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Unread 04-22-2008, 04:44 PM   #1
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fox vs. bilstein

I have a '06 TJ and I recently installed the full traction 3" lift with the basic shocks that they make. I want to upgrade the shocks to get a smoother ride. I wanted to know which shocks will be best for what I am looking for. Fox 2.0 emulsion,or fox 2.0 with remote resovoir, or bilstein 5100, or bilstein 5150?

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if you have to ask then you need to do more research. Fox shocks are the absolute best you can buy.

can i ask why you are buying off-road race shocks?
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if you have to ask then you need to do more research. Fox shocks are the absolute best you can buy.

can i ask why you are buying off-road race shocks?
I want a smoother ride than I currently have. Fox now makes replacement shocks that bolt into a TJ. I'm not putting in coilovers. Are the benefits worth the extra money for the remote resevior?
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fox shocks are really overkill unless you're doing coil-overs, high-speed or intense off-roading to where shockfade would be a hindrance to your performance. The remote resevior is specifically to add additional fluid and nitrogen to reduce the amount of heat made therefor lessening shock fade. the fox shocks run about $190 a shock, the bolt in ones for the jeep.

the bilstein 5150's are the same way.

if you want a great ride for a reasonable price you should be looking into the Rubicon Express mono-tube shocks, or Old Man Emu. a set of 4 can be picked up for about $200-250. They're built on the same principle of the Fox shocks, a high-PSI nitrogen charged monotube shock, except they cant be rebuilt and have no expansion ports for the rezzies.

but if you want fox, by all means be my guest! id love to have fox shocks with resiviors all the way around, but unfortunately i dont have $800 to drop on shocks, they are rebuildable though.
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fox shocks are really overkill unless you're doing coil-overs, high-speed or intense off-roading to where shockfade would be a hindrance to your performance. The remote resevior is specifically to add additional fluid and nitrogen to reduce the amount of heat made therefor lessening shock fade. the fox shocks run about $190 a shock, the bolt in ones for the jeep.

the bilstein 5150's are the same way.

if you want a great ride for a reasonable price you should be looking into the Rubicon Express mono-tube shocks, or Old Man Emu. a set of 4 can be picked up for about $200-250. They're built on the same principle of the Fox shocks, a high-PSI nitrogen charged monotube shock, except they cant be rebuilt and have no expansion ports for the rezzies.

but if you want fox, by all means be my guest! id love to have fox shocks with resiviors all the way around, but unfortunately i dont have $800 to drop on shocks, they are rebuildable though.
What about running fox in the back and something else in the front or vice versa? Or what about the bilstein 5100's are those any good? Thanks for your input by the way. Also I don't have the back seat in and don't plan on putting it back in. Don't know if that matters at all.

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