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Old 05-29-2012, 02:35 AM   #1
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New Front or Rear Shocks

Hey everyone, quick question. I have the Pro Comp ES3000 shocks that the PO put on and they are super rough and I really dont like them.
I drove in my friends stock TJ and it felt like I was on a big pillow.
I only really have money right now for 2 new shocks.
Is it better to get 2 for the rear or 2 for the front?
Im leaning towards Skyjacker Hydro right now.
Im not putting money into real nice shocks because I know I will be getting a slightly higher lift within a year or so.
I go offroading 1-2 times per month, everything else is my daily driver.

Thanks for your time

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Old 05-29-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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Im looking for a nice soft ride on road, but still decent offroad.

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Old 05-29-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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Get a set of JKU Sahara shocks. I got my front set for free.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:35 PM   #4
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I'm far from an expert but I wouldn't mix 2 diff shock settings. 2 real stiff and 2 softer doesn't sound like a good idea.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #5
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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There's Bundle deals online. Quadratec or Morris 4x4 can't remember. But if you buy it in one shot its cheaper. Don't waste your money if your getting a lift soon anyways. Be smart.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:17 PM   #7
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Hmmm alright... Anyone else have opinions regarding running different shocks front and rear?
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:49 PM   #8
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I have skyjacker hydros and take my word that it's by no means like driving on a cloud lol save your money
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:47 PM   #9
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I have skyjacker hydros and take my word that it's by no means like driving on a cloud lol save your money
haha i know i cant expect that much My friends jeep that felt so nice has something like 170,000 miles on it and all factory parts still on it!
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:13 PM   #10
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Hey everyone, quick question. I have the Pro Comp ES3000 shocks that the PO put on and they are super rough and I really dont like them.
I drove in my friends stock TJ and it felt like I was on a big pillow.
I only really have money right now for 2 new shocks.
Is it better to get 2 for the rear or 2 for the front?
Im leaning towards Skyjacker Hydro right now.
Im not putting money into real nice shocks because I know I will be getting a slightly higher lift within a year or so.
I go offroading 1-2 times per month, everything else is my daily driver.

Thanks for your time
I have ES3000s on mine and I love them.
Skyjacker sucks!
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:16 AM   #11
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I replaced my ProComps with Skyjacker Hydrostatic and it as been the best of many upgrades that I have done. Got mine from Quadratec plus there was a $35 rebate that I just received today. I love the ride. I have a 2007 unlimited x with tock shocks and my 97 sport with the hydros rides much smoother. I would recommend that u change all 4. If not, do the front first. Good luck
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:23 AM   #12
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Put Rancho 5000's on mine and really like them. Like riding on a cloud and offroad performance has been great. Most of all, MADE IN THE USA.
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I have skyjacker hydros and take my word that it's by no means like driving on a cloud lol save your money
x2. Not much improvement over stock. You could say it's like driving on a cloud while being hit by a major thunderstorm mixed with hail at times. What do you expect for the price.I eneded up getting OME 2" coils and Rancho adjustable shocks and couldn't be happier. Save your money for a complete lift kit with shocks. It's less headaches and cheaper in the long run.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:06 PM   #14
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Go to skyjacker.com go to the scratched and dented section I got 4 hydros for 116.00 shipped. They have minor cosmetic flaws other than that they work perfectly.
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x2. Not much improvement over stock. You could say it's like driving on a cloud while being hit by a major thunderstorm mixed with hail at times. What do you expect for the price.I eneded up getting OME 2" coils and Rancho adjustable shocks and couldn't be happier. Save your money for a complete lift kit with shocks. It's less headaches and cheaper in the long run.
I know it won't be really nice, but I have my 3.5" lift right now, and I have the pro comp ES3000 shocks that are very stiff in my opinion. I was just thinking that if they are only $35 each, might as well do it! Any idea on how much a difference there will be from pro comp shocks to the skyjacker hydros?
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Try the 'wanted' in classifieds. You can probably find some nearly new take off stock ones for free or practically nothing.
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Ive never had pro comp shocks but I do have a 4 inch coil lift and I'm telling you that the skyjacker hydros are very still just save up and get good ones I've had mine for about 2 months and already looking at fox shox if that tells you anything
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Didn't realize you already have a 3.5" lift. I thought from your post you are at stock height but saving $$ for a lift. So you want to go higher than 3.5"? DEfinitely need to research to find shocks of the right length that's right for your current lift.
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Try the 'wanted' in classifieds. You can probably find some nearly new take off stock ones for free or practically nothing.
Scrap the idea of looking for takeoffs , I didn't notice you were already lifted.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:00 PM   #20
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Front position if you only can afford two. The fronts do all the work with the weight transfer.

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