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Old 02-15-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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Which shocks

Skyjacker hydro
Rubicon express twin tube

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Old 02-16-2012, 12:36 AM   #2
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I'm looking to upgrade my shocks too. Anyone using the remote reservoir shocks on there TJ? Like the bilstein 5160 series. At $185 each there not cheap! Are they worth it?

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Rancho Rs 9000XL
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Rancho RS5000 for inexpensive at $159 for the set. RS9000 for mid-grade at $299 and BDS tuned Fox 2.0 shocks for the drool at $110 each... those are all shocks I recommend before getting into the $$$$$ catagory.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:09 PM   #6
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Probably to help re-word the question for apples to apples...

What is the best TJ shock for < $75/ea?
What is the best TJ shock for > $75/ea?
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but the bds fox shocks will only be tuned correctly with bds springs, if bds had a 4 inch or 3.5 i would be all over those
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Not necessarily. I've mixed and matched those with a few different lifts I've sold with excellent results.
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but the bds fox shocks will only be tuned correctly with bds springs, if bds had a 4 inch or 3.5 i would be all over those
Savvy valves fox shocks.
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Probably to help re-word the question for apples to apples...

What is the best TJ shock for < $75/ea?
What is the best TJ shock for > $75/ea?
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Savvy valves fox shocks.
im aware thanks, bds has a killer warranty, including spring sag. So, their springs are cheaper and so are their fox shocks.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #12
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Currie has a set of 4 Rancho RS9000XL's (with 4" of lift) for $419.95 so you can probably ask em for a stock set and see the cost. You may be pleasantly suprised
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Unless you are doing alot of desert bashing, the reservoir 5160 may be more than you need. I have the 5100 and couldn't be happier...
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I appreciate the answers but no one answered the original question
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:50 PM   #16
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Skyjacker Hydros if you are only down to those two. If not, I also suggest Rancho RS9000XLs
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Skyjacker hydro
Rubicon express twin tube
Between those two that are priced very close to each other, don't even consider the RE twin tube which gives WAY too stiff of a ride for a Wrangler. There are better shocks than the Skyjacker Hydro which does ride well but they cost a lot more.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:51 PM   #18
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I was told by my shop that I need new shocks.
For no lift at all what would be good ones but would not break the bank?
I don't really do much wheeling. It's my daily driver and I'd like a better ride if possible.
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I hated my SJ hydros. I thought they were too stiff. The new RS9000s that replaced them are perfect. I can't wait to try them this spring offroad.
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Rancho 9000s. I picked mine up for $63 bucks a shock after a rebate. I can adjust my shocks from super soft to super hard and everywhere in between. What you think is a soft ride the next guy may think is too hard. With Rancho 9000s you can pick what you like best. Buy a traditional shock and you get what the company thought was the best shock. You may agree or disagree with the company, but when you have adjustables you can have exactly what you want.
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You can also adjust them for various situations. Soft for road. Stiff for off road. Etc etc
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Those are the last shocks I'd recommend, their ES-1000, ES-3000, and ES-9000 are WAY too stiffly valved for a Jeep. Their 6-way adjustable MX-6 is ok.
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I like pro comp jerry has issues with them witch is fine
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I have there mx-6
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I have the RE twin tube shocks on my TJ with 3.5" lift..The shocks are very stiff..More valved for a full size truck..

Going over any small or big bumps they feel very hard..Even with my trailer loaded the ride is still stiff..

For stock height look into Bilstien that are valved for a jeep..The Skyjackers are valved softer than RE twin tubes..They are stiffer than stock shocks..
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Hey Jerry, do you like reservoir shocks? Which brand would you recommend for a TJ with 4" lift and 35" m/t's? Mostly desert exploring, on bouncy dirt roads and sand washes. I like the bilstein 5160. What about Fox or King? Do you think they are worth the price.

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