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Chris S
09-27-2003, 05:43 PM
On the left are stock Jeep shocks. In the center are normal shocks for a 2-3 inch lift. On the right are the shocks I just mounted in my TJ.

http://ok4x4.ca/stuff/shocks.jpg

Those puppies should give me some KILLER wheel travel.

http://members.shaw.ca/mudpup/images/mudpup_s.jpg

sj-x 500
09-27-2003, 05:57 PM
outta curiosity, what shocks are thoes? looks about the same size as my rancho 5112's, i believe it was... 15 compressed, and 17(28?) extended?

84 sj410 with 16v w/EFI, auto 4-spd, 4.63 gears, 7 inches wider then stock, 31x10.50 mickey thompson baja claws, 6 + inches of lift
broken u-joint count: 2

Chris S
09-27-2003, 06:00 PM
Not sure what the measurements are, and not really sure what brand they are.
They were under Parnelli's XJ until he turned his back.;)


http://members.shaw.ca/mudpup/images/mudpup_s.jpg

Chris S
09-28-2003, 06:08 PM
Here's the result
http://ok4x4.ca/past03/Sept28h.jpg


http://members.shaw.ca/mudpup/images/mudpup_s.jpg

imported_n/a
09-28-2003, 09:20 PM
they are pro-comps buddy! i dont think i turned em down, i didnt have a choice. one day those were in and the next the ranchos were in? hmmmm...[9]

http://omgwtf.superlime.com/fytytyteyr.gif

Chris S
09-28-2003, 09:34 PM
They may be made by the same company that makes pro-comps, but they are valved way softer. If you look at the pic the canister is different as well.

I actually wanted the RS9000s, but they were an inch longer yet and simply would not fit my TJ. It was surprising to see these shocks and the 9000s side by side and see how much beefier the 9000s are.

p.s. that's a sick cartoon.

http://members.shaw.ca/mudpup/images/mudpup_s.jpg

m j
09-29-2003, 04:39 PM
if you put a longer shock on the stock mounts you have reduced your compression distance
unless you get lucky and the factory put the mounts in the wrong spot
your shocks will bottom out before the bumpstops

Chris S
09-29-2003, 04:50 PM
The factory did use shocks far shorter than what there is room for, plus I extended my bump-stops and modified the mounts.



http://members.shaw.ca/mudpup/images/mudpup_s.jpg

imported_n/a
09-30-2003, 07:04 PM
[9] dont like the cartoon? that took a lot of work to get on the sig!! damn it. lol. i just thought they were pro comps that you had but, true enough if they are softer then your probably right.

http://omgwtf.superlime.com/fytytyteyr.gif

Chris S
09-30-2003, 07:35 PM
I looked at pics of a bunch of shocks on the web. I think they are doestech (sp?)

Howz the 9000s work for you?

http://members.shaw.ca/mudpup/images/mudpup_s.jpg

imported_n/a
10-01-2003, 08:23 AM
hmmmmm... now that you mention it[?] you could be right. those are good shocks then. the ranchos work great in mine- it flexes just about right but i need those remote dial in thingers as i could see dialing the shocks down in winter in snow might get a lil nippy.

http://www.beaterz.com/one_liners/0201/images/lincoln.jpg