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Bilstein VS FOX Rear Shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Quartermeter, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Nov 25, 2016 at 6:36 PM
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    As far as standard OEM rear shocks go and for mostly street use, Which brand would you buy??

    THANKS GREAT SITE
     
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  2. Nov 25, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    What are your plans with your truck?

    If stock, DD, mild offroad, I would go Bilstein.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2016 at 7:16 PM
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    Bilstein 5100, OME 60100, Fox or Toytec Boss non resi for street and lighter off-road use.
    OME 90018, Bilstein 5160, Toytec Boss with Resi, Icon or King for street and heavier off-road use.
     
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  4. Nov 25, 2016 at 7:40 PM
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    I've run both on several vehicles. Fox gets my vote, put them both beside each other let your eyes choose, rebuildable, and no plated steel body guaranteed to look like poo in no time. As far as ride quality, my 5160's(remote-resi) feel about the same vs. Fox non-resi 2.0, 2.0 reservoirs were noticeably better.
     
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  5. Nov 25, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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    The FOX Non Resi are Rebuildable?? I didn't know that.
     
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  6. Nov 26, 2016 at 3:44 PM
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    Found 2 NIB FOX 2.0 Rears on CL, $160 for both. Put them on today. Will drive tomorrow. Have air bags on the back at 35 psi. Old shocks let it bounce alot. Hopeing the FOX Rears will help control it.
     
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  7. Nov 26, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    Do you have a load in the bed or something? Just wondering on the pressure you are running in the air bags.
     
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    I haul 1500-1800 lbs once a week.
     
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  9. Nov 26, 2016 at 4:35 PM
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    Ah, that makes total sense now.
     
  10. Nov 26, 2016 at 5:27 PM
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    I hope it takes some of the bounce out.
     
  11. Nov 26, 2016 at 5:34 PM
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    It should. The Bilstein 5160s I had on my truck worked great for that.

    I also did not run much more than 5 psi in my bags when empty though. If I did, the bounce you describe is just horrible.
     
  12. Nov 28, 2016 at 11:59 AM
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    The FOX 2.0's did the trick. No more unloaded bounce with 35 psi. in air bags. Plus they raised the bed some. Now I'll have to do something in the front.
     
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    Good work. Maybe Boss coilovers in the front now??
     
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    I need new rear shocks too. How much did the shock raise the bed of the truck?
     
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    Shocks can't lift. :militarypress:
     
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    Why do you think Fox or Bilstein shocks won't fit on my truck?

    Is anyone running the adjustable Rancho 9000?
     
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    @Sean266 be like :benchpress:
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    I just realized you said lift and I wasn't paying attention and thought you said fit. Sorry about that man, that was my mistake.
     
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    FOX says 0-1" lift with the 2.0 shocks. mine unloaded is at least 1" taller.
     
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    What's the opinion on Shock Boots?
     
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    hmmm... and when i read that i assume it means that the shocks will function fine with up to a 1" lift in the rear. interesting that you got height out of it.
     
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    I got Fox 2.0 shocks about six months ago and noticed a difference in rear height. I didn't measure it, but the Fox shocks definitely pushed the truck up a bit. Way better than the stupid Bilstein 4600s.
     
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    They compress with weight so unless they are really stiff they really shouldn't provide lift. The bed is light so maybe it settles a little higher than worn out shocks.
     
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    I would leave them off. They collect moisture and dirt inside and corrode. If you want to protect the shaft, I just cut up the factory TRD boot (blue) and zip tied it on the side that would take the rock hits (drivers side).
     
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    They do lift the rear a little bit.

    Fox has rock guards for them, not a boot, they are nice.
     
  26. Dec 1, 2016 at 4:59 PM
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    The FOX rear shocks have the shaft going down. So the boot is open on the bottom and won't hold water...
     
  27. Dec 1, 2016 at 6:23 PM
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    They still hold moisture and a lot of dirt, which in turn wipes out the dust seal.

    If you have to get something, a coilover dust cover are nice or a rock protector.
     
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