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Unread 11-06-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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Shocks for lift

So I've decided to go with a 2" spring lift (probably BDS springs) and am looking at possibly getting shocks other than the ones BDS supplies with their 2" kit.

My options are either the BDS shocks, Fox 2.0 shocks (upgrade option from BDS), or possibly Bilstein 5100s. Would appreciate opinions on those three options....

Also, if I were to go will Bilsteins... should I get the 0-2" lift shocks or the 3" lift shocks? I know people usually say they net more than 2" from most spring lifts.

Thanks in advance for y'alls help.

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Unread 11-06-2012, 01:52 PM   #2
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Zone 2" shocks. I have them with RC 2.5" springs and I love them

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Unread 11-07-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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I realize that fox shocks are pretty expensive and probably unnecessary, but would anyone hands-down recommend bilsteins over BDS (same as zone almost)?
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Unread 11-07-2012, 09:16 AM   #4
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BDS 5500 are nice shocks.

Bilstein 5100 are also nice.

I've had both on my TJ and its a tough call, but I think I prefer the Bilsteins.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 10:46 AM   #5
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I realize that fox shocks are pretty expensive and probably unnecessary, but would anyone hands-down recommend bilsteins over BDS (same as zone almost)?
Fixed it for you.
I had a set of $250 Fox shocks on my motocross bike.SWEET! Bilsteins are really good if you want to spend the cash.My Zone shocks rode as good as a Jeep can.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 11:37 AM   #6
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Fixed it for you.
idk what youre talking about

thanks for the input. i think i want bilsteins but im not sure if i should get the 3" lift ones or the 0-2" lift ones
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Unread 11-07-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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You need to check to see the extended and collapsed length of the shocks. If they are too long collapsed you will run into the problem of the shocks bottoming out. I have run the Zone shocks on a pickup and they are great shocks but cant comment on the jeep shocks. I currently run Bilsteins on my Jeep and love them.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #8
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Just like he said^ The addition of Fox shocks to BDS' line-up is relatively new so not many people run their 2" lift with them, but apparently the Fox 2.0's are too long. There was a thread on here and I would definitely take a look at it before settling on these. I have the standard shocks from BDS, but I would take the Bilsteins over these.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 03:37 PM   #9
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I have the BDS Fox shocks on my TJ with the 3" BDS springs. I am happy with the way it rides. Its stiff, but it isn't too bad for the small amount of body roll I now have. Offroad performance has been very good so far in my opinion.
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