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best shocks?

im in the mids of researching upgrades for my jeep as many know. Im interested in shocks now what are the best of the best, "buying a 6inchlift complete but without shocks" so suggestions and input here would be great.

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Now this is one of those questions that everybody will come with a different answer. Not that im an expert. But you have to take in consideration.

-What is your setup? Depending the lift brand some shocks will work better than others. Are u looking into piggy back shocks or regular shocks. Are u running 35's or 37's with the 6" lift?

-What kind of wheeling are you doing? I guess in Cali you will just find Rocks or snow.

-Are you using the jk as a DD?

All this info will narrow it down to somebody that has more experience with this. And probably get more answers to what your needs are.

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Can't say enough for my Fox! Highly recommend them! Works perfectly with my setup. Great on and off road.....pluse they look good

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What's your budget? That'll make a big difference in what choices are on your "menu".


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wow, I wish I could afford the best shocks made

Just kidding..Like tera said...price range will help narrow it down. as well as intended use. Also once you have your lift and know what lengths you are working with will help
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im in the mids of researching upgrades for my jeep as many know. Im interested in shocks now what are the best of the best, "buying a 6inchlift complete but without shocks" so suggestions and input here would be great.

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What 6" kit?


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Now this is one of those questions that everybody will come with a different answer. Not that im an expert. But you have to take in consideration.

-What is your setup? Depending the lift brand some shocks will work better than others. Are u looking into piggy back shocks or regular shocks. Are u running 35's or 37's with the 6" lift?

-What kind of wheeling are you doing? I guess in Cali you will just find Rocks or snow.

-Are you using the jk as a DD?

All this info will narrow it down to somebody that has more experience with this. And probably get more answers to what your needs are.
thanks for the quick replies everyone lets see i wanna run 37s, i will be wheeling on sand rocks snow, and mud if i can find some ^^ and my jeep is my DD wish i was rich so i could buy a 370 for my DD but we cant always get everything we want haha

looking at the teraflex 6inch lift, limit for lift plus shocks is 5k this isnt including install. the tires i want to use would be 17x9inch trail ready with the fatty beadlock i want to powdercoat the wheel black with red blocker and have some nice neat 37inch mud grapplers for shoes ^^

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thanks for the quick replies everyone lets see i wanna run 37s, i will be wheeling on sand rocks snow, and mud if i can find some ^^ and my jeep is my DD wish i was rich so i could buy a 370 for my DD but we cant always get everything we want haha

looking at the teraflex 6inch lift, limit for lift plus shocks is 5k this isnt including install. the tires i want to use would be 17x9inch trail ready with the fatty beadlock i want to powdercoat the wheel black with red blocker and have some nice neat 37inch mud grapplers for shoes ^^
Good choice in kits!

Depending on what you're being charged for install, the kit+install is probably going to leave you only a small amount left for shocks. The Teraflex shocks are obviously a good match for the kit and will likely be the least expensive decent option, but if you have more leftover than I think you will, look into Bilstein or Fox as an upgrade.

37's are going to leave you screaming for axle gears, and a front driveshaft will be required too--so keep that in mind as you're pricing.


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Good choice in kits!

Depending on what you're being charged for install, the kit+install is probably going to leave you only a small amount left for shocks. The Teraflex shocks are obviously a good match for the kit and will likely be the least expensive decent option, but if you have more leftover than I think you will, look into Bilstein or Fox as an upgrade.

37's are going to leave you screaming for axle gears, and a front driveshaft will be required too--so keep that in mind as you're pricing.

yep i want to get 5.38 gears and aftermarket shafts also i have no idea on shafts suggestions would be great
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For a lower budget but still a great shock you can't go wrong with the Teraflex 9550's (less than $100). For a higher budget the Fox's ($300 up) are REALLY a good shock. For someone without a budget, Kings Coilovers ($$$$$$)...

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well i was looking at 5grand for the lift/shocks WITHOUT install install would be ontop of that, seems like alot but im a FIRM believe of do it right the first time, no point in going cheap and having to replace parts over and over

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well i was looking at 5grand for the lift/shocks WITHOUT install install would be ontop of that, seems like alot but im a FIRM believe of do it right the first time, no point in going cheap and having to replace parts over and over

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That is definitely the cheapest way to build a Jeep. More expensive initially, but less in the long run.


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I've had the Fox remote reservoir shocks on for a year now and LOVE them. I would definately go with these if I were doing it over again!
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I've had the Fox remote reservoir shocks on for a year now and LOVE them. I would definately go with these if I were doing it over again!
I bought the POLY PERFORMNCE SYNERGY LIFTand after install I had actually gained 5.25" of lift. You could get that w/ the FOX shocks and if you fond the right garage that wont rap you for install you will come in way under budget which will leave you cash for those 37"'s. Plus their lift installs easy and mine was installed by two of my friends who own their own shop and they gone it installed in only 9 hours so labor shouldnt kill ya. Goog luck w/ the build and cant wait to see some pics.GOOD LUCK BRO!!!
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I bought the POLY PERFORMNCE SYNERGY LIFTand after install I had actually gained 5.25" of lift. You could get that w/ the FOX shocks and if you fond the right garage that wont rap you for install you will come in way under budget which will leave you cash for those 37"'s. Plus their lift installs easy and mine was installed by two of my friends who own their own shop and they gone it installed in only 9 hours so labor shouldnt kill ya. Goog luck w/ the build and cant wait to see some pics.GOOD LUCK BRO!!!
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Walker Evans shocks are by far the best on the market. At $299 before tax they are not cheap.

Bilstein if money's tight and you want good shocks.

Teraflex why don't you guys offer an upgrade shock option for your lifts?
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Walker Evans shocks are by far the best on the market
I don't think they're by far the best product out there, but the WE product is no doubt great. We've had a lot of good luck with the fox product, and parts availability is great as well.




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Walker Evans shocks are by far the best on the market. At $299 before tax they are not cheap.

Bilstein if money's tight and you want good shocks.

Teraflex why don't you guys offer an upgrade shock option for your lifts?
We do! It just comes in the form of the kit without shocks.


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