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  • jelliott25
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    Well I ended up taking Ross up on his offer of his lightly used factory shocks. Hard to beat free and they ride a lot better than the worn out units I had on there. Thanks for the input everybody.


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  • hondo
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    I love my kings

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  • TornadoTJ
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    DoetchTech is a great shock that almost nobody thinks about. But I'm all about cheap Monroes. :)

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  • offroadman83
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    Love my OMEs the old school ones

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  • jelliott25
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    Originally posted by rudy99 View Post
    I might have my stock shocks from my TJ. Probably 10-15k miles on them. Free if I can find them.
    Free would be awesome! I would be more than happy to take those off your hands if you can find them.

    Let me know!

    Thanks

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  • rudy99
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    I might have my stock shocks from my TJ. Probably 10-15k miles on them. Free if I can find them.

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  • jelliott25
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    Thanks for the input everybody. I think it's gonna be the 5100s. I want something quality but the Ranchos are just a little over budget. I appreciate the advice!

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  • mmmmbeer
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    The HD's are for big heavy vehicles.
    I run 5100's on my Dodge and love em. I run MX's on my TJ and really like the adjustability.
    Just put Skyjacker's on the XJ and they ride nice.

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  • stickerhead
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    I run Rancho 9000XL on my TJ. Good ride and good wheeling but expensive to replace if you tear one up
    Other choice would be Bilstiens

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  • Only In A Jeep
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    The $19 Monroe shocks from Orielly's. I've run them on almost everything. Nice smooth ride and when you break one wheeling. Lifetime warranty. At least for a few. My Orielly's won't warranty mine anymore but at $19 it's not a big loss.

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  • Bearkat
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    I run the Bilstein 5100s on my and they ride great on the street and the trail. I can highly recommend those.

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  • jelliott25
    started a topic DD TJ Shock advice

    DD TJ Shock advice

    Hey everybody. Longtime lurker here coming out of hiding for help.

    I'm looking for advice on shocks for my DD TJ. I don't wheel any (at least not so far) and the suspension is stock, no lift with no serious plans to do so in the immediate future. I just replaced the stock sized tires with 31s and I can tell the shocks are way overdue. I'm wanting a reasonably comfortable ride but I know this is a jeep of course so, all things being relative I know it's only going to get so good. It just feels a bit bouncy and wallow-y and I have no idea how old the existing shocks are, having bought the Jeep a couple of years ago. For all I know these are the factory shocks (170K miles on the clock).

    With that in mind, I think I've narrowed things down to either Bilstein HD (yellow) or 5100s of the 0 to 2" lift variety. Do you guys have any thoughts on either of these two? I'd like as comfortable a ride as possible but would also like as much of a controlled experience as I can get. I drove a 1st gen miata for 20 years so I'm not requiring or expecting a cadillac ride by any means. I'm just wavering a bit on which of these two to go with. I've read that the HD are stiffer than 5100s. As well, would I need to do any adjustments to bump stops if I went with 5100 vs the HDs since they are rated for up to a 2 inch lift? Or, if anyone has any alternate recommendations for something in the same price range, I'd be all ears.

    Thanks so much for any advice!

    Elliott
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