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Old 08-29-2018, 11:10 AM
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Hi everyone! im looking to upgrade my XJ shocks (Rear and Front) which options will you recommend?
I want to improve the comfort on the road and i also use my XJ for offroading, it has like 1.5 inch lift and uses 31s

What do you think about this options?
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https://www.rockauto.com/es/moreinfo...sn=479&jsn=479

***Extra - also i will like to replace the steering stabilizer
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I will like to use Fox but its very expensive to me :/ , and i dont find options to fit my XJ, usually they are made for 4inch lifted cars, so, what do you think about the previous options or what do you recommend_ thanks for your help!



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For a twin tube cheap shock I really like Doetsch 8000s with built in bumpstops. They work great.
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For a twin tube cheap shock I really like Doetsch 8000s with built in bumpstops. They work great.
I saw this basic lift kit 3inch, Trailmaster

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How about that?
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I saw this basic lift kit 3inch, Trailmaster

https://www.amazon.com/Trailmaster-T...aster+lift+kit

How about that?
you went from wanting shocks to now a 3 inch lift? Lol
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you went from wanting shocks to now a 3 inch lift? Lol
haha Sorry, i just looking for shocks and then i saw this kit, you know we are in love with our Jeeps, always looking to improve something hahahah
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Save your money honey !!! Get on ebay, type in JK shocks. There are two colors, red and black. The black are more DD friendly. The red are for more serious play. You can find them for sale as pre-owned dealer take-offs. I got all 4 of mine for $15 each !!! Do a search on here, JK shocks. EZEARL started a thread that pretty much covers it all. Part numbers, lengths and travel distances. Do it, Then with the money you saved, go back to ebay and buy some FOX stickers !!!
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Originally Posted by CRLAMBERTJR View Post
Save your money honey !!! Get on ebay, type in JK shocks. There are two colors, red and black. The black are more DD friendly. The red are for more serious play. You can find them for sale as pre-owned dealer take-offs. I got all 4 of mine for $15 each !!! Do a search on here, JK shocks. EZEARL started a thread that pretty much covers it all. Part numbers, lengths and travel distances. Do it, Then with the money you saved, go back to ebay and buy some FOX stickers !!!

This^^. I prefer the red ones for all applications.
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Great idea, find some JK Take-Offs (low mileage or just buy them new), they should work great! Get the red ones if you are going to be offroading, if not the black ones should be fine.

Use the money you saved for additional upgrades like some LED Headlights;

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This^^. I prefer the red ones for all applications.
I wished I'd bought the red ones ! I saw a great deal on my black ones, got excited and over- ejaculated !!! Maybe the old saying, " Once you go black, you never go back ! " isn't necessarily true ??? My black ones seem tight and a bit stiff ? Not soft at all ! It rides like a Jeep !!! LOL
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It's not 100% true, speaking from experience.....
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Originally Posted by unidentifiedbomb View Post
It's not 100% true, speaking from experience.....
You talkin' bout shocks ? 😁 No pun intended on the description of how the shocks ride,,,

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Would the JK ones suggested also work on a stock height XJ?
99 with 235s. Just looking for some decent ones without getting raked over the coals on cost.
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Originally Posted by RocketMouse View Post
Would the JK ones suggested also work on a stock height XJ?
99 with 235s. Just looking for some decent ones without getting raked over the coals on cost.
Yep, that's how mine's sitting right now !
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Would the JK ones suggested also work on a stock height XJ?
99 with 235s. Just looking for some decent ones without getting raked over the coals on cost.
I had them on my stocker with slightly sagging leafs. The shocks bottomed out over everything. If I had 4 people in the jeep, it was just about riding on the shock. If I was to do it again, I would not put them on a 100% stock suspension jeep. Needs to have at least an inch lift. However, they did ride fantastic.

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good to know.. thanks... I may just look at another option. That one seemed nice cost-wise on a non-lifted XJ. But I want something that is going to perform decent on a stock height setup, as I don't plan on ever lifting this one. I'm happy just rollin' on 235s.
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