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Old 01-15-2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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Fox adjustable shocks

I just install a set of Fox 2.0 factory series (remote reservoir)adjustable shocks on my 05 TJ and was wondering what setting those of you that have them were using. Right now I have the back set on 1 and the front set on 2 for Hwy use. Do you turn them up when you go off road? If so to what setting? My jeep has a 4in long arm and 33x12.5 tires with the air pressure set at 26 lb’s. I am just checking to see what everyone is using (setting) and how you like your shocks.

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Old 01-15-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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I'd like to know also. Just got the same ones put on the rear. Working on the fronts tomarrow. I was gonna start out at 4 all the way around. Won't drive it much till spring.
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For street use set them to 3 or 4. Off-road you can go to 8 depending the terrain and how fast and hard you are driving your jeep.
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For street use set them to 3 or 4. Off-road you can go to 8 depending the terrain and how fast and hard you are driving your jeep.
Thanks, Chriskelly

I’ll try them on 3 and 4 on the street and see how they feel. I got them to help with the body roll that comes with the long arm, and what a big difference they made. I have a lot more control of my jeep.
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If you want even more control replace your factory rear swaybar with a Hellwig 3/4 swaybar. That will tighten up the rear body roll. The other major change you might consider is rear coil relocators. Rokman makes and awesome set that will improve the ride by 100%.
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If you want even more control replace your factory rear swaybar with a Hellwig 3/4 swaybar. That will tighten up the rear body roll. The other major change you might consider is rear coil relocators. Rokman makes and awesome set that will improve the ride by 100%.
Thanks….I’ll check out the relocaters. I have a 4 link on the rear and with the new shocks help the body roll a lot. Will the Hellwig ¾ sway bar work on a long arm with the 4 link?

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I have Wayne at Alltech Motorsports do the valving in them so we only use the adjusters on the rear shocks. We've been working on this awhile and so far, they have been awesome.

We've about got the rear valving dialed in to the point where the 1 or 2 setting is comfortable on the street and we can then dial them up for hitting the rougher stuff at speed offroad.

We don't use them in the front because we can get them working fine with just the valving. We've only started using them in the rear to stop or mitigate piston plunge when we start working the rig harder.
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I have Wayne at Alltech Motorsports do the valving in them so we only use the adjusters on the rear shocks. We've been working on this awhile and so far, they have been awesome.

We've about got the rear valving dialed in to the point where the 1 or 2 setting is comfortable on the street and we can then dial them up for hitting the rougher stuff at speed offroad.

We don't use them in the front because we can get them working fine with just the valving. We've only started using them in the rear to stop or mitigate piston plunge when we start working the rig harder.
Thanks…Black Magic for the information…….
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Can anyone tell me if Fox makes a 2.0 factory series steering stabilizer to match these shocks. If so do you know the part number?

Thanks for the help.
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FOX-985-24-072 1 Fox 2.0 Performance Series IFP Steering Stabilizer for Jeep TJ 126.00
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FOX-985-24-072 1 Fox 2.0 Performance Series IFP Steering Stabilizer for Jeep TJ 126.00
Poly Performance. They are out of stock till February.
Thanks……..jeodert for the information.
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Can anyone tell me if Fox makes a 2.0 factory series steering stabilizer to match these shocks. If so do you know the part number?

Thanks for the help.
Wouldn't recommend a nitrogen steering stabilizer.
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Wouldn't recommend a nitrogen steering stabilizer.
Why not?………..Thanks
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I totally forget why, however I do remember Jerry saying that that you want a hydraulic stabilizer, such as Rancho.
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I totally forget why, however I do remember Jerry saying that that you want a hydraulic stabilizer, such as Rancho.
Nitrogen charged S/S's need a nitrogen charge to keep the seals from weeping. That means they are always trying to extend and in the case of the TJ, if you let go of the steering wheel at highway speed, it may be possible for the rig to turn left into oncoming traffic.

I have no way of verifying or proving that, but it seems to me that a simple test with the steering wheel unlocked and the front on jackstands would tell the whole story.
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Ah, I didn't know the difference would be so drastic, but it does make sense.
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Nitrogen charged S/S's need a nitrogen charge to keep the seals from weeping. That means they are always trying to extend and in the case of the TJ, if you let go of the steering wheel at highway speed, it may be possible for the rig to turn left into oncoming traffic.

I have no way of verifying or proving that, but it seems to me that a simple test with the steering wheel unlocked and the front on jackstands would tell the whole story.
Do you think nitrogen makes a significant difference as a shock? For instance the OME Nitrochargers. Is it just a better functioning technology?
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:04 AM   #20
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well…..I’ll find out soon (i hope ) ordered the FOX 2.0 IFP but it’s on back order I guess fox is a little behind on making them. I’ll let you Know.

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For street use set them to 3 or 4. Off-road you can go to 8 depending the terrain and how fast and hard you are driving your jeep.
Thanks Chriskelly……..yes 3 is a good number for the hwy (on my jeep). when I run the country roads around here I turn them to 4 (pot holes)
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Thanks glad I could help.
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I have also adapted the ats fox steering stabilizer(JK) to my tj. I am using ORO uturn steering system. It doesn't have pressure put on one side of the stabilizer. That is why most people do not like nitrogen pressurized stabilizers. They fight back ever so slightly. The ats has a rod that goes through the stabilizer it doesn't fight pushing back it just "stabilizes" the steering.
I also have the hellwig swaybar with my RE 4 link lift. I have a picture on my Jeep envy build thread in the build forum if you would like to see how it fits.
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I have also adapted the ats fox steering stabilizer(JK) to my tj. I am using ORO uturn steering system. It doesn't have pressure put on one side of the stabilizer. That is why most people do not like nitrogen pressurized stabilizers. They fight back ever so slightly. The ats has a rod that goes through the stabilizer it doesn't fight pushing back it just "stabilizes" the steering.
I also have the hellwig swaybar with my RE 4 link lift. I have a picture on my Jeep envy build thread in the build forum if you would like to see how it fits.
I just install the fox IFP 2.0 steering stabilizer (man what a deference it made in the way my jeep handles) don’t seam to fight back at all. I’ll check out your build page.
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I just install the fox IFP 2.0 steering stabilizer (man what a deference it made in the way my jeep handles) don’t seam to fight back at all. I’ll check out your build page.
konadog, did you mount the 2.0 steering stabilizer the same as stock or did you have to flip it? Just got mine and it came with the steel bushing in the rod end. Looks like the valve stem at the body end will hit the frame bracket.

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