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Unread 01-18-2014, 09:33 AM   #31
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For fox shocks... Has anyone here heard that you should run the 4-6" shocks on the front and the 1.5-3.5" on the rear? Something about droop and not limiting travel.....

This was the advice Northridge gave me when I bought my kit and I do not know enough decide if this is right for me.

Any help again, would be appreciated.

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Unread 01-18-2014, 11:28 AM   #32
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For fox shocks... Has anyone here heard that you should run the 4-6" shocks on the front and the 1.5-3.5" on the rear? Something about droop and not limiting travel.....

This was the advice Northridge gave me when I bought my kit and I do not know enough decide if this is right for me.

Any help again, would be appreciated.
I took that route. You really want to avoid turning your shocks into expensive limiting straps. You can increase/limit up travel easily, in most cases, but down travel must be increased with longer brake lines, shocks, control arms, etc.
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Unread 01-18-2014, 11:45 AM   #33
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I have the AEV 2.5 DS w/ bilsteins and I recently put an ARB stubby and 8k winch. I ended up just taking my buddy's old .75" isolator spacers and it leveled it out again. I dont see the huge issue, you can always add a spacer if your wanting to keep the height. Im not even sure it was saggin enough to add the spacers, but thats what I would do on my other jeeps and it never was a problem.

The 2.5" rides really well, especially with the brackets. I had it without the brackets and then with them, its night and day. On the freeway is where it makes the most difference, on street rough roads its basically the same. But cruising is almost like a cadillac. No complaints here, and I almost have 25k miles on my kit. No issues with anything coming loose or strange sounds.. which is always a plus haha.

Not a bad choice for spending about under 1200 IMO

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Unread 01-18-2014, 02:54 PM   #34
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I took that route. You really want to avoid turning your shocks into expensive limiting straps. You can increase/limit up travel easily, in most cases, but down travel must be increased with longer brake lines, shocks, control arms, etc.
Thanks Kyle, sounds like I did the right thing listening to them. Boxes are starting to arrive now. Hopefully up and running in 2 weeks.
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Unread 01-18-2014, 02:55 PM   #35
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I have the AEV 2.5 DS w/ bilsteins and I recently put an ARB stubby and 8k winch. I ended up just taking my buddy's old .75" isolator spacers and it leveled it out again. I dont see the huge issue, you can always add a spacer if your wanting to keep the height. Im not even sure it was saggin enough to add the spacers, but thats what I would do on my other jeeps and it never was a problem.

The 2.5" rides really well, especially with the brackets. I had it without the brackets and then with them, its night and day. On the freeway is where it makes the most difference, on street rough roads its basically the same. But cruising is almost like a cadillac. No complaints here, and I almost have 25k miles on my kit. No issues with anything coming loose or strange sounds.. which is always a plus haha.

Not a bad choice for spending about under 1200 IMO

Thank you for the feedback and your jeep looks great!

We're heading to the mountain tomorrow for a little snowboarding. Well, large hills. I am in Maryland.
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