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    My shocks were fully extended (i.e. pushed all the way out and still wouldnt reach the mounts) but i had 2 buddys sit on the front bumper so I could get those installed and did the same with the rear. what shocks should I get that are long enuff to get the job done and still be road worthy.

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    Shocks can be purchased according to how much of a lift you have. If you purchased shocks for a stock Jeep they don't always work out so good if it's been lifted. What type of shocks did you get and how big a lift do you have?
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    i have skyjacker shocks with a SOA and 2.5in lift springs

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    You should have gone with something like these:

    http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...1&partID=13218

    These allow for up to 4" of lift which should cover what you have.
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    I actually think you are closer to 6 or 7 inches over stock with your SOA and springs...you are going to need them for a 6-8 inch lift, not a 4 inch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCHarleyJeepGuy View Post
    I actually think you are closer to 6 or 7 inches over stock with your SOA and springs...you are going to need them for a 6-8 inch lift, not a 4 inch.

    I didn't think an SOA added quite that much. I learned something thanks.
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    Find some place to flex your jeep out. Take a measurement from the mount points with it at full flex and then at full stuff. Then do some shopping around for your shock with those measurements and you should be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sincitycj View Post
    I didn't think an SOA added quite that much. I learned something thanks.
    Sin...SOA hits you for about 4-4.5"...but he also had 2.5" lift springs in conjunction with the SOA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCHarleyJeepGuy View Post
    Sin...SOA hits you for about 4-4.5"...but he also had 2.5" lift springs in conjunction with the SOA.
    Thanks for the info. I like learning new stuff, especially Jeep stuff.
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    If you check out the tech section of the manufactuers pages you can find out what the actual "range of motion" for the shock is (i.e length when fully compressed and length when fully extended). Then do like MACH04TJ suggested and find out the measurements for your Jeep. Don't forget that you don't want the shock operating at its max extension and compression all the time. Once you get the measurments for your Jeep you could send them to one of the manufactuers and they would propably tell you what shock to buy.

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