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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2001, 02:07 PM
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Shocks for lift

Okay now that I know what type of lift I am going with. * 1" body and 2" spacer lift*. I need some opinions on shocks.

What shocks can I get with this 3" total lift that I can use later when I add a 4" suspension lift? I really am not a tightwad I swear [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] but I dont want to buy shocks that I will have to replace again when I add the 4" lift.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2001, 02:26 PM
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Re: Shocks for lift

You are not actually getting a 3" total lift with the combination that you are going with. The suspension will only be moved 2" away from the frame, the body will be moved from the frame 1" via the body lift. You will only have to buy shocks for the 2" of lift that the suspenion spaces will give you.

Now for the bad news. There should be too much difference between the 2" spacer and the 4" suspension lift to use the same shocks. Not to mention that the 4" suspenion lift will come with new springs which will more than likely flex better than the stock spring that you will retain with the spacer lift.

I would advise to go with a cheaper shock...Rancho RE5000 are pretty cheap with good performance. You can get Rancho shocks from Autozone too[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. The absoult best way to get the right shocks is to put you new suspension in but leave all shocks off. Then flex your suspension to the max(forklift, RTI ramp, etc.) and measure the max travel side and the compressed side for the front and rear. Then call Rancho and find out the part # of the shock that will allow you about 1" of clearance on the max travel and compressed side of your measurements. This will take you a little more time and you will be without your TJ for a little longer, but it is the best way to assure yourself that you have the correct shocks. Then later on you can spring for the $ shocks when you do the 4" suspenion lift.




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Re: Shocks for lift

here is a list of specs for Rancho shocks

http://www.ilovejeeps.com/tech/article.cfm?ID=14

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Re: Shocks for lift

See I told ya I dont know much about body stuff. *thinking I shoulda stuck with engines* [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

You have been a great help Jason, I greatly appreciate it. I am sure I will have many MANY more questions to post before my Jeep is done.

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