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Old 07-16-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Looking to upgrade suspension, just shocks or more?

I've got a 2000 Jeep Wrangler sport with mostly original parts on it. The suspension definitely took a hit the last few years. It went stiff on me. Then, went soft (insert joke here). Anyways, I'm not a super tech or anything, and was wondering if I can replace just the shocks. Or, should I replace the shocks and springs, or anything else that could help. I guess, the overall question, is it ok to just replace shocks or is there more to getting back better suspension than just shocks? And, if I replace the shocks only, will that give me back a better ride?

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Old 07-16-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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Yes new shocks should help. But are you looking to keep it stock or lift?

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Old 07-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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I am gonna jump in on this thread because I am basically in the same boat as Henry. I have a '97 with the original suspension and personally I would like to keep it stock. I did the suspension test that most people recommend. Push down on it hard twice and it bounced 4 or 5 times before settling. I was planning on replacing the shocks and was debating on the springs. Not sure if there is anything else I should do.

I was looking at the KYB Gas-A -Just for the front and back on the shocks. Seems like a good combo of quality and value.
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