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Old 03-28-2016, 10:52 AM
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upgrading my shocks

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the question isn't necessarily what shocks to get but, right now there's roughly a 2inch lift on it (the P.O. installed) I was wondering am I able to get 3"-4" shocks and use them until i'm ready to put new springs under the jeep as well or will that mess up my ride entirely.

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You will have to properly lengthen your bumpstops for the new shocks to keep them from bottoming out and destroying your investment. I would just wait to put in both at the same time

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how will you know if brand x's 3-4 " shock will have the desired ext/collapsed lengths to fit your application?
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:28 PM
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well whats on there now I can only assume are 1-2" since I didn't put them on. im looking to upgrade to a 3inch in the future but would prefer not to by new shocks to replace the 1-2's then but another new set to adjust to 3-4's

but from the look of it I might just have to suck it up and wait or see if I can salvage one from a junkyard rig if I can find it.
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Its best not to order shocks based off of a brands stated "these shocks for this amount of lift". The best way to determine shock length is to measure shock mount to tower at full compression and full droop and look at the shock manufacturers compressed and extended length. You may be able to run longer shocks on your current 2"lift set up but you will have to adjust your bump stops accordingly.
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