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Who makes a decent coil over shock other then edelbrock. My cost on the edelbrock is 253.00 a shock. OUCH, who else makes a decent one.

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Skyjacker just intoduced a new one the "skyking", also Bilstine, Fox and King shocks make them, but none of them are cheap.
 

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Planning to go with coils on the YJ?

Coilovers have advantages with the simplicity of one mount for both coil and shocks, but they are expensive, and a simple coil and shock setup can perform just as well.

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I am tossing the idea around, not sure yet. I may look at running dual shocks in the front only. 2 different shocks 1 my rancho 5000. 2nd a shock that has a lot of spring so that should hopfully equal out the ride and help by forcing the one tire down on the trail. ????????

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With only 2.5" of lift is that really a problem? Normally when you stuff one tire the leverage against the bump-stop forces the other tire down and gives you traction.


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Well my bumpstops were never extended yet and I will be doing this with my soa in a month or 2.


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Not to speak for Jason but I'd wager a guess he's looking to eliminate the body lift. You don't see too many people with running coilovers for just 2.5" of lift.


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You are right Big Bad Pete, I am indeed going to be getting rid of that horrid thing. I am looking at getting a better ride and better off road performance. So maybe the dual shock idea will work. I may try it to see what happens.


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One problem with dual shocks is that it can be hard to get soft enough valving for such a light vehicle. Two normal shocks will result in the sum of the two being way too stiff.



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Originally posted by jason-ramsey:
I am tossing the idea around, not sure yet. I may look at running dual shocks in the front only. 2 different shocks 1 my rancho 5000. 2nd a shock that has a lot of spring so that should hopfully equal out the ride and help by forcing the one tire down on the trail. ????????
I don't think that's something you need to strive to achieve since the weight of your Jeep should be sufficient. Besides, if that's your goal, why not just use stiffer leaf springs? Won't it have the same effect? Kinda takes the interest out of it, eh? ;-)

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