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09-27-2011 12:47 PM
cdnabn49
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Originally Posted by cdnabn49 View Post
well the ProComp shocks ES3000 for a 4" lift are kaput so I priced out some replacements - Rancho, BDS, and OME... with all the shocks priced out the OME were at the top of the list - with a great reputation for quality and the difference being as little as $8 a shock it wasn't hard to figure which way to go. I picked up 2 cans of PB Blaster and will soak them tonight in preparation of the FUn coming this should help the wobble and vibration shaking me to crap
so the results are in - the OME shocks rock
08-31-2011 02:30 PM
cdnabn49 well the ProComp shocks ES3000 for a 4" lift are kaput so I priced out some replacements - Rancho, BDS, and OME... with all the shocks priced out the OME were at the top of the list - with a great reputation for quality and the difference being as little as $8 a shock it wasn't hard to figure which way to go. I picked up 2 cans of PB Blaster and will soak them tonight in preparation of the FUn coming this should help the wobble and vibration shaking me to crap
08-30-2011 05:41 PM
cdnabn49 from the web...


Explorer Pro Comp Shock Overview:

Manufacturer and designer of high performance, durable suspensions and shocks for the off-road enthusiast and off road racers. Including suspension systems, shock absorbers, lighting and accessories for trucks and SUVs. Pro Comp is located in San Diego, California.


I do have time on my hands or I am obsessed
08-30-2011 02:33 PM
cdnabn49 ok, after searching online with minimal luck I decided to call and got the answer I have been looking for - I spoke with ProComp today and they advised that it's one of there's an ES3000 for a 4" lift

link to some additional info - Pro-comp shock dimensions chart? - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board
08-30-2011 01:54 PM
cdnabn49 ok - here's my quandary and I am somewhat apprehensive but I need new shocks - do I order a 2-2.5" lift or 3.5-5" lift shock? I am looking at some OME and want to order the right size so I am not sitting under the jeep with my thumb up my butt with the wrong stuff!

is there any way to tell?
I have a 2004 Rubicon running 255/85R16 BFG MT (old school) I am attaching a pic - hope that helps the Guru's here in helping me



08-29-2011 07:05 PM
neverfastenough1
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Originally Posted by cdnabn49 View Post
I've got the same ones in my 04 Rubicon - so did we figure this out?
Think the general concensus is Rubicon Express, but the kit doesn't come with shocks, so they could be anyones.
08-29-2011 06:24 PM
cdnabn49
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Originally Posted by idahonetto View Post
Here are promised photos; hope they are helpful – kinda difficult to get in there as the tires are in the way!

The writing on the shocks reads, “Explorer 3245 OE16990”.

Thanks so much for your continued support.
I've got the same ones in my 04 Rubicon - so did we figure this out?
05-21-2011 06:05 PM
idahonetto The shocks are ProComp. I need 2 Large Builder Bushing Kits and all site that sell the Rubicon model are sold out and/or out of stock. Looking for similar manufactured by others but am having little luck.
05-21-2011 05:57 PM
DAMSTR8 Not sure about the shocks, most Rubicon shocks are silver. But, the springs, controll arms and the sway bar quick disconnects looks just like my Rubicon Express 4 1/2" lift. They may be somebody elses shocks with an RE kit.
05-21-2011 02:53 PM
idahonetto
Searching for Rubicon Express Super-Ride SR2 Large Builder Bushing Kits, SKU RUB-RE37

Desperately need two (2) sets Rubicon Express Super-Ride SR2 Large Builder Bushing Kits, SKU RUB-RE3765.

If you have any, know someone who does, or know where they may be found, PLEASE reply.

Thanks!
05-20-2011 07:45 AM
Phil05LJ Idahonetto, I wanted to add one thing that I forgot to mention to you yesterday: The shocks are not from Rubicon Express, I would guess that they are made by Pro-comp if they have "Explorer" stamped on them.
05-20-2011 12:16 AM
Wrangler06
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Originally Posted by darkproximity View Post
lol i didnt mean to offend..
lol you didnt
05-20-2011 12:12 AM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by darkproximity
Well tjs are for girls..lol
Real jeeps have round eyes
05-19-2011 10:59 PM
idahonetto Well, prior to my TJ, I've had a Willys, a 5, two 7's, and this is my 2nd Wrangler.

So I say, "Jeeps ARE for Girls".

Thanks to all......
05-19-2011 10:18 PM
darkproximity Well tjs are for girls..lol
05-19-2011 09:40 PM
idahonetto
What kind of lift kit do I have?

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Originally Posted by Wrangler06 View Post
k guys, i get it, all shocks are different..learned my lesson, help the O.P. with her question and not keep tellin me how shocks are mounted.....
Eee gads, didn't intend to start such an informative and entertaining shock discussion.

I did receive some help from several posters who believe I may have a Rubicon Express lift, most likely a 3.5" Super Ride or Super Flex kit. I have printed the photo that Cons_table posted along with the written data to take to my mechanic. Let's see how smart he really is.

Thanks for all the help to a damsel in distress.

"Silly Boys ... Jeeps Are For Girls"
05-19-2011 09:34 PM
Chavser16
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Originally Posted by Wrangler06 View Post
k guys, i get it, all shocks are different..learned my lesson, help the O.P. with her question and not keep tellin me how shocks are mounted.....
Ha ha! That's funny. It's all good man...in all honesty I thought mine were on wrong, too.
05-19-2011 09:13 PM
darkproximity lol i didnt mean to offend..
05-19-2011 09:11 PM
Wrangler06 k guys, i get it, all shocks are different..learned my lesson, help the O.P. with her question and not keep tellin me how shocks are mounted.....
05-19-2011 09:04 PM
darkproximity My yj has skyjacker shocks, tube down rods up
05-19-2011 08:51 PM
Wrangler06
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Originally Posted by Chavser16 View Post
Not necessarily. I have heard some shocks are installed with silver part up, white part down, and vice versa. I have Pro Comp shocks and there is no way to install them with white part up....I suppose hers are ones that install white part down....
yep already got bashed for that one lol i had just never seen them installed with silver up except on my buddys yj, figured all tjs were silver downs since thats how the stock ones are..oh well guess you learn sumthin everyday ;]
05-19-2011 07:55 PM
Chavser16
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Originally Posted by Wrangler06 View Post
um, your front shocks are upside down.....looks like zone just from lookin at the color of the shocks and springs but yea we need an pic of under the jeep, shocks and springs and arms
Not necessarily. I have heard some shocks are installed with silver part up, white part down, and vice versa. I have Pro Comp shocks and there is no way to install them with white part up....I suppose hers are ones that install white part down....
05-19-2011 05:25 PM
Phil05LJ
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Originally Posted by Cons_Table
Nevermind...I just pulled up their kit...I think You are right...its got the braided brake lines and the discos.

RE7003 - TJ/LJ 3.5" SUPER-FLEX SYSTEM - Rubicon Express
Yep, that's it. They are known for having a few bad batches of bushings. The problem may be finding replacements... They are still shut down and won't re-open until August (so they say). Maybe there is a vendor that has some in stock or some other company that makes a suitable replacement.
05-19-2011 04:36 PM
Cons_Table Nevermind...I just pulled up their kit...I think You are right...its got the braided brake lines and the discos.

RE7003 - TJ/LJ 3.5" SUPER-FLEX SYSTEM - Rubicon Express
05-19-2011 04:35 PM
idahonetto
What kind of lift kit do I have?

I have no idea. I think I shall take it to a nearby 4 x 4 specialty shop and ask them to pull the thing apart and measure the bearing. Thanks.
05-19-2011 04:34 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by Phil05LJ View Post
It's a Rubicon Express lift, most likely a 3.5" Super Ride kit.
Is there something in these pics that gives it away?
05-19-2011 04:28 PM
Phil05LJ It's a Rubicon Express lift, most likely a 3.5" Super Ride kit.
05-19-2011 04:22 PM
Cons_Table I am gonna take another guess of Rough Country judging by colors. I guess its possible it is Rubicon Express also...Do the control arms have rubber/poly bushings on both ends? Or does one end have a Joint like the left hand side of this picture?

05-19-2011 04:04 PM
idahonetto
What kind of lift kit do I have?

Here are promised photos; hope they are helpful – kinda difficult to get in there as the tires are in the way!

The writing on the shocks reads, “Explorer 3245 OE16990”.

Thanks so much for your continued support.
05-19-2011 09:46 AM
idahonetto
What kind of lift kit do I have?

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Originally Posted by OsageJeep View Post
Maybe it's just me but does it really matter what kind of lift kit it is? It doesn't look high enough to have adjustable control arms. If they're stock, you can buy replacement bushings for $8 I think on quadratec. Not trying to sound like a d*** just trying to save time and needless research
Well, apparently it does matter as several mechanics have told me they cannot order my new control arm bushings without knowing more about the lift. Will post better photos later today. Thanks to all.
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