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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2007, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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what shocks for the 8.8 upgrade

Any recommendations for shocks? Hydro or nitro-gas are a couple of options from skyjacker.

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What don't you like about the stock ones? How will the Jeep be used?

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Rancho RS9000's. That way you'll never had to wonder what it would be like to have stiffer or softer shocks. Personally, I think unless you are desert racing, there is too much made of the importance of shocks. You need em, but I don't think you need anything exotic.
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The jeep will be a daily driver with weekend offroading. Mainly mountain trails, rocky hills etc with a few trips to southern Utah deserts. He needs new shocks in part because one of his was destroyed when a mount broke. We just want a good reliable, long lasting replacement. Thanks.

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Sounds like you need stock unts, either OEM or a name-brand replacement for stock. Monroe or Gabriel would be my choice.

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Ditto on the stock shocks....

BUT...before you go out and buy...get everything installed except the shocks...then measure from bolt to bolt....then buy your shocks based on actual length....you basically want a shock that will give you about an equal amount of extension and compression. If you have a way of lifting the back you could lift it off the ground and see how far the axle drops...that would be your max extension....

FYI....shock lengths are kinda funny....when I put on new shocks for my SOA, just going 1/2" longer bumped me into a different range which ended up giving me 3" additional inches of travel.

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