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Old 08-02-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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New shock suggestions...

Im in the market for new shocks. I wheel about once a month. Want something thats great off road AND on road. Its my daily driver.

Any help will be awesome! Thanx

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Rancho 9000XL will suit all of your needs
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Bilstein 5100

I have a set waiting patiently for a 2013 to put them on.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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rancho 9000xl will suit all of your needs
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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Will the Bilstein help with the squishiness when braking? It dives with the stock springs and shocks. I also have a TF leveling kit. I was thinking the 5100's and rubi shocks, 19 front and 60 rear to help improve handling.
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Yes, the Bilsteins will help with the "dive"...they are much stiffer than stock, yet offer a comfortable ride for a daily driver.
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What is the "dive"?
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What is the "dive"?
Front end nose dives when heavy braking.
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Did I mention Bilstein?
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Why did I not care for the Bilsteins?
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Why did I not care for the Bilsteins?
Cause you really wanted KINGs instead.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:32 PM   #14
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Cause you really wanted KINGs instead.

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What is going to be the difference between any gas shock ?
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Yes, the Bilsteins will help with the "dive"...they are much stiffer than stock, yet offer a comfortable ride for a daily driver.
How about the body motions? Most of the times it feels like I'm driving a hammock.
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If you are interested, I have a set of front Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks I'm gonna be selling soon. They have only been on since January (approximately 2500 miles). They are awesome shocks, but my new lift kit is coming with their own shocks. Pm me if interested.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:52 PM   #17
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:04 PM   #18
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If you are interested, I have a set of front Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks I'm gonna be selling soon. They have only been on since January (approximately 2500 miles). They are awesome shocks, but my new lift kit is coming with their own shocks. Pm me if interested.
What is the extended length?
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What is the extended length?
The 4" lift shocks are 15.5 inches compressed and 25 inches expanded. The part number is RS999331
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I like my RS9000XL shocks on my 12 JK.
Also have had them on my 02 Dodge Quad cab 4x4 since I bought it new.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:42 AM   #21
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The 4" lift shocks are 15.5 inches compressed and 25 inches expanded. The part number is RS999331
According to this the 31's are 16.6 and 27.320.

Rancho has a 4" and a 4" LA

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It dives with the stock springs and shocks
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Will the Bilstein help with the squishiness when braking? It dives with the stock springs and shocks. I also have a TF leveling kit. I was thinking the 5100's and rubi shocks, 19 front and 60 rear to help improve handling.
19/60 will next a small amount of lift depending on the spring rate you have now. But if there low like 14/55 and then you can gain anywhere from 1-1.5 inches of lift 2dr. They help with the nose dive being stiffer.

I am also so interested in better shocks I am currently running rubi shocks
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:07 PM   #25
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Each # you go up will give you 1/4" on a 2DR JK. If you have 14/55 and go to 19/60, you'll get 1.25" front and rear. It's a good way to go unless you add a heavy aftermarket bumper and/or winch, then it sags and the dive is more exaggerated.
I had 14/55 and changed out to 17/58, then added some 1.75" coil spacers and was very happy with the ride and look.
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OME Long Travel Shocks. Near 12" of travel.



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beautiful yellow shocks

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tougher than nails too... hit them many times on the bottom of the shaft

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19/60 will next a small amount of lift depending on the spring rate you have now. But if there low like 14/55 and then you can gain anywhere from 1-1.5 inches of lift 2dr. They help with the nose dive being stiffer.

I am also so interested in better shocks I am currently running rubi shocks
My JKU has 16/58 and stock shocks. Will it make a difference if I go to 19/60?
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I have had these on for a week or so and am very pleased with the ride. No more swaying side to side or getting kicked in the rear end by potholes. More firm but comfortable ride, plus are nine way adjustable, simple as turning a knob on the outside of the shock.

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