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recommend front shocks for me

So my wife's JK (2dr) has a 2.5" TF BB. When we did it, we went "cheap" and I bought a set of used shocks to save a bit of money- I don't recall, I think the shocks were Superlift. Anyway, the front shocks have gone bad so I need to buy some new ones for her.

She's not a hard wheeler- just easy trails. So there's no reason to buy anything expensive. I have Rough Country on my rig, and like them. Plus I like the look (on the front) of the inverted design. My wife would like that look too. But RC does not sell the fronts alone- have to buy the full set.

Anyone know of any other companies that have the inverted design and don't cost a fortune?

Otherwise we'll have to settle for one of these- any input on these (good/bad) appreciated

Skyjacker Hydro- $37 each
Skyjacker Nitro- $43 each
Black Diamond- $40 each
Fabtech Twin Tube- $48 each
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What does the full set of RC ones cost? I have them also and love them. I mean if you are going to do fronts it is like an extra 10 min to do the rears and have matching shocks all the way around. They arent that pricey at all.I think around $150 for all 4?

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What does the full set of RC ones cost? I have them also and love them. I mean if you are going to do fronts it is like an extra 10 min to do the rears and have matching shocks all the way around. They arent that pricey at all.I think around $150 for all 4?
$210 plus shipping for all 4. (that's almost what I paid for the entire RC lift!)

Yeah, it's not that pricey really- only about $55 per shock when you break it down. I just don't want to spend an extra $100 unnecessarily.
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If it was me I would want the same manufacturer front and back to make sure you get the same valving
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If it was me I would want the same manufacturer front and back to make sure you get the same valving
not terribly important. She drives it so little. We bought it last June, and it only has 2000 miles on it right now. We didn't even know the front shocks were bad- this past Saturday me and JK Drone were in the driveway when she pulled in, and he heard the shocks valving as she pulled in. Obviously she's not hyper-critical about how it rides.
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