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post #16 of 44 Old 02-24-2012, 11:08 PM
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omelet, how do the fox shocks ride compared OME.......on and off road??? I have bilsteins now...thought about switching....any input on ride would be great!


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The on road ride and control feels about the same. Where these shine is off road. By the end of a trail or even half way through a trail they still feel just as smooth and controlled as they did at the beginning. They don't get soft like the OMEs did. That and the 11" ones that I currently have extend out to 28" where as the OMEs only extended to 26", so I have 2 more inches of down travel now. I have them valved to 30/60 and running the nitrogen at 150psi. You can see some instal pics and a little more info here:

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What is the part number for the fox shock?
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Not sure, it depends on what size you want. I have the 2.0 body in the 11" travel size with the remote reservoir. With the added weight I have and the HD coils I have settled on 30/60 valving.

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Part Number: FOX980-02-032-A
Black and zinc finish
Body diameter: 2.0"
Travel: 10.0"
Reservoir length: 2.0" x 8.00"
Shaft size: .625" diameter
Extended length: 26.10"
Collapsed length: 16.10"


I believe this is what I need for my WK with a 2" Lift..
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post #21 of 44 Old 02-27-2012, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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OR I found these Bilsteins




Collapsed Length (IN): 15.89
Extended Length (IN): 25.91
Travel Length (IN): 10.02
Compression: 740
Rebound: 2665
Lower Mount: 5/8" Eye
Upper Mount: 5/8" Eye
Shaft Diameter: 14mm
Reservoir: Yes
Finish: Platinium powder coat
Body Design: 46mm ID smooth body (Non-coilover)
Internal Design: Mono tube
Boot Included: No
Mounting Parts Included: 1/2" sleeves
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And then theres these which I donno what REBOUND means to them.. I know that its compression but what does the 3600 mean?



Collapsed Length (IN): 16.1
Extended Length (IN): 25.77
Travel Length (IN): 9.67
Compression: 800
Rebound: 3600
Lower Mount: 1/2" Heim
Upper Mount: 1/2" Heim
Shaft Diameter: 14mm
Reservoir: Yes
Finish: Electroless nickel with clear powder coat
Body Design: 46mm ID smooth body (Non-coilover)
Internal Design: Mono tube
Boot Included: No
Mounting Parts Included: Heim spacers and reservoir mounting kit
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A very good link for Bilstein shocks.


http://www.bilsteinus.com/uploads/tx...Cat2011_05.pdf
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post #24 of 44 Old 02-27-2012, 10:53 AM
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In general KYB GR-2's are slightly stiffer than a stock shock, while a KYG Gas-A-Just is a stiff performance shock. When you hear about KYB's being a good shock, people are generally referring to the Gas-A-Just.
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The 10" travel Fox shock would work great for your 2" lift. I have never tried the Bilstien so I can't comment from personal experience, but I have been told by a few sources to stay away from the 5150s because they are not very reliable and tend to have leak problems. Not sure though. The 7100 series are supposed to be great shocks. You might want to PM Jager and maybe direct him here. The JBA lift he has came with them originally, but were swapped out with a pair of Fox shocks. Not sure why?

Oh and the rebound is opposite of compression. It is the rate at which the shock extends.

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Do you have a part number for the fox shock?
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Part Number: FOX980-02-032-A
Black and zinc finish
Body diameter: 2.0"
Travel: 10.0"
Reservoir length: 2.0" x 8.00"
Shaft size: .625" diameter
Extended length: 26.10"
Collapsed length: 16.10"


I believe this is what I need for my WK with a 2" Lift..

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hahaha I spoke to soon...
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post #29 of 44 Old 02-28-2012, 02:43 PM
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Kinda confused, new to Jeeps so don't mind me when I ask this question:

Why is it that some people say Struts? And some call them Shocks? Doesn't the jeep have both, right?

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Most guys refer to the front shocks as struts or coilovers and the rears as shocks.

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