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Old March 10th, 2014, 08:56 AM
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Hi, At risk of going over old ground, I will do so anyway as most discussions regarding shocks are with the great outdoors in mind. I however! am on road, twisty and occasionally rough but certainly mainly on road with the hope to getting across he border to China in the near future..so want to keep the off road abilitys and improve the fast bumpy / unpaved road responce. But primarily, i would like to improve the sharpness and reduce roll on road. The defender is a '50th anniversary ' (1998) with a few Overfinch upgrades, so basically a NAS.
I am thinking of going with 'factory' Fox shocks or Fox's performance range if there is a real benifit..though will not go as far as coil over or modding the frame.
Any experience or advise would be most welcome as I will visit the US at the end of the month. Also, I'll be in Miami and LA, any recommendations as where to buy a set?
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Factory fox shocks?

Go with old man emu, tried and true and a direct fit
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Old March 10th, 2014, 11:05 AM
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You are asking for two separate things, that need separate solutions.

1) "Improve the fast bumpy / unpaved road response". For this you want soft, well tuned shocks. The best ones on the market that fit the stock mounts are the Koni Raid shocks. They are magical on unpaved roads at speed. Much, much better than shocks like OME. They make you want to drive faster and faster on dirt roads.

2) "improve the sharpness and reduce roll on road". This is an opposite to what you want in #1.... I would suggest adding sway bars if you don't have them and stick with the soft, well tuned shocks above. That should give you a nice compromise.
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2X. Justin at Lucky 8 sells a 1 1/2 (I think) sway bar spacer that moves the sway bar mount down if you have a lift. That way you keep the lift and the swaybars (for road handling)


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You are asking for two separate things, that need separate solutions.

1) "Improve the fast bumpy / unpaved road response". For this you want soft, well tuned shocks. The best ones on the market that fit the stock mounts are the Koni Raid shocks. They are magical on unpaved roads at speed. Much, much better than shocks like OME. They make you want to drive faster and faster on dirt roads.

2) "improve the sharpness and reduce roll on road". This is an opposite to what you want in #1.... I would suggest adding sway bars if you don't have them and stick with the soft, well tuned shocks above. That should give you a nice compromise.
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Old March 10th, 2014, 03:49 PM
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This is pretty neat; haven't seen it installed on the forum
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