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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

p_2_biking wrote:
so should i order the shocks with the kit or should i just measure after i install the lift


Install the lift then measure. Every Jeep is a little different. Take two of the same model/year Jeeps and install the same exact lift and there will be differences in net lift gained as well as extended/compressed lengths. They might be slight, but it can be enough to mean a bent shock or not getting full droop out of the suspension.

You could order the shocks with the kit, and assuming the monkey in which ehirner refers to ( rofl ) did do it right, they are sized for an average...not for what you will end up with specifically. Plus there are much better shocks out there than RE's.

You're going to pay good money for the lift...you should get as much articulation out of it as possible. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i totaly agree with you...i think im gunna go with the bilstien 5125's
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yeah how do u measure for shocks? jusr from post to post or what?...might need to know that rofl
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first page of the Shock Specs on http://www.GoRancho.com will give you an idea. I'm not saying go buy ranchos, this is only a reference. Most shock manufacturers have the specs of their shocks on their websites.

Rancho_shock_specs

Remember to take two measurements, one for compressed and one for extended. You'll need both when looking for the right size shock. You don't want your suspension hanging on your shock when you flex, nor do you want the shock to stop the suspension when stuffed. Look for something that has the correct end points and also the right length compressed and extended plus an inch or two to be safe.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright thank you man....so pretty much measure from the middle of the mounting pins on the rear and in the front same thing with one but then with the top do it at the end of the stud coming down?? is that right?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yeah where do you suggest for me to get the front shock mount conversions so i dont have the stud to mount too
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JKS makes a set, but see if you can find the right size shock with a stud before you spend the $25-$35.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont really care for that extra 30bucks...down the road it will be easier to find shocks and right now it will be too....so u recommend JKS.....ill look at that
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