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    Default New Shocks; Which to Choose?

    Hey all, I tried searching some forums about different shocks and preferances, but didn't have much luck trying to search through the posts. I'm thinking about swapping out the shocks I have now on my "supposedly" 4'in lift. It is my daily driver, but I do take it out muddin when I get the chance. By no means is it into climbing rocks. Mostly used for tearing through mud/woodland area. Righ now I have skyjackers(It is my first jeep, so I am ok to say I wouldn't know a good pair of shocks from a cheap pair) Some insight would be great. Thanks!
    2000 TJ (4 Squirrels)
    4" Lift, 4:11 Alloy USA Gears, 15X8 Black Rock 950 Series, 33" MTZ's, Fab Four Stinger, Smittybilt Metal Tube Fender, Banks Monster Exhuast


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    i have the procomp mx6 6 way adjustable. i love them. bout 100 bucks a piece though.
    2004 Rubi, Poison Spyder Bumper with Trail Stinger. Warn M8000 winch, Rock Krawler X-factor long arm 4 inch lift, 35x12.50x15 BFG KM2s on Procomp 8 inch steelies, Tom Woods Driveshaft, Poison Syder Full Roll Cage, Tuff Designs rear bumper/Tire carrier, MetalCloak Arched Tube Fenders with 6 Inch Flares, Flowmaster Hushpower Muffler, Vanco Big Disk Brake upgrade, Line-X'd tub and cage.

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    Yikes! 6 way adjustable.. meaning...(newbie c'mon now)
    2000 TJ (4 Squirrels)
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    The dampening effect(how hard or soft absorbs the bumps) can be adjusted between 6 different levels....

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    I am running Pro Comp 3500's and like them. Ride is a little stiff but that is OK for me. The wife complains sometimes though.
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    my procomp 3000s are stiff as can be. I just bought two skyjacker nitros to put on the rear. my stock shocks are pretty nasty.
    Keep it slow. I can't afford spare parts.

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    bilstein 5150's are a great entry level piggyback shock. same price as the procops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wranglerchik00 View Post
    Yikes! 6 way adjustable.. meaning...(newbie c'mon now)
    haha sorry, yeah, what Joey said.
    2004 Rubi, Poison Spyder Bumper with Trail Stinger. Warn M8000 winch, Rock Krawler X-factor long arm 4 inch lift, 35x12.50x15 BFG KM2s on Procomp 8 inch steelies, Tom Woods Driveshaft, Poison Syder Full Roll Cage, Tuff Designs rear bumper/Tire carrier, MetalCloak Arched Tube Fenders with 6 Inch Flares, Flowmaster Hushpower Muffler, Vanco Big Disk Brake upgrade, Line-X'd tub and cage.

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    OME's give you the smoothes ride on the road and do what is needed off road
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    Regular Bilstein's work great, unless you are baja'ing you don't really need remote reservoir shocks. Old Man Emu (OME) are also good shocks and if I remember correctly they have differant calibrations for how your Jeep is configured (i.e. winch up front, heavy rear spare tire with carrier, etc.). Most lift companies who make lifts buy their shocks from some where else and then have them private labeled. The real key is matching shock travel with your lift so that you will not bottom out the shock when you stuff a tire or over extend it at full flex.

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