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02-20-2012 11:40 PM
cdnabn49
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
Procomp shocks are notoriously stiff and ride crappy. And yes, only 2" of cylinder showing is WAY too long. You'll destroy the shocks and shock mounts in short order.

You need to buy new shocks and make sure proper bumpstop extensions were installed with the BB. I'd recommend OME N66 and N67 shocks for that setup. If you need bumpstop extensions, this RC kit will do fine.
+1 brother
02-20-2012 08:06 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by snowman12 View Post
OME the best shock for me??
they're good shocks. you won't be sorry.

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I have the 2" BB but not not level as I want, can I throw a 3" spacer under front, keep the 2" in back and level it?? Or is this stupid?
don't go over 2.25" spacer.

If it's not sitting level enough for you, pull the front spacer out completely and put in a ZJ V8 "Up-Country" spring. you can get em from the junkyard or RockAuto. put in a 3/4-1" spacer if you still aren't happy.

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Also bumps top extensions??
yes, as I said before, you need them.

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Or should I just go with complete 4" rough country kit be done with it!! Turn key $850
you've got a big misconception if you think $850 is a complete 4" lift. theres a whole lot more involved.

Look at the Currie/Savvy 4" lift for reference. then figure on an SYE/CV shaft, longer brake lines, control arms, etc.
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02-20-2012 06:32 PM
snowman12 Ok, cool what bout my other problem??
02-20-2012 05:50 PM
Gate53 3 letters OME the best out there.
02-20-2012 05:42 PM
snowman12 Well, pulled off the crappy pro comp 1000's and put OEM back on for now. Jeep rode better, but want the best ride for hwy and some light off road stuff. OME the best shock for me?? I have the 2" BB but not not level as I want, can I throw a 3" spacer under front, keep the 2" in back and level it?? Or is this stupid? Also bumps top extensions?? I need the pros advise, don't want anymore screw ups. Or should I just go with complete 4" rough country kit be done with it!! Turn key $850
02-13-2012 07:25 PM
snowman12 Good advise, thanks
02-12-2012 09:09 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Will it rub if I don't?
Tire rubbing is the least of your concerns.

Bumpstop extensions are installed to prevent shocks from bottoming out (which destroys your shock mounts), and to keep the springs from overcompressing (which wrecks your springs over time).

02-12-2012 08:54 PM
snowman12
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04
Procomp shocks are notoriously stiff and ride crappy. And yes, only 2" of cylinder showing is WAY too long. You'll destroy the shocks and shock mounts in short order.

You need to buy new shocks and make sure proper bumpstop extensions were installed with the BB. I'd recommend OME N66 and N67 shocks for that setup. If you need bumpstop extensions, this RC kit will do fine.
Wow, thanks for all the info. Shocks are new but the rear is not right. Sounds like I got to redo some stuff, wish I had put those bump stop extensions on while spring was off. Will it rub if I don't?
02-12-2012 08:06 PM
UnlimitedLJ04 Procomp shocks are notoriously stiff and ride crappy. And yes, only 2" of cylinder showing is WAY too long. You'll destroy the shocks and shock mounts in short order.

You need to buy new shocks and make sure proper bumpstop extensions were installed with the BB. I'd recommend OME N66 and N67 shocks for that setup. If you need bumpstop extensions, this RC kit will do fine.
02-12-2012 07:57 PM
snowman12
Help with shocks

Just installed 2" bb lift, replaced OEM shocks with Pro Comp ES-1000 shocks front and rear on my 2004 Unlimited. Front seems good, rear is like a trampoline??? They seem too long cause bout only 2" of cylinder out of shock. Very bouncy in back and does not feel right while driving, need some help

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