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Old 08-14-2014, 05:18 PM
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Rear Shocks replacement

So I find out that my rear shocks are leaking and of course I'm about 8,000kms over my warranty.

I've been searching all over online and I've found the following rear shocks for the 2011-2013 JGC WK2 w/o air or leveling shocks.
*oddest thing is that no one carries replacements for the front struts because I was thinking to change those too while I'm at it. Anyway....

Monroe Reflex
Rancho RS5000 series (part# RS5399)
Skyjacker Hydro 7000 series (part# H7088)
Skyjacker Nitro 8000 series (part# N8088)
KYB Excel-G (pretty much an oem replacement)

I'm looking to get some better performance & less body roll. Not sure if anyone here has replaced their shocks with any of the above. If so, can you provide a review? (I've searched and no one here seems to post that they have)

While I'm at it I might actually replace my sway bar endlinks with the Bwoody ones as well to help with the body roll.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Rear Shocks replacement

Greetings,

Did you look into the Bilstein series:

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Re: Rear Shocks replacement

I'm waiting for OME should only be 1-2 months. Bilstein will hopefully follow suit. The point of a good shock is consistency and control during body motion, firm is good but stiff with poor control it becomes a dump truck. For that I want high end stuff tailored to the vehicle. For reducing body roll its also about the bars, bushings, and links..
I'll be doing SRT Bars+bwoody, at some point with either full OME suspensions, or just bilsteins if they show up, with the bars.
The fact is all the ones you've listed are mass production units that I don't feel offer the same quality and longevity I want for the WK2. I'm 100% sure on the quality of companies like OME and Bilstein, owned both on multiple vehicle, never a blink in quality or ride/control.
For me shocks are a do it once proposition.
I could be wrong and rancho and skyjacker make high ends stuff now.
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Re: Rear Shocks replacement

So I just looked up bilstein and their parts lookup says they have the full setup for front and rears on both their b6 4600 series and b8 5100 serious.

I can't find any pricing online for these so I might have to call a distributor here in canada for prices.


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Re: Rear Shocks replacement

Looks like I'm just going to replace my rear shocks with the skyjacker nitro 8000 series. Mainly due to performance to $$$ value. I'm not ready to shell out for a full bilstein setup just yet when my front shocks are still good.

While I'm down there I'm also going to swap the rear sway bar with the SRT one and going to go with the SRT Moog end links that have the grease fittings so that I can repack them when needed.

Anybody have experience with the moog end links that are repackable?



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