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Fox Shock Question on RK 3.5 X lift

I'm looking to replace my Rancho 9000xl's...I don't think I'm happy with them. I think they are giving me a "boat rocking" type feel at speed.

I run the Rock Krawler 3.5 X lift.

Looking at Fox. My question is length. On the RK website they recommend the following:

Generic Front Shock Recommendation - 17" Collapsed to 29" Extended
Generic Rear Shock Recommendation - 17" Collapsed to 27" Extended

The Fox shocks come in a 2.5 - 4" lift size OR a 4 to 6" lift. The 4 - 6" shocks seem to match more closely to the RK recommendations.

Any real world experience on these? Thanks!

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4-6 these shocks are over priced. they ride well. a bit stiff compared to our other jeep with old man emu shocks.


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I am going to be running the 4-6" on my 3" poly springs if that helps you any. I don't think you want the shorter ones.

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I'm running the King 2.5's and RK 3.5 pro kit and just wanted to warn you with the 2.5" shocks and RK rear track bar bracket you will have to modify the bracket for aditional shock clearence cycle your suspension and make sure they clear or you can trash a shock in no time!!!

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My bad after looking at your post again you are looking at the 2" dia 2.5-4" lift shocks not a 2.5 dia shock?

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I ordered the same lift and Rock Krawler told me to get the Fox shocks for 4"-6" lift.
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Good stuff. Thanks for the responses.

Curious if anyone has swapped from the Rancho's to Fox?

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I'm running the King 2.5's and RK 3.5 pro kit and just wanted to warn you with the 2.5" shocks and RK rear track bar bracket you will have to modify the bracket for aditional shock clearence cycle your suspension and make sure they clear or you can trash a shock in no time!!!

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My bad after looking at your post again you are looking at the 2" dia 2.5-4" lift shocks not a 2.5 dia shock?
No you do have to worry about it. Marcus ran into the same issue. I am sure he knows the fix.

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I just bought these for my JK which is running the 2.5" Max Travel. I've got every bit of 3.5" of lift on my two door and went with the 4-6" travel Fox 2.0s.

I had to clearance the rear track bar bracket to keep them from hitting and initially adjusted the control arms to move them around, but went back to RK's recommended lengths.

I am extremely pleased with the upgrade from a Bilstein 5100. Especially after beating the crap out of the suspension driving it like a stolen Honda Civic in Johnson Valley this weekend.

Go for it, you'll be pleased.

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I just bought these for my JK which is running the 2.5" Max Travel. I've got every bit of 3.5" of lift on my two door and went with the 4-6" travel Fox 2.0s.

I had to clearance the rear track bar bracket to keep them from hitting and initially adjusted the control arms to move them around, but went back to RK's recommended lengths.

I am extremely pleased with the upgrade from a Bilstein 5100. Especially after beating the crap out of the suspension driving it like a stolen Honda Civic in Johnson Valley this weekend.

Go for it, you'll be pleased.

Marcus
Marcus, PM sent to you for price on these.

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As long as the operating lengths on the Fox's are right about what we recomend you will be good!

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As long as the operating lengths on the Fox's are right about what we recomend you will be good!

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I've been selling a few RK kits with the BDS tuned Fox 2.0's. Not as stiff as the factory Fox ones and at a better price point. Gotten lots of good feedback on them.
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I've been selling a few RK kits with the BDS tuned Fox 2.0's. Not as stiff as the factory Fox ones and at a better price point. Gotten lots of good feedback on them.
I'm not familiar with these. PM sent for more information.

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