Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
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I put them on when I put my RK lift on. 2.5" triple rate coils. My take;
I get almost no squat or dive while accelerating and braking, respectively. It's one of the first things I noticed after I lifted the Jeep. It's great. Honestly, I'm not sure if that has more to do with the coils or my shocks, since they were both done at once and I didn't get to try either one independentlly.
I took off the stock Rubicon shocks, which sorta felt squishy. Putting on the new ones was a noticable augmentation in firmness of the suspension. I don't want to go so far as saying that it is jarring, but the shocks are firmer. I also don't want to say stiff, because stiff tends to have a negative connotation...Firm sounds better. Putting the shocks on, I knew what I was getting into...those fuckers were waay more difficult to compress than my stockers.
Offroad, they're great. Dropping off of ledges with one tire I don't get that body sway feeling. I also don't feel like I have to come to a stop and let the body stop rocking after going over an obstacle because the shocks control the sway so much better. Offroad is probably where these things shine the most. I'm very happy I went this way. Word of the wise though, I got the longer ones with my lift from Marcus. I wouldn't suggest that unless you plan on more than the 2" spacers immediately. My 2.5 netted about 3.25 or so average and the shocks don't have a ton of shaft showing before they bottom out in the back. I could actually get away with a spacer or something in the back, which I still may do so I'm happy.
Overall, I'm very happy with them. Yes, they are a firmer shock onroad. I'm okay with it, I actually like the way they ride more than stock. Offroad, they're awesome.
2011 Sahara Tan 2dr Rubicon
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