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Shock change

I'm going to replacing my shocks soon. Just wondering if anyone has any pointers on extra parts I should pick up right away and certain brands they recommend? I'm looking for a decent ride, but not Cadillac quality. I still want it to ride like a Jeep, but not to the point that it rides like a tank.

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Re: Shock change

Most of the guys seem to like the Bilstein shocks. I had Monroe Reflex, but they only lasted less then 50K km and where shot. I have now KYB gas-a-just and im very happy with them. These are mono tube shocks, which gives better control, without being harsh. Also they come with a good price.
If not changed recently, i would also change the steering damper. Have a look also at the rest of the suspension bushings and stabilizer links if they are still ok.
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Re: Shock change

Also worth noting is that the nut on the rear lower mount is welded in place.

If your Jeep is anything like mine, that location is going to be covered in corrosion and dirt. I put the impact on the bolt and it didn't move. So then I went and decided to remove the nut. With much cursing and a large cheater bar, I finally got the nut to break free from what I thought was corrosion. Turns out the nut was welded on but I couldn't see it through the corrosion and dirt.
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Re: Shock change

Yeah, I threw that beefy Moog damper on a week or two ago, should have done that a long time ago. Huge difference on control.

As far as shocks go though, I'm debating on getting the KYB's online or through local store. They're 20 bucks cheaper online, but I'm sick of issues with quality of the parts. At least if I have a problem with a part from store it can be handled.
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