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Old 01-11-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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how I can found the write shock???

Hello everybody
I have Wrangler TJ lifted with skyjacker 2.5" and 1" body lift
So is the total will be 3.5"?
And second question
The old owner was put skyjacker nitro shock as 2.5"......
And now I feel the shock are not working its need to be changed so whats will be my choose is the 3.5" skyjacker nitro shock or 2.5"??

Also which nitro or hydro shock is good for desert offrode?

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Old 01-11-2014, 09:38 AM   #2
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Body lift has nothing to do with the suspension. So you get shocks based on just your suspension lift.

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Old 01-11-2014, 09:39 AM   #3
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The shocks only come into play with suspension travel. A body lift does not affect suspension travel so go with shocks for a 2.5" lift and ignore the 1" of body lift.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:50 AM   #4
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Thanks everyone I will order the 2.5"
Best regards
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:26 AM   #5
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Hello again
What will be my choose
Rough country or skyjacker or another recommended? ??
I want the one which have long life and good offrode. ..
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Body lift has nothing to do with the suspension. So you get shocks based on just your suspension lift.
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The shocks only come into play with suspension travel. A body lift does not affect suspension travel so go with shocks for a 2.5" lift and ignore the 1" of body lift.
Is it really that cut and dried? Are there not instances where a body lift will allow for increased suspension up travel, specifically tire clearance? Isn't having correctly set bump stops more important than basing shock length on whatever your springs claim to raise the suspension? Doesn't droop also play a role in shock length? I am in the process of learning this stuff, so please correct me.

Excellent thread title, btw.
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Is it really that cut and dried? Are there not instances where a body lift will allow for increased suspension up travel, specifically tire clearance? Isn't having correctly set bump stops more important than basing shock length on whatever your springs claim to raise the suspension? Doesn't droop also play a role in shock length? I am in the process of learning this stuff, so please correct me. Excellent thread title, btw.
Yeah, the title. Thats what caught my eye.
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Sorrrry for the title

Its Right not write (-;
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:45 AM   #10
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So any advice for the best shock its SJ aor RC and Nitro or Hydro?
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:45 AM   #11
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I have Rancho 5000's and hate them. They are extremely Stiff riding. I will be taking them off when I do my 8.8 install.
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Sorrrry for the title

Its Right not write (-;
I "find" your correction to be incomplete.
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I have Rancho 5000's and hate them. They are extremely Stiff riding. I will be taking them off when I do my 8.8 install.
Thanks I will not choose Rancho 5000
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Shocks are a very important role in the ride quality, don't skimp out cause you get what you pay for..

I decided to go with the rancho rs9000xl series shocks and love them. I would have gone with the bilstein shocks but rancho was having a rebate of $100 off if you bought all 4 so they were only like $61 a piece..

Just my two cents from someone who has experienced birth sides of the price range in shocks(had the cheapo rancho 5000 and what a mistake that was!)
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Is it really that cut and dried? Are there not instances where a body lift will allow for increased suspension up travel, specifically tire clearance? Isn't having correctly set bump stops more important than basing shock length on whatever your springs claim to raise the suspension? Doesn't droop also play a role in shock length? I am in the process of learning this stuff, so please correct me.

Excellent thread title, btw.
It really is not that cut and dried. Yes all of that comes into play if you want to take the time to figure it out. I was just giving a basic general rule of thumb thumb answer based on what the OP asked.
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I hate my skyjacker nitros. I'm on the market for new shocks. It's down to rancho rx9000s or bilsteins 5100s. Both seem to get nothing but positive feedback.
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I hate my skyjacker nitros. I'm on the market for new shocks. It's down to rancho rx9000s or bilsteins 5100s. Both seem to get nothing but positive feedback.
Rubi shocks ftw!!
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Rubi shocks ftw!!
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Rubicon shocks.
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Rubicon shocks.
Mopar?
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The bump stops only keep you from bottoming out your shocks. As for the body lift, that just allows you to clear bigger tires with less lift. Tire size does not affect shock length. Only suspension travel does. You want shocks that are long enough when extended to get full extension out of your springs while not long enough to unseat your springs. At the same time, you want your bump stops long enough so that the shocks do not over compress causing premature failure. I'm sure you can get a lot more technical than this but I don't see why you would need to for most applications.
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Bump stops also prevent tires from hitting the inner fender and track bars from hitting diff covers. Whatever hits first is specific to the Jeep. In some cases, a body lift can result in shorter bump stops. This is why the the full bump test should be performed to reveal what the actual clearances of the entire suspension system are.
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Yeah, that too. Basically they hit first so important stuff doesn't get hit and damaged.
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Rubicon shocks.
Yeah, I understand what rubi stands for; I was merely asking how the stock shock was superior to a quality aftermarket shock that has the appropriate collapsed & extended lengths.

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Mopar?
My thoughts exactly.
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Yeah, I understand what rubi stands for; I was merely asking how the stock shock was superior to a quality aftermarket shock that has the appropriate collapsed & extended lengths.

My thoughts exactly.
To the best of my knowledge, Rubicon shocks are identical to all other TJ models.
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To the best of my knowledge, Rubicon shocks are identical to all other TJ models.
I believe so. I don't think they started changing the rubi shocks until the jks..
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JK Rubicon shocks and springs aren't specifically different either. I think the differences occur between 2/4 door models & hard/soft top.
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Which best for offrode (desert or Rock)?
Rubicon's Extreme-Duty mono-tube shocks or RS9000XL

RE = 79 $
RS= 81 $
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The rancho shocks are adjustable so you can dial in a firmness for on-road and the change it once you're off-road.
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The rancho shocks are adjustable so you can dial in a firmness for on-road and the change it once you're off-road.
I get rancho rx9000 and installed it.
Its very good and I feel better ride on road and offrode.
THANKS EVERYONE

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