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95muddyYJ 08-16-2009 10:39 PM

Do I need new shocks for 1" of lift
 
I have 31"s on my stock YJ and they don't rub at all while turning or over bumps but I imagine they will off road when flexing. I was planning to do a small shackle lift that would give me an extra 1" of lift. I need new shocks bad front and rear(factory originals still with 130K+) so I want to know if I can just buy original shocks or if I need taller shocks for only 1" of lift.
Thanks,
Bryan

scrambler1 08-17-2009 01:50 PM

If you are going to buy new ones you might as well order them for 1 to 2 inch lift.

95muddyYJ 08-17-2009 08:23 PM

Sounds good. Any good brands for both on and off road?
Also do I have to worry about major failure on the bolts when going to take them off? I am used to a Cherokee where all the bolts under the body snap off whether it be shock bolts, tcase bolts, sway bar links, etc...
Or will a torch and pb blaster do the trick?

tonkchief 08-18-2009 11:43 AM

You can buy Rancho shocks that are for 0 to 2 inch lift and they will work fine.

scrambler1 08-18-2009 01:28 PM

I am very happy with the pro comp mx-6 adjustables. Doetsch tech makes nice shocks too.

http://www.doetsch-shocks.com/default.asp


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