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Old 03-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #61
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Its a video. And we stopped at 4 blocks and i stopped recording. Then we rearranged the blocks and went up to the fith one. Let me see if i can recreate it and get some picks.

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Its a video. And we stopped at 4 blocks and i stopped recording. Then we rearranged the blocks and went up to the fith one. Let me see if i can recreate it and get some picks.
Why not just post up the video?

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More food for thought. This Jeep has now back to back wins at the King of the Hammers Everyman Challenge. It still has 10 year old Currie 4" coil springs and King smooth body 12" travel King shocks. The suspension is a mid arm triangulated rear four link and the front is a 3 link pan hard.

Anybody who tells me that coil overs or long arms perform better hasn't been around long enough to understand suspension technology. Coil overs is just about packaging. The easiest setup for Jeeps is coil springs and bypass shocks so you can easily control your rebound and compression. Springs control ride height, shocks control dampening and what really determines your ride characteristics.

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Will changing out a set of new sub par shocks for a quality set change the ride quality that much? I know people see to love Bilstiens, any others that are comparable?
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #65
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Will changing out a set of new sub par shocks for a quality set change the ride quality that much? I know people see to love Bilstiens, any others that are comparable?
I actually liked the ride of the procomp better than the bilstiens I have on now. But I'm in the cool crowd with the bilstiens now.
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I actually liked the ride of the procomp better than the bilstiens I have on now. But I'm in the cool crowd with the bilstiens now.
Lol! I wasn't cool enough for bilstiens so I went with fox instead. I liked my OME's ok, liked my teraflex 9500's even more, but I love my Fox's.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:27 PM   #67
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Lol! I wasn't cool enough for bilstiens so I went with fox instead. I liked my OME's ok, liked my teraflex 9500's even more, but I love my Fox's.
Good to hear you like them. I will go the same route eventually. I have BDS shocks now and I don't like the ride at all. I was going to get Bilstein, but I changed my mind.
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People seem to like the bilstiens so much its almost got me curious enough to try a set, but I can get Fox's so cheap I think they'd be hard to beat for the price.
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People seem to like the bilstiens so much its almost got me curious enough to try a set, but I can get Fox's so cheap I think they'd be hard to beat for the price.
You have the fox 2.0's right (without the res)? Do they ride rough? Handle bumps well?
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You have the fox 2.0's right (without the res)? Do they ride rough? Handle bumps well?
Yes the 2.0 without res. Imo they ride extremely well on road and off. They seemed extremely stiff while I was installing them which had me worried but I can't complain about the ride at all. My lj isn't my dd since I have a company truck but I drive it every chance I get and take off road often, and as soon as I hit dirt it gets driven like a trophy truck or at least an ultra4 car and the Fox's have far outlasted the last 2 sets of shocks I ran.
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Yes the 2.0 without res. Imo they ride extremely well on road and off. They seemed extremely stiff while I was installing them which had me worried but I can't complain about the ride at all. My lj isn't my dd since I have a company truck but I drive it every chance I get and take off road often, and as soon as I hit dirt it gets driven like a trophy truck or at least an ultra4 car and the Fox's have far outlasted the last 2 sets of shocks I ran.
That's great to hear. I'm definitely get them now, along with some new springs at some point. I'm afraid I'm gonna wear out my seats from bouncing so much in them
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All I can recommend is to make sure you get the right length, don't necessarily go by what size lift they say they fit. Measure twice and buy once. And I think bds usually has them chespest online at $105 each, I bought mine local for considerably cheaper so shop around.
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All I can recommend is to make sure you get the right length, don't necessarily go by what size lift they say they fit. Measure twice and buy once. And I think bds usually has them chespest online at $105 each, I bought mine local for considerably cheaper so shop around.
I'm trying to stay away from BDS. It's not bad quality, but I'm gonna upgrade. I'm gonna go with either savvy or metalcloak springs, I haven't decided yet
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Just sayin bds sells the fox 2.0's
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Just sayin bds sells the fox 2.0's
True. What's the difference?
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Nothing that I'm aware of. Just the same vehicle specific Fox's that a lot of other places carry as far as I know.
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The Fox IFP shocks are the best value for the money. Ride is a subjective component and really depends on what you do with your Jeep and your driving habits. Some people like Bilstein while others Rancho and many like Fox. For me these are all good shocks and offer good warranties. Compare them physically side by side and you will instantly see the difference in build quality.

Price wise they are all very close in cost.

Hands down Fox IFP shocks win in the build quality. Aluminum bodies transfer the heat from the oil quicker. The machined ends and coated hardware. The Fox can also be revalved or valved differently.
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The Fox IFP shocks are the best value for the money.
What specifics/model to use for stock placement, 4 inch suspension lift?
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What specifics/model to use for stock placement, 4 inch suspension lift?
We get the 643 and 645 models and valve them for TJ/LJ.
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Took me some time but this is what im getting with a short arm suspension.
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However this is the first time ive flexed it since i got the 33's on. Found out i will need to extend the bump stops a little.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:30 PM   #82
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Thats pretty impressive thanks for sharing I just installed my currie 4 lift so im excited to get it flexed out for the first time lol.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:36 PM   #83
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Alot of good infomation on this thread. After running the including rough country shocks for a bit I may have to try some Fox shocks from Currie. I installed their tie rod system and my rubicon drives like a new rig!
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:39 PM   #84
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Simple alot of money or little bit of money
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So what are those pictures supposed to be showing again? Maybe I'm missing something.....
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Scroll back and re-read..... do you really expect me to repeat the thread for you?
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So what are those pictures supposed to be showing again? Maybe I'm missing something.....
Duh, that when one side of the axle goes up, the other side goes down, and the jeep will twist it's self to balance in between space and time.
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Scroll back and re-read..... do you really expect me to repeat the thread for you?
Do you really think my question was that shallow? Please refer to post #31. If you'd like refreshed pictures I'd be happy to oblige.
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Seen the pictures when you posted them. Great job on the jeep. I told my exp. You made your comments. People asked for pictures of my jeep flexed. I provided them. Simple lift on a budget. Its info to help the OP make his decision.... thats what the forum is for right?
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But what are those pictures supposed to show? Any Jeep with X" length shocks can do the same thing. No offense but they aren't providing anything of value and what you're doing in that picture has little to do with the length of the arms. I'm simply asking what are people supposed to gain from seeing those pictures?

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