TJ front air shocks...What NOW???

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by Premierplowing, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Premierplowing

    Premierplowing Member
    Messages: 46

    I have 2 TJ's with the gabriel 49216's air shocks in the fronts and love the set up. Just added a 3rd Jeep and looking to setup for the season. I looked everywhere and it looks like the Monroes and the Gabriels are no longer available. Does anyone know what will work instead? It looks like the MA822 for older Camaro's will work with changing the cross pin at the bottom of the shock...Anyone????
    Thanks!
     
  2. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Randall Ave and Avalanche 2500 like this.
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,863

    Is there a lift on any of the jeeps?
     
  4. EWSplow

    EWSplow PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,232

    How heavy is your plow? Do you even need air shocks?
    I'm plowing with a YJ, so front leaf springs.
     
  5. Currinson

    Currinson Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I just replaced a set of Gabriels with a different model number, I will look it up and take some pictures
     
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,863

    OK
    on my Tan 2000 TJ with a 4 inch lift I use ;
    part#---------ext length--------collapse length-------travel
    49228-------------24.47------------------14.74-------------9.73

    top mount Bottom mount
    S15 BP14

    Fits 06-11 LUCERNE All Exc. Magnetic Ride Control System

    NOTE I modified the shock mount on the axle to fit the shock
    NOTE this shock has ~5/16 less travel than the old shock.

    20200126_153501.jpg

    With no lift :
    Gabriel 49178 Modify the Axle shock mount (Lower) Fits 92 - 14 econoline 150
    Number------Extended------colapsed----stroke-------T mount-----B mount
    49178---------23.12-----------13.89--------9.23-----------S1----------ES25
    OR
    49173 Modify the Axle shock mount ( raise) Fits 79 -91 Econoline
     
  7. EWSplow

    EWSplow PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,232

    Thanks for updating the air shock model numbers.
    If I get a TJ, i won't have to search back to some of your older posts.
     
  8. OP
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    Premierplowing

    Premierplowing Member
    Messages: 46

    I installed a 2" budget boost. What do you recommend?
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Premierplowing

    Premierplowing Member
    Messages: 46

    I could only find the Monroe’s MA822. Thanks for the help PlowMeister