While replacing the front fenders on my 97 TJ I decided it would be a great time to replace the shocks. My buddy has a 05 TJ Rubicon that he lifted in 07. He gave me his coil springs and I'm looking to buy some shocks. Should i be looking to get shocks to fit a 97 or 05? The coil springs are a bit longer from the Rubicon. Quick search on line pulled up Monroe brand first. The part #s are exactly the same on the last 8 digits, but defer on the first 4.
I'm really not too concerned about it lifting it any higher. I just want the better ride as the shocks are OE. From waht I've read i may get a little increase in hieght which is ok too.
Just buy shocks for no lift. The rubicon springs will give you the same height they just have a different spring rate if I remember correctly. The may give you lift if you have a 2.5/tj since his is a 4.0 rubi LJ right? Not enough to make a difference. Otherwise you can install the coils, measure the collapsed and extended length you would need and buy shocks accordingly. That's how it is supposed to be done.
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