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Old January 28th, 2021, 08:47
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Shock Recommendations

Double tracking rutted results n stuff. How fast do you drive.

Many people love the Ranchos just as many hate them.
I had a set of 9000s that started leaking on me. Never bought another set.

For going fast on rutted rds id recomend some fox 2.0s or bilstein 7100s

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Old January 28th, 2021, 09:08
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Re: Shock Recommendations

For what it's worth I was a Bilstein and a KYB distributor. I always ran Bilstein's for the race car and KYB's for general street/occasional off-road use, but the rancho's for crawling are hard to beat on a daily driver.
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Old January 28th, 2021, 09:59
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Double tracking rutted results n stuff. How fast do you drive.

Many people love the Ranchos just as many hate them.
I had a set of 9000s that started leaking on me. Never bought another set.

For going fast on rutted rds id recomend some fox 2.0s or bilstein 7100s

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Low speed family outings. Need max comfort, so opposite end of what you were guessing.

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For what it's worth I was a Bilstein and a KYB distributor. I always ran Bilstein's for the race car and KYB's for general street/occasional off-road use, but the rancho's for crawling are hard to beat on a daily driver.
My impression from reading the various posts and my own experience with Bilsteins on other cars is that all the Bilstein options are pretty heavily damped.
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Old January 28th, 2021, 10:49
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That's pretty much correct.
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Old January 28th, 2021, 12:14
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For family outing i picture a rig full if people cooler s couple dogs minumum on recovery gear maybe camping supplies and fishing stuff. Might be fairly heavily loaded.
I think most any decent shocks will work kyb monomax , bilstein, ive also read those doetch shocks mentioned earlier are decent.

Jeep gladiator fox take offs with pin adapter may also work on the front they are fairly soft and might be found on Craigslist for a set of four for a couple hundred bucks. Might even be the correct length for your lift.
Thats what im running. I really like them.

I payed 100 or 150 for the set of four on Craigslist

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Old January 28th, 2021, 14:30
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Do you know the compressed and extended lengths?
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Old January 28th, 2021, 22:30
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I do not. Travel is just shy of 9" I think.
Maybe 8.5.

Pictured is roughly center of shock stroke.

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Old January 28th, 2021, 22:41
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I think at 4" lift your looking at 10" shocks. Thats kinda a guess though.

This is a good way to buy shocks, also pay attention to valving

https://www.shockwarehouse.com/site/bilstein_5125.cfm

Stem top shocks are half way down the page.

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Old January 29th, 2021, 07:45
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Thanks. Yeah, I'm hoping for 10" travel at the front, but no way I'll get that in the rear unless I run high end leaves. I'll be very happy if I get 9" there. 8" seems to be what I can expect without causing the leaves to take a new set.
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Old January 29th, 2021, 07:55
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The gladiator shocks are alittle less than 10

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Old February 4th, 2021, 06:14
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I have installed several sets of DoetschTech DT3000 on my XJ's, and will be installing a fresh set this spring.

I have thrown away several sets of lightly used Monroe shocks that were too floppy, and gave away some 6 month old Rancho shocks that were useless crap.
For the money, they're pretty hard to beat. Will be ordering DTs when I go up an inch or so. Good shocks

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Old February 8th, 2021, 09:53
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Re: Shock Recommendations

I personally am giving Iron Rocks shocks a try as they are cheap and bilsteins on back order. Well its been almost 2 weeks and still no shocks. They aren't on back order anymore so I was truly thinking I would have em here already. Sadly I also realized I need a hack and tap (np242) and well I guess Iron rock offroad might be my best option again. I just really can't stand waiting this long again for the hack and tap so I can finally drive my damn xj............not really happy at the moment.
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Old February 8th, 2021, 17:32
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I personally am giving Iron Rocks shocks a try as they are cheap and bilsteins on back order. Well its been almost 2 weeks and still no shocks. They aren't on back order anymore so I was truly thinking I would have em here already. Sadly I also realized I need a hack and tap (np242) and well I guess Iron rock offroad might be my best option again. I just really can't stand waiting this long again for the hack and tap so I can finally drive my damn xj............not really happy at the moment.
I like Iron Rock's products and have purchased many things from them over the years. But their shipping is slow and expensive. They sent out an e-mail a few months ago saying that they hired additional people and made some changes to improve shipping times. Obviously they know that shipping has been an issue for customers, but it doesn't seen like they've improved. Give me slow and cheap, fast and cheap, or fast and expensive, but not slow and expensive!
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Old February 9th, 2021, 20:42
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Re: Shock Recommendations

My XJ came with a set of generic shocks so I replaced them with bilstein shocks. I am happy with the result. They are firmer yet handling is good.
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Anyone tried the Rusty's shocks? They look nice and are fairly cheap.
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