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mobdawg 01-09-2002 01:01 PM

What shocks?
Now that I have my 89 YJ SOA on top of D60/14 bolt with 4" CJ springs, my Skyjacker Nitros (came with 4" kit) are not long enough!! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]Should I relocate my shockmounts or should I get some bigger/longer/beefier shocks to replace mine and what vehicle should I get them for? I'd like to stick with the Skyjacker shocks but it's not mando...anyone who's had this problem please advise...


89 YJ [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]Still Needs a Name!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

**DONOTDELETE** 01-09-2002 01:49 PM

Re: What shocks?
Hey mob, I have the skyjacker hydros, and I hate them. the bushings keep popping out of the housing, and squeeking over every bump from metal on metal contact, but I have no idea how that could be fixed other than new shocks.I guess the nitros are better, but I'm gonna upgrade to the rancho 9012's. If I were you I'd get longer shocks for that beast. By the way, I got a name for your jeep.. Clifford...... you know, the big red dog in kids books and stuff? I think it fits well

**DONOTDELETE** 01-10-2002 02:35 AM

Re: What shocks?
I second the RS9000s...

I run them on EVERYTHING i built...CJ, TJ, and Ram!


Give me Jeep or Give me Death!!!

(Will trade functioning organs for CJ-7 or flatfender)

H8monday 01-10-2002 04:59 AM

Re: What shocks?
I have been using R9000s for years also.
But I recently tried a set of Bilstein 5100 (Nitrogen Charged with 14.25" of travel, at all 4 corners of the rig, and they are sweet. They kept the tires on the ground, and the steering tracking straighter when used over high speed(30-45mph) bumps(1 1/2' - 2'), and they also felt better blasting on through the sand dunes. They are only about $75. I still like the adjustability of the R9000s, but I would take the Bilsteins 5100 over the R5000s now that I have had the oppurtunity to run them.

89 YJ
(sensibly altered for occasional off road use)
Vision without Action, is a Daydream. Action without Vision is a Nightmare.

elusive 01-10-2002 08:34 AM

Re: What shocks?
I tols\d you to just get the RS9012 and make them work.. think just cause im up here you dont have to listen to me anymnore????
ps this place sucks

everything good in life is round, breasts, halos, and headlights

mobdawg 01-10-2002 07:06 PM

Re: What shocks? didn't say that dummy, lol [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] told me to get some Mcferson struts from an Escort!! No really, I got my clutch fixed and I'm going to drive out to Extreme-Offroad and tell em to hook me the front, with RSs... I still haven't figured out what to do with the rear...I'll get that after I get the exhaust rerouted and mount the ole 18 to my skidplate. One thing at a time!!! Thanks for the inputs fellaz...

89 YJ [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]Still Needs a Name!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

mobdawg 01-10-2002 07:08 PM

Re: What shocks?
BTW I like CLifford[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] but it's got to be a chick name so my wife can justify her jealousy for my time spent away, lmfao!!!

89 YJ [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]Still Needs a Name!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

**DONOTDELETE** 01-10-2002 07:54 PM

Re: What shocks?
how about cherry? lmfao

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