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    I need new shocks for my jeep cherokee 99 any advice on this?

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    Next time I talk to my friend (who is more of a car guy than I am) I'll ask him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great View Post
    I need new shocks for my jeep cherokee 99 any advice on this?

    Off road/performance applications? (is it 2wd/4x4?) Or just an OEM factory ride swap? (because your shocks are shot) Do alot of towing?

    Depending on how rough you treat the Jeep, and me assuming it's a street Jeep, you're looking at about spending on avg. $140-$180+ (sans labor) for set of standard, get-the-job-done gas-charged absorbers. (brands like Monroe $, KYB $$, Bilstein $$$, etc.) From your local auto parts store. You can also see if your local Chrysler still carries OEM shocks, if you want to go that route.

    Technically, you can do it yourself, but if you aren't comfortable with doing it, just get with a shop that doesn't necessarily force you to buy shocks from them. (unless the shocks they offer are reasonable for your budget)

    Hope that helps, don't know how specific you needed the info to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r-type View Post
    Off road/performance applications? (is it 2wd/4x4?) Or just an OEM factory ride swap? (because your shocks are shot) Do alot of towing?

    Depending on how rough you treat the Jeep, and me assuming it's a street Jeep, you're looking at about spending on avg. $140-$180+ (sans labor) for set of standard, get-the-job-done gas-charged absorbers. (brands like Monroe $, KYB $$, Bilstein $$$, etc.) From your local auto parts store. You can also see if your local Chrysler still carries OEM shocks, if you want to go that route.

    Technically, you can do it yourself, but if you aren't comfortable with doing it, just get with a shop that doesn't necessarily force you to buy shocks from them. (unless the shocks they offer are reasonable for your budget)

    Hope that helps, don't know how specific you needed the info to be.
    i have a 4X4 jeep the shocks were standard but i am looking for something a bit more advanced since i am going to start overhauling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great View Post
    i have a 4X4 jeep the shocks were standard but i am looking for something a bit more advanced since i am going to start overhauling.
    Then yeah, you're going to want to pay for some good quality monotube shocks. Don't forget the mounts as well.

    Brands such as (aside from OEM):
    Tokico
    Bilstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by r-type View Post
    Then yeah, you're going to want to pay for some good quality monotube shocks. Don't forget the mounts as well.

    Brands such as (aside from OEM):
    Tokico
    Bilstein
    so the mounts will be seperate? How much do they usually run? and as usually put all shocks at once right meaning dont buy a pair put it on wait and then buy another?

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    so the mounts will be seperate? How much do they usually run? and as usually put all shocks at once right meaning dont buy a pair put it on wait and then buy another?
    Ideally, you want to replace all 4 corners at once. For obvious reasons (i.e, even wear & tear). Which becomes a little more difficult to do so if you are doing it piecemeal.

    The mount kits are separate and can run from (approx.) $20+ per kit. Something that will aid in maintaining the life of new shock.

    This is all dependent on budget, how long you plan on keeping Jeep, it being a 10 yr old vehicle, etc.

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    Bilstein I would go for..if your going to be riding it on the road most and some once and a while offroad excursions..

    only reason why I am saying it is my GXP has them and though a totally opposite end of the spectrum I would try them if I had a jeep..since i am happy with thier car application

    and since you dont e trust me..I say go buy whatever you want lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by r-type View Post
    Ideally, you want to replace all 4 corners at once. For obvious reasons (i.e, even wear & tear). Which becomes a little more difficult to do so if you are doing it piecemeal.

    The mount kits are separate and can run from (approx.) $20+ per kit. Something that will aid in maintaining the life of new shock.

    This is all dependent on budget, how long you plan on keeping Jeep, it being a 10 yr old vehicle, etc.
    until it it rust through. seeing as how it doesn't have any rust on it. I plan on just doing up keep it's the first car i truly bought and i had it in storage for 4 years of that time. so i am giving my baby a new lease on life. I would do the work myself but i am not sure i have the right tools. I got no power tools at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28 Autobot View Post
    Bilstein I would go for..if your going to be riding it on the road most and some once and a while offroad excursions..

    only reason why I am saying it is my GXP has them and though a totally opposite end of the spectrum I would try them if I had a jeep..since i am happy with thier car application

    and since you dont e trust me..I say go buy whatever you want lol
    he did say anyone else...

    Full Disclosure: I use Bilsteins on my truck as well. They've performed great as a sport truck shock, given the pounding I put on them and with the added weight of heavier, aftermarket wheels.

    But as Z is saying, its on a case by case basis given the type of application, but the brand has a solid track record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great View Post
    until it it rust through. seeing as how it doesn't have any rust on it. I plan on just doing up keep it's the first car i truly bought and i had it in storage for 4 years of that time. so i am giving my baby a new lease on life. I would do the work myself but i am not sure i have the right tools. I got no power tools at all
    Hey, you can't put a price on that.

    The only reason I say stuff like that is because at/after a decade, insurance companies tend to automatically send in their total loss team to cut a (blue book value) check should anything happen to the vehicle (not saying it will). So realistically speaking, after a certain point, putting extra $$$ becomes a labour of love rather than a return on investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r-type View Post
    Hey, you can't put a price on that.

    The only reason I say stuff like that is because at/after a decade, insurance companies tend to automatically send in their total loss team to cut a (blue book value) check should anything happen to the vehicle (not saying it will). So realistically speaking, after a certain point, putting extra $$$ becomes a labour of love rather than a return on investment.
    Yeah it's all about the love man. I don't plan on ever selling this truck

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