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Time for shocks...

My Terraflex shocks that were installed in 2008 are needing to be replaced. I have the 2.5" lift running 35's. Any recommendations? Haven't been following what is good in shocks. Thanks!

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My Terraflex shocks that were installed in 2008 are needing to be replaced. I have the 2.5" lift running 35's. Any recommendations? Haven't been following what is good in shocks. Thanks!
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We do a LOT of the Bilstein 5100's. They are a good performing shock and nice on the budget. If your wanting to step up from there, we also do a lot of the FOX IFP 2.0's. They are aluminum. They are also rebuildable and revalvable!

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I would recommend either Bilsteins with AEV's valving, or Fox with Teraflex's valving.

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My Terraflex shocks that were installed in 2008 are needing to be replaced. I have the 2.5" lift running 35's. Any recommendations? Haven't been following what is good in shocks. Thanks!
What is your budget?
What is your driving style? (More highway, 90% on-road/10% off-road for example?)
Do you want a firm shock or a "softer" shock?


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I started out with Fox shocks on my '12JKUR and ended up with the Rancho's. Awesome shocks for the price.

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We do a LOT of the Bilstein 5100's. They are a good performing shock and nice on the budget. If your wanting to step up from there, we also do a lot of the FOX IFP 2.0's. They are aluminum. They are also rebuildable and revalvable!

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So the IFP's (cheapest fox shock) are rebuildable? I read somewhere only the factory series were rebuildable.


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Thanks guys! I am in Florida right now so my poor JK thinks it came here to die. I will be moving back out to Colorado so the Rockies and Moab will be on the agenda again. For ride, moderate is fine. Don't want anything too uncomfortable so that my wife complains but rugged enough for the trails. The Terraflex have been decent for me.

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I went from Bilstien 5100's to Rancho 9000's and like them way better. The Bilstiens were just too stiff for me on a everyday driver.

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So the IFP's (cheapest fox shock) are rebuildable? I read somewhere only the factory series were rebuildable.


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Yes they are. I believe they require a safety needle to recharge though. Fox offers rebuilds on them, but if you've rebuilt any shocks before, they should be easy to do yourself.

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So it looks like Fox is the most suggested. My son says that they are what most Baja racers use? Worth it to get the coils or does that just stiffen the ride?

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