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Old September 30th, 2008, 08:34 PM
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Anyone here running the Fox shocks on a RRC preferably in the 10" variety. Comments please.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 08:14 AM
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Anyone here running the Fox shocks on a RRC preferably in the 10" variety. Comments please.
Fox makes good stuff. Valve them right and it should ride like a Caddy.... on dubs.
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Anyone here running the Fox shocks on a RRC preferably in the 10" variety. Comments please.
I ran Safari Gard's Stage II Fox Shocks on my '96 Discovery for a few years, and absolutely loved them. Unfortunately I am not sure what the valving was, but they were 10" travel front and back, run with OME 764 springs in the front (ARB Winch bumper and X9 winch) and OME 759 springs in the back. The truck handled very well (both front and rear sway bars removed), and rode well (slightly firm, but I liked it, and my wife never objected to the ride). I would highly recommend them..
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Old October 1st, 2008, 10:59 AM
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I believe Inland Rovers sells those 10" Fox shocks with the correct valving for your RRC.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 05:22 PM
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Thanks, still up in the air, I may take the OMEs off the 90 and get some FOX shocks, the OMEs ride like shit offroad. I need something a lot softer.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 08:32 PM
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I have them on my RRC - came with the SG Stage III kit. Love them...rides like a Cadillac

Seriously...it wheels like the cat's azz. Not that I've done anything that compares to that type of suspension on any of my other Rovers...but it is far superior to any other Rover I've used off road. On the highway it rides good...is a little scary since it has too much lift to fit the anti-roll bars - I swerve for nothing...except possibly baby carriages or nuns if the situation ever occurred.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 08:42 PM
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kevin,

I love your truck! Are those 235/85 tires with 3" SG springs?
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Thanks! It was a great find (for once I got to buy one already built) Only 70k original miles too.

265/75s and 3" SG springs...although they're probably not 3" anymore. They are from the original SG Stage III kit installed back in '98.
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They are good shocks. But, if your not willing to revalve them to your specific application, not really worth it. Way more value than bilstien tho.
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I am thinking FOX in my searching I think I have read more negative about the Bilstein than the FOXs. They are both rebuildable and it seems the FOX costs a little less. Ive really been looking for other options since the OME's on my 90 really ride like shit.
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maybe the spring rate on your lighter 90 doesn't work well with the OMEs that you selected?
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Whats Better Fox Or Bilstein?
Fox. I have had both apart. Fox is better.
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751/764's the standard OME.
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