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Old 07-18-2014, 01:10 PM   #1
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Shock advice

Got a 2002 TJ sport with a 2inch lift (can't tell what kind previous own rhino lined the undercarriage). I go off roading sometimes. Mechanics said shocks were blown. Looking in to brands like Bilstein, skyjacker, RC, ect. I want to put then in my self (shop asking 800). Any help or advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 07-18-2014, 01:34 PM   #2
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I have the fox 2.0 smooth body reservoir shocks all the way around and they are perfect both on and off the road. you can adjust the firmness to your liking, but they are a bit pricy

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Old 07-19-2014, 11:13 AM   #3
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I have the fox 2.0 smooth body reservoir shocks all the way around and they are perfect both on and off the road. you can adjust the firmness to your liking, but they are a bit pricy
Those sound interesting and like a solid buy. I'll look in to those
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If you don't go with the Fox shocks, I would consider the Bilstein 5100's. You can find a full set for under $400. IMO the Bilstein's are the best value/performance combo for jeeps.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:41 PM   #5
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If you don't go with the Fox shocks, I would consider the Bilstein 5100's. You can find a full set for under $400. IMO the Bilstein's are the best value/performance combo for jeeps.
also a good buy. fox's get expensive and bilstiens get the job done just as good. you got a lot of great options no matter the budget!!
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:08 PM   #6
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I've had many (!!) shock types on my TJs over the past 18 years and by far, the OME Nitrochargers I'm currently running are the best I've run. All but the ProComp ES-3000 shocks rode fine on the street, but not all did well offroad. Before the OME Nitrochargers, my previous TJ was riding on Rubicon Express Monotubes which were great on the highway but the worst offroad... they would lose control on rough dirt roads, I couldn't keep up with friends on the desert dirt roads between trails. The OMEs do great on everything, they ride great on the highway and they are superb in all offroad conditions, even while driving fast on dirt roads full of whoops.

Shocks are an easy job, you don't even need to remove your tires or jack up the Jeep to replace them. My only caveat/warning is if you live where the roads get salted, the bolts that hold the top of the rear shocks can get corroded and be a NIGHTMARE to get out. If you do, start spraying all of the shock mounting nuts and bolts (especially the rear shock top bolts) NOW with a penetrant like Kroil, Break-Free, Liquid Wrench, or PB-Blaster. No, not WD-40 which is not a penetrant.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:28 PM   #7
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I recently just put Monroe on the back of my jeep and they are great so far. I got the pair for around 45 bucks on amazon. sure they are not high end, but neither is my budget. so until I can afford a nice set of shocks these are really nice.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:40 PM   #8
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solid Advice all around. Thank you all. I will have to look at my budget. But the Blistein HD shocked sound good to me they were about 80 each. But thanks for the installation advice

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