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Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:08 PM
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I noticed there are not that many shocks for the ball joint front.

What are my opitions?

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Same boat. I got an idea though. Jeep cherokees have that SAME stupid upper shock mounts. Well this company something that makes it run normal shocks.

store.jksmfg.com/merch...Code=Shock

LMK If this is what you mean. I thought about this myself.


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The only problem I am seeing with that is that you lose a couple of inches of shock. May limit the travel!! But still thats a great idea!!

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also in the same boat


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i run KYB's i used to run empi coil overs and that was a big mistake

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The only problem I am seeing with that is that you lose a couple of inches of shock. May limit the travel!! But still thats a great idea!!

Only loose about 3/4 to 1" which isnt that big of a deal!


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The only problem I am seeing with that is that you lose a couple of inches of shock. May limit the travel!! But still thats a great idea!!

Only loose about 3/4 to 1" which isnt that big of a deal!

Is that how big they are!! I thought it would be been a little bigger. I guess 1" isn't much when you get to install a better shock!!

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Post Post subject: Re: Shock for a b/j front??
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It says you loose 1.1" zx10.

It would be nice to run all the same shocks also, not stud shocks up front and different out back!


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KYB,S GR-2


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Post Post subject: Re: Shock for a b/j front??
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I used to use KYB GR-2's and they were great.

By looking at that picture, it looks like a Mickey Mouse solution. The stud looks too big for the top. I guess you'd drill the hole out bigger in your shock tower to make it work, but why shorten your travel? You want MORE travel than stock, not LESS.

.... Just my opinion...

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Fox makes Class 11 reservoir shocks with 6.5" of travel. They are rather expensive, though, about $180 ea.

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Post Post subject: Re: Shock for a b/j front??
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This is what route im going now

B/J
www.chircoestore.com/c...ts_id=1095
S/A
www.chircoestore.com/c...ts_id=1153


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ChazLawler wrote:
Fox makes Class 11 reservoir shocks with 6.5" of travel. They are rather expensive, though, about $180 ea.

Those are nice,but for $180 ($360 front only) a pop I can get more stuff for the Baja.

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