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SkyJacker Softride Nitro Rear Shock for 1-3 in. Lift (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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    Features & Details

    • Works with a 1 to 3 Inch Lift
    • Hydraulic
    • 13.71 Compressed Length
    • 22.58 Extended Length
    • 8.87 Inches of Travel
    • Twin-Tube
    • Multi-Stage Velocity Sensitive Valving
    • Expanded Reservoir
    • Oversize Piston Head and 14mm Piston Rod
    • Polyurethane Bushings
    • White Finish
    • Fits 1997 - 2006 Wrangler TJs
    Sizing. This Skyjacker Softride Hydro rear shock is engineered for use with Wranglers fitted with 1 to 3 inch lift systems. With its heavy duty, twin-tube construction, this shock can handle just about anything the trails can throw at you. The expanded fluid reservoir reduces foaming and provides consistent performance.

    Properties. A lift system is meant to perform as well as it looks, and Skyjacker intends to keep it that way. Their Softride Hydro rear shock self adjusts to keep up with changes in terrain or on pavement. This shock's multi-stage, velocity sensitive valving gives it maximum articulation while providing a smooth highway ride. The sturdy twin-tube body, 5/8 inch hardened double chrome rod, internal rebound bumper, and oversized piston contribute to this shock's toughness.

    Notable Features. This shock comes with Skyjacker's signature red polyurethane bushings which provide immediate shock response. These bushings look great alongside the red polyurethane boots. The steel body is finished in a white powder coat, and boasts the Skyjacker logo.

    Application. Fits 1997 - 2006 TJ Wranglers with a 1 to 3 inch lift.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    MPN# N8018

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

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    • (1) Shock
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          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 4.916667 4.9
          • Bang For Your Buck 5 5

          • 5/5

            October 14, 2019

            Love these shocks

            Little Stiff on the street, but Great offroad and a Great price for the pair,as soon as I can afford them I will be purchasing a set for the front of my 2000 TJ!


            Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 1/5

            August 14, 2019

            Doesnt match the picture

            In the picture it’s 2 loops without a bolt wings . What I got has the bolt wings. Going to have to cut them off now. Took 4 orders to finally get them and they still aren’t right. Probably my last order through ET


            Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            April 15, 2019

            Just right

            These shocks are just what I wanted, not to soft not to stiff. Great shock at a great price


            Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            March 12, 2019

            Worth Every Penny

            Made an extreme difference the first time I drove it afterwards. Has such a smooth ride now! Feels like a whole different Jeep now. Definitely would recommend to a friend!


            Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            February 20, 2019

            skyjacker nitro shocks

            nice product fit perfect installed in minutes, cant beat the look of that white shock with red boot.


            Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            August 24, 2018

            New shocks

            Ride really improved after installing these shocks.


            Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            April 22, 2018

            Improved ride

            Made a noticeable difference from old shocks rides smoother on the road and would buy product again.


            Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            December 15, 2017

            Ride Great and Look Good

            Ride great, great price, look good. My only complaint, It would be nice if they had included an extra sticker for my toolbox.


            Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            October 08, 2017

            Good bang for buck

            Substantial improvement from my old worn down shock's. For the price they are well worth it


            Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            August 30, 2017


            The Skyjacker Nitro shock has worked very well. Easy to install. I should have installed these sooner!


            Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            May 04, 2015

            Better Ride

            These shocks provide a much better ride than stock. They're stiffer but not so rigid that on road driving is a pain. I'd recommend them for the weekend off roader who still needs a suitable daily driver. I almost went with the hydros, but I'm glad I decided to opt for the nitro because I'm not getting thrown around by PA's pot holes anymore and I found I do prefer a stiffer ride. The poly bushings are a nice touch to ride quality. I'd also recommend checking into install videos if you have rust near bar pin mounts, tapping those if they strip out can be a pain-several methods can help prevent it.


            Year: 2004Malvern, PA 19355, USA

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          • 5/5

            September 23, 2014

            SHOCK & AWE

            My '98 Wrangler Sahara is white with tan top, painted black all underneath. The SkyJacker Softride Nitro Shock Kit looks awesome, with the white body & the red boots & bushings. These babies really stand out ! My jeep rides a lot smoother on & off-road. Installation was a breeze. The fit was perfect. This was a great purchase & delivery was quick. Now I am ordering the steering stabilizer to match. Thanks to all at Extreme Terrain, Your products are the right stuff !


            Year: 1998McDowell County, WV, USA

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          • 5/5

            June 20, 2014

            Perfect fit. Top quality!!!

            Poly bushings are much better than the factory rubber ones. Direct fit and smooth ride on the highway. Ordering a set for my tow vehicle next.


            Year: 1997Long Island New York

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