the topic is utterly and entirely subjective; as many JKO members as there are there shall be that many opinions and preferences for a shock brand preferred.
The Fox they suggest have been tested with that stage of Synergy Mfg lift. That is why they recommend it. Synergy thoproghly tests their products & the rig they used to put that thru its paces was likely running that model Fox. A comparable shock extension/compression stroke will do the same thing but with that particular dampening characteristic for that shock, which you may like ; you may not.
A better question might be ,"what shock have you run with a 3" synergy Mfg coil lift & what was the reason you preferred it over the Fox which the manufacturer recommends?" and you'll get replies back ranging fr4om OEM Rubicon shocks with extensions on them to JRI or KING high-end reservoirs , to the new, nice TeraFlex Falcon line or my preference, Bilstein. You could also just get some Quadratec or SkyJacker hydraulics or Old Man Emu or Rubicon express or some Fox....oh, wait....
see what I mean?
I personally like my stage 3 synergy Mfg suspension equipped with long Bilstein reservoirs that give about .25-.55" of additional travel on the down stroke. I made a mistake and bought non-user serviceable 5160s that I wish I had purchased their 7100 series instead because had I done so I could rebuild them ( if I ever needed to).
You'll start a war around here asking a question such as this.
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Last edited by j3ff3ry_j33p; 09-25-2018 at 06:03 AM.
Reason: wrong part reference. I have mid arm stage III kit- jj