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Old November 17th, 2014, 11:02
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IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

I need a shock recommendation for both front and rear. I have a 1995 Jeep XJ with the Iron Rock Offroad 6.5" Critical Path lift. The Jeep is NOT a daily driver, and primarily a trail rig that sees long highways miles to an from desert trails. Being in the desert, the Jeep sees a lot of long gravel and sandy roads with whoops and washboard.

Do you recommend the conversation shackles for shocks with hoops? What length of shock would you recommend since 6.5" seems to be right in the middle of most sizing charts. I am currently considering the Fox 2.0 or a set of Bilsteins. Not sure about the reservor being necessary.
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Old November 17th, 2014, 11:59
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Re: IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

IRO says my install length is 23" and my max collapse length is 19"
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Old November 17th, 2014, 12:07
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Re: IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

GO MEASURE.

If you want to go fast on those roads with whoops and washboards, you shouldn't be buying shocks for "X" amount of lift.

And I have no idea what conversation shackles are or why your shackles would be affected by how you have your shocks mounted.
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Old November 17th, 2014, 15:58
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Re: IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

They go by many names. This website calls them a "Universal Shock Stem Adapter"

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16...FXIF7AodtwoA_A
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Old November 17th, 2014, 16:20
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Re: IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

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GO MEASURE.

If you want to go fast on those roads with whoops and washboards, you shouldn't be buying shocks for "X" amount of lift.

And I have no idea what conversation shackles are or why your shackles would be affected by how you have your shocks mounted.

x2 and if going through whoops you will need shocks with reservoirs to keep the shocks cool
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Old November 17th, 2014, 16:51
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Re: IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

Defiantly run shock stem adapters and x3 on measuring
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Old November 18th, 2014, 14:30
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Re: IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

Let's say I measured them. Are there any brands or models that you have had success with?
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Old November 18th, 2014, 16:53
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Re: IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

do you wanna run fixed reservoir, remote reservoir, how much you looking to spend?

i like my bilsteins
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Old November 18th, 2014, 19:55
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i have bilstiens in my truck and i am more than happy with them
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Old November 18th, 2014, 22:38
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Re: IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

Why would you say 'definately run shock stem adapters'?
The proper thing to do would be to get shocks that allready have a stem top, like foxes aptly named pro series oem fits. Running adapters is lost travel.

The only reason to run adapters, is to run heim shocks, at which point the goal becomes to mount them as high/low as possible. OR to run a shock youve allready have, thats probably not valved for the front of a quadralinked jeep.
Dont adapt, design.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 23:46
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Re: IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

I have the fox 2.0 pro series with the stems. I am extremely happy with them, especially after the custom tune.
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Why would you say 'definately run shock stem adapters'?
The proper thing to do would be to get shocks that allready have a stem top, like foxes aptly named pro series oem fits. Running adapters is lost travel.

The only reason to run adapters, is to run heim shocks, at which point the goal becomes to mount them as high/low as possible. OR to run a shock youve allready have, thats probably not valved for the front of a quadralinked jeep.
Dont adapt, design.
Because stem mounts are notorious for breaking if you measure right for your shocks you wont loose any travel
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Old November 20th, 2014, 11:27
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IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

Notorious? I have never seen one, nor do I know anyone that has broken one.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 16:57
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Re: IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

I don't care how you measure, you effectively moved the upper mount down with the adapter. That reduces maximum collapsed length that physically fits and therefore reduces maximum extended length due to the shorter shock body. The closer together the mounts are, the shorter the shock you will be able to run.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 22:09
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Re: IRO 6.5" Lift - Shock Recommendation Needed

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Because stem mounts are notorious for breaking if you measure right for your shocks you wont loose any travel

Must be a new york thing....
When shocks literally break their mountings, you were using them wrong. Shocks dampen suspension travel, they arent designed (with very few exceptions) to start (bump stop) or stop (limit strap) suspension travel.

Lemme take a wild guess that you dont feel bumpstops are important either?
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