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Old 08-14-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Skyjacker hydro 7000

So there is a brand new set of these on Craig's list for 100 bucks .. All 4 .. 0 lift .. Is this shock worth it over the stock shocks ? For 100 I'm thinking on taking the chance.. I'm looking for a little smoother ride and I'm adding a heavier bumper in back and possibly front so I'm also wondering if they will help prevent sag ? Any input will be appreciated


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Old 08-14-2013, 10:29 AM   #2
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Save your money for a good SL that will handle the additional weight of the bumpers. Shocks have very little to do with preventing coil spring sag. You'll need properly rated springs for the additional weight you will be adding to the Jeep. Those Skyjackers Hydros are cheap and ride horrible. Save for a good small lift kit with shocks.(OME, Zone, BDS)

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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My TJ came with them on it. I would never recommend that anyone actually pay for them, regardless of price. Free to replace a broken shock yes, any other situation I'd pass.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #4
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Thanks guys .. Definitely answered my question .. Also is Zone really in the same category as OME and BDS ? For some reason I thought I read that they were a cheap product ?
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Quite a few guys here seems to be quite happy with Zone lifts. I personally would recommend saving up for an OME lift just for the fact they have different rated springs combo that can be tailored to your needs.(upgraded bumper,hardtop,tire carrier, etc...) and the ride quality is exceptional. DPG offroad is knowledgeable regarding OME lifts.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:54 PM   #6
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I put a set of them on my JK a few years ago and I really can't complain. They rock on the street and are really not bad at all offroad. They can take the heavy bumpers. I put on a XHD bumper and XRC8 winch and dropped barely 1/2 inch. Only thing is they rust pretty easily. Going to run them until next year and replace them with a set of Rancho 7000s. I've heard good things about them.
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Zone and BDS are fairly similar (partnership), although BDS has greater spring quality. If you're changing out stock shocks for aftermarket, don't buy hydraulic shocks. OME is the better spring option due to selectable rates.
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I had Procomp es5000 shocks on mine and switched to the skyjackers and it was a night and day improvement. The procomps are notoriously rough riding.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:46 PM   #9
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Ill say this. I had OME nitros on mine from the PO and soon found out two of them were busted. Money was tight and needed for other things so i found the skyjacker hydro7000s. Looked at reviews and mostly good ones at a great price. Turns out the ride is pretty much equivalent to the ride with two busted OMEs... Needless to say whenever i find money ill be getting bilstein 5100s..
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:49 AM   #10
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Really wishing right now that I would have found this thread before placing my order for Skyjacker shocks. I ordered an OME stabilizer, but thought the shocks would hold me over until I got the lift planned out. All original stock components right now.
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Really wishing right now that I would have found this thread before placing my order for Skyjacker shocks. I ordered an OME stabilizer, but thought the shocks would hold me over until I got the lift planned out. All original stock components right now.
I dont think itll be worse you just may not notice any difference. Your stock shocks were probably due for replacement anyway haha. Theyre not terrible just not the smoothest ride but its a jeep...
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Actually the Skyjacker Hydros are know to be very nice riding. Check the reviews on jeepforum.com
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #13
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Actually the Skyjacker Hydros are know to be very nice riding. Check the reviews on jeepforum.com
Yup thats why i decided to get mine. I dont think theyve ever had a nice shock on... But fyi for anyone who buys these: no instructions included. Make sure you put the can towards the bottom. Rod towards sky. I didmt know and installed them the same way my omes were which was upside down and i figured out really quick its incorrect. Also all the bushings and mountong hardware were not on. I had to put them on myself which is a PITA. Just a few tips for those looking to buy and those that have them on the way. Can down and rod towards sky. Front and back.

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