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Bilstein for dummies

Over here in the UK the off road BILSTEIN B6 shock is being hailed as the best shock on the market for our WJ's (mines stock height)

But they are expensive, so what am I getting for my money up and above another brand (Monroe etc.) of shock ?

If bought them, and later wanted a 2 inch lift, would they still be ok ?

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Re: Bilstein for dummies

Ride quality is subjective...and Monroe makes a good shock. I've run everything from Monroes, to Doetsch Tech, to Rancho 9000 adjustables, to Old Man Emu, to Bilstein. To me, the best was clearly Bilstein. This is subjective though. Seat of the pants...

If you were to buy stock height bilstiens and then lift later, you might need to limit your down-travel to avoid damaging the shocks. Or, you might be able to install 2" lift shocks on a stock height vehicle with the expectation of lifting later. A lot of shocks are "0-2 inch lift" and should work in your application.
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Re: Bilstein for dummies

I did the ZJ Monroe install on my XJ during school and opted for the Bilsteins on the WJ. I am a convert and would also say Bilstein on the WJ.
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