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nele22
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:14 pm    Post subject: A quick Suspension Lift Question Reply with quote

I have a slightly used Black diamond coil lift for my TJ that I am going to install this evening. It is a 2" coil lift with 1" spacers also. This is my first Jeep mod and my question is can I install this with the factory shocks? Please let me know and thanks Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can install it, but your shocks will be near max extension, if not fully extended.

My point, you won't like driving it. Replace the shocks with something that's proper length for that lift.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What shocks do you recommend? Price?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like my OMEs. You should look for something that fits a 2"-3" lift.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
I really like my OMEs. You should look for something that fits a 2"-3" lift.


Another one converted Mr. Green .

I love my OME's too, but they're one of the more pricey shocks out there. Doestch Tech (spelling?) offers a rather inexpensive unit that most seem pleased with. Just stay away from Rancho RS5000's and anything by Trailmaster. Ran that stuff in the past and the ride is bone chattering to say the least.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'drack wrote:
Doestch Tech (spelling?) offers a rather inexpensive unit that most seem pleased with.

After running DT-3000s on the 99 and for a bit with the BB on the Unlimited, I won't recommend them.

Get some quality shocks. OME and Bilsteins are 2 that come to mind. I think both come in the length you'll need.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will I be okay on the factory shocks for a month or so? Or will I rattle my fillings loose? Neutral
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are too short and will have no upward travel. You need to replace them with one of appropriate length when you install the lift.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nele22 wrote:
will I be okay on the factory shocks for a month or so? Or will I rattle my fillings loose? Neutral


Ride quality wont change much from stock, but like ehirner says there short for the 2" lift. I wont suggest that its okay to use them either. Its possible that you could find a dangerous handling problem at highway speeds. The Wrangler can be a handful at speed anyway and shocks that are topping out could lead to disaster.

If funds arent available to install matching shocks for a month then hold off the lift for a month so that the BB and shocks can be done at once.

Ill toss my vote in for OME shocks too, there the best on/off road shock Ive ever had. And like 'd said....avoid Rancho and Trailmaster shocks for Wranglers. They are way too stiff x eleventy billion Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Thanks for all the replys guys/gals. I will post some pics when I get it all installed. Anyone know a good place online for shocks? Probably OME's!
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