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Re: Suspension Comfort Mods

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theres only so many shock options stock for the WK. i mean some run the monroes without any complaints. i still like my bilstein HDs as they have reduced body roll and the jeep stays planted to the road. the stockers IMO were too soft and floaty. no you could go with the bilsteins that come on the SRT and they will be a great ride as well, theyre just pretty $$$.

if i were to go back to stock height id swap in the WK bilsteins that come on the SRT, and maybe level the rear with the front and call it a day. would probably be a great ridbut as are far the bilstein HDs being too harsh- i kind of beg to differ.
You csnnot put SRT Bilsteins on with stock springs, as they are too short and will top out over bumps. The HD's are OK, but I would never use the term comfortable to describe the ride. Solid is more like it.
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Re: Suspension Comfort Mods

Which of the following shocks do you think would provide an old man cadillac type of comfy ride lol: (I'm serious) Do not want a lift option either.

OE Mopar Shocks

Front Strut (Is that the shock absorber?)

http://www.justforjeeps.com/wkfrontstruts.html

Rear

http://www.justforjeeps.com/reshwkgrchli.html

OME (Old Man Emu) NITROCHARGER SHOCKS

http://www.central4wd.com/inventoryd...older%7C115199

Monroe 71377 Reflex (Twin-tube) Front (Front is different than rear??)

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk...gs+Best+Seller

Monroe 911278 Reflex Rear

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk....html?loc=Rear

Monroe Sensa-Trac (NITROGEN GAS-CHARGED Twin-tube) Used mostly for hauling or?

Rear

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk....html?loc=Rear

Monroe 32407 Monro-Matic Plus (NITROGEN GAS-CHARGED Monotube)(Rear only?)

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk...gs+Best+Seller

KYB GR-2/Excel-G (High pressure gas charge Twin-Tube)

Front

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk...gs+Best+Seller

Rear

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk...gs+Best+Seller

Replacement (NITROGEN GAS-CHARGED Twin-tube)

Front

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk...gs+Best+Seller

Rear

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk....html?loc=Rear

Autotrust (Twin-Tube)

Front

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk...html?loc=Front

Rear

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk....html?loc=Rear

Rancho (Twin-Tube)

Front

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk...html?loc=Front

Rear

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk....html?loc=Rear

http://www.amazon.com/D341603-Charge...1&s=automotive

Drive Tech America

http://www.amazon.com/Rancho-RS5826-...49&Year=2006%7

PS: Did not include any Blisteins, Gabriels or SkyJackers.
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Re: Suspension Comfort Mods

You better go with a low pressure gas shock such as OME or Monroe. And a high profile tire will help a lot for comfort.
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Re: Suspension Comfort Mods

after reading up on and doing alittle searching i think my next set of shocks will be a set of monroe sensa-trac struts, with monroe load levelers in the rear- WK specific, not the f-150 ones. to help the rake ill be adding a JBA strut spacer to the front to level it out. should ride great..

i do think the bilstein HDs are alittle harsher than i originally thought, the more i cruise around on them. they have about 30k on them and have spent 95% of their time on the street.
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Re: Suspension Comfort Mods

I did some major research as well, I think I'm just going to end up buying Monroe Reflex's all around, unless someone can tell me why I should add Monroe Sensa Tracs in the rear..

Also, may say it's good to change the strut mounts and Coil Spring Insulators..

Do I need to buy 2 (Front Only) or 4 (Front & Back) of these than?

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Re: Suspension Comfort Mods

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I did some major research as well, I think I'm just going to end up buying Monroe Reflex's all around, unless someone can tell me why I should add Monroe Sensa Tracs in the rear..

Also, may say it's good to change the strut mounts and Coil Spring Insulators..

Do I need to buy 2 (Front Only) or 4 (Front & Back) of these than?

MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS :: Strut-Mate® Mounting Kits

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depends if you plan on doing towing if you want to add the load levelers. many say its a firm, more stable ride. i did find that the sensa-trac and the reflex is pretty much the same dang thing haha. you can actually go on rockauto.com and get 2 strut mount kits and get yourself 6 coil spring isolators- 4 for the rear (one on the top and bottom of each coil) and 2 for the front (go on the bottom of the coil). you should be good to go after that.
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Re: Suspension Comfort Mods

You guys are scaring the crap out of me I just ordered the bilstiens, and I'm hoping they're not that harsh. I live in NY the roads suck here now my stomach is in knots wondering how this thing is going to ride. The WK does ride pretty good compared to some trucks I've had, and I really don't want to lose too much of that.
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You guys are scaring the crap out of me I just ordered the bilstiens, and I'm hoping they're not that harsh. I live in NY the roads suck here now my stomach is in knots wondering how this thing is going to ride. The WK does ride pretty good compared to some trucks I've had, and I really don't want to lose too much of that.
they arent that bad, ive just had them for 30k and i think i want to go a different direction with my WK. they greatly improve the handling and stability of the jeep, youll like them.
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depends if you plan on doing towing if you want to add the load levelers. many say its a firm, more stable ride. i did find that the sensa-trac and the reflex is pretty much the same dang thing haha. you can actually go on rockauto.com and get 2 strut mount kits and get yourself 6 coil spring isolators- 4 for the rear (one on the top and bottom of each coil) and 2 for the front (go on the bottom of the coil). you should be good to go after that.
A bit confused now lol,

Ok, i'll buy 2 of these for the front:

MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS :: Strut-Mate® Mounting Kits

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Strut Mount
Bearing
Upper Spring Isolator
Lower Spring Isolator
Upper Spring Seat

and than I should buy 4 more spring isolators from rockauto.com for the rear? EVen though I will be installing Monroe Reflex's in the rear, any of these are ok? Can you pick which 4 for me please? It's a 2006 Jeep WK 4.7 Laredo. These are the 3 choices I see for my jeep's rear:

MOOG Part # K160059
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RAYBESTOS Part # 5771714 Professional Grade
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ACDELCO Part # 45G24064 {#19261971}
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ooo youre just doing the shocks... you wont need anything for the rear then. just the shocks. sorry for the confusion- i thought you were swapping coils in the rear too. however, you could take an extra 30minutes and swap your factory spring isolators in the rear and get alittle bump in the rear.

but yea if youre doing front struts, 2 of those monroe kits and you wont need anything for the rear.
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Re: Suspension Comfort Mods

Thanks for the info I called, and put the order off. I've gotta think about this for a second, but I will probably go with something a little softer. Are the Monroe's stiffer than stock, but not as harsh as the Bilstiens?
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Sorry to make you reconsider your order bud. I mean I've heard nothing but good things a out the Monroe's in WKs. I have ran them on one other vehicle- a lifted Cherokee and it rode great. So I'm hoping their shocks/struts are just as good for my WK. I daily drive mine, no longer have the offroad bug- so I want a nice balanced ride
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