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Old 06-24-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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Which Fox Shocks for Currie lift?

Im going to be running the full Currie lift which is 4".

Pretty much decided on Fox shocks after seeing how expensive the "cheapest" kings were. If I went with kings it would have to be a non-adjustable, non remote reservoir shock. I feel I can get "more" shock by going to Fox's(remote reservoir and maybe adjustable).

Kinda of leaning towards remote reservoir. I dont think I can swing the internal by-pass models with the integrated reservoir as those are approaching King territory.

Looking at the Performance Series Reservoir models.

Are the adjustable compression/damping models worth the extra $100 a shock over the non-adjustable? Im seeing the non-adjustable for ~$200 a shock and the adjustable around $300 a shock. $400 bucks is nothing to sneeze at, but if it will make a night and day difference to be able to tune the shocks, I am ok with spending it.

If only Savvy would sell pre-valved Fox shocks for the JK Currie setup like they do for the TJ. Their TJ valved shocks get RAVE reviews.

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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.

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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.


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Old 06-25-2014, 08:53 AM   #4
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Somewhat related...

My JKU2013 is a DD and a weekend warrior. Majority of my drives are on uneven, potholed, rough city roads. Nevertheless, I need a shock that is versatile.

I'm stuck between the Fox2.0 Performance/Evolution or the Bilstein 5100's.

Any preferences? suggestions? experiences? Please note that I will be installing these shocks with a Rock Krawler 2.5" Max Travel Lift Kit.

Cheers, and thanks in advance.

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Old 06-25-2014, 09:41 AM   #5
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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).


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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.


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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.
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Somewhat related...

My JKU2013 is a DD and a weekend warrior. Majority of my drives are on uneven, potholed, rough city roads. Nevertheless, I need a shock that is versatile.

I'm stuck between the Fox2.0 Performance/Evolution or the Bilstein 5100's.

Any preferences? suggestions? experiences? Please note that I will be installing these shocks with a Rock Krawler 2.5" Max Travel Lift Kit.

Cheers, and thanks in advance.

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I would start your own thread.
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I don't know .. Can't say who does or does not tune specific to a coil. I see mixed and match coil/shock setups all the time. A good shock is a good shock- As long as it's tuned for a JK IMO
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I don't know .. Can't say who does or does not tune specific to a coil. I see mixed and match coil/shock setups all the time. A good shock is a good shock- As long as it's tuned for a JK IMO
Im thinking the offerings from Fox are valved for the JK. When you search google with the part number ONLY the JK offering comes up. I would think that if you googled the part number and they sold it for multiple vehicles many more vehicles would come up.

I have an email into Gerald at Savvy to see what he recommends.
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Those guys have had the Rancho 9000's paired with their kits forever.
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I carry Currie lifts and Fox shocks. Also Rancho, Bilstein and any other shock. Shoot me a pm for a quote.

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