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post #1 of 9 Old 08-21-2015, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Shocks with a tad more compression protection

Hi.

I know the Rancho RS9000's are adjustable and I just received an email from them that the adjustment favors the rebound action more than compression.

At factory height has anyone installed a shock that they tried to compress by hand and thought holy crap this thing is stiff?

There is more to the story in my hello thread,but I know someone here has the experience to point me in the right direction.

5100'&5150-60's are off the book due to length at my height. I'm not doing Fox or King shocks. They to me just aren't worth the investment for my usage.

With my height I have 1" to the bump stops and that still leaves 3" until the shock bottoms out.

So if I am using "factory length" shocks I'm still fine, but I want a hard to compress shock recommendation.

Any thoughts?

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OME shocks. Not adjustable but also no know to get ripped off.

I also recently discovered that my favorite shock company for road cars, Koni, has a set of shocks for stock height jeeps but not lifted jeeps. Koni shocks are adjustable but I probably no knob. usually you have to detatch at least one end of the shocks, collapse it all the way to engage the adjuster and then twist CW or CCW. I don't remember.

part numbers from Koni are:

Front 8240-1262
Rear 8240-1263

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http://www.amazon.com/Koni-8240-1262.../dp/B009EPRRY4
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Looked at the Koni's they are only rebound adjustable.

So basically the same as a RS9000.

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Looking at 7000's now. Doing some reading
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Even the new 5000x
Stiffer shock but nice over bumps.

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not sure about the actual length you need for stock or 1" lift as its been a while since I played with a jeep like that but check out these I found online

8 step adjustable compression... maybe if they don't come in the right size you would need a company to fabricate you some mounts to make them work well for you! the cost isn't bad either

http://www.profendersuspension.com/S...YE-_p_156.html

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Those custom ones look like they'd be amazing but about $1500 by the time I get them up to canada ?

The Bilsteins I ran on my previous Jeep and was really happy. Just not sure they are stuff enough and trying to stick to a polyurethane bushing which also counts out the other Rancho choices listed.

Think I might just have to bite the bullet and hope I can get the 9000's to adjust where I'm hoping to get to.

Your input is muchly appreciated though all.

If anyone has anything to add I'm three weeks out from buying so feel free.

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