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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-13-2017, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Question 11" travel shock recommendation?

Need some help guys. Since my rear is now 4-linked, I need to replace my 9" travel Bilsteins with 11" travel shocks. I see that most dealers advertise shocks for lift height and don't provide shock travel details. I've found some 10" travel shocks but I'm not going to change the rears for just one more inch of travel.

My rears don't have the pin bar, just a mount hole on both ends. Does anybody have any recommendations? I can call around but I'm hoping somebody has been down this road before.

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JC I went to the Bilsteins website a year or so ago and spec checked their shocks. From there I found the ones I needed.
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I don't have any real world experience, but I saved this link for any future needs.

http://www.monroe.com/downloads/inst...ifications.pdf

Lots of info. I would imagine that once you find what fits your needs the part number could be crossed over to whichever brand you prefer.
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Same here, no experience with 11" travel shocks, but it has always troubled me when companies advertise the same shocks for different lift heights. Just as FLLJ I tried to look the specs and figure out what I need, currenlty Im looking at Fox for my next suspension:
http://www.ridefox.com/dl/truck/fox-...2015-lores.pdf

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I hate that they don't list lengths on "standard: shocks.

I still like the OME shocks, but they are bad about posting lengths.

these may work, but prob have the bar pin at the top. That can be fixed though.
FOX-985-24-114 Wrangler TJ / LJ No 97-06
Rear 6.5-8" 11.1" 16.35" 27.45"

https://www.polyperformance.com/fox-...shock-for-jeep
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Thanks guys, I'll check those out.

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John, one option would be the long travel MetalCloak 6-pack rear shocks, pricey, but 12 inches of travel.
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You can look at 12" shocks, there are smooth body (not coil overs) from SAW, Fox and King. You also need to consider compressed length when shopping. A 12 will work if the compressed length is not too long.
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a long time ago I did some research on this for my own ideas and came up with some choices I was possibly interested in along with part/model numbers. Here is what I came up with, also fwiw I know most people would not put RE shocks in with fox or Bilstein. But I have ran their monotubes in the past and they were some of the best shocks I had ever had and held up fantastically. WAY better than my metalcloack 6pak shocks.

Most rear TJ/LJ shocks are shorter in the rear, but since you are capable of making any mounting adjustments on the axle tubes this does not box you in to a simple front or rear choice necessarily.
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John, one option would be the long travel MetalCloak 6-pack rear shocks, pricey, but 12 inches of travel.
Their shafts rust like crazy and don't hold up. I was an original tester for them and still have them on the jeep simply cause I have not felt like changing them out and I am tired of sending them back to CA every time there is an issue. The next time I send them back it will be for them to KEEP them cause I am done. Great product idea... but unless they have changed their shaft coating in the last 2 years.... it will not hold up to east coast weather.
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