Originally Posted by spinlock
Tunable shocks are great when they are available tuned for your vehicle and a specific set of coils. Otherwise you need to have some knowledgeable tune them. IMO the Kings are the best and worth the money only and only if they are JK and coil tuned. It sounds like you are new to the shock tuning so make sure you find a great tuner that is nearby. You may be visiting often in the beginning. Unlike other mods, it doesn't matter how cool the shocks look under your Jeep, you will be unhappy if they don't perform.
Remote reservoirs are worth it you push your shocks for extended periods of time or really hard at slow speeds where cooling/fade is a big issue.
If you are unsure or new at the shock tuning game go with OEM replacements which are already tuned.
Yea I completely understand. I think I am going to chat with Currie and Savvy and see what they recommend. Currie sells King's that say they are setup for the JK, but I dont know what that means so I need to contact them. Like I said if I went King's I couldnt pop for remote reservoir, only the standard which are still more than the Fox adjustable remote reservoir tunable's.
As for my use of the shocks, right now we do mostly slower trails and a little rock crawling(not much) here in Missouri so the non remote reservoir's would probably suit me just fine, but I plan to travel quite a bit and hit some of the better trails out in Colorado/Utah/etc.... area's so I would rather spend slightly more now on something like a remote reservoir vs. later on down the road regretting not spending a little more and having something that is future proof(or as close to future proof as you can get).
Originally Posted by kjeeper10
TF offers a Jk tuned Fox res that rides nice. I think there are a couple lift ranges to choose from. Look into Rock Krawlers line of shocks too. Specific tunes for 2 door/4 door and custom I believe. Come time rebuilds are around $50 per shock which is cheap. Try Sending a shock back to FOX. That is the main reason i sold mine .. Not wanting to deal with rebuild/valving, etc.
Direct Fit Shock Pkgs.
From what I understand about the tuning they need to be tuned to the spring rate so buying a TF Fox shock(I looked at those) doesnt necessarily mean they will match with the Currie spring rate. Same with the Rock Krawlers. Their shocks look nice as well, but if they arent matched to the spring rate from Currie, it wont matter since they wont be ideal.