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Old 03-01-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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Best shocks to run????

What would be the best shocks to run with a 2 inch bb and 31's.
What do yall run with your suspensions and what works well with moderate off-roading? I want something soft for onroad...

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Old 03-01-2007, 09:50 PM   #2
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OME is my pick. I've had DT's, Skycrapper Nitros and the OME's. The OME's are the best of the three. Although that's about the same as comparing chicken nuggets to filet mignon.

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Old 03-01-2007, 09:55 PM   #3
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Ya i have heard a bunch of good stuff about the ome but i cant get past the color. I know this is silly but i want my tj to look just as good as it can perform. Any suggestions about that?
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:06 PM   #4
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They make them in yellow and black.

http://www.ok4wd.com/index.php/catal...sorbers_black/
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:11 PM   #5
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I have the BDS 5500 Series Shocks and they ride very nice, and i dont think they cost too much either
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:12 PM   #6
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Sweet thanks man. Damn those babies are expensive aren't they?
The ome's i mean!
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:14 PM   #7
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Yeah they are. I've done the cheap shocks thing and there's no going back. OME's are worth the money.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:20 PM   #8
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im assuming gas is better than hydro's
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:21 PM   #9
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Doetsch tecs prerunner 8000s cant beat the price for the long lasting performance you get. 30something bucks a shock
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:32 PM   #10
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The only problem I found with the DT's is the VERY harsh ride. IMO if you're looking for a firm shock then the DT's would be the way to go.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:36 PM   #11
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Im puttin on my RE lift next week with new RE monotube shocks so ill let you know how those are...anyone already running these shocks?
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:45 PM   #12
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i really want a soft shock
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:07 PM   #13
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IIRC RE monotubes are made by Edelbrock and most people who run them like them. I prefer the valving on the Edelbrock branded, but shocks are very much an issue of personal preference. For example - I very much dislike OME, I understand why everyone else likes them but they are not for me..
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i like my edelbrocks!
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:39 PM   #15
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Rancho 9000X's in my opinion. Adjustable to any soft/stifness you'd like. I think that Rancho is even running a buy 3 get 1 free thing right now. They are about 90 a piece last time I bought mine.
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:40 PM   #16
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you want some good shocks
well Its gonna cost you some money I'm about to put these on myself but I rod in a friend's jeep after he installed them and on a slightly rutted or wash board dirt road we did 70 mph and hardly noticed

fox racing shoxs
here's a link to what I just ordered
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...&cat=34&page=1

they do cost but its worth it

other then that ome or bilstien
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:46 PM   #17
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If you want some really cool shocks you can get those ones with the springy things around them. They'll run ya about 500 a piece though among other mods.
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I've got Edelbrock Performer shocks on mine, they were put on just before I bout the thing, and they seem to ride a bit rough on dirt roads, but are extremly smooth on pavement.
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How about bilsteins? I know there a well known company but how do they ride?
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:59 PM   #20
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If you don't get the Bilsteins (5100 model) that are specifically valved for the Wrangler, they're stiff as hell so make sure your Bilstein dealer confirms with you that he's ordering the right Wrangler-specific version of the 5100 for you.
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:43 AM   #21
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I haver the RE monotubes on mine and my TJ rides better than stock its real smooth.
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If you want some really cool shocks you can get those ones with the springy things around them. They'll run ya about 500 a piece though among other mods.
don't remind me.
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Binary, do you run these shocks? I've always wondered if they were worth the change they charge for them.
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Arn't they for racing?
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Pricey!

yea..... doesent seem worth it
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My OME's are working great
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Binary, do you run these shocks? I've always wondered if they were worth the change they charge for them.
Not yet, but I'm going to this summer. I've heard many people claim their greatness. I know they are pricey, but if they are even half as good as people say...

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