Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/)
-   TJ General Discussion Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/)
-   -   Help with shocks (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/help-with-shocks-139284.html)

snowman12 02-12-2012 08:57 PM

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

UnlimitedLJ04 02-12-2012 09:06 PM

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.

snowman12 02-12-2012 09:54 PM

Quote:

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?

UnlimitedLJ04 02-12-2012 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowman12 (Post 2023052)
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).

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...Tech/RE-04.jpg

snowman12 02-13-2012 08:25 PM

Good advise, thanks

snowman12 02-20-2012 06:42 PM

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

Gate53 02-20-2012 06:50 PM

3 letters OME the best out there.

snowman12 02-20-2012 07:32 PM

Ok, cool what bout my other problem??

UnlimitedLJ04 02-20-2012 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowman12 (Post 2054097)
OME the best shock for me??

they're good shocks. you won't be sorry.

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowman12 (Post 2054097)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowman12 (Post 2054097)
Also bumps top extensions??

yes, as I said before, you need them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowman12 (Post 2054097)
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.
www.savvyoffroad.com

cdnabn49 02-21-2012 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 (Post 2022780)
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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 PM.