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Old 04-05-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
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best shocks that wont break the bank?

im looking for suggestions on good shocks that arent going to cost an arm and a leg hopefully kept around $250

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Old 04-05-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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I think most of the forum would recommend OME (Old Man Emu) shocks or RE (Rubicon Express) or Rancho 9000 adjustables but all three run about 80-100 each. I started off with Rough Country and ended up going with Skyjacker Nitro's. I like the Skyjackers fine and I'll sell you the Rough Country's CHEAP !

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Skyjacker Hydros. About $40 each
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skyjacker are the ones i was thinking are the hydros or nitros better
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Garett, not sure about the shocks but I have a question about your K&N...do you find it hard to keep clean and can you tell a difference in the air flow compared to a stock air intake? How often do you have to clean the air filter? Are you ever off-road?...asking that cuz I'm wondering what kind of elements its been through. I need something and I'm debating on either going back to a stock air intake or getting a K&N filter to put on my 3" aftermarket intake tube
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I got some rancho rs5000 for my front end this weekend, 52 ea at advanced. Great shocks!
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:50 PM   #7
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hey chris i think there is a good differnce with the k&n i do go wheelin so it gets dust but nothin to bad i clean it every other oil change just to keep it clean unless i havent gone wheelin but i can tell a diference for sure. and thanks nick those are what i have on it now they are just blown out theyve been on there forever i may go with them again or the skyjacker nitros
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skyjacker are the ones i was thinking are the hydros or nitros better
SJ Hydros ride better on the TJ wheelbase .
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im looking for suggestions on good shocks that arent going to cost an arm and a leg hopefully kept around $250
i got 2 procomp es9000 shocks BNIB, id sell you those for like 75bux to cut down on your costs of the other 2, let me know i can send you pics man
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Agree with Island TJ. Skyjacker Hydros are often mentioned on this forum as being MUCH better riding on the TJ than the nitros.
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my girl actually ordered those for me last night so i have 250 that i think i will put into an aussie locker do u guys think that is a good investment
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idk to much about lockers i got front and rears stock on my rubicon but idk when i'd ever use em to be honest. i dont go crazy off road cuz its my dd

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