Edelbrock IAS Shocks
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Jeep Shocks (Above)
Jim upgraded his tires to a larger size, and installed a lift.
When he did, the shocks he was using were not long enough for the new
suspension so he removed them and set them aside. Eventually, I
bought them from him with about 18,000 miles on them. I had been
using factory 30" Wheel package gas shocks that I picked up used
from someone who installed a lift as soon as they bought the Jeep.
Before that, I had the generic shocks that come on steel-wheel Jeeps.
sure what to expect from these shocks. Jim said he loved them and
after running the Doetsche-Techs, will probably go back to the Edelbrock.
I value his opinion and often find myself reaching the same conclusions
as him, independently. So when he offered me his "slightly
used" shocks, I got them.
had to get some shock boots which my friend Carl so graciously picked up
for me at OK 4WD in New Jersey.
Edelbrock web site explains the theory of the design better than I can -
just click the image at the top of the page and go there.
they claim that the shocks respond to chassis and wheel inputs
differently, giving the best combination of actions to control
cornering, pot-holes, rough roads, etc.
experience I find that they hold the Jeep pretty stable when cornering,
give a nice tight ride when driving on the highway, and suck up sudden
bumps like the bump wasn't there.
pleased with them both on and off the road.
installation is typical of all shock installations. I simply
removed the old shocks and replaced them with these. When the
boots came, I put them on. There really isn't much to
explain. The fit of the bottom of the rear shocks was a little
tight and I had to spread the shock mount a tad to fit the shock in
place before tightening the bolts.
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