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Old 10-02-2016, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dual shock issues

Hey guys, still fairly new to my truck. I bought it with a 6" lift on the front with dual fox 2.0 res shocks and old Bilsteins in the stock position, so three shocks on both front sides which doesn't let the suspension do much of anything, the ride is way worse than even my old jeep.

I contacted fox and they told me they could revalve the shocks to work together at ~$75/ shock and that should help. I then went to 4 wheel parts and they want to cut the hoop out and take everything off and keep/ replace the shocks in the stock position ~$700 and told me that revalving the shocks won't help very much.

I like the look of the dual shocks but I don't like it enough to deal with the suspension riding the way it does. I would cut it out but $700 is a lot just to cut something that is already on the truck. If I can make it work I would like to keep it but ride quality is most important.

Questions: If I were to keep the dual shock set up and just drained the dual shocks effectively making them non-functioning and keeping one functioning shock in the stock position is that a viable option? I know it sounds nuts but saving me $700 might be worth a try. The fox shocks are old and I probably wouldn't be able to sell them for enough to make removing them worthwhile.

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Old 10-03-2016, 04:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey guys, still fairly new to my truck. I bought it with a 6" lift on the front with dual fox 2.0 res shocks and old Bilsteins in the stock position, so three shocks on both front sides which doesn't let the suspension do much of anything, the ride is way worse than even my old jeep.

I contacted fox and they told me they could revalve the shocks to work together at ~$75/ shock and that should help. I then went to 4 wheel parts and they want to cut the hoop out and take everything off and keep/ replace the shocks in the stock position ~$700 and told me that revalving the shocks won't help very much.

I like the look of the dual shocks but I don't like it enough to deal with the suspension riding the way it does. I would cut it out but $700 is a lot just to cut something that is already on the truck. If I can make it work I would like to keep it but ride quality is most important.

Questions: If I were to keep the dual shock set up and just drained the dual shocks effectively making them non-functioning and keeping one functioning shock in the stock position is that a viable option? I know it sounds nuts but saving me $700 might be worth a try. The fox shocks are old and I probably wouldn't be able to sell them for enough to make removing them worthwhile.


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