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Old 12-20-2016, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by tthibault16
Did you just swap cause of the wait from fox?

Also I'd trade you tempatures, it's been down to -35 Celsius or -31 Fahrenheit for you Americans up here in British Columbia Canada
Yup. I didn't feel like waiting more time. Plus was concerned Fox might short them on their order again and didn't wanna get screwed after waiting that long. Plus the deal I got includes dust boots that Fox doesn't have. So I'll be going with Boss coilovers when I eventually get around to that.

Screw that mess. Haha. It's already warming up here. It's up to 44 here this morning or 6.67 Celsius.
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Yup. I didn't feel like waiting more time. Plus was concerned Fox might short them on their order again and didn't wanna get screwed after waiting that long. Plus the deal I got includes dust boots that Fox doesn't have. So I'll be going with Boss coilovers when I eventually get around to that.

Screw that mess. Haha. It's already warming up here. It's up to 44 here this morning or 6.67 Celsius.
I've heard that the reason that fox doesn't use the boots is because they seal in moisture and ruin the seals on the shock.
Boots also seal in the heat cause excess heat, that's why dirt bikes, mountain bikes, quads... don't use boots anymore.
Also potentially contaminate the oil with water.

But on the other hand they keep the dirt off of the seals and shaft so who knows what's better.
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I've heard that the reason that fox doesn't use the boots is because they seal in moisture and ruin the seals on the shock.
Boots also seal in the heat cause excess heat, that's why dirt bikes, mountain bikes, quads... don't use boots anymore.
Also potentially contaminate the oil with water.

But on the other hand they keep the dirt off of the seals and shaft so who knows what's better.
That's a fair point, which would be why Fox is now using "roost" guards now. My Rancho's had boots, no problems at all and I definitely wasn't easy on them. Really it's probably luck, and the offroading I was doing isn't anything too hardcore
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That's a fair point, which would be why Fox is now using "roost" guards now. My Rancho's had boots, no problems at all and I definitely wasn't easy on them. Really it's probably luck, and the offroading I was doing isn't anything too hardcore
Took me about 70,000 km to blow my first set of rancho shocks. Second set lasted 80,000 km. Just highway, trail riding and mud running.
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:39 AM
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Took me about 70,000 km to blow my first set of rancho shocks. Second set lasted 80,000 km. Just highway, trail riding and mud running.
Seems about right, I had mine on for about 40,000 miles before trading in. I would've gone back with the same Rancho setup, but they're not currently making rear shocks for stock height.
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I just finished up swapping my rear shocks for the Boss shocks. About to go for a test drive. Took me around 1.5 hours to get them done. Few comments,

1. I SEVERELY underestimated the difficulty of that, at least in an apartment complex parking lot.

2. Wheel well liners significantly inhibit the ease of install as they have to be moved.

3. These shocks are very difficult to compress.

But, all in all, they look great under there.
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Originally Posted by tareed94 View Post
I just finished up swapping my rear shocks for the Boss shocks. About to go for a test drive. Took me around 1.5 hours to get them done. Few comments,

1. I SEVERELY underestimated the difficulty of that, at least in an apartment complex parking lot.

2. Wheel well liners significantly inhibit the ease of install as they have to be moved.

3. These shocks are very difficult to compress.

But, all in all, they look great under there.
They look good on the truck but in the one picture of them when they are installed they look like they are compressed super far?
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They look good on the truck but in the one picture of them when they are installed they look like they are compressed super far?
I think the boots are an odd length, or just need to "learn" the compression cycle. My Rancho boots did the same for a little while if I remember correctly. They're compressed halfway at the most, which would be just right IMO.
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So how does it ride?
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So how does it ride?
Night and day difference. I'm going to drive down a notoriously rough road here in a bit, taking someone from work to the airport, and that'll be the true test. Preliminary impressions, well worth the money. The bumps I have hit used to shake the truck a lot, now it's way more managed. Just need the front coilovers now, which I'm still trying to decide if I want to level it or do a 4" or 6" lift. Don't really want to throw down $900+ on coilovers when I'm planning to throw on a lift.
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