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Old 03-23-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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Are new shocks neccesary for a 2 inch BB lift?

Hey guys, I recently bought my tj about a week ago and the PO had installed a 2 inch BB spacer lift and left the stock shocks. My question is do I need to buy shocks to accommodate the lift or is it alright to run stock shocks?

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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yes, you'll need longer shocks. you need to make sure proper bumpstop extensions were also installed. adjustable/quick disco front sway bar links will also be beneficial.

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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Do stock rubicon shocks from a 2013 jku fit and are they longer?
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Whenever a lift is put on a Jeep the shocks should be changed, but a 2" BB the answer is maybe. If it is not going to see hard off road I would leave it alone, but you must adjust for bump stop extensions. If done right the answer is yes, but many do not do anything with a 2" BB and get away with it.
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Do stock rubicon shocks from a 2013 jku fit and are they longer?
they could fit if the mounts are modified appropriately. i've messed with them before, and it's not worth it IMHO tho.
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they could fit if the mounts are modified appropriately. i've messed with them before, and it's not worth it IMHO tho.
Only reason I'm asking is because I could get a good deal on them but I'd rather get the proper shocks. What are good shocks for a comfortable ride on the road but also be good off road?
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Tons of TJs are out there with 2"bb and stock shocks. But its better to get longer shocks.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:06 PM   #8
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Only reason I'm asking is because I could get a good deal on them but I'd rather get the proper shocks. What are good shocks for a comfortable ride on the road but also be good off road?
most around here will probably suggest Bilstein or Old Man Emu.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:11 PM   #9
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most around here will probably suggest Bilstein or Old Man Emu.
My brother actually just picked up a set of bilsteins for his 97 but we weren't putting them on until this week, maybe ill wait and see how he likes them before I pick up a set. Thanks
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Sorry for the bump but how are skyjacker shocks?
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Sorry for the bump but how are skyjacker shocks?
Skycrappers? Overpriced garbage IMHO. Go with the brands listed earlier
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Skycrappers? Overpriced garbage IMHO. Go with the brands listed earlier
I expected that due to the low cost on quadratec. Ill most likely go with the bilsteins thanks
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