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Old 08-06-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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Shock length?????

Can anyone tell me what length shocks should be on my 94 YJ? I have a 4" RC lift installed by PO and it seems to me that the shocks were not changed. It rides OK until you hit a bump, pothole or RR tracks, then it jolts the #&*% out of you . So can someone give me the correct extended and compressed lengths for shocks with a 4" lift???

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:16 AM   #2
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What I have learned is that You need to disconnect the shocks and measure the length between the mounts fully extended and fully compressed. Then call 4WD Hardware or Quadratec and give them those measurements. That is what I understand to be the BEST way to get the RIGHT shocks for your lift.
I need to do the same because my lift is SOA with Waggy Springs and isn't really an "out of the box" lift. My shocks have room to compress and extend but I think that they are probably a little short because the front ones are mounted in the swaybar mounts.

88 Wrangler SOA lift with Waggy Springs supporting an AMC 360, and ax15 5spd Transmission. She is a work in progress!!!! Every little fix is a victory!
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:51 AM   #3
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Like above mentioned is correct. Call the team at MORRIS 4x4 They are located here in S.FL. I drive up to them at LEAST once a week with questions (sometimes not so smart) and they are more than happy to help and lend advice...

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:04 AM   #4
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you could, tell morris 4x4 center what lift you have and they should have the measurement already, if they don't you can contact rough country themselves and they will be able to answer the question of what size shocks should be installed......idk how stock shocks would reach to the axles though.....they'd have to of compressed the leafs down to get them to bolt up if i'm not mistaken...and that would cause a horrid would also eventually rip the socks appart from the springs wanting to go back to their natural state....sounds more like the shocks went bad, or you've never experienced the ride of a
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:05 AM   #5
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I just got off live chat with Skyjacker and they state the extended length is 28.75 inches and collapsed is 16.56 inches. Going to see if Rough Country stands behind their warranty later today.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:34 AM   #6
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If you to any advance auto parts and tell them you need shocks with a 4" lift they can find it. I know cause I work there and needed shock for my SOA lift.

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