New struts

Discussion in 'KK General Discussion' started by Daniel D Dinkeldein, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Daniel D Dinkeldein

    Daniel D Dinkeldein New Member

    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2019
    I am new here. I have a 2012 ok and am looking to put new struts and shocks on it

    Which ones have you had success with.
    I want something better than OEM

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    17,220
    Likes Received:
    196
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    Location:
    Southeastern Ohio
    Shocks, no struts on a KJ or KK
    Anything with struts does not have upper control arms

    Now, better, is OME, do you want any lift or about the same as stock ?
    Let me know and I can give you what numbers to use
     
  3. Daniel D Dinkeldein

    Daniel D Dinkeldein New Member

    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2019
    On the front of kk and kj are considered struts. Especially since springs are connected to shocks and have bearings on top
     
  4. ltd02

    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,479
    Likes Received:
    77
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Location:
    North Central Maryland
    Like Tom said, not a "strut". Really just a coil-over shock. Bearings on top? Not sure what you mean.
     
  5. Daniel D Dinkeldein

    Daniel D Dinkeldein New Member

    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2019
    Strut or shock I am not that technical looks like a strut when ordering they call it a strut
     
  6. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    17,220
    Likes Received:
    196
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    Location:
    Southeastern Ohio
    LMAO, sorry no , plus there is not a bearing on top of the coilover
    Better look again
    we have COILOVER SHOCKS , PERIOD
    Been doing suspension work since 1973 and have seen what you are talking about, but then for
    ONE no upper control arms
    TWO completely different front suspension setup
    if you have " struts "
     
  7. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    17,220
    Likes Received:
    196
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    Location:
    Southeastern Ohio
    Makes it easier for them , since many do not know what they are actually called
     
  8. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    17,220
    Likes Received:
    196
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    Location:
    Southeastern Ohio
    You would think after working on KJs and KKs since 2003, and lifted over 60 of them so far , I would know what parts are called, but guess not LOL