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2003 Limited 2wd - are the factory rear shocks pressurized? It rides a little stiff in the back...wondering if anyone has suggestions on replacing the rear shocks with something softer. RS5000 maybe?
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Re: Stiff rear

Hey Burnt, The factory KJ rear shock is a pressurized shock. You can replace it with a longer Rancho 5000 series shock or the RSX series shock. Most of us that have a 2.5" lift are using the Rancho RSX 17004 on the rear. it works great and has all the correct bushings. I think Rancho has all the correct shocks listed on their site now for a stock height KJ. Please be sure to use a longer rear shock if you are lifted. Hope this helps. Later...Clint
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Re: Stiff rear

The RSX is pressurized also, is it any softer on-road than the factory shock?

I will go with the 1.5" lift in front and leave the rear stock, so a soft, stock length shock is what I want.
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Rancho does make a rear shock as well for an unlifted KJ. They also make a replacement front strut part number RSX 17505. I have placed an order and will see how they work. I will repost when I get them installed. Later, Clint
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Re: Stiff rear

Just an FYI - RS9000's set on "2" are the perfect match for the lib, BUT they're noisy. You can hear them cycle with every bump. I guess there's not much insulation in or around the wells. Boy did it ride nice.

I pulled them off and put the factory shocks back on until I find something that'll work better. I wouldn't mind the sound of the shock cycling on a 'wheeler, but not cool for the wife's daily driver.
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