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I was wondering if 2004 rubicon OEM shocks would fit on a 97 wrangler SE, and if they would be better.
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Yes they would fit - though they're not much of an improvement since most Jeeps have the nitro charged shocks from the factory; they'd only make a difference if your current shocks were worn out.
 

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rubi shocks are the same, but your current shocks are probably a little worn out anyway. Depending on the price, it would probably be worth it to upgrade to an aftermarket brand like OME or rancho.
 

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TJGreg said:
Depending on the price, it would probably be worth it to upgrade to an aftermarket brand like OME or rancho.
Be wary of Rancho's R5000 though as together with ProComp's ES-3000 shock, it is an extremely stiff-riding shock when mounted on a Wrangler. Rancho's R9000x adjustable shock rides well though.
 

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Jerry Bransford said:
Be wary of Rancho's R5000 though as together with ProComp's ES-3000 shock, it is an extremely stiff-riding shock when mounted on a Wrangler. Rancho's R9000x adjustable shock rides well though.
I'll second this ^^^^^ as this is what I run, and add that I know people that love the Pro Comp MX6's. The OME shocks are very soft, and some guys don't like that in a lifted truck, but I have never heard any complaints on anything less than 6" lift.
 

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As a rule of thumb - when somebody says 'It rides like a truck' I generally will take that as 'it rides like total shit'. There's no reason for a harsh ride on a vehicle that doesn't carry tons of weight. You want something that rides smooth so that your suspension can adapt to the terrain as quickly as possible. Of course - you also don't want it SO soft that your rig bottoms out under your normal driving habits. So - my advice; go as soft as you can without bottoming out or causing adverse instability issues.
 

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i have to say i have the rancho rs9000x on my bronco, and they are way to soft for that application even at the highest setting, my bronco way 5700 lbs compltely empty though. but what is a good shock for a wrangler, i asked about the rubicon shock because there is a guy selling his stock ones for $100, so i thought i would ask around to see if the application is right and if it would be worth it.
 
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