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Old 07-27-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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rubber spring isolator?

When I put in new taller springs do I remove or keep in the rubber (i believe it's called a spring isolator) piece that is on top of the stock springs?

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You would want to keep that in there.

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X2, keep it in place.
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Unless you like musical springs. (x3 keep em in)
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If you end up with a bad one like myself NAPA sells an OE copy for a reasonable price.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:04 PM   #6
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Great thank you guys, always there when I need ya!

Now that I have springs I need to decide on shocks. I was thinking the Doetsch tech dt8000's or the RC performance 2.2 shocks what do you guys think?
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Do you like a firm or softer ride?
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Guess I'm not sure, something that will be good on and off road, stiff doesn't bother me just want a good shock for the trails.
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OME shocks are great.
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OME shocks are great.
x2 on this...

Although if they are out of your price range, Skyjacker hydros are half the price and a decent ride for the money.
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My '04 came with OME NitroChargers and while the Jeep does handle great with them, they are stiffer riding than I expected and definitely stiffer than the RE Monotubes I installed on my previous TJ.
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If I could afford OME I would definitely go that route but unfortunately $90 a shock is a little up there. I was thinking about the doetsch tech dt8000 pre runners, they seem to have good review and there only $40 a piece.
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If I could afford OME I would definitely go that route but unfortunately $90 a shock is a little up there. I was thinking about the doetsch tech dt8000 pre runners, they seem to have good review and there only $40 a piece.
I havent heard much about the doetsch, but I know that the Skyjackers will also run you around the $40 dollars too.
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I don't have personal experience with the DT9000 shocks but I understand they are valved for a heavier vehicle than the Wrangler is which would likely make them ride pretty stiffly. I did run the DT3000s for 3-4 years and they had a good ride.
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thx guys. I was reading here Jeep Shock Installation - Doetsch Tech DT8000

seems like they were a pretty good ride on the TJ. Anyway I will do some more research. One other question though. When I looked at ordering then the options were 2", 3", or 4" of lift. I have 2.5" of lift so should I get the ones made for a 3" or 2"?

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