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post #1 of 9 Old 12-27-2019, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Falcons or Fox 2.0 Reservoirs?

I'll be installing Teraflex long arms and I'm looking for a nice set of shocks to compliment them....

04' with soft top, arb bumpers, 35" spare, and winch.... So it is a bit heavier than stock.

Mostly forrest service loads and moderate trails with my young son.... No crazy crawling at this time... For now lol.

Who owns them and what do you think?

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-27-2019, 11:09 PM
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Falcon shocks are expensive yikes:

https://teraflex.com/shop_items/5a57...d70ed493a2cf8d

How high are you lifting? Did you order a complete Teraflex lift?
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post #3 of 9 Old 12-28-2019, 08:40 AM
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What benefit are you hoping to get with Tera's long arm kit?

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What benefit are you hoping to get with Tera's long arm kit?
Jerry... when you bored sometime, get on FB and read some of the posts on the TJ groups about long arm kits and what people are saying.. some of it will make you laugh out loud. You had one, I have one( since 2005) and am sort of stuck with it due to my motor configuration, but Id never do another one. The higher end kits out today work better, are less work to install, and have none of the bugs that most LA kits have.

To the OP, I have the Fox 2.0 resi shocks on my TJ. They have performed great and I have no plans to change them. The rear is outboarded with 12 in travel, front is about 1.5 ish longer than stock as I re-did the lower mounts. I still want to do the upper towers for 12 in travel on the front. I play in the sand dunes pretty hard and so some higher speed stuff. No complaints. Before you buy a LA kit, do some research on the pros ( very few) and cons (a lot) of having one. Most have it simply for the Im longarmed! factor with no understanding of the functionality of it. For me, if I was buying today, it would be a Currie short arm with the best shocks I could afford, or the Savvy Mid arm with the same type shocks. Im not a Currie or Savvy employee nor do I get free or discounted products from either, my opinion is that they are simply the best off the shelf kits available for a TJ.
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-28-2019, 11:59 AM
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Fox, buy them from Paul Coplin and he will tune them to the type of wheeling you do. Fullstack Motorsports. If you don,t reach out to him, you're doing yourself an injustice. Can't beat his price either.
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Jerry... when you bored sometime, get on FB and read some of the posts on the TJ groups about long arm kits and what people are saying.. some of it will make you laugh out loud. You had one, I have one( since 2005) and am sort of stuck with it due to my motor configuration, but Id never do another one. The higher end kits out today work better, are less work to install, and have none of the bugs that most LA kits have.

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post #7 of 9 Old 12-30-2019, 10:52 AM
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Foxes will require you to move shock mounts. If you are not doing that then I would lean towards the popular Ranchos.

If you are moving shock mounts, then I second buying foxes from Paul. Same price, but he tunes them specifically to your jeep and includes a free retune if you ship them back on your dime.

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Foxes will require you to move shock mounts. If you are not doing that then I would lean towards the popular Ranchos.

If you are moving shock mounts, then I second buying foxes from Paul. Same price, but he tunes them specifically to your jeep and includes a free retune if you ship them back on your dime.
This is probably a dumb question, does Fox not make a shock that will bolt in to the factory locations in a TJ with 4" ish lift?

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This is probably a dumb question, does Fox not make a shock that will bolt in to the factory locations in a TJ with 4" ish lift?
Yes, they do. That was my fault, when I hear Fox 2.0 I immediately think of their 12" travel shocks.

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