Now that the weathers finally starting to get nice again I'm feeling motivated to start tackling some of the work I need to do to my rig.
First thing I was looking at doing is replacing the shocks on it. I currently have a 2in BB with a 1.25in BL and only do mild offroading while still being a daily driver. I was just looking for any suggestions you guys might have for a new set of shocks
X2 on the Bilstein Shocks. I run 5100's on my TJ and really like them. If you're looking for something cheaper, the Zone Shocks are pretty popular as well. Let me know what questions you have or if you'd like a quote!
As far as a budget goes I'd like to spend somewhere around $70-$80 per shock, and those Bilsteins do look pretty good. Although if I ended up going with them it looks like I'd be waiting til about June to get them in since they're on backorder. I might just wait for them to get back in stock and go that route.
One more question though. What's the difference between hydro and gas charged shocks?
Here's some info. It's old but the facts remain the same. It explains the difference between hydraulic and gas pressurized around the 4min mark.
I went with Bilstein 5100's as well. I chose them over the Rancho XL9000 for their valving design and rate, which suits my vehicle and it's uses quite well. I hope you enjoy whatever shocks you purchase.
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Whatever you do, be sure to spray some PB blaster on the shock nuts and bolts prior to trying to take them off. The rear uppers can be a PITA and you can break them. I also run 5100's and like them very much.
I just did bilsteins all around. Reservoir 5160's in the front and the 5100's in the rear. And let me tell you, the rears are such a pain! I snapped one bolt off the top mount so I only have one bolt holding it on now. So probably just going to weld it up there lol. But I would recommend the 5100s for you as well. Great shocks
Location: Mount Aukum, CA - El Dorado County about 55 mins from the Rubicon Trail
You can do Rubicon Express Mono Tubes which are now "white boxed" 5100s. The issue is, the only ones that are available for the specific height you need, can not be broken out of the RE BB kit. So you would have to go to 2-3 shocks. RXJ703/04.
If you went to 3" springs then these would work for you. Otherwise the 5100s you need are two weeks out, as you already know!