07-16-2019, 02:35 PM
Join Date: Jun 2015
Replacing shocks - 3" suspension lift
I originally imported and installed a 4.25" Zone kit. 3 years later I need new shocks, trouble is in Europe we don't have a lot of options. I have a 2.5 97, metal bumpers, 33s, winch.
I researched on the forum and ruled out the crappy ones so I am left with the Bilstein 5100 or the Fox 2.0 Performance.
Comparing the specs did not really help, both have shorter travel than my original Zone shocks.
The Fox ones are actually double the price of the Bilsteins. And thinking about the extended/compressed specs, they seem to limit my travel , as the compressed length is the highest of the three. They have the best extended length, but I am not sure the stock arms will help with that extra length and I might actually benefit from that extra length.
But maybe I am not judging this right, so any advice is welcome.
So what would you get? Thanks in advance.
Front Ext 24.66 Comp 14.79 Travel 9.87
Rear Ext 22.95 Comp 14.67 Travel 8.28
Bilstein 5100 3-3.5"
Front Ext 24 Comp 14.88 Travel 9.12
Rear Ext 23.07 Comp 14.63 Travel 8.44
Fox 2.0 Perf 2.5-3.5"
Front Ext 25.15 Comp 15.55 Travel 9.6
Rear Ext 22.65 Comp 14.55 Travel 8.1