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    hey all, benn working on brakes, think i have the problem solved, shortened the brake pedal push ro about a 1/2 inch and it seems to have dropped pedal about 1 1/2 inches and the calipers are no loner locking up after 10 minutes on the road..

    next opinion i need is abouit shocks, the shocks on this are probably original with coil spings overs.. cheap way to fix... so I'm looking at reasonable priced shocks, ranchero 5000 or skyjackers, vechicle will be used mostly on the road to work, but have no fear of taking off road.. as i live in Florida and the tallest mountain is the hill behind my house.. I beleive it has a 2" lift..
    noy looking to spend more on the shocks thank the Jeep itself, engine going in in two weeks, so funds are limited

    also need to knoe how to save some of these threads you guys have put out there,
    i also have a T-18 with a "U" shasped shifter and was reading the instructions, as I'll need that info soon also


    Thank s gize as this is the best spot for info I've ever been associated with

  • #2
    Cheapest good shocks I have found were Gabriels at the local CarQuest.
    Our host has some 4WD branded units that should work well too.

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    • #3
      i had some rancho rs5000's that i didnt like. i currently have some skyjacker hydros that i like much better, but on dad's 86 he has some stock replacements that seem to be just as good that he got from a local chain store.

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      • #4
        If you like your kidneys where they are, stay away from the Rancho RS5000 series shocks. You would be better off with 2x4s stuck in there than those things. Biggest mistake I ever made was putting those things on. (Well they can't be worse than no shocks at all I said. Boy was i wrong!!)

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        • #5
          Mine previously had RS5000s and I have since also had a kidney transplant. They are valved for a much, much, much heavier vehicle than a CJ-5. I have Black Diamond ATs now and thus far I've been pleased with them. They are a little on the stiff side, but definitely live-able.

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          • #6
            Thanks

            Thanks For The Info, Will Take Advice And Apply.. Looking Alot To The Rolling Of The Vehivcle...and Stability

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tracraym
              If you like your kidneys where they are, stay away from the Rancho RS5000 series shocks. You would be better off with 2x4s stuck in there than those things. Biggest mistake I ever made was putting those things on. (Well they can't be worse than no shocks at all I said. Boy was i wrong!!)
              Bet ya my Monroe Gas Magnums are worse!!! Oh man do they hurt! No spring movement at all!
              May be a good thing right now tho, as my rear shackles are shot!

              Can anyone suggest a nice soft two-stage shock for bouncing fast across rough roads?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gryphon
                Bet ya my Monroe Gas Magnums are worse!!! Oh man do they hurt! No spring movement at all!
                May be a good thing right now tho, as my rear shackles are shot!

                Can anyone suggest a nice soft two-stage shock for bouncing fast across rough roads?
                Rob, Get a Tahoe!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by NOCHEEPGAS
                  Rob, Get a Tahoe!
                  oh man.. yeah..
                  short narrow wheelbase, light weight.. bumpy roads.. ugh..
                  I've heard mixed results about the adjustable ranchos..
                  I hated the Ranchos too.. the ones i have now are great..but my bestop seats are really springy.. that's my next project.

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                  • #10
                    Spendy but sweet... Rancho 9000 series adjustables. Set them for the conditions
                    I had them on my CJ5, loved 'em!! Set them as stiff or as soft as you want.
                    I usually set them mid-range for the street, and to the minimum setting for offroad.

                    Ordered a new set for my LJ... scheduled to be delivered TODAY...

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