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Old 05-08-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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Shock recomendation

Hello, Ijust got my first jeep ) and I am doing some upgrades. First I am going to replace the shocks but am not sure what brands are good. Can u guys give me a few recommendations? thanks 97 jeep

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Old 05-08-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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any size lift? or it just factory

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Old 05-08-2009, 07:53 PM   #3
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ok, so im working on that, the guy i bought it from dident know, it has 31 in tires on it. I am new to jeeps and dont know much so im learning as i go.is there a sure way i can find out?
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:00 PM   #4
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i went with the old man emu shocks and they are great, def worth the money. RE also has some nice mono tube shocks.
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ya, o haven't got that far as to buying yet , and of course when i do i will get the proper size ones. but just shopping around and was thinking of Ranco or Skyjacker maybe?
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:07 PM   #6
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Get Old Man Emu, they are a good high quality shock, I love them.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:10 PM   #7
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ya unfortunately they are kinda expensive, i dont plan on any off road cant afford that either lol, so second choice?
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ya unfortunately they are kinda expensive, i dont plan on any off road cant afford that either lol, so second choice?
I'm gonna need shocks too myself. I looked at Old Man Emu shocks, They are deff. nice, but i can't justify the $$ they want for them. Especially now.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:40 AM   #10
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When I bought my first lift for my TJ, a TeraFlex, it came with Doetsch Tech shocks. I wheeled the wee out of it with that lift on it and then went with a RE short arm kit but kept the same shocks. I wheeled the wee out of it some more. The shocks performed flawlessly for many years. When I switched over to a RE long arm kit and had to go with longer shocks, I again went with Doetsch Tech which RE sales. Once again they have worked great. I have really put this company's shocks through the ringer since I have done many of the hardest trails in Ca. They are a great shock for the money.
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I've got Skyjacker and no complaints.
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ya unfortunately they are kinda expensive, i dont plan on any off road cant afford that either lol, so second choice?

If you have no lift, and dont plan on doing any offroading, why not just get regular replacement shocks and take the money you saved and buy other things.
Original equipment shocks can't be more than $20-30 a piece.
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^x2, I threw in some Monroe shocks and they ride great. For 18 bucks a piece, no complaints.

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