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Old 08-25-2010, 10:57 PM   #1
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Shock help needed

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Does anyone have recommendations as to which shocks I should run with a 2" spacer lift? Any help is appreciated.

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Old 08-25-2010, 11:02 PM   #2
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input. Any reason in particular that you recommend those?
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Many folks seem to prefer the Bilstein's.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:13 PM   #5
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Because they are a good, cheaper alternative to the Bilstein's
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:31 PM   #6
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Bilstein is in a whole other league compared with Rancho. Ride and handling are exceptional, and quality is top notch. None of those can be said for Rancho.
The phrase I'd use is (up to a point):
You get what you pay for Mark W.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:55 AM   #7
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If you want to adjust your ride quality, depending on your LOAD, or if you're towing something !!

You might try RS9000XL (adj), they have 9 seperate adjustments, although I just use two ofem

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Old 08-26-2010, 09:17 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input. I called the shop today to order the Bilsteins and they recommended KYB shocks??? so I am undecided again. Anyone familiar with these?
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I've never heard of them. A quick google search showed them to be half the price of the Bilsteins. That alone concerns me. Shocks are not an area to try to get the cheapest ones available. They play an important part your ride quality.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:03 PM   #10
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Do you think the bilsteins are overkill for a 2" lift with 33's?
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No, and neither are my (more expensive) RS9000XL shocks, it's determined by YOUR reasons and YOUR use !!


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Do you think the bilsteins are overkill for a 2" lift with 33's?
Now Fox/King coil over shocks, might be considered "overkill" for a 2"-DD-lift, but

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Old 08-26-2010, 11:01 PM   #12
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Ok point taken. I use my jeep as a daily driver 90 % of the time and I've ordered a 2" spacer lift that will be here in about a week. I was told the ride would be rougher (not that I mind) but I figured some upgraded shocks might help smooth things out. I've never purchased aftermarket shocks before so I don't even know what to expect.
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KYB is a stock replacement shock. It won't help with a lift. Your tech is an idiot- find someone else! Really. He has no place working on a modded rig if he makes a crap recommendation like that. Those would make a SLIGHT improvement over stock, but only at stock ride height. Lifted, it'd be a waste of money. Find another shop!

Also, shocks determine your ride and handling characteristics- you get what you pay for.
I don't recommend adjustables to most folks simply because most folks won't adjust them properly, and that can result in funky handling or ride. Go with the Bilsteins, and forget 'em You will NOT be disappointed.
Shockwarehouse.com has them for the cheapest by far. Free shipping, too Mark W.

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