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Old 09-29-2016, 11:10 AM
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Alternative to Fox Shocks for JK

Hey Guys -

I've got a 2017 Unlimited in route. I'm having a mopar 2.5in lift put on it to fit 35s. All that I've read about is how great Fox Shocks are, so that's what I was planning to have put on it. I was informed today that they're on backorder and at this time there isn't even an estimated arrival time (which could be both good and bad I suppose).

Does anybody have an alternative that is the same quality as Fox Shocks?

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Re: Alternative to Fox Shocks for JK

Depends on what you plan to do with your Jeep. I am happy with my Bilsteins and actually replaced fox with bilsteins and the ride is similar. If you are looking for a more plush ride the OME shocks are nice. Fox tend to ride a little stiff.


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Re: Alternative to Fox Shocks for JK

My biggest priority is how it rides on the road as my off roaring is minimal. Thanks for the reply.


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Re: Alternative to Fox Shocks for JK

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My biggest priority is how it rides on the road as my off roaring is minimal. Thanks for the reply.


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If on road ride is the priority I would recommend Bilsteins or OME. Fox will do well on rocks but will feel stiffer on the road.


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Re: Alternative to Fox Shocks for JK

Thank you for the feedback. Have you personally used all of these options? And as for the Bilsteins... are you referring to the 5100s? Thanks again!


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Thank you for the feedback. Have you personally used all of these options? And as for the Bilsteins... are you referring to the 5100s? Thanks again!



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Yes, Bilstein 5100s. Yes, I have had 3 TJ's and 2 JK's and have my 3rd JK on order. I have run OME, Fox, Bilstein and just ordered Metalcloak rock shocks for my 17 that is coming soon. Of these the OME were the softer shocks on the road but I wasn't happy with them rock crawling. I had Fox on my 2015 JK for the first year I owned it and had some warranty issues and requested they swap them out for Bilsteins which are what I am running now and to be honest I don't notice much difference, maybe a little softer ride but not much different.
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Yes, Bilstein 5100s. Yes, I have had 3 TJ's and 2 JK's and have my 3rd JK on order. I have run OME, Fox, Bilstein and just ordered Metalcloak rock shocks for my 17 that is coming soon. Of these the OME were the softer shocks on the road but I wasn't happy with them rock crawling. I had Fox on my 2015 JK for the first year I owned it and had some warranty issues and requested they swap them out for Bilsteins which are what I am running now and to be honest I don't notice much difference, maybe a little softer ride but not much different.
Great thank you.
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Alternative to Fox Shocks for JK

As an option consider these. Elka bypass shocks. Had mine on since 2009 and have loved them. Allot of wheelin and have not let me down yet. No leaks. Now that they are 8yr old the finish on housing/body is a bit off, but still look great. Not stiff. Check them out.


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Re: Alternative to Fox Shocks for JK

Rancho Adjustable RS 9000. I have heard really good things about them especially for the street. I like the Bilstein too.
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Re: Alternative to Fox Shocks for JK

Bilstein's will corrode and rust if you live in an area that gets snow.
Terraflex now has their own shocks called Falcon's which may be a good option.
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Re: Alternative to Fox Shocks for JK

Hi,
You May also want to look into King shocks...
Very well appreciated here in Europe
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Re: Alternative to Fox Shocks for JK

I've had Rancho RS9000 shocks on my jeep for around 4 years now. I have no complaints with them. With the twist of a knob you can make them softer or harder depending on your preference. I believe I am currently running them on 6 in the front and 5 in the back.
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