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Re: Shocks for wk2

Shambles, you have a really nice ride, looks great! Glad to see someone on here try these babies out! Would love some long-term feed back.

A couple quick questions for you:

- I read that "... the kit was developed with a number of different weight-carrying options to ensure the suspension is tailored to each vehicle whilst offering a 40mm lift." What weight option did you choose?

- How much did you pay? (You can PM me of course)

- And your's or anyone's thoughts on installing the RR 2.5 on top of this setup for around a 4 inch lift? Would this push it passed it's engeneered limits? What would fail? Very curious...
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:53 AM
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Shambles, you have a really nice ride, looks great! Glad to see someone on here try these babies out! Would love some long-term feed back.


I have only had them on for a few weeks now but I will do a few trips and report back in about 6 mths. But to date I am very happy with no noticeable change in handling or comfort.

I like her with a higher skirt, once I get better rubber on I think the beastie will look even better.

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- I read that "... the kit was developed with a number of different weight-carrying options to ensure the suspension is tailored to each vehicle whilst offering a 40mm lift." What weight option did you choose?


Apparently not all Jeeps are built the same. CRD, V6 and Hemi have differing requirements...?...and settings

I have the V6 and went the medium springs as I do not tow but these increased my towing capacity by 400kg. You can get a heavier duty spring but I felt that would make the rear a bit to tight during the daily drive and as I donít tow I only got what I needed.

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- How much did you pay? (You can PM me of course)
- And your's or anyone's thoughts on installing the RR 2.5 on top of this setup for around a 4 inch lift? Would this push it passed it's engeneered limits? What would fail? Very curious...
I was quoted AU$1500 but due to the factory fit got them at cost.

The 40mm suits me, just that little bit more clearance and hub space. Im not mechanically minded so cant help with the rest.

Good luck on your quest to achive what you want.
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Re: Shocks for wk2

Is anyone else running the Dobinson springs on their WK2 yet? I'm considering the Dobinson springs because I think the 2.5'' RR kit may wear the CVs prematurely. Thoughts?

I'd like to see a pic with some oversized tires. Any thoughts on what size tires should fit with a 40mm (1.5 inch) Dobinson spring lift?

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Re: Shocks for wk2

Any updates on these? I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a lift and want to replace the front shocks at the same time. I've already had both front shock replaced due to them leaking and they feel like their starting to have problems again. Haven't even had a chance to really off road yet.
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Re: Shocks for wk2

hey airborne89

I have done around 4000km on them since i got them installed. No problems with them whatsoever.

I am realy happy with the lift and the ride.

I am not an off road nazi but do travel dirt/gravel roads daily and go on long road trips where I tackle deep ruts and a little mud in search of that secluded fishing spot but nothing too serious.

With the lift i got new rims and went down to the 18'' size which leave heaps of room for MT's if I need them.



Running ATs at the moment and being a spring and shock lift have had no issues with leaks, rattles or topping out

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Is anyone else running the Dobinson springs on their WK2 yet? I'm considering the Dobinson springs because I think the 2.5'' RR kit may wear the CVs prematurely. Thoughts?

I'd like to see a pic with some oversized tires. Any thoughts on what size tires should fit with a 40mm (1.5 inch) Dobinson spring lift?

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Hey Bill I am currently running 275/60/18 Hercules AT's so not oversized but I could go 285/65/18's or even squeeze in a set of 275/70/18's depending on how agressive the tread is....just.


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Re: Shocks for wk2

Love me some more Dobinson discusions! How about a true horizontal shot to see how level your ride sits?
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Love me some more Dobinson discusions! How about a true horizontal shot to see how level your ride sits?
Hows this

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Hey, I just started a group buy for this kit.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f61/group-...cks-48404.html
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Re: Shocks for wk2

I've contacted Dobinsons to see about shocks for WK2s with Quadra-lift. Their response was that they don't have them and won't have them. I guess they are more into springs and lift kits than shocks on their own. Let's hope Bilstein, Fox, Koni etc. come to the party pretty soon.
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FWIW, checked the front shocks on my Quadra-lift Laredo (export). They are Tokico branded gas filled. Tokico don't list anything for this vehicle so presumable it was a contract order to Chrysler, see Tokico Shocks, Springs and Suspension Kits - Save Up To 70%
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