|08-10-2010 01:41 PM|
If dollars are super tight, take-off rubi shocks & extensions are better than the junk the X JK comes with.
|08-10-2010 01:15 PM|
|Steel02001||Thanks for the info gentleman. I kind of assumed exactly what you told me but had began to second guess myself.|
|08-10-2010 08:40 AM|
Some BBs use shock extensions. Extra stress on an already inadequate set of dampers.
Think of yourself going down a steep hill. You're smart, in 4-low, going slowly. But there's a little divot and a front tire goes in it, hits a small rock; the nose dives and the rear springs unload ---- with nothing to dampen the effect.
Congrats; you've just started an endo and you're about to roll down the hill on your roof...
|08-10-2010 08:27 AM|
If you put in a 2/2˝" lift (spacers)--
If you don't go off-roading--stock shocks are ok
If you go off-road and do even minor "flexing" and EASY, the stock shocks will "top out" and limit you tires downward travel, it won't hurt them--for a while
Since your jeep is now HIGHER and you COG is higher, you really need some stronger shocks than the stock ones-SO
If you're going to lift your jeep---you really should get some new shocks--DESIGNED for the additional lift, travel
RS/Bilstein/MX--do some "search" for good shocks !!
|08-10-2010 05:32 AM|
You've been "lurking" not "trolling". Trolling is when you post something controversial just to cause trouble.
Personally I recommend changing the stock shocks even if you don't put in a lift. I would consider it a necessity if you do. Many kits don't have shocks included because they are trying to stay within a price point. These are often referred to as BB or budget boost.
|08-10-2010 12:54 AM|
Lift on Stock Shocks
I'm quite new to the forum but have been trolling quite a bit trying to soak up information.
I've been reading a lot about lift's and am curious what size lift you can do and keep the stock shocks (sport, not Rubicon). I ask because I see a lot of kits, most less than 3" but some up to 3.5", that don't include shocks. I ask because I would think you should replace the shocks at anything over 2" but maybe I'm way off. Thoughts from the pro's?