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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 9:23 am 
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I would like to replace the shock absorbers on my 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Can you recommend Bilstein Shocks ? I have read so many good reviews about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Shocks
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:53 am 
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Charmer20 wrote:
I would like to replace the shock absorbers on my 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Can you recommend Bilstein Shocks ? I have read so many good reviews about it.

They are very good shocks indeed but they cost a little more than some of the other brands.

A good place to purchase shocks is ShockWarehouse!

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I have Bilstein 5100s and they are good but run a bit harsh on rough roads (washboard and small bumps) because they are digressive shocks so small fast movement it is very stiff.

I would suggest running Fox or King shocks. If you're not doing anything high speed I would suggest a Fox 2.0 or King 2.0 smoothie. These are both progressively valved and will ride much better. They are also rebuildable and tuneable.

tldr; Digressive shocks are bad at small bumps and large bumps, but good at handling and g-outs. Progressive shocks are good at small bumps and big hits, but bad at handling and g-outs. Linear shocks provide the best all around performance.

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 Post subject: Re: Shocks
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:39 am 
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Our take on shocks, seems to point towards the TJM gold edition shocks as these have been designed specifically for extreme off road in harsh conditions of Australia. We've run a set of their newest shocks on our jeep for about 1 year and haven't had any issues. SummitRacing has these same shocks on sale because of their 50th anniversary event going on now.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:21 am 
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Bilstein is a good replacement as well as the OME, Rancho and Fox shocks.


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