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Old 06-01-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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Fox res' with RK 3.5 lift

I am absolutely going with the RK 3.5 inch lift, and also want the fox reservoir shocks. I will be doing fast paced offroad, and some simple crawling, not much mud. My question is i see the Teralfex tuned fox shocks, and have heard of some other tuning settings, them there's off the shelf. Which would be best for my set up? And how much does it cost to have them custom tuned and where? I don't want them to be too lose to where my 37s fly through my fender (exaggeration) or too stuff to where it is an uncomfortable ride. Thanks in advance

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Old 06-01-2014, 11:19 PM   #2
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The TF fox shocks are tuned specifically for the JK. I ran them for a short time. Not overly harsh but not cushy soft either. I sold them to Matador here on the forum. With the new RK triple rate coils, I know you'll be happy.

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If you want a custom tune for the coils find an off road shop not just store that sell the RK and the Fox coils and have them tune the shocks to the coils. The best shops will even take into account the configuration of your JK but the tuning will cost you. Shops that support off road racing usually have extensive shock tuning expertise.

There are numerous shops on Pirate4x4 and Race-Dezert that tune shocks. I've used Evo but I had King shocks. Try to find a shop that is nearby because it may take a couple of iterations to get them the way you want. For "fast paced" off road driving on open trails it absolutely worth the extra effort.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:48 PM   #4
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Give us a shout to discuss your setup. You might want to go with their longer shock up front and shorter shock in the rear with a rear lower shock relocation bracket kit to maximize shock body clearance....

Good luck with your build and welcome to the RK family...

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Old 06-02-2014, 09:53 PM   #5
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Give us a shout to discuss your setup. You might want to go with their longer shock up front and shorter shock in the rear with a rear lower shock relocation bracket kit to maximize shock body clearance.... Good luck with your build and welcome to the RK family... RK
They come in 2-4 inch and 4-6 inch.
So would I go 4-6 in the front and 2-4 In the rear?
Also, with the 3.5 and 37s; would you say fast paced is doable? I have heard RK is for flex and crawling but also great things about your control arms and triple rate coils! Thanks
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:08 AM   #6
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My JK tuned Fox resis 4"-6" seem to do pretty well absorbing once they have warmed up a bit. When I first got them they felt harsher because I was pretty light weight. 37s, with no fenders, no rear bumper, no winch, no top, and no spare. But now I have fenders, exoskin, sliders, tire carrier, spare, roof rack, RTT, and a winch. This definitely softened the ride up. I believe the progressive springs that come with the kit are meant to have a little weight on them for ideal comfort.

I do a lot more crawling and notice how awesome they soak up river rock when hitting faster portions of the trail, but if you are looking at getting some higher speed wheeling in, maybe look into some hydro bumpstops.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:03 PM   #7
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I'm very happy with my Fox 2.0 res shocks. Before I got them, I talked to a bunch of people about shocks. Everyone that has the Fox seem to really like them.

If you're worried about tuning them, look into getting adjustable shocks. They cost a little more, but may be worth it to you. I didn't get the adjustable mostly because I didn't want to have to mess with them.

You'll want to get the ones that specify 4-6". I used to have the RK 2.5" and they were 4" lift in front. So the 3.5" are probably close to 5". Definitely better to have a little longer than to be too short.

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