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What type shocks are you running?


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MDarius

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Edit: (I tried to remove the poll and couldn't figure out how to. You can disregard it)

I replace my shocks way too frequently I think. I'm trying to get a feel for what others are doing. I was going to post a poll, but I can only figure out how to post one question. Here are your questions and answer options. Combine answers or add one if I left it off.:

Q-1: What kind of shocks are you running?
A: OEM
B: Easy Rider - Highway tuned
C: Medium
D: Stiff
E: With Air bags

With Options:
1. Standard Travel
2. Long Travel
3. Remote Reservoir
4. Adjustable
5. Other - Specify

Q-2: How do you drive it?
A: Mall Crawler
B: Family camping, mild to moderate off-road, daily driver.
C: Slow as you can, as fast as you need to.
D: Towing
E: Rock Crawling, lot's of articulation
F: Whip that pony over every terrain!
G: I'm not gentle, but I don't abuse it

Q-3: What kind of weight do you have on it sitting in the driveway?
A. Stock
B. 100-200 pounds in front
C. 200 pounds+ in front
D. 100-300 pounds in back
E: 300 pounds+ in back
F: Light roofrack (Gamiviti, Yakima...)
G: Heavy Roofrack (Custom: 50 pounds+)
H: Sliders
I: Drawers and spares

Q-4: When you drive it to it's potential in your driving style scenario, how much extra weight do you put in it/on it? Include Passengers, gear, spares, trailer...whatever
A. 500 lbs. to 1000 lbs. (1-3 passengers plus gear)
B. 1000 lbs. 1500 lbs. (4-6 passengers plus gear)
C. 1500 lbs. plus (I bring everything!)

Q-5: Driving style
A. I see a washboard road and hit it at 35 MPH to 65 MPH, no airing down
B. I air down every time I approach a dirt road
C. Rocks and ruts smooth out at 25 MPH or faster
D. Scenery, slow as I can. Go on by...I can pull over.
E. Obstacle? That's not an obstacle.
F. I'll drive faster, but I don't like it when things rattle.

Q-6: How many trips like this do you take in a year?
A: 1-4
B: 5-10
C: 10-20
D: Every weekend if possible
E: I work in the mining or forestry industry and every day is a trip like this.

Q-7 and final question: How often do you need to replace your shocks (I didn't ask how often you DO replace your shocks, but how often you NEED to.)
1. Annual event
2. Every 2 years
3. 3 years
4. 4 years
5. 60,000 to 80,000 miles or more
 

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My reponses:
1. Medium up front, stiff in back
Option: Standard travel for OME shocks
2. B & F
3. B & G
4. B
5. C
6. B
7. Every 3 years
 

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Q-1: What kind of shocks are you running?
C: Medium

With Options:
2. Long Travel
3. Remote Reservoir
4. Adjustable

Q-2: How do you drive it?
B: Family camping, mild to moderate off-road, daily driver.
C: Slow as you can, as fast as you need to.
E: Rock Crawling, lot's of articulation

Q-3: What kind of weight do you have on it sitting in the driveway?
C. 200 pounds+ in front
E: 300 pounds+ in back
H: Sliders
I: Drawers and spares

Q-4: When you drive it to it's potential in your driving style scenario, how much extra weight do you put in it/on it? Include Passengers, gear, spares, trailer...whatever
A. 500 lbs. to 1000 lbs. (1-3 passengers plus gear)

Q-5: Driving style
B. I air down every time I approach a dirt road

Q-6: How many trips like this do you take in a year?
C: 10-20

Q-7 and final question: How often do you need to replace your shocks (I didn't ask how often you DO replace your shocks, but how often you NEED to.)
5. 60,000 to 80,000 miles or more
 
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Wow, this is a tricky poll to unpack.

Q-1: What kind of shocks are you running?
Both B and C: OME in the front, Fox 2.0 ifp in the back.


With Options:
Both sized for 2" lift, but no frills


Q-2: How do you drive it?
All of the above except the "slow as you can" part. I do a little of everything, but I'm usually going as fast as I can comfortably/safely go except in the rocks.


Q-3: What kind of weight do you have on it sitting in the driveway?
A lighter than stock (no bumper, rear seats removed).


Q-4: When you drive it to it's potential in your driving style scenario, how much extra weight do you put in it/on it? Include Passengers, gear, spares, trailer...whatever
B. 1000 lbs. 1500 lbs. 1100lb trailer and gear for two people and an 11 pound dog.


Q-5: Driving style
E. Obstacle? That's not an obstacle.


Q-6: How many trips like this do you take in a year?
A: 1-4


Q-7 and final question: How often do you need to replace your shocks (I didn't ask how often you DO replace your shocks, but how often you NEED to.)
2. Every 2 years Not really sure how to answer this question. My OME's are ancient and probably not doing much. My Foxes are not blown, but underdamped for what I need. I have soft springs (TJM) which I like, but don't really know how to go about matching them to a more performance-oriented shock. Right now it just bobs and wallows all over the road. It is a lexus, after all :hillbilly:
 
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That's too many questions with vague answers for me to do on my phone.

I'll come back later.

OME Nitro shocks, stiff version.
Also OME Heavy springs f/r.
Normally +200 front
Normally +600 rear
Travel +1500 rear
0-4 trips per year
DD at 15-20K/year
Fast on clean open road, fast on gravel, slow on washboard, ruts, or rocks.
Have 30K on current shocks
PO had s***ty Monroe shocks when I got it, still drove 70K on those.

I'll replace shocks when it's handling bad, or leaking, but not before.
 

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That's too many questions with vague answers for me to do on my phone.

I'll come back later.

OME Nitro shocks, stiff version.
Also OME Heavy springs f/r.
Normally +200 front
Normally +600 rear
Travel +1500 rear
0-4 trips per year
DD at 15-20K/year
Fast on clean open road, fast on gravel, slow on washboard, ruts, or rocks.
Have 30K on current shocks
PO had s***ty Monroe shocks when I got it, still drove 70K on those.

I'll replace shocks when it's handling bad, or leaking, but not before.

I know. Too many questions. Too difficult to answer. My bad. Thanks for taking the time.

I'm seriously considering reservoir shocks, because when I considered changing my driving habits I didn't get very far.

I suppose it could be swaybars...
 

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