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hey all,

ive got a 2 dr rubi, 3.5 RE lift, 37's, poly "high steer kit" blah blah blah......

the time has come for some new shocks, currently i have the poverty pack RE ones, good shocks for the cash IMO but i want somthing better....

my car is a daily driver, so it need to make the ride as comfy as a lay-z-boy..... i do a mixture of wheeling, rocks, sand, mud etc......

ideally id like to get more flex outta the front, but so long as im not going backwards ill be happy....

any suggestions?

my girlfriend and i never got on.... im a capricorn and she was a b!tch
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I like OME

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Stop calling your jeep a car and I bet it will work better for you, they freaking hate being called a car.

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Depends on your budget, but the two top picks around the ol' JKO water cooler seem to be:

Bilstein 5100's
Fox 2.0's
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People will chime in with what ever they have and I guess I'm doing the same. But I have the adjustable Fox remote res shocks on the rear of my JK and they can be set from super soft to very stiff. Over 2 years and no leaks or issues. Not a budget shock but the best ones (due to adjustability) that I've ever run.

Note about budget adjustable shocks.... On my TJ I had some budget adjustable shocks (won't mention the brand as to not offend a supporting mfgr). You couldn't tell the difference from soft setting to firm setting. And they leaked after 6 months.

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Keep in mind the ride descriptions here are mostly gonna be from the 4 door guys.. you will get a much different ride if you take Joe Blows shock off his 4 door and put it on your 2 door because of the difference in weight.

I have the adjustable FOX 2.0's on Smurfette (2 door) and even on the softest setting they are far to stiff.. I am going to have to play with the Nitrogen Pressure to get them to soften up a bit... so keep these reviews in perspective.


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People will chime in with what ever they have and I guess I'm doing the same. But I have the adjustable Fox remote res shocks on the rear of my JK and they can be set from super soft to very stiff. Over 2 years and no leaks or issues. Not a budget shock but the best ones (due to adjustability) that I've ever run.

Note about budget adjustable shocks.... On my TJ I had some budget adjustable shocks (won't mention the brand as to not offend a supporting mfgr). You couldn't tell the difference from soft setting to firm setting. And they leaked after 6 months.

Hey Kev,,,I just ordered these for my JK,,,,,Did you have to play with the valving are the nitrogen pressure any?
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Hey Kev,,,I just ordered these for my JK,,,,,Did you have to play with the valving are the nitrogen pressure any?
Mine were ordered with "softer valving" since I'm running coilover on the front. But I think I wasted my money on that. Set at 1 you can fully compress them by had. At 10 you can't budge them. But Hit has a good point, I'd like to see what more guys have to say about them, but I think that this shock is so adjustable that it'll suit 2 and 4 door rigs. All I know is that I'm very happy.

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Mine were ordered with "softer valving" since I'm running coilover on the front. But I think I wasted my money on that. Set at 1 you can fully compress them by had. At 10 you can't budge them. But Hit has a good point, I'd like to see what more guys have to say about them. All I know is that I'm very happy.
Well then Hit,,,,Chime in when you find out that magic #

Keep in mind that I am running antirocks. I think that will make a difference?
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Stop calling your jeep a car and I bet it will work better for you,
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