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    lookin to replace my rear shocks on my TJ with 4 inchs of lift..anyone know where i can find a site that will let me order skyjacker hydros made for 4inchs of lift? i cant find a certain part number anywhere

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    http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...06%2C16016+107

    You can go here:
    http://www.quadratec.com/advisor/jeep_shocks/
    Enter your info, and get a list of the shocks they sell.

    If you don't want to order from quadratec, you can still get the manufacturers part number off of the site and search around for better pricing.

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    Sniperx9119,

    If I can borrow your thread what has everyone experienced when comparing Hydro shocks with Nitro's? Need to upgrade shocks myself and am looking for any input. I've never run a nitrogen charged shock before.

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    dont buy nitro unless your gonna be running races in them. i bought a set and they are one stiff ride
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    Stay away from Sky Jacker shocks......I switched from Sky Jacker Hydro due to life cycle requirements and went with the more expensive Nitro, hopefully to enable a longer life cycle (Very heavy Jeep due to armor, etc with some serious usage about once a month). I had 3 of the 4 new shocks fail in less than 4 months. IMO, there was a quality control issue and Bling 'Tech quickly and without question replace the failed shocks. (Another hint there was an issue).

    Now, I am looking at upgrading to King's to the tune of $1700 for all 4. (custom length to fit my 6" LA lift, etc.)

    Just my thoughts, others opinion may and will differ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy View Post
    Sniperx9119,

    If I can borrow your thread what has everyone experienced when comparing Hydro shocks with Nitro's? Need to upgrade shocks myself and am looking for any input. I've never run a nitrogen charged shock before.
    I had Skyjacker hydros on mine and I liked the ride quality, but had one fail on me. I upgraded to Teraflex gas (nitro) shocks and I have to say I like that ride quality better.

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    to be fair to Sky Jacker....my Jeep is somewhat highly modified and has a ton of armor and other addition weight (winch, roll cage, roof rack, full compliment of tools and recovery equipment, dual battery, OBA, etc) that far exceed the base model. My driving style is as slow and possible but as fast as necessary, yet on these two runs I pushed the limits of the vehicle capabilities and the components beyond there original designed apparently. With that being said, The three years prior I had pushed the other old shocks equally as hard at times and they did not fail within 6 months. I do think it was a quality control issue and hope it is fixed at this time as all manufacture face these issues form time to time.
    Based on the performance level I demand, I simply had to ensure that I would not suffer for shock failure again as fast as I did.
    If you are going to play, you are going to pay. In this case to the tune of $1700 to get what I want.
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    dont waste your money on skyjacker crap, get some bilstien 5100's or even some 2" FOA's. alot better quality, warranty, and ride.

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