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Unread 07-27-2010, 09:26 PM   #1
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Remote Reservoir Shocks

Okay so I'm looking for some new shocks on my 6" lift kit to replace the crappy rs5000 rancho shocks. I know anything other than these shocks will be a huge improvement, but I would like to know what remote reservoir shocks other than the walker evans are a good choice? I'm looking at 2.0 fox remote res, the rancho 90000xl remote res, and also the bilstein 5100 shocks..


Help me decide based on previous experiences. The price tags are a huge difference where as I can get a set of 4 bilstein 5100's for the price of two remote res. shocks.

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Unread 07-28-2010, 03:06 PM   #2
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ANybody any input???
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Unread 07-28-2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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my rubicon express monotubes are noisy and a guy i know who has been wheelin for a long time recommended bilsteins for the mud.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:57 PM   #4
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my rubicon express monotubes are noisy and a guy i know who has been wheelin for a long time recommended bilsteins for the mud.
The bilstein 5100's? I've heard from a majority of ppl that they are the shock to go with but I wanted to know if there is a better shock out there in a reservoir version..

I'm really considering the fox 2.0 reservoir ones but only person I know who has them is Idaho
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Unread 07-28-2010, 09:02 PM   #5
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look at the 5150's have a reservior built onto the shock body
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Unread 07-28-2010, 11:30 PM   #6
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What are you doing with your jeep that makes you want reservoirs?
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What are you doing with your jeep that makes you want reservoirs?
Lot's of desert whoops, not enough to where its a weekend thing, but enough to where if I'm in the market to purchase a new set of shocks and have them last a while, might as well get some quality shocks that won't fade with whatever I throw at them....

Do you think reservoir shocks are overrated?
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Unread 07-29-2010, 12:14 AM   #8
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Finally, someone who understands what remote res shocks are for!
(Most people just want them for looks...)
I'd go with the 5150s.
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Saw a TJ with the 5150's...pics dont do justice...they are quite large and the piston shaft is super beefy.
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Finally, someone who understands what remote res shocks are for!
(Most people just want them for looks...)
I'd go with the 5150s.
Haha it's funny you say that because on my previous WJ I had lifted it and put 5150's but solely for looks, but that was back when I was young and naive but now like you said I see the real purpose of them an that's why I'm in the market for them.

However on the WJ even with a 6" longarm it still rode rather on the stiff side. Will it be the same for my TJ or can I valve them differently? I've been considering the fox shocks but I read mr.Blaine wasn't too fond of them..
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:57 AM   #11
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My .02 is go with the FOX's if you use it in the mud.

You ask why:
Fully Rebuildable.
Also, fully revalveable.

When the seals go bad in a welded body shock its a throw away. With something that's rebuildable, you buy $15 worth of parts & you are back on the road with an hours worth of labor.

@ $150.00 each for an emulsion they are less than twice the price initially.
Plus you probably wont pay $150 each if you go through us.



BTW, The resi shocks do have an internal floating piston that separates the Oil & Nitrogen. A lot of the Mono-tube designs have an IFP (Internal Floating Piston) also.
The big thing about the resi is oil capacity.
The more oil the slower it heats up, or I should say dissipates heat better & you don't see shock fade .... as quick.
Technically, the bigger the resi, the more fluid capacity, the better.... for high speed stuff. But then how many TJs are really blasting the desert.
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Haha it's funny you say that because on my previous WJ I had lifted it and put 5150's but solely for looks, but that was back when I was young and naive but now like you said I see the real purpose of them an that's why I'm in the market for them.

However on the WJ even with a 6" longarm it still rode rather on the stiff side. Will it be the same for my TJ or can I valve them differently? I've been considering the fox shocks but I read mr.Blaine wasn't too fond of them..
Mine rides superbly on the 5100s, both on road and running logging roads and open trails at speed (I love to do that.) Just be sure they have the correct valving for the TJ.
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I have Dynatrac Walker Evans shocks.Remote reservoir,16 way adjustable,fully rebuildable.I love the shock but, there going to cost you! http://www.dynatrac.com/products_sstshocks.html
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Unread 07-30-2010, 03:29 PM   #14
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Ya I looks at walker Evans but damn they're pricey! If I'm going to go for reservoir all around is it advised to outboard the rear at the same time? Or can I just get shocks to fit with the Nth shock shifter brackets I have? I don know if I'll be able to budget another 250 for outboard kit plus who knows how much more for a shop to install!
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Unread 07-30-2010, 05:12 PM   #15
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You could always do the Mudb8 outboard shock mod.
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