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Old 11-02-2010, 01:56 AM   #1
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Which Shocks are better and why?

I am looking for new shocks on my YJ. Its got a 2 - 2.5 inch Old Man Emu lift from previous owner.

Every time I go over a bump, dip offroad, or even a dip on the freeway, it feels like Im bottoming out. Im either hitting the bumpstops or my shocks are bottoming out.

Either way i think I need new shocks.

So Im looking at the following (budget oriented) shocks.
the first bunch are a bit cheaper.


Skyjacker Hydro

Rough Country hydro

pro comp es1000



Skyjacker Nitros

Rough Country nitro 9000

Pro Comp es9000 nitro

what do you guys think. how do they compare. do you run them, have you run them?

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Old 11-02-2010, 06:34 AM   #2
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The hydros will be a softer, "mushy" ride. The nitros will be a stiffer, "rougher" ride.

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Go with the Old Man Emu Long Travels. That's what I'm running and I love how they ride, both on and off road. Firm without being too aggressive onroad, and downright awesome offroad.
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also which are more durable and long lasting?
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Stay away from the Pro Craps, they ride very stiff, the top seals blow easily & the bushings suck. Ever think that maybe your springs are worn out and need to be replaced, seeing how shocks won't control what you are complaining about?
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:32 PM   #6
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maybe they are worn... the leaf springs dont look curved, they look flat, like the ends dont slope up, they just look ------ instead of \-----/ you know what i mean? and the jeep isnt weighed down.
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maybe they are worn... the leaf springs dont look curved, they look flat, like the ends dont slope up, they just look ------ instead of \-----/ you know what i mean? and the jeep isnt weighed down.
how old are they
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To tell if your shocks are worn out;

Using your full body weight, push down hard on each corner of your vehicle.

If the vehicle comes back to rest immediately chances are your shocks are good.

If the vehicle bounces up and down, oscillates, your shocks are worn and need to be replaced.
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To tell if your shocks are worn out;

Using your full body weight, push down hard on each corner of your vehicle.

If the vehicle comes back to rest immediately chances are your shocks are good.

If the vehicle bounces up and down, oscillates, your shocks are worn and need to be replaced.
Keep in mind, that even if the shocks are "good", they may be low-dollar junk the PO put on the Jeep to save a few bucks. Good isn't synonymous with quality in this case.
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Skimp at the grocery store buying off brand food, Not shocks!!

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