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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2007, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking About Fox Air Shocks?

I Have seen a few rigs with Fox shocks on them. My question is anyone here run them? I would like to put them on my D44 SAS swap

If anyone is confused I am talking about the nitro charged shocks that need no spring.

I drive my BKO on the road a decent amount but it is just a fun rig for me not a DD how do the shocks handle on the road?
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I dont think you can run air shocks on the street

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I have been told you can but you need a sway bar to cut down on the roll.

The more and more I serch and read The more it looks like i am going to coil and shock route!
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Nothing wrong with coils and shocks. how much lift are you planning on having?

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I like the fox air shocks they are sweet and you don't have to run coils then. A buddy of mine runs them with rockwells and 42" tires.

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The air shocks currently available are designed for much lighter rigs. I spoke with a Fox rep. at a local show that suggested a maximum 3k or 3.5k? lb sprung weight for their biggest(2.5"?) air shock. They are not designed to be cycled like an emulsion or reservoir shock either.

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I am going to run the 9" springs from JBG if i dont go this way.

I am actually builing this bronco for me and that f100 i posted up for a friend at the same time.

both will get 38" TSL's or boggers

We live in FL so mostly mud and trails is all we have. But really want to go to telico! as soon as i get them finished!
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The air shocks currently available are designed for much lighter rigs. I spoke with a Fox rep. at a local show that suggested a maximum 3k or 3.5k? lb sprung weight for their biggest(2.5"?) air shock. They are not designed to be cycled like an emulsion or reservoir shock either.

Yeah they are not quite up to the task of holding up a bronco. they work great on jeeps and buggys. They can be used on rigs that see the road too but you need to have a good anti sway bar to keep it manageable.

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I have 2 2.5 18 inch travel in the rear of my 79 . No leafs and a 3 link
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I just finished it before i left for iraq. I dont have any pics here with me but i get back home in may and ill be posting all kinds of pics then. I dont have the steering or brakes hooked up yet but will get it all done as soon as i get back. Thanks for your intrest

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Heres a few ill take more today. Just so you know its going up 3 more inches ( all suspesion ) And i am fully aware the rear tires are on backwards




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i don't like airshocks. they have a strong tendency to unload and extend all the way in just about all circumstances. i've talked to guys who drive them on the street and they do cool tricks like entend all the way when you get on the gas so then you can't see in front of you and droop out when you go down hills and make it so you want to endo. sounds like just the thing you would want on your daily driver, a sway bar won't help those issues.

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i don't like airshocks. they have a strong tendency to unload and extend all the way in just about all circumstances. i've talked to guys who drive them on the street and they do cool tricks like entend all the way when you get on the gas so then you can't see in front of you and droop out when you go down hills and make it so you want to endo. sounds like just the thing you would want on your daily driver, a sway bar won't help those issues.
Ive spoken to a few competitors who have all said the same thing. Coilovers still seem to be the best item out there.
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