Ok Ive got this YJ which needs new shocks all around, It has a 7in lift (4in springs 3in body). Ive got a Dana 44 front and Dana 60 rear. I can fab and weld is not a problem. What length and kind should I get? I trying not to spend a fortune, but it will be a doing lots of wheeling so healthy mix. Opinions anyone? Help?
The body lift doesn't matter when considering shock size as the shocks are mounted to the frame and axle so shocks for a 4inch lift are what you should be looking for. If your going for max flex you will want to remove shocks and measure for up and down travel. With those heavy axles and large tires I would recommend a gas charged mono tube shock such as the bilstein 5100, rubicon monotubes or old man emu nitrochargers.
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I bought some 14" travel Rough Countries. Currently waiting until I have time to measure everything out to fab everything up. But the best way is to flex and measure with no shocks and make sure your bump stops are correct.
I was just reading an article on this earlier today on jeep forums I think.