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Old 02-19-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Best shocks for a BB...Nitro or Hydro?

Hi all... I'm a newbie. Just bought an '04 TJ that came with 32" Pro Comp M/Ts and no lift. I'm gonna go with just a 2" BB (with shocks) for now, and am wanting to know the pros and cons of hydro vs nitro shocks. It'll be doing some light trails once I get a little more room for those tires. Thanks

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Old 02-19-2012, 10:51 AM   #2
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Which brand? If you are talking about Skyjacker, you want the Hydros. The Nitros are VERY hard riding.

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Old 02-19-2012, 12:02 PM   #3
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Stick with hydros.... as stated nitros are VERY stiff and Jeeps are too light to run them with comfort.
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X3 on the above advice. Few nitro shocks ride anything but too stiffly for a Jeep. I'm running Nitros but mine are OME and they're valved appropriately for a TJ... but they're not cheap either.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:29 AM   #5
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I was looking at the Zone 2" BB. How do all the brands rank, from worst to best?
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I have the zone with hydros and it rides great!
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:10 AM   #7
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Any brands that should be avoided?
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Any brands that should be avoided?
Pro Comp ES3000. About put me into traction.
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Pro Comp ES3000. About put me into traction.
To that I'll add the Rancho RS5000 and Skyjacker Nitro for the same reason as Gus's on the ProComp ES-3000.
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:22 PM   #10
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Zone nitro

Zone Nitros are listed as an upgrade. They are suppose to be valved specfic for TJ. Not sure if that means anything. They are made by BDS and should be a close match to their Nitros

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