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Fox Life!!! Anything Related to Fox Suspension

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

  1. Mar 18, 2018 at 7:33 PM
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    Dreamy as well!
     
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  2. Mar 19, 2018 at 3:41 AM
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    I consulted with Fox on the exposed threads. Out of the box they want 2.08” above the collar for the 6” lift application. I’m at 2.25” driver and 2.15” passenger.
     
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  3. Mar 19, 2018 at 3:55 AM
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    He's running a lot taller lift than you/we are.
     
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  4. Mar 19, 2018 at 4:37 AM
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    These are also a lot longer than a non drop bracket application to make up the 6" created there. They are heavy as heck too, roughly 32lbs a piece.
     
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  5. Mar 19, 2018 at 4:41 AM
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    Ya know who cares what “peeps” will say! Most of the time the peeps who knock ya, don’t have your setup.
    Mine, back a page is a bit less preload as I wanted just enough to put the 295/70/17’s under. It worked after a CMC some grinding and trimming :). It gives me enough travel to do what I want. You have to remember a couple of key words when building your truck.

    It’s definitely a “what I want” thing.
    Those setups all look great !!
     
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  6. Mar 19, 2018 at 5:31 AM
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    Do you have to drill holes for the resi brackets
     
  7. Mar 19, 2018 at 6:27 AM
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    No. They bolt in place between the sway bar bracket and the frame.
     
  8. Mar 20, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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    So my Fox setup won't hold a candle to most in this thread, but it's still Fox. I'm attempting to update and upgrade the suspension on my '11 reg. cab, which presents its own challenges. I scored some 2.0 coilovers for just under $650, and am now looking to replace my s-shaped leaf springs with something that won't lift the rear too much and cause driveline issues. I already installed Firestone Ride Rites w/ Daystar cradles, so there's a little lift there, already. I'm leaning toward Icon rxt leaf springs and Fox 2.0 performance non-resi shocks. My off-roading is slow northeast cross axle stuff when I go into our woods for firewood. (It's a fun drive). I know the shocks will limit rear travel, but I can't lift the truck enough for a longer travel shock. If I'm missing something, please let me know. Again, sweet setups throughout this thread. If only I lived out west....
     
  9. Mar 20, 2018 at 5:38 PM
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    I only have about a month on my Icon Rxt pack so far... so take my feedback with a grain of salt. I have them on the lowest setting (didn't swap the leafs around), and they do sit a little higher than I thought they would, but there's still time for them to settle, and I also don't currently have any weight in the back. They do ride great though (especially compared to the all poo pack that they replaced); I'm sure it will continue to improve as they settle, and as I start putting stuff in the back. I would consider doing extended travel rear shocks with them, they seem to have quite a bit of potential down travel.
     
  10. Mar 21, 2018 at 1:56 AM
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    Thanks for the info. I do have a Leer topper that adds a couple hundred pounds. I do not have aftermarket bumpers yet, but a rear bumper will be first in line. I'm trying to find a shock with a relatively short compressed length that would have slightly longer extended length than the 2.0 performance non resi. Finding specs online is a fun task. Even then, I'm still guessing a bit. Thankfully, there's no huge rush. The truck is in getting a catalytic converter recall done, and we still have snow on the ground. Moving icy firewood stinks.
     
  11. Mar 21, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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    It looks like I'm going with the Icon RTX leaf pack as well. How hard is it to add or remove a leaf after its installed, do you have to take the entire stack off and take it all apart?
     
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    Thinking of flipping the top hat over on my non-resi 2.5's to get lift & so I can lower the pre-load. The top hat on the resi 2.5's is flipped 180° compared to the non-resi's & this may be part of the reason some are saying their extended 2.5's come @ one measurement & others are saying their's are @ 1.925"/ 27 exposed threads.
    On Fox's website they actullay have a picture of the non-resi w/the top hat flipped, like I'm saying, but it has the dual collar so it's the old style.
    Thoughts?
    The way resi's top hat is mounted:
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    And the way the old non-resi's top hat is:
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    Compared to mine:
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  14. Mar 21, 2018 at 5:28 PM
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    Found these with a bit more research:
    SKU: FOX-980-24-679
    Should give a little more droop.
    Are the Fox roost shields (I would get one only) worth getting, or do they just collect debris?
    I will eventually get around to getting a quote from Wheeler's for the whole rear setup.
     
  15. Mar 21, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    I bought them but haven't installed yet. There needs to be SOME sort of protection on the rear shock shafts. Knicks in the shafts lead to leaks.
    (That's what she said!)
     
  16. Mar 22, 2018 at 6:26 AM
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    I have a question about the standard and extended length front 2.5's. The description says the extended version is good for 0 to 3 inch lift, the standard is 0 to 2 inch lift. I'm only planning on lifting the front an inch or two at the most so the standard should work but why would I not buy the extended version and dial it down and put UCA for more travel?
     
  17. Mar 22, 2018 at 6:28 AM
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    I figured this is as good of a place as any to drop this..
     

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  18. Mar 22, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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    Your right you should do that and have more travel. And also correct you would need new UCAs. Some people go the non extended route to save money and not have to buy UCAs. Even if you bought the non extended you can convert them for not much money later on when they need a rebuild. It’s just a spacer change which allows the shaft to travel a little more, otherwise the shocks are identical.
     
  19. Mar 22, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    No reason not too!
     
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    For some reason I can't find a program to open your file.
     
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