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2" lift = new shocks?

ok, so im goin to lift my truck 2" with leveling coils and shackles. will i need new shocks? i dont realy want to buy new ones but i think the old ones should work.
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They should work you will top them out a little easier but they should be ok.
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what does it feel like when they top out? is it bad for them?
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They will act like limit straps. You'll hear clunking if you jump your truck or hit bumps hard.
They will put excessive stress on the shocks especially if they're old and at the 50-75k mark like mine, hell, mine are original on a 94.
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I've jumped mine and never bottomed/topped out the shocks or anything, but I have a fx4 with blistens

If there's oil all over one shock (aka its leaking) is it shot?
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I've jumped mine and never
If there's oil all over one shock (aka its leaking) is it shot?
That would be a big YES. Once you leak it all it'll be like running an engine without oil the piston will eventually give up and seize.



If you have a 2wd and want cheap shocks go to autozone and buy part #61573
Theyre for the 4x4 4.0l which had a stock 2" lift.
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They will act like limit straps. You'll hear clunking if you jump your truck or hit bumps hard.
They will put excessive stress on the shocks especially if they're old and at the 50-75k mark like mine, hell, mine are original on a 94.
ha, my truck is a 94 with 206k miles. still runs strong...
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ha, my truck is a 94 with 206k miles. still runs strong...
190k here, but Its had the shocks replaced....
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ha, my truck is a 94 with 206k miles. still runs strong...
171K, mine were so badly rusted the dust cover fell apart in my hand and it took no effort to compress the shock.
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I've jumped mine and never bottomed/topped out the shocks or anything, but I have a fx4 with blistens

If there's oil all over one shock (aka its leaking) is it shot?
I just had this happen to my FX4. Jumped it, and blew out the driver side shock. It ripped out the top bushing, and the shock was just hangin there. I need to replace, and add a limit strap now....
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I just had this happen to my FX4. Jumped it, and blew out the driver side shock. It ripped out the top bushing, and the shock was just hangin there. I need to replace, and add a limit strap now....
I think it was leaking before I jumped, Im looking to replace the back and one day probably throw the 2" brackets on the back


But the KYB says its for 0-2" raised ( what im looking for )

but under applications its says "Application Notes 2/89 and later, except FX4. "

So you cant put it on a FX4??? So you can only run Bisten and rancho shocks on a FX4 no KYB?

and the rancho says" Application Notes Not for models with High Ryder option " whats high ryder?
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ok, so im goin to lift my truck 2" with leveling coils and shackles. will i need new shocks? i dont realy want to buy new ones but i think the old ones should work.
do you need to replace the UCA too if you only do 2 in?
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He doesn't have UCA's he's TTB
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He doesn't have UCA's he's TTB
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I think it was leaking before I jumped, Im looking to replace the back and one day probably throw the 2" brackets on the back


But the KYB says its for 0-2" raised ( what im looking for )

but under applications its says "Application Notes 2/89 and later, except FX4. "

So you cant put it on a FX4??? So you can only run Bisten and rancho shocks on a FX4 no KYB?

and the rancho says" Application Notes Not for models with High Ryder option " whats high ryder?
you can fit the kybs, i got them on my 06 fx4 and they fit snug
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