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Old 04-15-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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Need help choosing shocks

It's time for an upgrade from the teeth chattering pro comp es3000s i'm running now. What shock do you guys think will work well with a 4" lift? I drive quite a bit on the streets, but hit the trails every now and again. I was looking at Bilstein 5100s (I like the 5150s more, but they only go up to 3" of lift. Will these fit?) , Fox 2.0s, and Rancho rs9000xl. Any input would be appreciated.

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Old 04-15-2012, 10:11 PM   #2
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It's time for an upgrade from the teeth chattering pro comp es3000s i'm running now. What shock do you guys think will work well with a 4" lift? I drive quite a bit on the streets, but hit the trails every now and again. I was looking at Bilstein 5100s (I like the 5150s more, but they only go up to 3" of lift. Will these fit?) , Fox 2.0s, and Rancho rs9000xl. Any input would be appreciated.
im in the EXACT same situation. and considering all of thos shocks too. leaning toward foxs cause they are rebuildable.

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Old 04-15-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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i have a 5.5" lift and use rancho 9000s they work VERY WELL. My jeep is also my DD so good on-road ride is important, i adjust my shocks to 7 (firm) when i'm on pavement to give me a stiffer and less rocky ride. When i hit the trail i drop them down to 2 (soft) which gives you a smooth ride off-road. less expensive than fox shocks and are American made compared to bilstein.
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i have a 5.5" lift and use rancho 9000s they work VERY WELL. My jeep is also my DD so good on-road ride is important, i adjust my shocks to 7 (firm) when i'm on pavement to give me a stiffer and less rocky ride. When i hit the trail i drop them down to 2 (soft) which gives you a smooth ride off-road. less expensive than fox shocks and are American made compared to bilstein.
very important. i have come to the conclusion that hopefully every upgrade, mod or replacement i do to the jeep has to be made in america. dont know i feel like i have to give something back other than...
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:52 PM   #5
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very important. i have come to the conclusion that hopefully every upgrade, mod or replacement i do to the jeep has to be made in america. dont know i feel like i have to give something back other than...
Yeah God knows the Germans make shitty stuff...... I love my 5100's!
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:54 PM   #6
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Yeah God knows the Germans make shitty stuff...... I love my 5100's!
i'm not saying that other countries make shitty stuff. it dosent have anything to do with that.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:59 PM   #7
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No I get what you are saying.... Buy American, save the economy, blow up the Chinese....I get the sentiment.

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