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Old 07-09-2013, 11:54 PM   #1
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teraflex tuned fox shocks

So jeeps getting lifted in about 3 weeks. Lift i went with was the teraflex short arm 4" lift (all 8 arms)... as i was browsing along for shocks I came along some "teraflex tuned fox shocks"... They seemed much cheaper then any other fox shocks! Will it be worth the few extra bucks to upgrade from the teraflex shocks or.. (night & day difference) any input will be greatly appreciated!


One more thing, i was also looking into upgrading the steering stabilizer to a fox one as well, but I did a little research & it seems as if its a waste of money because of so many issues of it jerking to the sides.... (input anyone)

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:37 AM   #3
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ttt, any more sugestions>>?
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thanks for the info hunter great thread!
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Yeah no problem. Here is one on the fox SS.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/fox...ew-249217.html

It may be worth sending Matador a pm since he started both of those threads and is currently running both the shocks and SS your looking at.
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yeah no problem. Here is one on the fox ss.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/fox...ew-249217.html

it may be worth sending matador a pm since he started both of those threads and is currently running both the shocks and ss your looking at.
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My ears were ringing. What do you need to know brother? Also, do you have a 2 or 4 door?
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The fox shocks we have are a little more gear towards prerunning and thus give a little firmer ride on the street. This is not to say they wouldn't do fine on the rocks but some people may find the road ride too firm. A lot of guys here run them on the street and have to complaints, I run the Elkas. Hope this helps.
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The fox shocks we have are a little more gear towards prerunning and thus give a little firmer ride on the street. This is not to say they wouldn't do fine on the rocks but some people may find the road ride too firm. A lot of guys here run them on the street and have to complaints, I run the Elkas. Hope this helps.
I had both this shock (before selling to Matador) and Rancho 7000 side by side. Surprisingly, the 7000 was harder to compress. TF tunes these shocks well for a Jk.
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How do the Elkas compare to those TF-tuned Fox shocks when it comes to road ride?

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The fox shocks we have are a little more gear towards prerunning and thus give a little firmer ride on the street. This is not to say they wouldn't do fine on the rocks but some people may find the road ride too firm. A lot of guys here run them on the street and have to complaints, I run the Elkas. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:01 PM   #12
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lol true they are a little more expensive. But I love mine, beats my wife's 5100's easily.
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The fox shocks we have are a little more gear towards prerunning and thus give a little firmer ride on the street. This is not to say they wouldn't do fine on the rocks but some people may find the road ride too firm. A lot of guys here run them on the street and have to complaints, I run the Elkas. Hope this helps.
This is interesting, so the shocks are actually "Firmer" then the original ones sold by Fox?
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Correct. The reason being is the internal valving. You want something that has a firmer compression rate so that when you land it it absorbs the shock a little better. However, because some people like a firmer ride, I do cause my first Jeep was a YJ, some people think they ride great. To me the Elka's are a little firmer than stock but still great for the expansion joints used in the Utah concrete roads.
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Correct. The reason being is the internal valving. You want something that has a firmer compression rate so that when you land it it absorbs the shock a little better. However, because some people like a firmer ride, I do cause my first Jeep was a YJ, some people think they ride great. To me the Elka's are a little firmer than stock but still great for the expansion joints used in the Utah concrete roads.
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What about PSI. TF's and BDS (iirc) have less psi giving a better ride ??
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Within reason. Obviously you don't want to drop to such a low PSI that the tire is dangerous or that you wear your tires badly. The other negative is the lower you drop the PSI the lower gas mileage you will also get. I just suggest running them if you already have them, if they are to firm for you try tweaking the PSI. As I mention there are quite a few guys that run them here and love them.
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Man, those Elkas may just be too expensive an experiment. I will admit they are tempting. However, I would hate to end up with a stiffer shock than the 5100s. So far, I am reasonably sure that the OMEs and the Ranchos are slightly softer. Would be nice to get a comparison or detailed road report. Shoot, it may be the Synergy springs that are stiff too. The experiments continue.....
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Rancho 9000's = experiment ended
But seriously..... The drop brackets make a huge difference, allowing the shock to do the work.not the frame.
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Rancho 9000's = experiment ended
But seriously..... The drop brackets make a huge difference, allowing the shock to do the work.not the frame.
9000s or 7000s? Drop brackets and SS should go on today.
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9000s or 7000s? Drop brackets and SS should go on today.
No guessing with a adjustable shock. Jokingly I meant the 9000's. not a bad choice actually.

You are going to poop your pants after those brackets go on. Guarantee it
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The Elka's are def. softer than the 5100's. My wife has those on her JK and it def. feels stiffer to me than the elka's.
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I did not like the 5100's at all.

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