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Old 11-05-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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So i came accross a pair of shocks for my front end.
Not sure if they will work with the 2" spacers im putting in so i wanted to check here.
They are 16" compressed and 24" extended.
Will they work with the 2" spacer lift? everything esle is bone stock.

Oh yeah... im in a 99 Tj

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Old 11-06-2008, 03:17 PM   #2
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You didn't mention if you added a winch or heavier bumper that compressed your original height. I'm adding 1.5 inch spacers to my front, but my winch compressed my original height by .5 an inch. So....what I guess I'm trying to say is, my overall lift over factory is 1 inch. A good aftermarket off-road shock designed for 0" lift should accomadate for this. I will mention, however that I bought a full set of Skyjacker shocks for my Jeep, and I am now in the process of seeing how far I can throw them!!! During installation, the bushings crumbled like candle wax, and the bushings that DID work disinigrated within 2 days! Some people don't like Ranchos, but I'm going back to them, they served my old Chevy pick-up well for 10 yrs. and 50,000 miles with absolutely no problems. Hope this helps, but just my $.02 worth.

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yes they will work.

They seem a bit long compressed however i assume you have some extended bump stops with your BB?

Either way they will work but might bottom out before the bump stops do.

what brand shocks are they anyways?
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:17 PM   #4
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Nothing to add weight except a couple lights...lol
They are rancho rs9000's
They are used but in very good condition. But i cant beat the price. 25$ for the pair. And no i have not yet gotten bump stops. This is a do it yourself lift. My brother is fabricating the spacers at his machine shop for me.
My next thing was to figure out a way to fabricate some bump stops....
Trip your going to know my jeep just as good as me here soon....lol
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:34 AM   #5
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those metal spacers should make your jeep ride like a turd......good luck with that........order some real springs
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