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Re: Good shock choice for WJ?

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How much are the 5100's and do you know what price the 4600's run at?

Also, the 5100's are for lifted applications... 4600 for stock height... A BB though is only a hundred extra dollars and allows you to use the 5100's
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Re: Good shock choice for WJ?

Im glad to hear that I am not the only person that has had this "clunking" sound coming from my jeep. Being that it had been wrecked in the past I was kinda scared that it wasnt a shock problem and that it could be something more expensive. Thanks guys!!!
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Re: Good shock choice for WJ?

I used to use Monroe Sense-A-Track shocks on everything we had, but I have not tried them on the Overland. From what I am reading here, Bilsteins may be the best bet. Either way, you need to make sure they fit right and are tight. Other wise the bushings will take a beating.
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Re: Good shock choice for WJ?

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I used to use Monroe Sense-A-Track shocks on everything we had, but I have not tried them on the Overland. From what I am reading here, Bilsteins may be the best bet. Either way, you need to make sure they fit right and are tight. Other wise the bushings will take a beating.
just fyi, Monroe says their Reflex mono-tubes are the "oem" replacement for the upcountry models..
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Re: Good shock choice for WJ?

I have the Rancho RS9000XL shocks and love them! you can only use them for stock height but ive had them since june and they work great and being able to adjust them is perfect if yours is a DD like mine so i have a smooth ride on the highway and a stiff ride for offroad
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Re: Good shock choice for WJ?

I'll have to agree with my fellow Giants fan...I had those on my lifted TJ, and they were awesome. It's all about finding your adjustment, but once you have it dialed in....fugettabahdit.

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I have the Rancho RS9000XL shocks and love them! you can only use them for stock height but ive had them since june and they work great and being able to adjust them is perfect if yours is a DD like mine so i have a smooth ride on the highway and a stiff ride for offroad
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Re: Good shock choice for WJ?

yup! love knowing i can just dial in so they can handle whatever i throw at them, or as much as they can take for a stock height jeep at least lol. and tjxjwj your a giant fan? great game this sunday love when the cowboys go down lol
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Which Shocks to Buy

Would you guys recommend a shock that is best suited for my application?

I have a stock 2002 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 with a 4.7 V8 and regular suspension NOT Up Country with 95,000 miles. Tires are Michelin Latitude Tour P225/75R/16.

The suspension components are stock/original. All four shocks and the steering stabilizer are leaking and need to be replaced.

The Jeep is used for Highway and City driving only and will never be used off road. I like the smooth plush ride I have now, think Luxury SUVs like Acura MDX or Lexus RX, but I think I’m getting some excess body roll in the corners. Worn shocks could be the cause.

I would like a shock that delivers this smooth ride while providing good cornering and minimizing body roll.

What shocks do you/and or have you previously used on your WJ and are/were you happy with?

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Re: Which Shocks to Buy

Most on here will recommend Bilstein.

Bilstein 4600 is for a non-lifted Jeep

Bilstein 5100 is for a lifted Jeep

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Re: Which Shocks to Buy

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Does anyone have any experience with the KYB Gas A Just or Monomax for their WJ?
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Re: Which Shocks to Buy

Welcome go JG from a fellow WJ owner!

Bilstein is where its at, while I would probably say that about anything over 130,000 mile OEM shocks, but they really helped smooth out the suspension.
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Re: Which Shocks to Buy

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Would you guys recommend a shock that is best suited for my application?

The Jeep is used for Highway and City driving only and will never be used off road. I like the smooth plush ride I have now, think Luxury SUVs like Acura MDX or Lexus RX, but I think I’m getting some excess body roll in the corners. Worn shocks could be the cause.

I would like a shock that delivers this smooth ride while providing good cornering and minimizing body roll.

What shocks do you/and or have you previously used on your WJ and are/were you happy with?

Thank You!
Well if you're looking for the plush ride and complaining about the body roll I would say as with most to couple the Bilsteins if you get them with an Addco Rear Sway Bar. They claim that one of those bars is an improvement up to 700% in resistance compared to the OEM bar and virtually eliminates body roll.

http://wjjeeps.com/swaybars.htm

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/zj/addco/
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