Originally Posted by Milo
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?
New Shocks Update:
I went with four new Bilstein HD shocks modal numbers F4-BE5-2963-H0 and F4-BE5-2964-H0 front/rear respectfully.
I am happy. The ride is firm, but the Jeep stays level in corners and is a joy the drive.
Funny, when I was under the Jeep removing the rears, I tossed one of the old shocks and upon hitting the pavement, it made a sound like an empty tin can hitting the ground. Those things were shot!