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10-07-2013 01:28 PM
Bozz5384 Just put a set of 7000MT's on my YJ -- they ride really, really nice.
07-14-2013 04:34 PM
HK_Runner Yeah, I even called ARBUSA. They confirmed that the Nitrocharger was discontinued in favor of the Nitrocharger Sports. Apparently, everyone was asking for the Sports and the regular Nitrochargers were not selling. When I told High Country (very good 4x4 shop here) they were surprised too. They aid a lot of Jeepers ask for those regular Nitrochargers.
07-14-2013 04:26 PM
kjeeper10 That's great. The OME was my first guess. Did not know they discontinued a model.
07-14-2013 04:15 PM
HK_Runner Haha, yes it would. I found probably the only 918L and 916L set anywhere. I hear the original Nitrochargers were softer than the Sports but they are discontinued. I called everywhere (all the usual dealers and all the local shops) and then discovered that a local shop (Rokmen) had a set left. So I figured why not. If they suck, they suck. Those Elkas sure look nice though.
07-14-2013 04:11 PM
kjeeper10 Well well.... That would leave OME
07-14-2013 04:04 PM
HK_Runner I hope so. I only have three options left- Rancho 9000XLs, Rancho 7000s, and TF Elkas.
07-14-2013 03:59 PM
kjeeper10 ^ just ribbing. Hope all works out for you
07-14-2013 03:55 PM
HK_Runner Till Monday, all I have to say is this -->

That was for kjeeper, of course. Don't want to scare the OP off.
07-14-2013 03:12 PM
tab22092
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5100 without the harshness works. And they do brake in some over time. Think they're nice now .,..,, wait a bit.
Cant wait lol
07-14-2013 03:01 PM
kjeeper10 5100 without the harshness works. And they do brake in some over time. Think they're nice now .,..,, wait a bit.
07-14-2013 02:57 PM
tab22092
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No boots. The top bushing you want around 30 ft lbs I believe. obviously you can't get a t-wrench on there. Just enough to slightly compress the bushing is fine
I dont have a torque wrench so i just poor man torqued it till they slightly smooshed. Nothing crazy. Same with the bottoms. Cant really overtighten anything it seems. Especially the bottoms bc of the steel bushing. oh and btw i didnt have to spread the rear tangs if fit perfect! And me either. Its firm and responsive through turns and such. And then its smooth over rough terrain. Never feeling to soft or to stiff. I guess speechless is the description we are looking for! Lol
07-14-2013 02:48 PM
kjeeper10
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I am so glad i read your review when i did haha and yes i can see HK giving us the jealous eye already! Hahaha jk HK. Kjeeper i do have a question though. How far did you compress the rubber bushing on the front shocks? And did you choose to put the boots on? Cuz im running no boots lol
No boots. The top bushing you want around 30 ft lbs I believe. obviously you can't get a t-wrench on there. Just enough to slightly compress the bushing is fine
07-14-2013 02:45 PM
kjeeper10 I find it very hard to describe how these shocks feel.
07-14-2013 02:44 PM
tab22092
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Phew!! I could not wait for your review. Now we can both rub it in HK's face
I am so glad i read your review when i did haha and yes i can see HK giving us the jealous eye already! Hahaha jk HK. Kjeeper i do have a question though. How far did you compress the rubber bushing on the front shocks? And did you choose to put the boots on? Cuz im running no boots lol
07-14-2013 02:41 PM
kjeeper10 Phew!! I could not wait for your review. Now we can both rub it in HK's face
07-14-2013 02:16 PM
tab22092 Ok so ive got them on. I drove myself to get a slice of pizza. And WOW. these things are just simply amazing. I floated over the rail road tracks that used to chatter my teeth and give my shift knob seizures. I honestly could not believe it. And just for hahas i went off on this little washboard trail by my place and was able to second gear without being tossed around! This is truly the best money ive spent so far. Look no further than the 7000's. thats it!
07-12-2013 01:18 PM
tab22092
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The mystery has been solved

The foam piece is there to absorb any shock oil. Sometimes a small amount will seep out before the seals seat.
There was a little oily film between the foam piece and the tube so that explains it! Thank you again!
07-12-2013 11:11 AM
kjeeper10 The mystery has been solved

The foam piece is there to absorb any shock oil. Sometimes a small amount will seep out before the seals seat.
07-12-2013 08:22 AM
tab22092
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Yea ... Bumpstops are hard plastic/rubber. That's some sort of protection. Ill ask Matt today.
Awesome thanks man
07-12-2013 08:10 AM
kjeeper10
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Thank you for the install advice! Hopefully ill be putting them on today. If not definitely tomorrow. And someone mentioned it possibly being a bumpstop earlier. I think it could be but at the same time it feels like it comes off to easy :/
Yea ... Bumpstops are hard plastic/rubber. That's some sort of protection. Ill ask Matt today.
07-12-2013 08:08 AM
tab22092
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The rebate is only good if you bought the shocks before the deadline (June 30th) and post marked before the 1st of August.

The plastic piece is for the strap/ribbon only. I have no idea what the foam thing is for
Thank you for the install advice! Hopefully ill be putting them on today. If not definitely tomorrow. And someone mentioned it possibly being a bumpstop earlier. I think it could be but at the same time it feels like it comes off to easy :/
07-12-2013 04:49 AM
kjeeper10
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Honestly didnt inquire about it because i knew it technically ended. Shoulda at least brought it up in covo with the q-tec guy now that im thinking about it :/
The rebate is only good if you bought the shocks before the deadline (June 30th) and post marked before the 1st of August.

The plastic piece is for the strap/ribbon only. I have no idea what the foam thing is for
07-12-2013 04:32 AM
kjeeper10 Well, good choice in shocks

Couple install tips.
- if not too late. Leave the straps on the rear 2 shocks.
- make sure the lower rear bushing fits. You may have to spread the factory mount with a pry bar. Last thing you want is to muscle the shock up to find it won't fit.
- like I said, leave the strap on and bolt up the top two bolts. Now cut the strap and guide the shock bushing into the lower mount.

The fronts are straight forward. Install top but don't tighten the nut. The mount is up higher so you can get under the shock and compress easier than the rear. Tighten lower and than the upper. You want the upper nut tightened just enough to compress the bushings.

Good luck and can't wait for review. I speak for HK as well

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ran...ks-253720.html
07-11-2013 09:21 PM
tab22092
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Oh I meant I wish you had 5100s on a 2-door 2012, found them too harsh, and were swapping out.
Ohhhhh hahaha ok gotcha
07-11-2013 09:16 PM
HK_Runner Oh I meant I wish you had 5100s on a 2-door 2012, found them too harsh, and were swapping out.
07-11-2013 09:14 PM
tab22092
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Damn, I was hoping you would say 5100s. lol
5100's were in the running. But ive heard one to many reports of harshness with them. Thats why i decided against them. According to k jeeper they basically have all the good aspects of the 5100's but without the harshness.
07-11-2013 09:11 PM
HK_Runner Damn, I was hoping you would say 5100s. lol
07-11-2013 09:09 PM
tab22092
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What shocks do you have now? Looking forward to your impressions.
Right now i have stock sport shocks on, and me too! Lol
07-11-2013 09:08 PM
HK_Runner What shocks do you have now? Looking forward to your impressions.
07-11-2013 08:03 PM
tab22092
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LOL. You'll get here one day. were you still able to secure the rebate?
Honestly didnt inquire about it because i knew it technically ended. Shoulda at least brought it up in covo with the q-tec guy now that im thinking about it :/
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