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    Dear All

    I need to upgrade the suspension of my modified Wrangler ( originally CJ7 ). It has leaf springs and shocks. I want to keep same leaf springs and upgrade the shocks to Nitro Gas / Foam Cell of any good brand.
    So do u guys recommend that upgrading only shocks without leaf springs would be fine combination.
    The problem here is that all brands of heavy duty suspension makers offer shocks for a specific vehicle. As my wrangler is modified, it has CJ7 chasis, diffs of prado, engine 1KZ, MT tyres, Wrangler body, so i m confused which vehicle shocks should i go for.
    The purpose of my vehicle is JUST HARDCORE OFF ROADING

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    Mail old man emu they might have a solution.

    It has leaf springs and shocks. I want to keep same leaf springs and upgrade the shocks to Nitro Gas / Foam Cell of any good brand.
    it is not your choice they have kits for vehicles which include both leaf spring and shocks.


    and there is always the desi juggars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertypoiu View Post
    Mail old man emu they might have a solution.



    it is not your choice they have kits for vehicles which include both leaf spring and shocks.


    and there is always the desi juggars.
    thanks qwertypoiu
    but what i hav seen that they hav kits and separate parts too, i will mail some companies
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    Don't lose sleep over it : Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks of the correct length is what works best on CJs. The adjustability is a great option to have which you can't get on anything else!
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    but then again it is well known that shocks get stuck and adjustabiliy is a problem
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    2nd to Sk!!
    Never go offroading alone!!!you never know when you need a push!!

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    thanks sk, qwertypoiu , ajab

    i love Rancho 9000 but the problem is that my Wrangler is just for off road and it has no use on road, these adjustable shocks r useful for those who use vehicle for on road and occationally for off road, so the adjustability offers u the freedom to make suspension softer or harder acc to ur need, here my need is solely off road and infact hard core off road.
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    pl tell me the known suspension brands apart from Rancho, Ironman, Oldman EMU, ARB, Kings, Bilstein, Toughdog
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    and don't cut the leaf springs(if you have already not cut them). Stay with the original Springs. Just import the Ranchos and the shackles with some polyurethane bush.
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    dear brother please let me guide please i have also want to change my CJ7 body to pajero shape with hard top. please let me help how can i find this body which is its market how much price???????
    please let me help plz plz plz

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    Asad bhai app nai Wrangler lai lee ye kub ...........?
    hamain bataya b nahi ........

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    Can i put a body of 4door wrangler on 2 doors, model 2010 over 1988

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    Asad, with all due respect, your Jeep is still a CJ7 as long as the chassis and springs are CJ7. The CJ's narrower chassis and narrower springs give it a very different drive from a YJ Wrangler. I suggest you stick with CJ7 parts as Wrangler suspension bits will not fit.

    I have a fair bit of experience with CJ7 suspensions, and best combination I have used so far is American springs with regular KYB replacement shocks. They're dirt cheap and available everywhere. No fancy gas or nitro cell stuff. I have tried various gas shocks they are all way too hard. Your vehicle will bounce all over the place and you'll lose traction. In the long term, they will also break the chassis, as you know the CJ7 chassis is notoriously weak at the front. Rancho RS9000 is a great shock for occasional off road use but they are prone to leaking if you do any high speed wheeling. I have been through 3 sets of RS9000s in my Jeep. The ride is great but they just don't last very long.

    If you want to splurge on a high dollar suspension, nothing beats Old Man Emu. They make the best Jeep suspension. P

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