Few shock option questions....lengths etc...Fox and Radflow

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Hey all,

I’ve got a 2020 JLUR with a 3.5 Metalcloak Gamechanger with Rocksports currently. Great shock especially for the price.

I have about 17k miles on them now. Hard use on and off road. Starting to feel a difference in them. Not complaining it all, just looking at options!

I’m considering the MC 6 packs, but would like some real life long term jl daily driver reports/reviews.
The other shocks I’m considering are the Fox 2.5 adjustable resi and the Radflo 2.5 with adjustable resi. I can find the lengths for the fox 2.0 and not thrilled about losing a bit of droop with them over the Rocksports, but can’t find the compressed and extended lengths for the Radflos anywhere. @rustyshakelford did you ever measure the lengths on....your wife’s I believe it was?
Thanks in advance! In reality, I could replace these Rocksports every 20k miles and be happy and still come out ahead financially lol but it’s fun to try new things!

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Hey all,

I’ve got a 2020 JLUR with a 3.5 Metalcloak Gamechanger with Rocksports currently. Great shock especially for the price.

I have about 17k miles on them now. Hard use on and off road. Starting to feel a difference in them. Not complaining it all, just looking at options!

I’m considering the MC 6 packs, but would like some real life long term jl daily driver reports/reviews.
The other shocks I’m considering are the Fox 2.5 adjustable resi and the Radflo 2.5 with adjustable resi. I can find the lengths for the fox 2.0 and not thrilled about losing a bit of droop with them over the Rocksports, but can’t find the compressed and extended lengths for the Radflos anywhere. @rustyshakelford did you ever measure the lengths on....your wife’s I believe it was?
Thanks in advance! In reality, I could replace these Rocksports every 20k miles and be happy and still come out ahead financially lol but it’s fun to try new things!

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I’m running the Fox 2.5 for 6” lift on my 3.5 Xfactor. They’re a half inch longer than the rock sports, you won’t loose any droop. They’ve been great so far. ..........✌

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I’m running the Fox 2.5 for 6” lift on my 3.5 Xfactor. They’re a half inch longer than the rock sports, you won’t loose any droop. They’ve been great so far. ..........✌

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Nice! How do they feel/drive on road?
 

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Nice! How do they feel/drive on road?
Really nice, I run them on 3 clicks on low speed and 1 click on high speed. For me that really works good on regular streets, and curvy roads. I’ll go up a couple clicks for long freeway drive.

My only nitpick is I wish I could go a click or two softer off-road. But I got mine off the shelf and it’s not bad enough to warrant sending them in at this point. When they’re do for service I’ll probably have them tuned. If you get them from @AccuTune Offroad they’ll tune them to your needs.
 

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I know of and wheeled with one person running the 6 pack and I bought a set soon after. For the price you really cant beat the 6 packs, for shock travel and performance. Anything else is a compromise and/or more money. I heard/read the issue of them leaking but found out they changed to a custom seal vs generic which seems to fix that problem.
 

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Really nice, I run them on 3 clicks on low speed and 1 click on high speed. For me that really works good on regular streets, and curvy roads. I’ll go up a couple clicks for long freeway drive.

My only nitpick is I wish I could go a click or two softer off-road. But I got mine off the shelf and it’s not bad enough to warrant sending them in at this point. When they’re do for service I’ll probably have them tuned. If you get them from @AccuTune Offroad they’ll tune them to your needs.
What do you have for front bump stops? The factory bumps with my rk 3.5 lift and fox 2.0 for 6" lift are a little short. They compress but not enough to take the full load off the shock at full stuff. I don't really want to add to the lower stops (if i can help it)because I'm limiting up travel. I know it's a give and take. I know i could swap to fox specific bumps, or raise the upper mount of the shock. The upper shock mount route appeals to me but nobody has done it yet.
 

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What do you have for front bump stops? The factory bumps with my rk 3.5 lift and fox 2.0 for 6" lift are a little short. They compress but not enough to take the full load off the shock at full stuff. I don't really want to add to the lower stops (if i can help it)because I'm limiting up travel. I know it's a give and take. I know i could swap to fox specific bumps, or raise the upper mount of the shock. The upper shock mount route appeals to me but nobody has done it yet.
I have factory upper , and running 3 pucks. I still have about 5” up travel, but droop benefits me more. We don’t bomb through the desert, lol. I’m probably gonna go to 2 pucks, my bumps don’t hit square, it hits about half way on. Thank goodness for the bump on the shock, lol.
 

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That's what i have 3 pucks. Have about 4.25-4.5" of travel. The shock collapses fully before the bump is fully collapsed. I don't want to damage the shock. That's my worry
 
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That's what i have 3 pucks. Have about 4.25-4.5" of travel. The shock collapses fully before the bump is fully collapsed. I don't want to damage the shock. That's my worry
that’s how I’ll be running any shock I put on mine with current setup.
 

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That's what i have 3 pucks. Have about 4.25-4.5" of travel. The shock collapses fully before the bump is fully collapsed. I don't want to damage the shock. That's my worry
We have to be a little more careful running the longer shocks. Up travel is gonna suffer. We running socks that should be paired with 4.5” springs , so with our 3.5” we’re loosing an inch at least just by bolting then on, lol.
 

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We have to be a little more careful running the longer shocks. Up travel is gonna suffer. We running socks that should be paired with 4.5” springs , so with our 3.5” we’re loosing an inch at least just by bolting then on, lol.
Yep. I know. I wish there was an upper mount relocation an inch or so up, so i could see how i liked it. Obviously I'd lose an inch of down. It's a love/hate situation lol
 
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