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Time to fit new shocks!

Hi Guy's,

I think it is that time! Looking for Bilsteins 4600's all round, uber expensive in the UK! Was looking at Summit as there shipping is reasonable.

Only thing is the fronts are out of stock until Oct 2014

Anyone recommend another supplier with reasonable shipping to the UK?

I do appreciate you would possibly know of international shipping but worth asking!

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Old 08-02-2014, 02:22 AM
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Re: Time to fit new shocks!

I use these guys sometimes. Super large inventory.Here's their international shipping page.Hopefully you can get a good rate. Shockwarehouse International Ordering - Shockwarehouse.com
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Re: Time to fit new shocks!

Thanks for the tip! I have emailed them.
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Re: Time to fit new shocks!

Right, Bilstein 4600 HD's sorted! And a Addco 684 Sway Bar!

This should sort the ride and tyre wear. Plus extend the Jeep's life.
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Re: Time to fit new shocks!

Is your jeeps buildyear 2005? Last WJ´s where made in 2004 as far as i know.
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Re: Time to fit new shocks!

Yes, it is a 2005 WJ.

Jeep ran an extra year here/Europe with the Platinum (Overland Special Edition) and the XS (Limited Special Edition), this was due to the late arrival of the WK? So I have read.

It was probably made in 2004?
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Right, Bilstein 4600 HD's sorted! And a Addco 684 Sway Bar!

This should sort the ride and tyre wear. Plus extend the Jeep's life.
The Bilsteins greatly improved tire wear on the inside and outside of my WJ tires.
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Is your jeeps buildyear 2005? Last WJ´s where made in 2004 as far as i know.
Also Frank in China there are wj's that are manufactured up until 2008 !!!
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Also Frank in China there are wj's that are manufactured up until 2008 !!!
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Right, Bilstein 4600 HD's sorted! And a Addco 684 Sway Bar!

This should sort the ride and tyre wear. Plus extend the Jeep's life.
You will NOT be disappointed with that set up!

Lube those bushings for the swaybar with some really good grease. I use Green Grease. Not sure if that's available on the other side of the pond. As for the shocks, just make sure your bolts are tight (especially the rear) and that there is no play between the shoulder of the bolt and the sleeve of the shock bushing. A lot of us have replaced bolts with new ones that have longer shoulders because we've experienced clunking.
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Re: Time to fit new shocks!

Thanks for the heads up! Don't suppose you know of the bolts you are referring too? size, length etc.

Sway Bar, I will grease very well (stupid question!) Do you grease the bar or the bush or both?

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Thanks for the heads up! Don't suppose you know of the bolts you are referring too? size, length etc.

Sway Bar, I will grease very well (stupid question!) Do you grease the bar or the bush or both?

Thanks in advance!
Who wouldn't remember this information from a pair of bolts they installed in 2011?!?!?

Of course pal...it's a 10.9 Hex Head Cap Screw. 12mm-1.75x70. You may want to wait until you get the shocks to measure for the best shoulder length. The tighter the bolt fits in the bushing sleeve, the better off you'll be.
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