Shocks on a body lifted tj.. Longer or same as ome? - 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 04-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
kennisondan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: lafayette, la.
Posts: 119
Shocks on a body lifted tj.. Longer or same as ome?

my Tj has about a three inch body lift; no suspension lift at all.. it clears the 33" tires easily..
If I want new shocks as an upgrade and maintenance do I need longer shocks, or original length shocks ?
I do not have rocks to climb here, just a bit of slush and mud and 90 % highway and in town driving.. if I go over anything it will be through a ditch, over a small log, etc. I do want it ready for what offroading I get into and will have new tires in a few months more, probably an MT radial so to not hold it back when I get a chance to use the offroading ability.
Will an adjustable shock like the 9000 be more useful than a regular non-adjustable shock?
Does the ability to adjust remain after installation or does it get to be impossible to adjust after a short while?
Seems I would not want too soft a ride to the point of sway due to the body lift.
I do not have a winch yet and am undecided on it, so the extra weight of the bumper and winch are not an issue as yet.
thanks folks.
dk

__________________
"HAVE GUN...WILL TRAVEL"
kennisondan is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
PStov98TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Long Beach, Mississippi
Posts: 2,021
Shock length is related to coil length. Not bl height. I wish I could convince you to take that 3" bl out and put a 2" coil spacer in and run 32's but that's probably not gonna happen so I'll stay away from that argument.

You need a stock length shock.

And shock length is not directly determined by weight on the front end. It is determined by spring height, which can vary with varying amounts of weight on the front end.

If you have any questions about correct shock length ask away. Its hard to just ramble on about it with no real direction.
__________________
OME 2.5" coils and Nitro Shocks, Metalcloak front track bar, JKS Quick discos, 33x12.50 Goodyear MTR's w/Kevlar, 15x8 Pacer wheels, thedirtworx rear tire carrier
PStov98TJ 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




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:31 AM.



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