Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Winston Salem, NC
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My 09 JKU Sahara has 176k miles on it's second set of shocks and one of them is starting to weep a little.
Before I bought it a bout 4500miles ago it wasn't driven off road much. I drive highway and forest service/fire roads mostly.
It still drives fine but I need to start thinking about replacing.
I'm not interested in a lift and would like to maintain the ride quality I have (which is nice on and off road - nothing extreme - but I can tell that the shocks are at the end of their functional life).
I'm fairly comfortable with tools and replacing stuff, fluid changes, etc. but have never replaced suspension parts. Is it a fairly straightforward process? Does it require experience and wisdom? Special tools?
I'd like to improve the stock/oem replacement shocks and I'm thinking that the springs could be replaced at the same time. In looking around I've seen folks suggest finding a set of Rubicon takeoffs. I don't live too far from Rubitrux and saw that they have Rubi shocks and springs available regularly. This seems like a good budget friendly option (which is important).
What should I know to plan this replacement?
Also, thanks to everyone for bearing with all my newb questions. I'm learning a lot and appreciate the help!