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GCUK 02-26-2014 03:49 AM

Shocks - working life ?
 
Maybe not possible to say...but what would be the expected life of a set of original shocks ?
My WJ is a 2004 with 75,000 mile's, mostly road use.
What Im thinking is the shocks may still "appear" to be ok, but they are not working 100% and the ride quality may be suffering.

Thanks

hoffmanestates 02-26-2014 08:36 PM

definitely time.

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Trav1s 02-26-2014 11:52 PM

Re: Shocks - working life ?
 
I did mine at 80K and the difference was huge. The originals were toast.

lstowell 02-27-2014 01:45 PM

Re: Shocks - working life ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Trav1s (Post 983119)
I did mine at 80K and the difference was huge. The originals were toast.

If you do mostly road, check out the Edelbrock IAS as a very nice upgrade.

If you do offroad at higher speeds, the Rancho 9000 series will tend to outperform
the Edelbrock.

In either case you can often get a 25% discount with the buy 3 get one free sales
at 4wheel parts, etc.

TJXJWJ 02-28-2014 09:41 AM

Re: Shocks - working life ?
 
I'd say you're due...and I'd highly recommend the Bilstien HD line. Here are part numbers for Summit Racing for the ones I'm running:
BSN-24-029636 (front)
BSN-24-029643 (rear)

Frango100 02-28-2014 12:31 PM

Re: Shocks - working life ?
 
My ride is becoming harsh and thinking in changing my shocks soon. Just looking for comfortable ride and better handling, no ofroad (eventhough our roads are that bad that it looks like offroad sometimes). What would be the better shock, Edelbrock or Bilstein?

TJXJWJ 02-28-2014 01:00 PM

Re: Shocks - working life ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frango100 (Post 983937)
My ride is becoming harsh and thinking in changing my shocks soon. Just looking for comfortable ride and better handling, no ofroad (eventhough our roads are that bad that it looks like offroad sometimes). What would be the better shock, Edelbrock or Bilstein?

I'm a big fan of my Bilstiens for street. From what I read, you can't really go wrong with either brand. I'm not sure if you're running original factory shocks or not, but if you are, and you mount up some new Bilstiens, you'll kick yourself for not doing it sooner. Night and day difference.

GCUK 03-01-2014 06:59 AM

Re: Shocks - working life ?
 
Thanks for ther replys guys :thumbsup:
Im thinking Bilstiens, as there is a jeep parts specilist in the UK Ive dealt with who is a franchise dealer for them.
Am I right in thinking there are different Bilstien models for normal ride height and lifted jeeps ?
Im not doing hard-core off roading, just some gentle stuff so I'll probably stay at stock height.

01grand 03-05-2014 04:43 PM

Re: Shocks - working life ?
 
Yes, the Bilstien HD numbers that TJXJWJ posted are for stock height WJ's, there are also model 5100 shocks for lifts above 2".


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