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Old 09-21-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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Need new shocks for a 3 inch lift

My rough country lift shocks have hardly any travel and cause a rough ride on the road. So I want to upgrade. My Jeep spends most days on road but when I do go off road, I'm not easy on it, and will need something with a fair amount of travel. I keep hearing about skyjacker hydros and some ome shocks, but not sure which ones would be the best for me, so a little input would be nice. I will be buying bigger springs in the future so a shock that can work with a 4-4.5 inch lift would be nice too.


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Old 09-22-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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Any help? I've looked in other threads, but with how off topic everything gets, its hard to find specific info for my lift size.

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Old 09-22-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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Any help? I've looked in other threads, but with how off topic everything gets, its hard to find specific info for my lift size.
lift size isn't important. compressed and extended length shocks are.

you need to determine how much uptravel you want, and how much bumpstop extension you need for your tire size and any potential suspension interferences....then pick a compressed shock length that works with those requirements. if the resulting extended shock length doesn't provide enough down travel for your liking, then you need to either extend the bumpstops and use a longer shock (reducing your uptravel), or relocate the shock mounts to get your desired uptravel:downtravel ratio.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:51 PM   #4
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So for my up travel measurement, does the axle need to be compressed with the tires on the ground or jacked up so i can measure full range?
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So for my up travel measurement, does the axle need to be compressed with the tires on the ground or jacked up so i can measure full range?
read this
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:05 PM   #6
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Look into Rancho 9000s. Great shock and they are adjustable. I will never run another regular shock again.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:38 PM   #7
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look into rancho 9000s. Great shock and they are adjustable. I will never run another regular shock again.
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