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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-17-2016, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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My 06 Commander's shocks have never been replaced and I have been noticing some ride issues. I also have been towing my new camper and noticed some fairly significant bouncing coming from the rear end. I figured while I was replacing the shocks/struts I might as well see if I can help my tow bounce. I have been reading through these forums and most of what I am finding is relating to lifts. I am not looking to lift my jeep but I am not against it either. Bottom line what are my options for front and rear shocks/struts with load balancing?
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I would get the Monroe load levelers, it has springs built in to help the load.

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I would get the Monroe load levelers, it has springs built in to help the load.
What about on the front?
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Bilstein HD for no lift, or the 5100 series if you want to level it out. .75 setting brings it up a click. Thats what i have.

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I would say to consider these https://www.airliftcompany.com/shop/60811/ and bilsteins rather than the monroe load levelers personally.
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I would say to consider these https://www.airliftcompany.com/shop/60811/ and bilsteins rather than the monroe load levelers personally.
I haven't heard anything good about the Monroe Load-Levelers either.

Most I've heard talk about the Monroe's have said they aren't of great quality and don't hold up.


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I have the Munroe load levelers now for about 60K miles. No issues and I drive off-road frequently. I also tow a toy hauler frequently and the shocks work great.
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I have the Munroe load levelers now for about 60K miles. No issues and I drive off-road frequently. I also tow a toy hauler frequently and the shocks work great.
That's the first positive review I've heard of about the Monroe's in the year I've been here.

As I said, most here that have had them reported that they don't last or perform that well and replaced them with Bilsteins or Ranchos.

Glad they are working well for you bd.


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I know you mentioned you dont want to do a lift, but OME/ARB Springs are meant for heavier loads, the 2" lift is just a byproduct of the stiffer springs. I have the ome HD springs in my xk, and it rides like it should have from the factory. I always felt the ride was too spongy before.

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