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Unread 04-26-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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Cj7 weight? Too much for air shocks??

Hey guys, I'm building a 79cj7 with a 350/700r4/241 in it all on tons and 4 linked, and need to know if fox 2.0 air shocks would work. They say 500LB per corner max for the 2.0s but I can't find the weight of a cj with 350 minus the axles. Iv plated some of the frame with 1/4" plate for strength, and will be adding a pretty beefy roll bar set up. That's about all I'm adding weight wise. I like the 2.0 for the price and I'm not gonna run coils just for the simplicity and less suspension parts under the jeep. Let me know what y'all think, thanks guys

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Unread 04-26-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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If you fill out the profile we can look at it and answer questions. When it's blank we don't know what year it is, which transmission it is, etc.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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500 lbs per corner is only a 2000 lb car (- axles and wheels/tires.) A Jeep weighs more than that per corner. Wheels and tires are probably 75 pounds each, and a front or rear axle is probably around 200 lbs (because I can pick one up.)
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Unread 04-27-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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Shock towers are not designed to carry weight. Installing air shocks, especially to raise the ride height or for towing almost invariably leads to tower breakage. This is why air shocks have somewhat gone the way of the dinosaur.
Back in the day, when they were still popular, it was not uncommon to see an car or truck dragging a shock around with the bottom stud still hanging out of the eye.
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