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Unread 05-29-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
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Shocks question?

Alright, I have a 4" rough country lift on a 08 jk and as everyone knows the shocks ride SUPER stiff and I'm tired of bouncing around! So I'm considering buying a set of factory performance fox shox, now is it as simple as replacing the rough country shocks with the fox shox? Or is it more technical than that?

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Unread 05-29-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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Good shocks like Bilstein will help the ride a bunch, However Better springs will help a lot also !
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Unread 05-29-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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Thanks! But theres no complications with switching out shocks with a different brand than the lift? Hence rough country lift with fox/bilstien shocks? All you do is take the old shocks out and put the new ones in?
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Unread 05-30-2012, 11:03 AM   #4
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You can run any shock of your choosing with the RC lift. X2 on the Bilsteins
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Unread 05-30-2012, 12:54 PM   #5
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X3 for bilstein. Although fox is also high on my list. They should bolt right in as long as the travel and collapsed length is the same as your current equipment. Call product support if they don't have that info easily available.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #6
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X3 for bilstein. Although fox is also high on my list. They should bolt right in as long as the travel and collapsed length is the same as your current equipment. Call product support if they don't have that info easily available.
I hear fox shox ride really well especially with correct valving. If your willing to spend the time and money I would say the fix due to the customizability but if you want good shocks right out the box, bilstein 5100's or rancho 9000xl's are fully adjustable and ride great I heard and they're priced reasonably.

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Unread 05-30-2012, 04:48 PM   #7
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I just installed a set of Rancho 9000's and love them. They are adjustable. On 1 they aresuper soft, I have them on 3 right now and still have a great ride. I looked into bilsteins and heard they give more of a hard ride. Not what I wanted.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #8
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The guys at the 4x4 shop said to go with the ranchos too because they are adjustable and everything so I can set it how I'd like
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:55 PM   #9
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The guys at the 4x4 shop said to go with the ranchos too because they are adjustable and everything so I can set it how I'd like
Yep. I told you can't go wrong with the ranchos. They're great shocks, and reasonably priced too.

And yes bilsteins are a bit stiffer
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Unread 05-31-2012, 12:10 AM   #10
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Fox shocks are great but if your rough country springs are still rough (I know the Yj sets are lower than garbage) then your springs are just going to fight your shocks and then you're back at square one.
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Unread 05-31-2012, 12:50 AM   #11
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Fox shocks are great but if your rough country springs are still rough (I know the Yj sets are lower than garbage) then your springs are just going to fight your shocks and then you're back at square one.
Agree. OP should get currie/aev springs. They ride great with rancho 9000's
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