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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2003, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Suspension recomendation

I can finialy afford a new suspension for the hurting parts that pass in my YJ (88). I only have 30" tires, and their not going to be replaced any time soon. I'm also not going to be doing a serious amount of off-roading in the next year or so. Honestly if I go once or twice I'd be really surprised.

So, what I need is a replacement for my stock suspension. Should I just get some RANCHO 5000's or RSX's and be done with it?

I was thinking about a small lift, but that might start to get pricy. I wasn't looking to spend more then the cost of the (4) Rancho's (5k's or RSX's) if I didn't have to.

If I was going to do a lift, i'd like to do it right. Which would include new tires, and probably a RE 4 1/2" or so.

Jeep still needs a good amount of work, and needs to be a reliable daily drivers.

Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing out on anything by just getting 4 new shocks. How about new leafs? Any suggestions?


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Re: Suspension recomendation

Looking around at 4wd, I found their 2 1/2" system for around $500. Now does this use Pro-Comp? if so I, i'd like to just aviod it now.

I'm just confused, I don't want to spend a lot, since I've got the 30's and not looking at a lot of trail time. And not waning to do

So, i'm still seeing my options as:

1) 5k's or RSX's
2) are 9k's worth it if there isn't a whole lot of application?
3) a 2 1/2 lif kit
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Re: Suspension recomendation

For what you describe as your needs, I would recommend only good quality shocks. If your springs aren't broken, don't replace them. I would also consider Old Man Emu shocks for good control and a good quality ride on road or off-road.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2003, 10:18 AM
 
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Re: Suspension recomendation

I would go with rubicon express, and personally stay away from rancho's i think they ride really rough plus they are expensive for around $100 you can get 4 dt3000's and they ride really nice..
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Re: Suspension recomendation

Do you mean the Doetsch DT3000's?

If so the price is comperable to the RSX, so if they ride better that would be great.
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Re: Suspension recomendation

Yeah IMHO I lie the dt3000's more than any I have owned, Rancho-Explorer pro comp and bilstien.

And for the money you can't beat them plus they come in almost any length. I got a great deal on my rubicon express lift and shocks.

My lift is for the cj but it was amazing on the ride quality and the flex!!
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Re: Suspension recomendation

Thank you very much.

For what it's worth there is a combo deal on 4 of them
$125 for anyone else who might be interested

http://www.rubiconusa.com/store/prod...p;folderid=710
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Re: Suspension recomendation

Also I would not buy anything directly from Rubicon express go through one of there distributors. it will save you a few bucks..
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