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Old July 7th, 2011, 03:37 PM
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Any direct experience with these? Chinese crap... or a good deal?

Thinking of using them on the ambulance as my shocks are shot and I could use more dampening.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 04:03 PM
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I just had a 110 in the shop that had the full TF suspension installed. It seemed OK and had plenty of dampening. Actually seemed a little stiff for my liking. They looked to have been at least a 2-3 inch lift so the stiff may have been more spring related. They were all new (ish) though so no word on long term but did not seem like "Chinese crap".
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new expansion complete. Not only are we the only Rover shop in Eliot Maine...now we're also the biggest.

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Old July 7th, 2011, 04:04 PM
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I've run them on my heavy 110 for the past year with great results so far. I know of a heavily used Disco that has also run them for a while and he likes them. They seem like a good shock for minimal $$.

And yes, they are "stiffer" than other shocks, but I am fairly top heavy and like 'em that way.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 04:31 PM
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And yes, they are "stiffer" than other shocks, but I am fairly top heavy and like 'em that way.
If that IS your headshot you use for an avitar then, yessir you are a little top heavy..... might want to tie the old shocks around your ankles for ballast.
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new expansion complete. Not only are we the only Rover shop in Eliot Maine...now we're also the biggest.

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Old July 7th, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Good Info. Thanks.

I could definitely use stiffer/more dampening on the ambulance. I'm keeping the springs the same (front: LR HD & rear: OME 754) they are a good combo for me.

For the same price as OME shocks I think I'm willing to give them a shot.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 08:39 PM
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Old July 8th, 2011, 04:07 AM
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Please dont buy Chinese products
Yeah, that's practical advice.
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Yeah, that's practical advice.
And sadly nearly impossible. Kinda like saying don't buy a British car.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 06:18 AM
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And sadly nearly impossible. Kinda like saying don't buy a British car.

Not quite
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Agree. I will own nothing other than high quality British vehicles
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Old July 8th, 2011, 10:54 AM
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I'm right there with you. I'd pay a bit more for a non chinese product, any suggestion?

The reality for every day life is almost impossible though... where do you think most of your computer is from?
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I believe Fox shocks are made in the US.
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The Rancho's I've used and installed on clients Rovers ride like POOP! The TF's seem to be okay so far but I have no long term results. OME still seem to be the best bang for the buck. If you are look'n to stiff'n it up abit then just change OME part #'s. If you are still using the factory shock points than I would go with something like N25 for the rears and N73 for the fronts. They are the perfect size for what Rover and lift you have. Just my $0.02.
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Is there an out of the box Fox shock for standard travel that does not require changing the mounts? Do they last?

I have not had good experiences with Rancho's....

I currently have N44 in the rear and N115 in the front and they are not doing the job... what is the difference for N25 and N73?

Thanks for the input!
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Old July 8th, 2011, 04:09 PM
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I have not tried to fit a set of Fox's to a standard Rover...yet. The OME's that I gave as an option to you are just abit longer and are valved different than what you have now. They seem to firm up the ride and body-roll with alittle bit more down travel when you want to stretch your legs. I don't remember which ones are for what application but they will fit the stock shock locations. Me and one of the ARB rep's were going over the catalogs years ago over some beers in Moab and came up with this combo for clients that didn't have crazy lifts on their Rovers but wanted to eliminate body-roll and give a good ride.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 08:47 PM
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It would be nice if fox offered a shock that had a pin/eye configuration. I hear a lot of bad things about those heims, looks like the Aussies win......
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