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Old February 21st, 2012, 07:43 PM   #21
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And when it comes back out when I first start I'm am at full droop.
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Put the oil in it when the cylinder is fully extended. Put the schrader valve in before you compress the cylinder.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 06:56 AM   #23
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Did this ever get resolved?
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Old February 28th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #24
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Old February 28th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #25
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No. I have not had time to add more oil yet
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Old April 6th, 2012, 08:26 AM   #26
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Back on to this now.
So my front axel is at advantage drive line getting some love.
In the mean time I have pulled my shocks off to try to get them dialed in a little better.
To start I called fox. They told me that the max amount of oil I can run is 445cc
So I drained mine and I basically was at about 390cc
I bought new oil and filled them to the max. I hope this solves my body flop issue because this sway bar sucks.
My only other option I guess is to run 4 standard shocks along with the air shocks to help stabilize. But again then I limit my travel. Or I'm spending big $ on long shocks. At that rate I could buy 2 coilovers or at least make a good dent in them.

They say that theese fox 2.0 will hold 1000lbs per corner.
Gvw of my jeep is around 4700lbs but I'd have to subtract the wheel and axel weight along with some I the suspension weight. I should be rite in the ball park.
So at max oil pressure and PUTING it at ride Hight ware I like it I hope it works this time.

My only question is this. If it does not work properly and it still flops when I'm driving strait down the road, would adding more psi help stability? I understand it will raid the truck but it takes more weight to compress higher psi. So in theory it should make it more firm? Am I wrong?
Any help would be great.

They are fox 2.0
21" body
24" eye to eye compressed
40" eye to eye extended.

These are only fronts. Rear are same but 18" and that is my next step after I get front on and done.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:25 AM   #27
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2.0 is too small of a shock for your rig..you will never get the body roll out.sell them get coilovers or 2.5"s.
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Well That's encouraging...
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sorry but it is the truth...
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This is turning into the perfect example of the people who just buy air shocks or coilovers and expect to be able to just throw them on and be awesome. Its always a lot more work than you think and they need a lot more research than they thought.
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Well no. They were on the truck when I bought it. I've never had air shocks before so it's all a learning experience. I've spoke to fox and a few others who have ran air shocks and they've all said the 2.0 will work just fine once there dialed in. I think I got it this time. Waiting for my front axel back do I can test them again.
Everyone has there own opinion I guess but I will say that if I ha a choice I would never buy a set of these. I'm going coilover this year
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I'm not neccesarily meaning you. I've seen this about 23 times. This is how it usually goes.

Buyer- Wow I really want to be cool and have my ride linked.

Someone- Well coilovers offer the most ways to tune and are pretty easy to tune by someone who hasn't done it before.

Buyer- Thats what I'm getting then! Oh wait, they're like $2000! F'that, I can get air shock way cheaper!

Someone- Well you can but they are a lot harder to tune and depending on the vehicle you'll probably need 2.5" ones. Those will run about $1600 and you'll still need the special tools to tune them properly.

Buyer- No way man, I read on Pirate that I may be able to get 2" ers to work. And they are only $1200.

Someone- Whatever. If you get them to work you'll be the first in history to get them to work well on a heavy, non-buggy vehicle.

Buyer- But I can save like another $400!

Someone- Ok. Good luck.

2 months later

Buyer- My junk doesn't work and these shocks are shit. Of course I just bolted them on and assumed they would be kick ass right out of the box but whatever. Help me.

Someone- At least you saved $400-$800. So what if you spent 60% of the money to have 4 long paper weights.
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I could see that happening a lot.
Coilovers are the way to go.. I guess if you like messing with your truck all the time these would be ok. But I'm not a fan.
Just trying to make them get me buy till I buy a ate of coilovers or a good deal comes up on even a pair on here.
They pop up here and there but most of the time there too small or I don't have the cash at that time..
Im sick of these already. I don't mind working on stuff at all. But these things are touchy
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2.0 is too small of a shock for your rig..you will never get the body roll out.sell them get coilovers or 2.5"s.
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For what its worth coilovers aren't just a bolt on item either. They take a lot of tuning and time to get dialed in to work awesome.
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I could see that happening a lot.
Coilovers are the way to go.. I guess if you like messing with your truck all the time these would be ok. But I'm not a fan.
Just trying to make them get me buy till I buy a ate of coilovers or a good deal comes up on even a pair on here.
They pop up here and there but most of the time there too small or I don't have the cash at that time..
Im sick of these already. I don't mind working on stuff at all. But these things are touchy
Correction, they are the most tunable and most durable, especially if you are planning to race or give them a super hard workout. However, they are not the end all either. Now, to your problem, I didn't go back and read everything but I didn't realize you only had 2" shocks. I have 2.5's and they work well. No, they are not touchy, they are too small.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #37
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I have all 4 not only two. I'm only tuning the front rite now. Then rear.
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Lol, he said 2 inch, or 2.0 shocks.....not quantity of 2..
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Lol you are correct
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