Shocks - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-03-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Barnhart MO
Posts: 27
Shocks

Which are the best all around shocks for a TJ with a 4" short arm lift? The Skyjacker Hydros that are on it are three years old with only 12k miles on them and they are shot! I twill be used for highway driving and some mild rock crawling on the weekends.

__________________
05 Rocky Mountain edition, 4" Skyjacker short arm, 1" PA body lift, Smittybuilt bumpers and sliders, 33" Pro Comp Mud Terrains, 15x10 eagle wheels
duckinaround is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
that's what she said

WF Supporting Member
 
jgano23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: \m/-_-\m/
Posts: 16,482
Send a message via AIM to jgano23 Send a message via Yahoo to jgano23
old man emu

jgano23 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2009, 06:56 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 67
Someone else has fallen victim to SkyJacker. Their products absolutely ....hmmmm are sub-par. My brand new SkyJacker shocks lasted one trip to work and back, right through town on paved streets. Bushings were ate out like candle wax. I have great luck with Rancho.
Mooseman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2009, 07:05 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Barnhart MO
Posts: 27
I bought this jeep from a friend, it was never off road, and was kept in the garage. The shocks are solid surface rust and completely blown! Not thinkin I wanna go back with Skyjacker.
__________________
05 Rocky Mountain edition, 4" Skyjacker short arm, 1" PA body lift, Smittybuilt bumpers and sliders, 33" Pro Comp Mud Terrains, 15x10 eagle wheels
duckinaround is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2009, 09:02 PM   #5
Nerf gun assassin

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
distortedtj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: yep right there.
Posts: 21,270
Send a message via Yahoo to distortedtj
Jgano answered you.

I've wheeled all over of Missouri, with the terrain there and your street driving go with the OME shocks.

PS... watch out for the slate. It'll slice up your tires quick.
distortedtj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2009, 09:10 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Kodiak Commando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Clovis, California
Posts: 29
I love my Old Man Emu shocks! Had them for 3 years now. Beat the heck out of the
RS9000's I had on it before. My 2 cents anyway.
__________________
Fred Whorff
2005 Rubicon Unlimmited
1967 Jeepster Commando
1991 Grand Wagoneer
1951 Willys Pickup
Yes it's a disease of epic proportions! http://www.4x4him.com
Kodiak Commando is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2009, 09:14 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Rogue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Coastal Georgia
Posts: 146
I had the Pro Comps that came with my 4" lift kit until last night; I put a set of Skyjacker Hydros, and a Skyjacker steering stablizer, on after doing a lot of research (and being on a tight budget right now). The Jeep rides and handles 100% better! I hope I do not have the same problems as some other users (Mooseman) have had with Skyjackers...
Rogue is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2009, 11:53 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
slolane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgano23 View Post
old man emu
x2 These ride better than stock on the street and perform really well offroad.
__________________
2010 Rubicon Unlimited: Stock
2000 Sport: Dana 30/44, 31" BFG's, Rubicon/OME springs, Superwinch EPi 9.0, Detroit No-Slip locker - SOLD
2006 LJ Rubicon: OME, JKS BL/MML/QD/TB. 33" TSL's on AR767's, Medic Eng/TT, Highrock F/R, Superwinch EPi 9.0, Big Daddy Sliders, Kilby tank skid - SOLD
1997 SE: 2" RE BB, 1.25" JKS BL, 33" TSL's on AR767's - SOLD
MY JEEPS
slolane is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2009, 11:58 PM   #9
Nerf gun assassin

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
distortedtj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: yep right there.
Posts: 21,270
Send a message via Yahoo to distortedtj
Quote:
Originally Posted by distortedtj View Post
Jgano answered you.

I've wheeled all over of Missouri, with the terrain there and your street driving go with the OME shocks.

PS... watch out for the slate. It'll slice up your tires quick.
Just to add to that go for the LT OME shocks "longer travel".

My comment on missouri is because I lived most all my life there.
distortedtj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2009, 08:49 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Barnhart MO
Posts: 27
Thanks guys(and girls) I guess I'll save up for awhile longer and go with the OME. Distorted, where are you from in MO?
__________________
05 Rocky Mountain edition, 4" Skyjacker short arm, 1" PA body lift, Smittybuilt bumpers and sliders, 33" Pro Comp Mud Terrains, 15x10 eagle wheels
duckinaround is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2009, 03:04 PM   #11
Nerf gun assassin

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
distortedtj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: yep right there.
Posts: 21,270
Send a message via Yahoo to distortedtj
Quote:
Originally Posted by duckinaround View Post
Thanks guys(and girls) I guess I'll save up for awhile longer and go with the OME. Distorted, where are you from in MO?
I'm from Vienna Mo. Little bitty hick town in the dead center of Missouri, county population 611. Yes I said County population not just the town. Spent alot of time now and again in St. Louis working. So I know where Barnhart is. ""just south of stl."".

Illinois has some really good offroad parks not to far from you. There is also a park just east of STL, but I forget the name. Flat nasty in south east MO is a great place to wheel but expect body damage if you go there. It's not a park for a DD type of jeep.

I'm no longer in missouri, but and not far away stationed in Wichita KS.
distortedtj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2009, 06:25 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Barnhart MO
Posts: 27
Yeah we go to all of the parks in southern MO, St. Joe, SMORR, and have been to Flat Nasty once. Some of my buddies and my younger brother have some built older cjs. Hannibal also has a great park now.

__________________
05 Rocky Mountain edition, 4" Skyjacker short arm, 1" PA body lift, Smittybuilt bumpers and sliders, 33" Pro Comp Mud Terrains, 15x10 eagle wheels
duckinaround is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coilovers or Air Shocks? GrnTJ TJ General Discussion Forum 44 03-02-2012 10:41 AM
Firm or Soft Shocks...What's the difference? linz TJ Tech Forum 6 12-11-2008 09:28 PM
another newb with questions- shocks and more Natusch TJ General Discussion Forum 4 11-21-2008 01:38 PM
Longer Shocks For More Flex nicolas-eric TJ General Discussion Forum 2 11-03-2007 02:11 PM
Coils or shocks? BlueBoy TJ General Discussion Forum 2 05-19-2007 07:26 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 PM.



Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC