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Old 03-26-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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shock question

Would like to soften up my ride. Is there any aftermatket shocks out there that are softer than stock?

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Old 03-26-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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SkyJacker Hydro series will do the trick. they are budget friendly and there is a $35 manufactures rebate right now. I purchased mine from Quadratec (Shipping was pricey). I love how they feel on my 97 Sport. I also have a 2007 Unlimited X with stock shocks and they are stiff.
The Hydro's are softer than the Nitro's. but if you are doing extreme off-roading then you should consider the Blistein

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Old 03-26-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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I just changed out mine with the Monroe shocks from Advance Auto to soften up the ride a little. Good price, and considering I am generally on the road it was a big improvement.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:25 AM   #4
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I am not usually one to do this, but there is nothing unique about this question.... SEARCH! Holy crap, there is probably multiple threads on this within the first 2-3 pages of this forum.

Sorry, had to be done.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:07 PM   #5
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While I would normally agree with the whole SEARCH thing, as someone that has been considering shocks myself I've been reading threads left and right and NO ONE has ever asked about shocks that are SOFTER than stock. EQUAL, yes, softer, no. So I'd say this is a legitimate question.

So lighten up Cupcakes.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:10 PM   #6
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Pretty sure any decent shock out there will ride better than a shock with 100k miles on it. It's fine to ask questions but there is a lot of good information out there too. There are some really good really expensive shocks out there. I believe that some people like rancho 9000 something on this forum.
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I am not usually one to do this, but there is nothing unique about this question.... SEARCH! Holy crap, there is probably multiple threads on this within the first 2-3 pages of this forum.

Sorry, had to be done.
Here at wrangler forum we don't tell users to search. We only add advice, post links, or not post in the thread at all.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:19 PM   #8
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Yes Rancho 9000's are very nice because they are adjustable. You could pull out the big guns and get king or fox shocks, but ranchos seem to be a very nice option.
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Yes Rancho 9000's are very nice because they are adjustable. You could pull out the big guns and get king or fox shocks, but ranchos seem to be a very nice option.
Yep. I think savvy has a newer jeep specific valves shock out but I don't always keep up on the latest and greatest so it's kinda hazy
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #10
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Dude, just buy the Rancho 9000XLs. If you are looking for a soft ride, I guarantee you that you will be happy with the ride once you have installed them. I was going for the same thing and have been really happy with the new ride on the Rancho's with my 2" lift.
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Are the rancho 9000xl whatever the ones that you can adjust with the my ride controller?
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Are the rancho 9000xl whatever the ones that you can adjust with the my ride controller?
You can buy a controller separate for a specific version of the Rancho 9000XLs, or some kits of the shocks come with the controller I think? I didn't need that so I bought the ones that were manually adjustable. I personally leave the the shocks on the softest setting all the time. If I was going on a long road trip though (lots of highway driving) I would firm up the shocks to reduce turbulence.
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Thanks for all the HELPFUL responses. I sold my beloved motorcycle to buy a Wrangler and Ive been really stoked on doing a bunch of mods to it. I have spent countless hours researching different things and sometimes all that the info gets jumbled up in your brain. Sometimes you can't find the exact answer you're looking for. I joined this site to learn from others with more knowledge than me, not to bashed for asking a question!
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