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Old November 21st, 2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Looking for a shock for my project Jeep. I've always ran cheap "offroad" sub 50 dollar shocks so this time looking for a real shock.

Bilstein 7100 series or Fox 2.0 are what I'm looking at. Something I can tune if I desire in the future. Looks like Fox has the larger shaft but Bilsteins have a good name. Any input between the two or another choice?

General trail riding to rocks. Nothing fast for long periods.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Autozone Gabriel (max something series) lifetime warranty and surprisingly good. Not cheap though.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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Autozone Gabriel (max something series) lifetime warranty and surprisingly good. Not cheap though.
Interesting suggestion. But NO! If you can buy it at a parts store local it isn't what I'm looking for.
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I run billstein 5150 and love them. They look good and ride great. Got them shipped for I think$100 a pair from shock warehouse
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A friend of mine just put some Fox 2.0's on his JK. I was really impressed with the performance off road. His Jeep would wallow and blow through travel with the stockers.
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I'm supposed to pick up a set of bilsteins for the front tomorrow so if that works out I will probably stick with the same for the rear. I'm thinking I can use the same parts to tune different lengths of the same shock series.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #7
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A slightly related question. How much realistic travel do you think I would get for a 90 yj with waggy springs and tons and 39" tires with cut out fenders. Im in the middle of my build and cant get to flex the suspension
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