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I have been searching but cannot find a definitive answer. Has anyone bought and fitted a rear set of self levelling shocks to suit JGC 2014 WK2 diesel turbo in Australia. If so, where can I buy a set that aren't genuine .
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I have checked with Peddars, Autobarn, Repco and now even Genuine. No good with any. Genuine nil stock Australia and USA out of stock, so any help soon would be greatly appreciated as rego is due in 1 month.
 

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The genuine Mopar article is a Nivomat design produced by Sachs.

Sachs sells an aftermarket version in the US under Sachs branding, US P/N 444241. Part number is likely the same if Sachs does direct business in Oz.

KYB also offers one in the US, KYB SR2011. I can't get KYB Australia's parts catalog to load, but I'd assume they sell an appropriate shock there too.

Old Man Emu also has one, but it's designed specifically to work with their lift. If you're on the factory suspension, I don't believe it fits or functions correctly, but you could verify that with ARB.

(I'm assuming here that the rear suspension is the same between US and export diesels, so I'd certainly check your local Sachs or KYB parts catalog in case anything had to change for local safety standards. Sachs AU or KYB AU should point you at the most correct aftermarket parts.)
 

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Thanks for your information phxphoto. Unfortunately I have struck out all round. Seems crazy to me, it is not as though this is a rare vehicle. And so far have lso struck out on any work around. I have been asking around with little success for 6 months now.At a loss what to try next
 

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Thanks for your information phxphoto. Unfortunately I have struck out all round. Seems crazy to me, it is not as though this is a rare vehicle. And so far have lso struck out on any work around. I have been asking around with little success for 6 months now.At a loss what to try next
If you can get the regular suspension upper shock mount you can just use the Bilstein 4600 shocks. There's a thread here somewhere with part numbers.
 

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Eibach USA sells shocks that will will replace the Nivomat shocks. I have a set on the rear of my 2019 GC. They are no longer self leveling or any of that kind of stuff just good ole fashion shocks. Give them a call and ask some questions. the worst they can say is they won't work. I like the ride quality firm but not stiff. I am happy with them. Part # E60-51-017-02-01 for the rear if you have the factory tow package. $128.00 ea
 

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You may have missed I am in Australia and your suggestions wont work here. I have tried to get standard shocks while they are a available the mounts so far unavailable. I I stated I was happy to add airbags to compensate especially while towing 2.8 ton van. With the amount of Jeeps sold here in Aust I am amazed wearable parts like shox are so hard to procure.
 

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You may have missed I am in Australia and your suggestions wont work here. I have tried to get standard shocks while they are a available the mounts so far unavailable. I I stated I was happy to add airbags to compensate especially while towing 2.8 ton van. With the amount of Jeeps sold here in Aust I am amazed wearable parts like shox are so hard to procure.
I may be off the mark here, but I found the rear on mine to be a bit bouncy. Went down your path with bugger all joy too. It was suggested to to load it up for a while and the rear then stiffens up a bit. After a while it seems to soften up and wants to roll around. The other car is a c series merc that rides like a go cart, so the difference leaps out at ya on corners. If you're sure the shocks are buggered, nothing you can do, or if just feeling the movement , it may be worth trying. Mine is a late 14 model limited diesel...
 

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I may be off the mark here, but I found the rear on mine to be a bit bouncy. Went down your path with bugger all joy too. It was suggested to to load it up for a while and the rear then stiffens up a bit. After a while it seems to soften up and wants to roll around. The other car is a c series merc that rides like a go cart, so the difference leaps out at ya on corners. If you're sure the shocks are buggered, nothing you can do, or if just feeling the movement , it may be worth trying. Mine is a late 14 model limited diesel...
Thank you, nice to hear I am not the only one. I am aware how the internal self levelling works, especially when towing a caravan . Starts off low and soft but after a little driving the shox build up and the rear becomes more solid. One has a slight weep of oil and I need to replace to pass rego inspection. Nowhere to go if I cant buy anything to fit. Crazy situation.
 

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I have the Old Man Emu fitted to my 2014 GC, and they are brilliant.
I am not sure of your location, but I bought these on the Central Coast.
 

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I looked into this when I had a Laredo. The Nivomat shocks are much cheaper in the USA. The part numbers I had were:
Sachs Nivomat – numbers on shockers:
563AH
89-4104-000-767

Mopar part number 68069680ag 68069680ah latest ; ae were in stock 2017.

I found the Nivomat's got 'tired' after a lot of towing - self levelled fine when not towing but could not get back to level with a 3 ton van on the back.

Going to Bilsteins etc + airbag might be a good option.

I DO NOT recommend the ARB route. I had them fit their supposedly "specialised designed for Jeep Grand Cherokee" lift kit and it was worse than standard - they had to refund the money and refit original gear. (I have documents to prove this in case someone thinks this is trolling.)

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I have been searching but cannot find a definitive answer. Has anyone bought and fitted a rear set of self levelling shocks to suit JGC 2014 WK2 diesel turbo in Australia. If so, where can I buy a set that aren't genuine .
Thanks Guys

cheers
Ralph
I have a 2013 Jeep GC with self leveling suspension and tow a 2.4kg Concept. The self levelers work brilliantly, and if I was to replace them, I would go all out to import the original Nivomat Sachs gear. The only other thing I would do is add Air Bags - I had these in my Pajero and worked brilliantly when towing my Coromals, Would not look at anything else.(I am in Australia)Cheers
 

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Thank you for your info on both Nivomat and Bilstine but no mention of where to buy. I am in Wagga Wagga and rung around visited shops and searched on line without success
 

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will look into this, thank you for the tip. Need to be sure they will fit, as I don't need a third disappointment.
 
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