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Old 3rd December 2012, 02:30   #1
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Default Damper (shock absorber) recommendation for Jeeps?

Thinking of replacing the front (and maybe rear) shocks on our Marshal 4x4, as the damping is compromised on at least one of them and they've been on there so long the lower eyelets have nearly worn through the metal itself!

We don't do hard-core offroad, so things like extra extension are not probably an issue - but up here near Manali, we do drive on really rough roads every day of the year. The Marshal's CG is pretty high and it tends to rock and roll quite a lot, calling for harder damping to control that - but on the other hand good ride quality would be a plus, indicating softer tuning. Like most other things, a compromise is required. What kind of shocks have forum members used / found to be good under similar (or other) conditions?

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Hi,

I had composed this list sometime back, specifically useful for M&M Jeeps. Might be of some use to you, just check.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post2221669 (Got Jeep! CJ3B Hurricane.)



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Hi,

I had composed this list sometime back, specifically useful for M&M Jeeps. Might be of some use to you, just check.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post2221669 (Got Jeep! CJ3B Hurricane.)



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I don't even know much about what brands are available. I've seen Gabriel, which I guess has always been a decently designed / constructed shock. What else is out there that's decent and not particularly expensive?

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Erik, all the above are decent (depending on your usage) and not at all expensive. I will be surprised and happy to see better, less expensive ones. I guess others can chip in if they have own experiences.

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