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Fox Life!!! Anything Related to Fox Suspension

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ThaiChillyTaco, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:45 PM
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    14Tacos4me

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    I've only had mine on for about a month but I've been happy so far. I have an off-roading trip in a couple weeks so I'm looking forward to seeing how it does. I can't tell for sure but I might have some slight vibes around 5-10 mph but it doesn't seem consistent so it could just be crappy roads.

    - 265/75-16 tires
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  2. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:47 PM
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    su.brat

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    i have a '17 Pro with the TRD Fox stuff. i like my setup a lot.

    but i'm also considering replacing the TRD Fox's with Fox 2.5's about the time mine need a rebuild. has anyone tried both? just wondering how much change there is between the TRD 2.0's and the regular 2.5's.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    stickyTaco

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  4. Feb 27, 2018 at 5:12 PM
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    Thanks for posting that.
    Where did you find that information? My installation guide didn’t mention any of that.
     
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  5. Feb 27, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    MolonLabeTaco

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    By bugging the shit out of Fox until they finally gave me the info. They seemed apprehensive from some reason but I wasn't giving in!
     
  6. Feb 27, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    Ok so I’m not missing some paperwork.
    I bought the exact same Coil-Overs you mentioned, and I have 3 bags with bolts in them. One has 6 shorter bolts, one has 6 longer bolts, the other has 4 shorter ones. I’m guessing the 4 shorter ones are for the sway bar relocation. But the others I’m stumped. One set has to be for the top mounting.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2018 at 5:33 PM
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    MolonLabeTaco

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    The 6 shorter are for the top hat mount. The 6 longer won't even thread into the top hat so IDK what they're for. The 4 are for the sway bar drop bracket.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2018 at 5:35 PM
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    TB135k

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    Got it. Thanks
     
  9. Feb 28, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    Thank you so much for this post and for your business @Booty Freak ! :hattip:

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  10. Feb 28, 2018 at 6:02 PM
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    Im patiently waiting on the arrival of my Fox suspension.
    2.5 with DSC in the front
    2.0 with CD Adjusters in the back
     
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  11. Feb 28, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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    Love mine so far! Have Fox 2.5 DSC shocks and coilovers, TC UCAs, Icon AAL, and Fox rear bumpstops! Here are a few pics:IMG_20180221_111825.jpg IMG_20180107_125742.jpg IMG_20180214_121419.jpg
     

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    still hoping to be not far behind you in mods buddy. :). getting Budbuilt's traction bar reinstalled March 5.
     
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  13. Feb 28, 2018 at 6:32 PM
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    Oooo discs in the rear, very nice.
     
  14. Feb 28, 2018 at 7:18 PM
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    For those of you that got the adjustables, how often do you adjust them? A buddy told me he had them & it was a waste so I got the non-adjustable.
     
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    list is growing fast
    You will love them.
     
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  16. Feb 28, 2018 at 8:31 PM
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    You will still love the fox's, but I adjust on the regular. Average 2-3 times p month. From smooth and windy coastal roads like highway 1, to rough washboard, to high speed whoops, along with differing loads in the bed and cab, and continually adding weight in the form of armor and changing tire pressures... you can see why you'd want that adjustability. It's super quick and easy.

    You can always add that later for not much more if you really want it.





    Plus I get looks from the girlzzzzz in the target parking lot when I'm under the fenders.
    :anonymous:
     
  17. Feb 28, 2018 at 8:37 PM
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    I don't deal w/any of the above.
    I do deal w/Target girlzzzzz though!
     
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  18. Feb 28, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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    Also migrating from the Motocross and MTB world, Fox was my first choice for suspension, and I haven’t been disappointed yet.

    Had the basic Fox Performance Series 2.0 Coilover with 2.0 non-resi in the rear, and even those have been great, especially the coilovers.

    I’d go for those over any bilstein/old man emu/etc shocks, between the ability to adjust the ride height more precisely and the build/valving of them they are a great bang for buck.
    Perfect for a DD, soaks up washboard bumps, almost everything I threw at them, including (small) jumps and moderately rough trails at 80mph.

    I’d definitely go for the 2.5” and/or RR for the rear tho if I had to do it again, mine rears are completely blown, and definitely overheated FAST with any high speed desert driving.

    I’ll be limping on the rears for a bit longer, but the front coils will be off my truck tomorrow... upgrading to 3.5”+ Camburg LT and some 8” stroke LT coilovers, RR with DCS.
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  19. Mar 5, 2018 at 9:11 PM
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    I've done all sorts of research and gone back and forth so many times. I almost pulled the trigger on a TRD Pro Fox setup this weekend with 1k miles on it for a super deal but decided against it at the last minute. I figured that since the Pro setup won't give my truck much lift that it wasn't ultimately worth it and I'd just save up a bit more. Now, I'm back to pricing out a Fox setup with extended 2.5 coilovers with RR and adjusters in the front. Will either go with Camburg or TC UCA's. I'm pretty set on that part of it. I would want to get as much lift out of the front as I could without affecting performance of the shock. I see the max recommended by Fox is 3" but would that put the shock at risk of being over extended or anything?? Would it be better to put it at 2.5" to 2.75?

    Now, this is where it gets interesting. I'm having trouble figuring out what to do in the rear. First, is there a huge difference, performance wise, between the 2.0 and 2.5 rear shocks with remote reservoir?? I would also get the adjusters for the rear shocks I think. Or is that even worth it? Another issue is the difference between the shocks set for 0 to 1.5" or 0 to 3". I assume the 1.5" lift ones work best with an AAL and the 3" lift ones with a new leaf pack? Are the 3" lift ones considered extended travel? Do they require a shock relocation?

    Sorry for all the questions guys. I know I will get bashed and told to use the search function if I start another thread lol. Any help and guidance is greatly appreciated. In the meantime, I'll take a closer look at everyone's posts and pictures and any build threads that may apply. Happy wheeling!
     
  20. Mar 5, 2018 at 9:19 PM
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    I’d say stick with 2.5 or 2.75” lift on the front coilovers, unless you are trying to clear biiig tires. Generally less preload you can go with, the better.

    And really the 2.0 vs 2.5, I’m not 100% sure if the 2.0 is optioned with adjusters? But if you have the cash, I’d get 2.5. Less fade, and will match performance of the front kit.
    Shocks for 3” lift shouldn’t need new mounts. 1.5 vs 3” extended is really dependent on what rear loft you go with as you stated.
     
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