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Old 09-09-2015, 07:48 PM
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i am looking for good shocks for my 95 yj it has 31s on it not sure about the lift maybe 2" and anyone here from oklahoma the enid area look for a good place to take my jeep and have it checked out i have only had it about 2 weeks i got it at a car lot and they did not know much about it

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You need to know the lift, or measure the full extension and collapsed length of your current shocks (assuming they are correct). to determine what you will need.

I originally replaced mine as part of my frame off restoration but now that I am installing a 2 1/2" lift I need to replace them all.

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this is my jeep can anyone tell how much lift it is
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Stock should be 18" from bottom edge of tub to ground.
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Sorry, not that easy.

Your have extended shackles on the front for sure.

Measure from the front axle to the bump stop mounted to the frame. I believe stock is 2 1/2 inches so if you have 5 inches you have effectively a 2 1/2 inch lift, of you have 7 inches you have effectively a 4 inch lift.
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i am looking for good shocks for my 95 yj it has 31s on it not sure about the lift maybe 2" and anyone here from oklahoma the enid area look for a good place to take my jeep and have it checked out i have only had it about 2 weeks i got it at a car lot and they did not know much about it
I just replaced mine with Monroe's and bought them on Amazon. I love them. Should fit no problem with 2" lift...I have 4" lift. I have part #'s if you want? Price was a little over $100 for all (4).
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i checked from axle to rubber stop it was 3.5 i take it has a 1 inch lift
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You may only have a shackle lift since that front shackle looks pretty long and the springs look pretty flat. Unless you plan on leaving it that way I'd wait till you got a proper spring lift to buy shocks.
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what is the benefit of the longer shackles on the front is it bad to have the spring flat
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The longer shackels get you some travel before you hit the bump stop without the expense of replacing the springs.

I agree with Reno - decide what lift you really want before you buy shocks. As your springs are flat they should be replaced anyway so now the big decision - what springs to buy aka what lift do I want. Every lift has its pros and cons that really depend on what you plan to do with the Jeep.
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most driving to work some off road nothing major i would like to keep the smoothes ride possible i know its a jeep it will aways be rough i just don't want to make it worst would a lift help
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If you decide to do a spring lift but want a nice ride, I'd go Old Man Emu. This lift will cost more, but has the best road manners. I needed more lift to fit 35" tires and not rub on the rocks so I went with RE Extreme 4.5 lift and Bilstien shocks, again not the cheapest way to go but my back thanks me after a day on the rocks.

BTW nice looking jeep, you scored.
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never heard of measuring to the bump stops, on mine its 3 1/2" with a 2" lift and extended bump stops. the way most people determine lift is measuring to the rocker panel, like posted, 18" stock with stock tires.
measure your shackles, 4" bolt to bolt is stock, you get 1/2" of lift for every 1" longer.
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i looked at the spring today there are crown the rear still has the paper bar code on the they must be pretty new same on the front

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