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rIgHt Drive 03-14-2012 09:50 PM

Good shocks?
 
I'm new to this forum and to jeeps. I was wondering what are good shocks to put on a 05 sport?

UnlimitedLJ04 03-14-2012 10:08 PM

lifted or not?

if not = Bilstein HD

if yes = what height, how much bumpstop extension is installed front and rear, what's the compressed shock length of what's on there now, and what are you looking for in terms of uptravel/downtravel?

doclouie 03-14-2012 10:31 PM

Rancho 9000s. Lots of posts on this one.

rIgHt Drive 03-14-2012 11:06 PM

Yes there is a 2 inch spacer on the springs

rIgHt Drive 03-14-2012 11:12 PM

What are the thought on spacers for a lift? It came on the jeep when I got it. I never owned a jeep so all is new to me. I've replaced stabilizer bar links and springs. It has made a big difference on the ride.

UnlimitedLJ04 03-15-2012 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rIgHt Drive (Post 2141874)
What are the thought on spacers for a lift? It came on the jeep when I got it. I never owned a jeep so all is new to me. I've replaced stabilizer bar links and springs. It has made a big difference on the ride.

Budget Boost(BB)/spacers are a waste of time IMHO. the BB, when used with proper bumpstops are ok for people that are just looking for a slightly taller stance for use with 31" tires. a real spring lift is much better.

you said you replaced the springs...when you did this, did you notice if the bumpstop cups were extended below the spacers, especially in the rear?

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

mrobinso 03-15-2012 08:09 AM

Rancho 9000XL. Gets rid of the jarring ride while maintaining the Jeep feel. Plus adjustable firmness.

orange05tj 03-15-2012 08:28 AM

Bilstein HD.

rIgHt Drive 03-15-2012 05:34 PM

Yes, it has bumper stop cups. Thanks for the insight on those parts. I had no ideal what those were.


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