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Old 08-27-2014, 10:39 PM
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Let me hear your reviews on shocks for JKU

Want to hear how you like your shocks. Please tell me what brand shocks and how much lift. I'd perfer a lift under 3". Some of the shocks I would like to hear reviews about are OME/Rancho 9000/Teraflex/RK

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Old 08-27-2014, 11:27 PM   #2
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I love my Bilstein shocks with a 2.5 Teraflex lift.

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I love the ranchos. I had foxs on my truck and they were a bit stiff. The ranchos are set at 3 for DD duty and 5/4 for offroad. The adjustability is great to have AND you can't beat the price...glad I didn't go for show and send $1k on fox with resi's
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I have 4.5" of lift, but the lift height isnt a factor here. Your coil rate + shock will determine ride.

I had Rubicon Express shocks which are bilstein 5100's just with the RE name. They are valved for the JK however and rode pretty nice. Went from 3.5" to 4.5" and switched to a longer bilstein shock(5100s) still a good ride but a little stiffer.

I went to a TeraFlex Long Arm and RK coils ride was alot better withthe RK coils and the 5100s.

With the addition of the long arm I actually got some more flex over the short arm so went to the TeraFlex 9550 shocks which is also valved for the JK....

Out of the 3, I prefer the Teraflex shock.
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I've run TF, Rancho 9000, 5100, Fox 2.0, Rancho 7000 and now 9000's again.

I will say ... There's many things you can do to fix ride. I ran the 5100's and TF shocks back with a very basic lift. The 9000's were great to soften the ride. Opinions on the 5100's are mixed. I personally did not like them BUT .. I've driven other jeeps with them. Those jeeps handled fine.

Ride is largely subjective but if I were to pick 3 shocks that are popular (within the same price range)
Rancho 9000
OME (no experience)
Rancho 7000

Rancho's rebate is back in September. W/ the 90
Day return (if you don't like the shock)... Try them.
$100 back 9000's, $75 back 7000's
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I've got the Rancho 9000's. I like them. Good, forgiving ride with the Tereflex 2.5 coil lift. Honestly, ride is a feel thing. That's where the Rancho's shine. You can adjust them. If they feel stiff, turn them down. Too soft, crank them up.

I'm not against trying new things or bucking trends but so many members run the Ranchos and so many love them, I doubt you could go wrong, especially with the rebate. I got mine in June, $360-ish from Amazon plus the $100 rebate means I paid $260-ish. You can't beat that.
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If prefer a more compliant ride or have regular passengers that complain about a stiff ride then the 9000XLs are a good because you have so presets.

If you want performance the Bilsteins and RRD's are the way to go unless you want to step upto Fox or King. The trade-off to get performance is usually ride and price.
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Does anyone have the Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport shocks that can chime in?
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I've run a few different shock and suspension combinations.

On a 2010 two door JK I used Icon 2.5 reservoir shocks. They had incredible control, but were way too stiff for lower speed four wheeling. They would beat you to a pulp by the end of the day.

On a 2011 four door JK I used Teraflex 9550 shocks. Nothing flashy, but they worked, and I thought the ride quality was good. I liked them better than the high end Icon shocks.

On a 2013 four door JK I used AEV spec Bilstein reservoir shocks with an AEV lift. Ride quality was good, but rebound damping was a bit weak, sometimes allowing the suspension to bounce a time or two before being controlled by the shocks. At the time I thought they were the best shocks I had used.

On my current 2014 two door JK I am using Teraflex spec Fox 2.0 reservoir shocks with a Teraflex lift. This suspension is the best I have used. Damping is perfect. The shocks are moderately firm, but not harsh at all, and suspension control is flawless. No doubt about it for me, the Fox 2.0 shocks win my mini-shootout.
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Does anyone have the Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport shocks that can chime in?
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/sh...in-110914.html
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Down to 2 shocks OME and Rancho rs9000xl. Does anyone have a comparison between the two? I think I might be fine with either one. I have the OME springs, but I do like the adjustable Rancho option, but I like OME reputation.
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Rancho 9000...
No not because that's what I run ... Or choose.
1/ rebate
2/ 90 day trial. Return for OME's if you don't like them.

Can't do that with the OME's
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I'm by no means an expert but I recently switched from stock Rubicon shocks over to the Rancho 9000s and have been very pleased. Having the adjustability is a nice added feature and I can finally run down a washboard road without getting shaken all over the place.

A few people have already mentioned Ranchos Shocktober rebate, it's worth a try. I run mine at 1 on trails, 3 in town and 5 on the highway; so far it works out well.

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