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Old 02-25-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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New shocks

What are some good cheap shock for my soa lift

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Old 02-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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I'm interested to see what people think. I'm lookin at the procomp es3000 or the es9000 but I have no idea what to get.

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Old 02-25-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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for my SOA I got skyjacker. only reason is I found a pdf that listed them with part number and extended and collapsed lengths. and there cheap enough.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #4
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You can't use good and cheap in the same sentance......

You get what you pay for ride wise!
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:26 PM   #5
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What other brands are out there that will give you the great ride you need for a price that's reasonable?
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #6
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Old man emu I hear are softest and best ride. I have the comps. I scored a cheap barley used set for 25 bucks . I'm happy with them.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #7
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Pro Comp ES3000's are not to bad, I have them in my 92 with 3.5" Superlift. Ride is sometimes bouncy but then again its a older leaf sprung vehicle not a bmw so its expected.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:52 PM   #8
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Bilsteins. I installed a Skyjacker 4" lift kit on my "05" TJ and though the kit was an easy install and gave me the lift I wanted, it rode like a lumber truck. The shocks that came with the kit were stiff and no mater what I did it wasn't getting better. I bought and installed the Bils several month after I installed the kit and both me and my wife noticed a better ride and more control on rough roads and trails. I paid $82.00 each and for what I do with my Jeep was well worth it. Good luck
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:37 PM   #9
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I ran Old Man Emu Long Travels on my TJ. They were amazing offroad. On the road they were firm but nowhere near harsh. I'm planning on getting another set for my YJ. Totally worth the money!
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:06 PM   #10
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Oh Yea, one thing I forgot. You shouldn't use the word cheap. You got one heavily armed recreational vehicle there man. I keep seeing posts that ask for inexpensive parts. You need to ask yourself one question, do I want to just look good or have the baddest Jeep on the planet. I know it takes money and the econony sucks but save your pennies and buy quality. Or at least better than cheap. Take your time and build it right. I wish I would have bought a better lift kit so I am learning the hard way. Keep reading these posts, these Jeepers will help you. They pointed me in the riight direction.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:19 PM   #11
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Any advice on which Brand shocks to replace stock shocks?
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:07 AM   #12
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Does anyone have the part number of the Bilsteins or Rubicon Express shocks that they use with their coilover setups on a YJ?
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:41 AM   #13
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I use Skyjacker Shocks, they are very stiff. However after 5 years they are just as stiff as they where when I had them installed. When I needed shocks I ended up going with Skyjacker becuase at the time they seemed like the Best price to quality shocks in my price range.

Ended up the sales guy knew my dad, gave me his employ discount and with the mail in rebate I got the shocks for free.

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