Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum > another newb with questions- shocks and more

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: another newb with questions- shocks and more Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
11-21-2008 01:38 PM
Natusch thanks man, i'll give it a shot this weekend....it'll certainly allow me to put off new shocks until it gets warm again
11-21-2008 09:53 AM
jeeperman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Natusch View Post
hello everybody,
I'm new to the forum here, as well as owning a Jeep, and I have a few questions. I've got an '05 TJ X and I took it offroad a few weeks ago for the first time. No problems directly afterward, no unusual noises, etc. for about a week or so, until I washed it- and now I've got a bit of a squeak when I stop or accelerate quickly (anytime I get some flex in the suspension really). I imagine it's my shocks needing some lube, at least thats what it feels like to me. When I washed it i did spray underneath in the wheel wells/at the suspension, etc. but only with a garden hose- no power washer or anything... Would that make sense? If so do I just grease em up again or what? Grease fittings? I haven't had a chance to look.

I was also looking at replacing the stock shox anyway, since I will be taking it offroad again...someone mentioned that I may be able to put someone's used rubicon stock shocks on and it'd work out well...ie if they were putting a lift on and couldn't use their old ones anymore...

I'm not too interested in a lift, or in spending more than 150ish on a set of shocks...I've got other places for $$ to go, as I'm sure all of you do as well...
any advice?
It sounds to me like the bushings in your control arms are squeaking. The just need a little spray lube every once in a while (especially after getting dirt/mud in them) and they will stay quiet.
11-21-2008 08:48 AM
Natusch i think i'll go with OME, i like the design a little better...with the full metal sheath instead of the plastic/rubber boot. I cant seem to find any for a 0" lift... will the '2" lift' version work for me with my stock springs, etc?

what about pro-comp? lol i'm still internally fighting $300+ for shocks... but then again i suppose it's one of the more important components when offroading... do it right the first time, and you won't hafta do it twice...
11-19-2008 02:58 PM
MoA im not sure.. i know the rubi coils have different spring rates but i would imagine the rubi shocks are the same?

go with either ome or re monotubes.. yah they are a bit more than you wanted to spend.. but this will make your jeep ride soo SMOOTH
11-19-2008 12:15 PM
Natusch
another newb with questions- shocks and more

hello everybody,
I'm new to the forum here, as well as owning a Jeep, and I have a few questions. I've got an '05 TJ X and I took it offroad a few weeks ago for the first time. No problems directly afterward, no unusual noises, etc. for about a week or so, until I washed it- and now I've got a bit of a squeak when I stop or accelerate quickly (anytime I get some flex in the suspension really). I imagine it's my shocks needing some lube, at least thats what it feels like to me. When I washed it i did spray underneath in the wheel wells/at the suspension, etc. but only with a garden hose- no power washer or anything... Would that make sense? If so do I just grease em up again or what? Grease fittings? I haven't had a chance to look.

I was also looking at replacing the stock shox anyway, since I will be taking it offroad again...someone mentioned that I may be able to put someone's used rubicon stock shocks on and it'd work out well...ie if they were putting a lift on and couldn't use their old ones anymore...

I'm not too interested in a lift, or in spending more than 150ish on a set of shocks...I've got other places for $$ to go, as I'm sure all of you do as well...
any advice?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC