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Old 05-05-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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New shocks??? Rough country????

I bought my jeep last year and it was lifted. I took pic. and posted them when i first got my jeep and was told i have a teraflex lift.(2"-3")

It rides like crap and i figure all jeeps do but i think i need new shocks.

what kind do you rec. I was looking at the RC 8000 or 9000 shocks.

I off road about 4 times a month the rest of the time its my daily driver.

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RCs are fine as long as you DO NOT buy the nitrogen charged ones. Ive run them for years without issues.

I have 5 sets on different rigs and for the money you cant beat um ....but Im not looking for a ride of a cadillac, if you want that....sell your jeep and buy one lol

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Old 05-05-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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I have rc 2.2 shocks and they suck they have a horrible ride quality after about 5 months they were horrible
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:18 PM   #4
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so the 2.2 sucks
the 9000 are nitrogen charged.

anyone have input on the 8000's?
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:33 PM   #5
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i went with OME nitrocharger shocks and they ride great, worth every penny.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:12 PM   #6
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what teraflex shocks do you have? i was actually looking at buying some teraflex 9550s for mine, along with their steering stabilizer
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I must disagree. My Jeep rides great with a 2" lift, but I have Rancho 9000s. Just remember this one thing. If you buy a standard shock you get the ride the company thought was good. What I consider a good ride and what you consider a good ride could be two completely different ideas. If you get adjustable shocks then you can pick what you think is a good ride. They are well worth the extra coin. Especially with the lifetime warranty. I got my Rancho 9000s for around $62 a shock shipped.
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I must disagree. My Jeep rides great with a 2" lift, but I have Rancho 9000s. Just remember this one thing. If you buy a standard shock you get the ride the company thought was good. What I consider a good ride and what you consider a good ride could be two completely different ideas. If you get adjustable shocks then you can pick what you think is a good ride. They are well worth the extra coin. Especially with the lifetime warranty. I got my Rancho 9000s for around $62 a shock shipped.
there is nothing to disagree about. my shocks are worn out and need replaced. also we have two different lifts (coils)
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Whatever you do... Don't get procomp. I have the same size lift. They're so hard it might as well be a hard tail motorcycle.
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what teraflex shocks do you have? i was actually looking at buying some teraflex 9550s for mine, along with their steering stabilizer
the current shocks that i bought on it are monomax.
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i have the RC 2.2 and like um..its not completely smooth but as stated above its not a caddy, 2.5 inch lift with rc 2.2 shocks and mud tires and it rides just about like stock..little rough at about 65-70mph but its a jeep lol
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I had the RC 2.2s and they suck bad. I picked up a set of 4 JK rubicon shocks for $65 shipped. They fit with minor mods and ride really nice.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:49 AM   #13
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My opinion is same as post #5. OME nitrocharger work great for me, although I don't have much experience with other brands. I can't imagine anything performing better than OME.
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RC's shocks are the primary reason for Rough Country's reputation for a rough/stiff ride. I'd go with something else. For the same/near price, Skyjacker Hydros ride very well, maybe a bit too soft for some though. Stay away from ProComp ES-3000, ES-9000, Rancho R5000 too as they all have just as stiff of a ride as RC's shocks, even their later "improved" 2.2 shocks do.

If you can afford them, OME Nitrocharger (which I am running) and Rancho R9000x shocks are superb.
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Probably why they aren't called smooth country at least they are being honest in the name

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