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Old 08-18-2015, 01:45 AM
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So with 74xxx miles in the jeep I think I'm over due for some new shocks. My question is what other wear parts should be replaced at the same time?


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Re: Suspension parts

When I did my suspension, replaced shocks, front strut mounts, front lower spring insulators, rear upper and lower spring insulators, front and rear sway bar end links and bushings. I also put on 4 new OEM springs, since they are not very costly on discount Mopar website. Choice of shocks is however not so great for WK. I would probably go OEM, which are not costly on discount Mopar website. I would not go with WK Bilsteins; far too rough and bouncy and not very good handling. Removed those after a year and replaced with Koni FSD's, wowww what an improvement, but costly at $1200 a set.
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Re: Suspension parts

When it came time to replace mine Iwent with Monroe "Reflex" shocks in the rear and "Quick Struts" up front. Nice thing about the "Quick Struts" is that it comes complete as an assembly which includes their "Reflex" strut ,new springs ,and strut mount. You simply remove the old assembly and install the new one. You don't have to mess with compressing the springs etc. and you are back to new when finished. I guess it depends on how you use the vehicle and what you are looking to gain. Best of luck!
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Re: Suspension parts

If you like the OE ride, just go with OE replacement struts. There's a lot of stuff you can change to adjust the suspension, but be prepared to dislike some aspect of it and spend time changing and adjusting stuff until it's at a point that you like. Once you've got all that figured out, dmsfun has the right idea with what you should replace.
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Also, you can get OE Mopar shocks online for about 1/2 price dealers charge, IIRC they are $ 275 a set of 4 online from the place I got my OE Mopar springs, insolators, etc.. They work pretty well and give a nice ride, but they only last about 50k.
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Re: Suspension parts

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When it came time to replace mine Iwent with Monroe "Reflex" shocks in the rear and "Quick Struts" up front. Nice thing about the "Quick Struts" is that it comes complete as an assembly which includes their "Reflex" strut ,new springs ,and strut mount. You simply remove the old assembly and install the new one. You don't have to mess with compressing the springs etc. and you are back to new when finished. I guess it depends on how you use the vehicle and what you are looking to gain. Best of luck!
Garllo - when you say the Quick Struts come with new springs, do these replace the factory coil springs? Reason I ask is I have SRT springs on mine, so I wouldn't want those removed.

How is the ride of the Monroes compared to the OE shocks/ struts?
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Re: Suspension parts

Yes, they do replace the factory spring. They brought the ride back to new and the Jeep sits level front to back. You don't remove the spring from the strut. It's a complete assembly. I would imagine that the spring rates are spec by model. I have a Laredo but It would make sense that the part for the SRT would be different but who knows! Would be worth checking with Monroe. Best of Luck!
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Re: Suspension parts

The SRT springs are shorter, so I would lose the "lowering" aspect if I used those. I'm pretty sure Monroe offers the strut without the spring - I will have to look into those.

Thanks for the info!
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