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Blackjack608 03-23-2013 06:03 PM

Are new shocks neccesary for a 2 inch BB lift?
 
Hey guys, I recently bought my tj about a week ago and the PO had installed a 2 inch BB spacer lift and left the stock shocks. My question is do I need to buy shocks to accommodate the lift or is it alright to run stock shocks?

UnlimitedLJ04 03-23-2013 06:09 PM

yes, you'll need longer shocks. you need to make sure proper bumpstop extensions were also installed. adjustable/quick disco front sway bar links will also be beneficial.

Blackjack608 03-23-2013 06:15 PM

Do stock rubicon shocks from a 2013 jku fit and are they longer?

doclouie 03-23-2013 06:18 PM

Whenever a lift is put on a Jeep the shocks should be changed, but a 2" BB the answer is maybe. If it is not going to see hard off road I would leave it alone, but you must adjust for bump stop extensions. If done right the answer is yes, but many do not do anything with a 2" BB and get away with it.

UnlimitedLJ04 03-23-2013 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Blackjack608 (Post 3543571)
Do stock rubicon shocks from a 2013 jku fit and are they longer?

they could fit if the mounts are modified appropriately. i've messed with them before, and it's not worth it IMHO tho.

Blackjack608 03-23-2013 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 (Post 3543618)

they could fit if the mounts are modified appropriately. i've messed with them before, and it's not worth it IMHO tho.

Only reason I'm asking is because I could get a good deal on them but I'd rather get the proper shocks. What are good shocks for a comfortable ride on the road but also be good off road?

Dextreme 03-23-2013 06:43 PM

Tons of TJs are out there with 2"bb and stock shocks. But its better to get longer shocks.

UnlimitedLJ04 03-23-2013 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Blackjack608 (Post 3543621)
Only reason I'm asking is because I could get a good deal on them but I'd rather get the proper shocks. What are good shocks for a comfortable ride on the road but also be good off road?

most around here will probably suggest Bilstein or Old Man Emu.

Blackjack608 03-23-2013 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 (Post 3543725)
most around here will probably suggest Bilstein or Old Man Emu.

My brother actually just picked up a set of bilsteins for his 97 but we weren't putting them on until this week, maybe ill wait and see how he likes them before I pick up a set. Thanks

Blackjack608 03-23-2013 08:19 PM

Sorry for the bump but how are skyjacker shocks?

Pink_Percy 03-23-2013 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Blackjack608 (Post 3543980)
Sorry for the bump but how are skyjacker shocks?

Skycrappers? Overpriced garbage IMHO. Go with the brands listed earlier

Blackjack608 03-23-2013 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy (Post 3543985)

Skycrappers? Overpriced garbage IMHO. Go with the brands listed earlier

I expected that due to the low cost on quadratec. Ill most likely go with the bilsteins thanks

Jeeplover1 03-23-2013 09:21 PM

No


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