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Mid travel help for a new member

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Taco Nation, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Sep 7, 2014 at 3:57 PM
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    Taco Nation

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    Looking to get a little more travel out of my suspension and a smother ride to go with the prerunner look I want. I can't afford long travel and this is for my daily driver. Would Fox 2.0 IFP coilovers with total chaos UCAs in the front and Fox 2.0 IFP smooth bodies in the rear just be a waste of money or a good budget setup. Coilovers are $400 and rear shocks are $130 on Autoanything.com
     
  2. Sep 7, 2014 at 4:09 PM
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    Fox coilovers for $400? Grab those things fast!
     
  3. Sep 7, 2014 at 4:37 PM
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    My only concern is that since they are $400 they won't be worth the money
     
  4. Sep 7, 2014 at 10:34 PM
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    They're $400/130 EACH. So $800 for fronts and $260 for rears. Not a bad set up. Will be better than stock.
     
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    Make sure they're extended travel coilovers to work with the UCA"s.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2014 at 5:23 AM
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    Thanks DCP08 that pricing is correct. I'm pretty sure they are not extended travel
     
  7. Sep 8, 2014 at 7:20 PM
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    vuqe6e5e_80f2838edae99178dd51e88df110d3e8d567d7c5.jpgthink this might be a better set up
     
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    Coming from a guy who owns 2.0's all around. I would not get them unless you get them in a remote reservoir style. I don't know what kind of wheeling you do but my vehicle weighs about 4800-4900lbs. I run it HARD, yet have been very hard pressed to overheat the coilovers.

    As a sidenote, given the flashpoint of 470*F of 7wt oil which is what Fox runs on their coilovers, I would seriously doubt you would ever manage to heat them up high enough to the point where you fade the shocks.

    If you get any kind of coilover, go extended travelers and just know that the maximum allowable stock travel within the limitations of the suspension of the stock arms allows up 6" travel coilovers. I hope this all makes sense.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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    Thanks for all the help guys. I don't do any hard wheeling. Mostly want do do a mild prerunner build. No need for long travel and being a student athlete work and money is limited
     
  11. Sep 9, 2014 at 9:42 PM
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    None of this stuff is long travel. This all retains factory stuff, we are just saying (I am) if you are going with a 2.0 get a remote reservoir 2.0 and try to get extended travel coilovers which are closest to 5.5" travel to get close to the most out of your stock suspension.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2014 at 6:14 PM
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    Yea I know this isn't LT I was just saying I wanted a mid travel setup on a prerunner type truck. The hardest I'm going to run the shocks would be going 50 mph down a dirt road. I just was the suspension to eat up pot holes and speed bumps. So I should be able to get by with 2.0's without remote resi if the stock shocks can handle it, right? With practice after school during football season I'm not working right now so money is tight and I'm not looking to spend an extra $500 if I don't have to.
     
  13. Sep 10, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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    I just WANT the suspension to eat up pot holes and speed bumps*
     
  14. Sep 10, 2014 at 8:25 PM
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    The stockers honestly can't handle it for very long at all. I know this from personal experience and felt them going to crap VERY quickly after a very short rough wheeling session. Honestly if you are getting the CO's get the reservoirs. They allow extra displacement of air on the shaft for more consistent compression and rebound. This allows a cooler operation of the shock overall. A cooler shock = better handling, no fade. Some of this is achieved because the reservoirs are able seperate the gas from the oil. If you are going to be traveling 50 down dirt roads, that is not very slow by any means. I do 60-65+ on dirt roads with my RR 2.0's that has some serious dips and bumps on it when wheeling on them at those speeds and without the reservoirs I would probably heat up the shocks much faster and would fade them without a doubt.

    Ride quality is no different on a coilover with an RR vs. one without. If you want a smoother or stiffer ride, that's all within the valving of the coilover itself.

    Straight from Four Wheeler Magazine:
     
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  15. Sep 11, 2014 at 4:36 AM
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    Thanks man that helps a lot. I guess I will save a little more and get the remote resi shocks.
     

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