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    Red face Shocks and Bumpstop Questions

    I have a 99 Cherokee with a RC 4.5" lift, 33x12.50 R15's w/3.75 BS. I was wondering what size shocks and bumpstops are needed. RE and OME list by amount of lift for shocks but others say to measure but they do not say from what point to what point. So from end to end or eye to eye or eye to threaded screw end(front) and for bumpstops from frame rail to axle or from axle to tip of factory stops? I cannot get a straight answer. Any help would be appreciated.

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    (front)27.8''- full extention measurement.
    (front)17.2'' fully compressed.
    (rear)25.7'' extended
    (rear)15.9'' compressed

    never installed the bumpstops on the ZJ
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    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it. Now I just have to decide what shocks my wife will allow me to buy!

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    Go with Old Man Emu shocks, stay away from Skyjacker.
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    Yeah I have been leaning towards OME's but others say Bilstein's but It's a DD also.

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    I run Bilstiens on my rig, pretty expensive though. I like to be on the rocks, so they work for me. OME's are a good choice for anyone. Skyjackers, tried them, after a few rock runs, the bushings gave way and slipped out of the shock. You will get many people saying which is better, so you need to go with what you can afford.
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