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Old 01-24-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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So I figured out that I have a 6 inch Fabtech LongArm suspension lift. I'm going to get all 4 new shocks from SkyJacker(Soft Ride Hydros) for the 6-8" lift and the SkyJacker steering stabilizer.

Are they hard to install? Never messed with shocks before... Gotta start somewhere!

Searched for the DIY Shocks thread but had no luck...

I'll throw in a pic of the new 04 Sahara too! 50,000 miles, 6" lift, 35" Mickey Thompson Baja MTZs, FabTech skidplate, .. also got him to throw in the JVC CD player and I traded my old 12" kicker in a square box for a Jeep shaped box with two 10" subs! 16,500$ ...Decent?


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Old 01-24-2010, 09:44 PM   #2
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I hope the dealership isnt doing this...youll waste alot of money that way.

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:46 PM   #3
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Doing the shocks?
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:50 PM   #4
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yea, its easy to do it yourself or find someone who can help you. Any kind of install by the dealership will be a bundle, all these things you want to add can be done for a bribery of few beers to some people.

Also, you dont need a steering stabilizer unless you need one, if everythings fine dont get one.

And since youre new, I would seriously wait 2-3 months and read the new posts people add each day, trust me the modifications youll have wanted to add will change and youll most likely save money. Whoever the PO of the Jeep was mustve had alot of money as they bought Fabtech which is pretty spendy, but good quality. If you have alot of money to spend, sure go ahead and get what you want by the dealership, but if youre like the average American, id say hold off until youre done having a hard on 24/7 whenever you look at Jeeps and think logically. Youll save alot of money.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:03 PM   #5
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I would never let a dealership do anything to my Jeep haha! I'm sure my steering is alright, I just want to get some parts going while I can afford it! I have been reading these forums for weeks actually... Like everyday for two weeks before even getting the Jeep! Thats what pushed me towards SkyJacker shocks... Good reviews.

I have had a hard on for Jeeps since I was about 13 and my dad was always working on his Wrangler! Don't think it will go away anytime soon
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:30 PM   #6
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Shocks are very easy to install, you don't even need to remove the tires or jack the vehicle up to do it. I've installed many shocks over the years and only jack up the vehicle to remove the wheels if I'm doing other work that requires the wheels be removed.
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Front and back are equally easy? So they just un-bolt?

.. And would I need an alignment afterwards?
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Yep, they just unbolt & bolt back in... very basic stuff. Use a Visegrip to hold the very top of the front shock so it doesn't spin as you remove the nut. Tighten the nut so the upper and lower bushings compress a tad once the new shock is installed. Just get the rear upper bolts snug, you can get the lower bolt tight. Spray some Liquid Wrench on the nuts & bolts a few times a day or two ahead of time to give it time to loosen any possible corrosion holding them tight. No alignment is needed after installing new shocks if the alignment was ok to begin with.
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Thanks! Couldn't ask for a better response!

Just ordered it all from 4wd.com 200$ with all 4 shocks and steering stabilizer from SkyJacker!

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