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Old 02-12-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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No lift, 31's... OEM length shocks?

2004 TJ with no lift and 31" tires. I need new shocks. Do I get OEM length shocks?

Thank you for the info.

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Old 02-12-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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Should be fine. The shocks are not moving any more with a larger tire and no lift as the stock tires would.

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Great. I know that its basic, but the info certainly helps.

In addition, if I am going to get bar eliminator kits on the front and back, do I need to adjust the length of shocks? Are their any other circumstances, other than installing a lift, that I would need longer or shorter shocks?

Oh yeah, what's the deal with bump stops? Under what circumstances would I install them? The entire reason that I am looking to replace my shocks is that one corner of my jeep seems to bottom out when I hit certain dips in the road.

Thanks a bunch!
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Great. I know that its basic, but the info certainly helps.

In addition, if I am going to get bar eliminator kits on the front and back, do I need to adjust the length of shocks? Are their any other circumstances, other than installing a lift, that I would need longer or shorter shocks?

Oh yeah, what's the deal with bump stops? Under what circumstances would I install them? The entire reason that I am looking to replace my shocks is that one corner of my jeep seems to bottom out when I hit certain dips in the road.

Thanks a bunch!
if its bottoming out then your shocks are an improper length or you need longer bumpstops..just search the word bumpstop here on the forum there are 2 or 3 really good and very detailed threads on how to find out what length bumpstops you need
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:43 AM   #5
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Really? My shocks feel very soft and squishy, and bottom out on some bumps or dips. I can see the need for bump stops, but if I don't need new shocks now, how will I ever know when I actually do need them? If I as bump stops, it seems like I will still have a Jeep with a lousy ride.
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