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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-27-2014, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Hydro vs nitro shocks

My tj will be a 95% road queen soon and I am getting ready to replace the old hydro shocks. I was never too impressed with them they just never seemed to dampen the springs like I wanted. On my truck I have nitro charged shocks. They try to extend and stay extended. They really seem to keep the suspension pre loaded.


Which are going to give the tightest on road handling?

I may swap new stiffer springs in as well, thinking about returning to stock height if I can find a stockish size tire set.

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They try to extend and stay extended.
The pressurized gas is to keep the fluid from foaming and the shocks from fading.

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I don't know, Jeff. But it prompted me to research.
https://www.4x4review.com/everything...ock-absorbers/

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They really seem to keep the suspension pre loaded.
The weight of the Jeep will keep the suspension pre loaded. My personal opinion is that for an old Jeep there is no need for anything more than a good set of old-fashioned stock style shocks. The more sophisticated shocks belong on fast vehicles with more sophisticated suspension to match.

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Thanks for the info fellas.


Not really worried about crazy performance,, just want to be able to drive down the road without issues. Not sure I am ever going to get this thing tighened back up.

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Jeff, you just need to accept the fact that it's an old Jeep and use it accordingly. My favorite speed is about 45. It's a real old Jeep.

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I had it worked out to about 55 at one time, back down to about 40.

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