Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/)
-   TJ Tech Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/)
-   -   Best shocks to run???? (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/best-shocks-to-run-6314.html)

Wr@ngler00 03-01-2007 09:47 PM

Best shocks to run????
 
What would be the best shocks to run with a 2 inch bb and 31's.
What do yall run with your suspensions and what works well with moderate off-roading? I want something soft for onroad...

Scout 03-01-2007 09:50 PM

OME is my pick. I've had DT's, Skycrapper Nitros and the OME's. The OME's are the best of the three. Although that's about the same as comparing chicken nuggets to filet mignon. :D

Wr@ngler00 03-01-2007 09:55 PM

Ya i have heard a bunch of good stuff about the ome but i cant get past the color. I know this is silly but i want my tj to look just as good as it can perform. Any suggestions about that?

Scout 03-01-2007 10:06 PM

They make them in yellow and black. ;)

http://www.ok4wd.com/index.php/catal...sorbers_black/

lost 03-01-2007 10:11 PM

I have the BDS 5500 Series Shocks and they ride very nice, and i dont think they cost too much either

Wr@ngler00 03-01-2007 10:12 PM

Sweet thanks man. Damn those babies are expensive aren't they?
The ome's i mean!

Scout 03-01-2007 10:14 PM

Yeah they are. I've done the cheap shocks thing and there's no going back. OME's are worth the money.

Wr@ngler00 03-01-2007 10:20 PM

im assuming gas is better than hydro's

Rawkon 03-01-2007 10:21 PM

Doetsch tecs prerunner 8000s cant beat the price for the long lasting performance you get. 30something bucks a shock

Scout 03-01-2007 10:32 PM

The only problem I found with the DT's is the VERY harsh ride. IMO if you're looking for a firm shock then the DT's would be the way to go.

dwdrums801 03-01-2007 10:36 PM

Im puttin on my RE lift next week with new RE monotube shocks so ill let you know how those are...anyone already running these shocks?

Wr@ngler00 03-01-2007 10:45 PM

i really want a soft shock

RedRubiTJ 03-01-2007 11:07 PM

IIRC RE monotubes are made by Edelbrock and most people who run them like them. I prefer the valving on the Edelbrock branded, but shocks are very much an issue of personal preference. For example - I very much dislike OME, I understand why everyone else likes them but they are not for me..

rickr 03-01-2007 11:28 PM

i like my edelbrocks!:D

1BLKJP 03-01-2007 11:39 PM

Rancho 9000X's in my opinion. Adjustable to any soft/stifness you'd like. I think that Rancho is even running a buy 3 get 1 free thing right now. They are about 90 a piece last time I bought mine.

mr4x4 03-01-2007 11:40 PM

you want some good shocks
well Its gonna cost you some money I'm about to put these on myself but I rod in a friend's jeep after he installed them and on a slightly rutted or wash board dirt road we did 70 mph and hardly noticed

fox racing shoxs
here's a link to what I just ordered
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...&cat=34&page=1

they do cost but its worth it

other then that ome or bilstien

1BLKJP 03-01-2007 11:46 PM

If you want some really cool shocks you can get those ones with the springy things around them. :D :D :D They'll run ya about 500 a piece though among other mods. :D

AzTJ 03-01-2007 11:47 PM

I've got Edelbrock Performer shocks on mine, they were put on just before I bout the thing, and they seem to ride a bit rough on dirt roads, but are extremly smooth on pavement.

Steve97TJ 03-01-2007 11:56 PM

How about bilsteins? I know there a well known company but how do they ride?

Jerry Bransford 03-01-2007 11:59 PM

If you don't get the Bilsteins (5100 model) that are specifically valved for the Wrangler, they're stiff as hell so make sure your Bilstein dealer confirms with you that he's ordering the right Wrangler-specific version of the 5100 for you.

Mike001 03-02-2007 07:43 AM

I haver the RE monotubes on mine and my TJ rides better than stock its real smooth.

MR.CLIFFORD 03-02-2007 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 59393)
If you want some really cool shocks you can get those ones with the springy things around them. :D :D :D They'll run ya about 500 a piece though among other mods. :D

don't remind me.

binaryking 03-02-2007 08:32 AM

Walker Evans Racing Shocks

1BLKJP 03-02-2007 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by binaryking (Post 59422)
Walker Evans Racing Shocks

Binary, do you run these shocks? I've always wondered if they were worth the change they charge for them.

Scout 03-02-2007 10:39 AM

Arn't they for racing? :D

1BLKJP 03-02-2007 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simple Scout (Post 59449)
Arn't they for racing? :D

http://www.walkerevansracing.com/shock.kits/#jeep :D

Scout 03-02-2007 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 59452)

:eek: Pricey! :eek:

dwdrums801 03-02-2007 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simple Scout (Post 59463)
:eek: Pricey! :eek:


yea..... doesent seem worth it

ChilliRed 03-02-2007 09:06 PM

My OME's are working great:)

binaryking 03-03-2007 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 59448)
Binary, do you run these shocks? I've always wondered if they were worth the change they charge for them.

Not yet, but I'm going to this summer. I've heard many people claim their greatness. :) I know they are pricey, but if they are even half as good as people say...


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 PM.