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coilovers or fox airshocks

Discussion in 'HardCore Corner' started by FJ40Dude75, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. FJ40Dude75

    FJ40Dude75

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    just refied my house and have alittle money to put in the cruiser thinking of 55 rears up front and 4 link like woodys in back I was looking at coilovers on rbs site and seen that those fox air shocks are noticably cheaper are they good my plan here is to keep it small enough for 38" maximum and I still want to be able to drive it on the road 8) sowhat i need to know is are these are shocks any good?
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    The fox air shocks are a great unit.
    I will be putting them on all 4 corners of the GPW I am building.

    However, on a cruiser unless you put it on a serious diet they are not valved properly for the weight.

    Why not just run coils?
     
  3. FJ40Dude75

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    I was thinking about coils after we built a sammy with coils but I just wanted to do something different maybe I will
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    IIRC the foxes are rated for 1000# per corner...in the rear you might get away with it, but it could be tight. In this case, the scale is your friend. My rig isn't terribly stripped, but tips the sales at 4000#, the rear is lighter and "could" use those.
     
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    is rbs the best place to go ?
     
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    It will be close on a full body Cruiser.

    I will probably move my Coilovers to the front and do Air Shocks on the rear when I 4 Link the front next year.
     
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    Just was browsing the old threads and saw this common misconception about the 1000 lbs. per corner thing. That rating is correct, but it's for SPRUNG weight. Take into consideration the wieght of the axles, wheels and tires, and a cruiser is a perfect candidate. At least I hope so, mine's about to be tested soon. :)


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    Sick. make sure ya post pics then.
     
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    Holy fawking s***e Scott!!! You're not messin around anymore? What happened to "Maybe I'll save up and splurge on some 5125 shocks? My junk will never go SOA!"

    Looks AWESOME!!!
     
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    I got tired of looking at bitchin obstacles, then driving by them.
     
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    There are Fox 2.5's now, should be way overkill for a cruiser.
     
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    They work great on Ed's Wok Taxi and it weighs 4700#