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Old 09-27-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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Time for new shocks

This may be a dumb question for the pros out here, but bear with me.
In 2005 I added a 2" Pro-Comp lift (just shocks & springs) to my 2003 Wrangler Sahara. I am looking to purchase new shocks but am curious if there is a specific size needed for my longer springs.
Looking at Rancho or Skyjacker, (about $50 each) unless someone can talk me into another better brand.
I dont do much offroading anymore and this is my daily POV that I ride on the highway with.

Thanks for the help

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Old 09-27-2010, 12:12 PM   #2
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Your present shocks are likely ProComp's ES-3000 which is a notoriously stiff-riding hydraulic shock. If you like that stiff ride, but few do, then Rancho's R5000 (also a hydraulic) will give a similar stiff ride.

Skyjacker's Nitro shocks will give a similarly stiff ride, their Hydro shocks are less costly and give a better ride.

If you can spend a little more, OME's Nitrocharger shocks are superb. They give better handling with a "firm" ride but it's not too stiff at all. Rancho's R9000XL is adjustable from soft to extra-firm but it to is going to cost a little more. Rancho's remote control kit for the R9000XL is strictly optional, it is not required.

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Old 09-27-2010, 12:26 PM   #3
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Thanks Jerry, I do agree that my ride is currently pretty stiff and have heard good things about the OMEs. I'm guessing that the extra $30 per shock are going to be worth it for me. (and my back)
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I have the OME shocks ( good for up to 2.5"lift) because they were more expensive, I bought the front 1st and a few months later I bought the rear. I like them . (a little stiff)
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I just upgraded from the 3000's to the RE monotubes and it is night and day, where it used to jar the spine it now gently glides. They seem to go for about 80 bucks a piece and it seems to be well worth it.
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