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Old 05-29-2011, 05:04 AM
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best shocks for towing

Just like title says. I don't go off road except a little mudding. It's my daily driver with no plans to lift. 2001 sport with manual. 31 inch tires. But its time for new shocks, still have factory at 68K miles, and was curious if any shocks would be best for towing. I'm pulling a 16 foot bass boat with 90 on back. Thanks.
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Not so much shocks to make a difference, but remember your Jeep (I presume isnota long wheel base) is only tow rated for IIRC 1500# (check your owners manual).

Airbags/helper springs will do more than shocks to keep the jeep level.

Personally I would go with the Rancho 9000S adjustable for replacement shocks. If you have the money, go with FOX.


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This is getting into a lot of what I don't know-but what I think MIGHT matter-----Old Man Emu makes a "small" lift kit (2.5"-3"). I realize you don't want to lift it -however one of the "options with that kit is the choice of springs. It was originally for if you were someone who may have changed a lot of the components -- like bumpers, heavier spare tire, winch, jerry cans, high lift jack, on board air etc. Also hard or soft top.
By being able to get a stiffer spring-and knowing that ride is better with the OME kit (I speak from experience) maybe it would also help with your ability to tow the boat? And maybe not too saggy / better control? IDK just a thought.

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