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Fox or Walker Evans racing shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ap53, Jul 22, 2009.

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Fox or Walker Evans racing shocks

Poll closed Aug 21, 2009.
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  2. Walker Evans racing shocks

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  1. Jul 22, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    ap53

    ap53 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I finely decided on my new suspension.

    For the rear I’m ordering 3 inch lift kit from allprooffroad.com.
    Kit comes with:
    3inch leaf springs
    Spring bushing
    Rear break lines
    Fox or Walker Evans racing shocks both are adjustable with reservoirs.

    I just don’t know which shocks to go with. Does any one here has any input on Walker Evans or should I go with Fox ?


    My front set up will be:

    4” Camburg spindles with Fox or Walker Evans 2.0 coil over’s with reservoirs.

    OEM wheels, Spidertrax wheel spacers and the tires are 285/75/16

    Will the 4 inch spindles work with OEM wheels and Spidertrax spacers ?



    PS: I will have following items for sale soon as I put my new suspension on.

    AAL 1.5 inch of the lift on the rear and 4 5100’s parts are about 6 months old.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    mjp2

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    Fox.

    Just because they are both remote reservoir shocks, don't think they're equal. Note the difference in the reservoir sizes:
    IMG_0954.jpg

    The Fox shocks are higher quality and can handle more abuse too. In the comparison shot below you can see how bent the W/E shock is after 1 short desert run.
    IMG_1865.jpg
     
  3. Jul 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    mjp2

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    Note: The Fox coilover above is a 2.5" shock. The adjustable ones are 2.0" shocks but the same information still hold true.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    gtz85350

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    Am sure you'll be happy with whichever you go with but i would take mjp2 word on this one.
     
  5. Jul 22, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    ap53

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    Thanks MJP2, for the input, the price difference between the two is minimal so I guess I will go with Fox.

    Mjp2 where in Nj are you ?
     
  6. Jul 22, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    mjp2

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  7. Jul 22, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    I would definately go with fox on this i have seen some good abuse out of fox and it can take the abuse very well.
     
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