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Old 02-09-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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New shocks?

I have read a lot of posts about shocks for a few days now. I want shocks that are going to improve my street ride quality. I do not want to throw out a lot of money but want that good ride. So bilstein 5100s or zone nitros.... Half the price for zone but bilstein is going to be better ride?

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Old 02-09-2014, 09:59 PM   #2
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I had the Rancho 9000XL when I first bought it. Adjustable ride shock, for the road. I'd look at these in a heart beat. I now run the Bilsteins, stiffer ride but you get use to them...

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:09 PM   #3
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I had the Rancho 9000XL when I first bought it. Adjustable ride shock, for the road. I'd look at these in a heart beat. I now run the Bilsteins, stiffer ride but you get use to them...
My issue now is a stuff ride. I'm nt exactly sure what shocks I am running but they are retched. I hit one large bump everyday and it slams the back end of my jeep down so bad. OME has new shocks on quadratec I am looking at but $100 a pop is a little much
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Talk to Jason here at KRAWL OFF ROAD... a lot of vendors here offer significant discounts... Don't buy just because it's cheap, you'll only be unhappy or have to buy them again...
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:16 PM   #5
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I am currently running Rc8000s... no wonder I do not like them. Reviews are horrible.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:05 AM   #6
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I am just looking for the best option for shocks that will give me a smooth ride on a not so smooth highway.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:55 AM   #7
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I went with Bilstein 5100's because of the valve design and rate. I personally don't know why folks say they are stiff, but then I have an LJ with a hardtop . I bought them to hold me over until I square everything else away and change out the PO's spring setup because the shocks were broken on the rig when I bought it. @ ~$300 for a set they are reasonable to me and they are built very well for the price point.
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I went with Bilstein 5100's because of the valve design and rate. I personally don't know why folks say they are stiff, but then I have an LJ with a hardtop . I bought them to hold me over until I square everything else away and change out the PO's spring setup because the shocks were broken on the rig when I bought it. @ ~$300 for a set they are reasonable to me and they are built very well for the price point.
I have a hardtop. And a winch. B
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:35 AM   #9
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I've had a lot of shocks and I'd go bilsteins every-time, I have them on my rig now and will continue to use them on future jeeps. Plus they look great.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:37 AM   #10
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I would suggest an adjustable shock. I use Rancho 9000's, but there are other adjustables.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:15 PM   #11
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I have bilstein 5100 on my tj with no winch and soft top and dont find the ride rough at all. I actually really like the right. Granted i had skyjacker hydro 7000s before these so anythings an upgrade from that haha but i love my 5100s.

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