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Old 09-10-2012, 01:06 AM   #1
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Shocks for Amy

Amy needs new shocks for her 99 TJ with a 4 inch lift.
What are decent these days?

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Old 09-10-2012, 03:29 AM   #2
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Well the belistin (I think) 5100's are very popular, as well as the Rancho RS9000 adjustables. I have also heard that skyjacker hydro's are soft and very inexpensive. What's your price range?

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Old 09-10-2012, 04:40 AM   #3
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My vote are for the Rancho adjustable.

Right now they have a buy 3 get 4 rebate going.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I don't really have a budget, I'll pay whatever for a decent set of shocks for her. Most of her time is spent bouncing around on pothole filled roads, when we do go out wheeling it's mainly mild trails so she doesn't need anything too fancy.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:29 PM   #5
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Do they salt your pothole-filled roads during the winter?
If so, note that the Rancho 9000XL adjustment mechanism will rust over a season or two, and become un-adjustable.
I just had mine replaced under warranty for this condition. I plan on using an anti-seize compound on the mechanism under the plate to prevent rust, and make that part of my maintenance program.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:59 PM   #6
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My vote are for the Rancho adjustable.

Right now they have a buy 3 get 4 rebate going.
What site are they on sale at?
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Wow. I was just going to start a thread about this and Skeeter beat me to it. Thanks, Hon. Thanks for the replies, folks.
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Wow. I was just going to start a thread about this and Skeeter beat me to it. Thanks, Hon. Thanks for the replies, folks.
Shocking right?
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Avoid the Skyjacker Hydros. Cheap for a reason. I found them highway bouncy and rough. I replaced them with the adjustable Rancho's and like these alot. I set them at 5 for DD. Bilsteins would be my other option.
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Go with the Bilsteins, fantastic on and off road and less expensive than the Ranchos (when they arent 4 for the price of 3). It doesn't sound like you'll need the adjustability anyways.
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Thanks for the replies. This really helps.
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Avoid the Skyjacker Hydros. Cheap for a reason. I found them highway bouncy and rough. I replaced them with the adjustable Rancho's and like these alot. I set them at 5 for DD. Bilsteins would be my other option.
+1 on both points. I switched from SkyCrapper Hydros because I hated them and replaced them with Rancho 9000s. The SJ hydros were said to be way softer than the nitros which is why I tried them. They were very stiff IMO. I love that I can change 9000s between onroad and offroad. 5 up front and 4 in the rear for the road then I put all of them on 9 offroad to help keep from bottoming out my suspension rock crawling. Fast offroading I probably wouldn't have to change them though.

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