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Old 09-14-2012, 08:53 AM
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Re: Replacement shocks

While the HD's are out because of the lift, what about the mono gas Bilsteins? They came up on summit racing...are they less stiff than the HD's? I wish they made the sport models for the WK...
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Re: Replacement shocks

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While the HD's are out because of the lift, what about the mono gas Bilsteins? They came up on summit racing...are they less stiff than the HD's? I wish they made the sport models for the WK...
Those monotubes are the HD's and there are no other ones for the WK except the SRT's and you need lowering springs to work with those since they are shorter than stock. You can get OEM shocks at a very good price at online Mopar parts discounters, about 1/2 what dealers charge. IF you are looking for a smooth ride, I would avoid the Bilstiens and go with OEM or KYB GR2. OEM shocks are only meant to last 50k tops anyway, and it is not a big deal to replace them.
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Those monotubes are the HD's and there are no other ones for the WK except the SRT's and you need lowering springs to work with those since they are shorter than stock. You can get OEM shocks at a very good price at online Mopar parts discounters, about 1/2 what dealers charge. IF you are looking for a smooth ride, I would avoid the Bilstiens and go with OEM or KYB GR2. OEM shocks are only meant to last 50k tops anyway, and it is not a big deal to replace them.
I realized they were the same after posting that lol. Would you recommend the KYB over the Monroe reflex?
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I'd buy my Monroe reflexes again in a second. I put the reflexes in the front and the MLL's in the rear. The ride gets slightly stiffened in the back which eliminates all that extra bounce and it also slightly raises the rear end, giving it a more aggressive stance. The front reflexes perform how the OEM's SHOULD HAVE, which is to say, not too much bounce but still a luxury feel. Just about everyone that rides in my Jeep comments on how smooth she drives...
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I'd buy my Monroe reflexes again in a second. I put the reflexes in the front and the MLL's in the rear. The ride gets slightly stiffened in the back which eliminates all that extra bounce and it also slightly raises the rear end, giving it a more aggressive stance. The front reflexes perform how the OEM's SHOULD HAVE, which is to say, not too much bounce but still a luxury feel. Just about everyone that rides in my Jeep comments on how smooth she drives...
The reflex are still on the table, I was also considering a KYB gr2 front/KYB gas adjust rear combo...thoughts?
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I had a set of KYB GR2's on my last sports car. The adjustibility is a cool feature, but in reality almost no one uses that feature. In terms of feel, the GR2's are probably a bit stiffer for the most part than the reflexes are. That being said, I don't think I could justify the massive cost differential for the GR2's vs. the reflexes. I've had a lot of reflexes on a lot of cars, and I've NEVER had an issue. Low/no maintenance and reliability were also big considerations for me, of course just behind feel and price.
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I had a set of KYB GR2's on my last sports car. The adjustibility is a cool feature, but in reality almost no one uses that feature. In terms of feel, the GR2's are probably a bit stiffer for the most part than the reflexes are. That being said, I don't think I could justify the massive cost differential for the GR2's vs. the reflexes. I've had a lot of reflexes on a lot of cars, and I've NEVER had an issue. Low/no maintenance and reliability were also big considerations for me, of course just behind feel and price.
The gr2's are an oe replacement shock. The agx series is the adjustable ones. I do/did like the reflexes on the blazer I had, plus the lifetime warranty means never paying for another shock for the lifetime of the car.
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Whoops, you are correct. It's been quite some time since I was researching KYB so I'm a bit rusty. I'm obviously biased, as I installed the Reflexes and MLLs.
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Whoops, you are correct. It's been quite some time since I was researching KYB so I'm a bit rusty. I'm obviously biased, as I installed the Reflexes and MLLs.
Ya, I like that the reflexes boast improvement over stock while it seems the kyb are just marketed as an oe shock...anyone else have experience with both?
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Ok, so if I'm looking to go for a comfy luxury type of ride, I should go with Monroe reflexes? Are they comfier that Monroe Sensa Tracs or stock? What is a reasonable price for them and what other parts would buy? Springs, coils, etc? Thx
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i think the WK bilsteins that are for the SRT will work for a stock height WK. im considering them or monroes to go with a rear set of MLL at stock height. i run bilstein HDs right now, ans i woudl like alittle but plusher ride when i drop her down. but with the plush/softer ride comes body roll. i have swaybars front and rear so i shouldnt experience that.

those running the monroes in the front- any body roll issues or understeer?
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Ok, so if I'm looking to go for a comfy luxury type of ride,....
...what other parts would buy? Springs, coils, etc? Thx
If you want a soft/comfy ride, leave the springs alone. however get new spring isolators, & new strut mounts (the rubber bits). To take care of body roll you can get srt(or addco) sway bars. i added just the rear so far and a ton of the bodyroll is GONE! night and day difference!
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