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Old 03-14-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Good shocks?

I'm new to this forum and to jeeps. I was wondering what are good shocks to put on a 05 sport?

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Old 03-14-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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lifted or not?

if not = Bilstein HD

if yes = what height, how much bumpstop extension is installed front and rear, what's the compressed shock length of what's on there now, and what are you looking for in terms of uptravel/downtravel?

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Yes there is a 2 inch spacer on the springs
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:12 PM   #5
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What are the thought on spacers for a lift? It came on the jeep when I got it. I never owned a jeep so all is new to me. I've replaced stabilizer bar links and springs. It has made a big difference on the ride.
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What are the thought on spacers for a lift? It came on the jeep when I got it. I never owned a jeep so all is new to me. I've replaced stabilizer bar links and springs. It has made a big difference on the ride.
Budget Boost(BB)/spacers are a waste of time IMHO. the BB, when used with proper bumpstops are ok for people that are just looking for a slightly taller stance for use with 31" tires. a real spring lift is much better.

you said you replaced the springs...when you did this, did you notice if the bumpstop cups were extended below the spacers, especially in the rear?

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Rancho 9000XL. Gets rid of the jarring ride while maintaining the Jeep feel. Plus adjustable firmness.
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Bilstein HD.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:34 PM   #9
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Yes, it has bumper stop cups. Thanks for the insight on those parts. I had no ideal what those were.

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