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Bilstein, Dirt Logic, Icon, Falcon, Fox, OME.. first off, I'm an admitted newbie. About to do the MC 3 1/2 in GC lift with 37's on a JTR (gonna try out their Rock Sports to begin with).
Here's my situation: I won't be towing, I won't be carrying a lot of weight in the bed (just a spare and a few essentials). I run moderate to some difficult trails in N GA. If you really want the most plush ride on rough stuff offroad, as well as horrible uneven city pavement, potholes, speed bumps.. what would you guys suggest? I just came across the SEMA 19 video showing the BILSTEIN B8 8100 series direct-fit Bypass shocks. Wish I could un-see it... now I want those when they become available, but at that price point I'd have to sell multiple organs to get a full set. Sheesh..
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Fox remote reservoir coilovers, or King remote coilovers are about the best. Fabtech's Dirt Logic coilovers are also pretty damn nice and a solid unit.

But if you're talking about standard shock absorbers, and not coilover conversions, then I'd say Fox or King remotes, and I hear good things about the Falcons.
 
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Fox remote reservoir coilovers, or King remote coilovers are about the best. Fabtech's Dirt Logic coilovers are also pretty damn nice and a solid unit.

But if you're talking about standard shock absorbers, and not coilover conversions, then I'd say Fox or King remotes, and I hear good things about the Falcons.
Alabama Mud Machine, thanks man - I know the JT will never ride like a cadillac, but would just like to bomb service roads and rough trails at a little faster pace, without feeling every little bump and hit transferred directly to the cabin. I'm gunna look into these options.
 

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Don't forget to disconnect your swaybar, it's a huge improvement for straight axles going over rough roads.

Edit to add: I'm forgetting the Tazer JL that allows me to do that in 2Hi up to 30 MPH, that alone is almost worth the purchase price. I miss my '97 Ranger for driving too fast on rough roads.....

Alabama Mud Machine, thanks man - I know the JT will never ride like a cadillac, but would just like to bomb service roads and rough trails at a little faster pace, without feeling every little bump and hit transferred directly to the cabin. I'm gunna look into these options.
 

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Why not go with the MC 6-pack instead of rock sport to begin with? There are a few guys floating around with them installed.
 

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Don't forget to disconnect your swaybar, it's a huge improvement for straight axles going over rough roads.

Edit to add: I'm forgetting the Tazer JL that allows me to do that in 2Hi up to 30 MPH, that alone is almost worth the purchase price. I miss my '97 Ranger for driving too fast on rough roads.....
The sway bar and lockers in 2wd, the ESS turnoff, Auto-Park turnoff, and high-beams with foglights, is worth every penny. Plus, all the other adjustable features it has.
 
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Why not go with the MC 6-pack instead of rock sport to begin with? There are a few guys floating around with them installed.
Initially it was just the cost, and their proprietary rock sports helped me at least get the complete kit together to start - I've seen great reviews of their 6-packs tho for sure.
 
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Don't forget to disconnect your swaybar, it's a huge improvement for straight axles going over rough roads.

Edit to add: I'm forgetting the Tazer JL that allows me to do that in 2Hi up to 30 MPH, that alone is almost worth the purchase price. I miss my '97 Ranger for driving too fast on rough roads.....
Dammit. I need to just break down and get one :headbang:
 

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I have a set of Bilstien 5125 on mine and I'm fairly impressed and they didn't break the bank
 
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I have a set of Bilstien 5125 on mine and I'm fairly impressed and they didn't break the bank
I have looked at those as well, as you say they're priced within the realm of reason. I'm sure they would impress.
 
 



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