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Old November 22nd, 2004, 01:38 PM
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Fox Shocks?

Anyone out there with a Stage II from Safari Gard. How long are the shcoks and do they use the standard LR mounting points?

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Old November 22nd, 2004, 01:42 PM
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Last I saw them, the Stage II Fox shocks used to make use of the stock mounts.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 02:53 PM
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They should be 10 inch travel. The new stage II uses disco 2 front upper cones to mount, and they are all eye lit mounts
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Would either mounting be considered better than the other?
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 06:08 PM
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The eye mounts are much better! Stronger, and easier to fix. The downside, Defenders are not set up for them, but can be easily modified.
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fwiw, there is a guy selling a set of stage II Foxies on D-web, cheap too...$280ish for the set...
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 11:51 PM
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I have e-mailed that guy and that is what prompted the post. I just want to make sure I'm buying something that will hold up for the long haul. If anyone else has any other insight on the fox shocks let me know otherwise I'm going to buy them.

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Old November 23rd, 2004, 01:11 AM
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i run them and i'm very pleased with them.
i have the 2.0 series remote res. w/eye-to-eye style heim ends
valving is very simple to change and dial in for your own driving taste. i've got mine valves 85/95 in front and 95/105 in the rear with 235 psi and 15 weight oil...
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I have e-mailed that guy and that is what prompted the post. I just want to make sure I'm buying something that will hold up for the long haul. If anyone else has any other insight on the fox shocks let me know otherwise I'm going to buy them.

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Fox shocks ROCK! When I first got mine (they are not the SGaurd ones) I thought they were too soft and would bottom out a lot. I don't think they ever have bottomed them out, and I beat on them a lot, work much better then Ranchos, as I have killed 2 sets in the rear and the Foxes up front show no sign of wear.
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I think the older Stage II kits used the stem type Fox but it is my understanding that Fox has switched over to "loop or eyelets" on both ends.

The Stage II kit comes with shock mounts for the new style shock but Rovertym makes a better mount that works with the Fox. I am going to swap out my SG's for the Rovertym shock mounts (upper rear that is).
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Well I decided to go ahead and purchase the used shocks from a SG Stage II. They are the old type with the standard LR fittings but after speaking with Greg Jevne at SG he said the Fox stopepd making them for him which is why he went to the new setup.

Mow the question is springs. I have the usual - SG bumper, WARN XD9000i up front, minimal rear loading mostly a daily driver with some recreational offroading. I am looking for about 2". I did a search and ahve some ideas but wondered what people thought about the rovertym springs versus the OME.
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Old November 29th, 2004, 04:25 PM
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OME are on backorder so you might have to hunt around. Planning on the OME springs for the truck this spring....

Can't comment on the RTE because I have no experience with them.
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