Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (
-   TJ General Discussion Forum (
-   -   Need help. Shock absorber advice. (

Jrdubz 05-16-2012 06:31 PM

Need help. Shock absorber advice.
I bought my 2004 rubicon about a year ago, and the bushing is gone in my right rear. I know they should generally be replaced in pairs, and I've been looking on RockAuto Auto Parts which is a cheap place to get any stock parts. They offer lift kits and parts for lifted vehicles, but I am kind of stuck and need advice before I order.

I am looking at some "rancho" shocks, and have a 4" lift. I can't seem to find any shocks for a 4" lift though. Would a 3.5" lift shock work, or a 5" shock? I don't wanna screw anything up, and don't know what to order. Any info would greatly help.

Thanks, Jeff.

tcate23-WRANGLER 05-16-2012 09:38 PM

Well, some shocks wont tell you the size for the lift. You need to determine that based off of the lengths. I would recommend OME,fox,bilstein or even bds. Replace all 4 while your at it, improved ride quality.

roachscpgc 08-11-2012 12:56 PM

go with a 5" and compress it slightly. 1 " longer is better than .5" short, the shocks obviously wear and start sagging. I feel like rancho should have the right shock or call a company who carries them and ask what is better. I put the ranchos on a month ago, and "WOW!" What a difference. I got them because of the responses to them on this website. hope this helps

doclouie 08-11-2012 08:39 PM

Ranchos website breaks them out by lift height. I love my 9000s. I just ordered another set when I upgraded the lift.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:44 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.