install the RC leveling kit with it. Any suggestions on which shocks would pair nicely with the 2in kit? I am ultimately looking for a smooth ride with mild off-road performance. Was thinking about some Bilstein 5100s, but thinking the front adjustable strut willl make the front end to high if paired with a spacer. Yalls opinions are greatly appreciated, thanks!

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-27-2019, 12:55 AM
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Bilsteins would be an excellent choice for best handling, ride quality/control, fade resistance and responsiveness.

Is 2" about how much lift you want? Should be less expensive to get the 5100 series and set the fronts at the 2" setting. Then get the rear half of the RC kit to lift/level things.

Have you replaced your spring isolators? I'd recommend doing that given the number of miles on your Jeep. They get all cracked and distorted over time.

I'm a Bilstein dealer and have everything else you'll need for your lift. You can PM me here on the forum or email me at [email protected] and we'll chat.
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I did the 5100's with full front lift and rear spacers as described. I think it looks good and handles good, I would not pick another front strut setting.
This video has a bit of my driving down a rocky gravel road.

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post #4 of 6 Old 12-28-2019, 07:15 AM
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“Creaking” noises can also very commonly be caused by dry/worn out ball joints. I would check those before replacing anything if not checked already.
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-30-2019, 11:58 AM
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creaking noise can also be the sway bar mount bushings, I use a needle adapter to grease em every oil change.

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-30-2019, 06:01 PM
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Hello i bought from kolak the bilstein 4600 front and rear 5100 with the H&R raise coil spring 2.2" front and 2" rear talk with Kolak what a great person.
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