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Anyone running these? I gave my Metalcloak inhouse brand shocks a couple thousand miles and it is time to move on. They are too floaty for me if that makes sense. Anyway, I havent heard much about these but the guys over at Accutune suggested these based on my budget and needs. I have Falcon 3.3's on my other Jeep and they are way too stiff for my liking. Thoughts? Fox 885-24-183 and 184

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Anyone running these? I gave my Metalcloak inhouse brand shocks a couple thousand miles and it is time to move on. They are too floaty for me if that makes sense. Anyway, I havent heard much about these but the guys over at Accutune suggested these based on my budget and needs. I have Falcon 3.3's on my other Jeep and they are way too stiff for my liking. Thoughts? Fox 885-24-183 and 184

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The folks at Accutune are a very safe bet for putting your trust in their hands. If you haven't already, talk to them about getting a set of those shocks custom tuned to your specific Jeeps setup.
 

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I was considering the 2.0 RRs but ended up going with the Fox 2.5s and I cannot recommend them enough. The adjusters are very responsive and they handle everything including high speed offroading, rock crawling and daily driver duty.
 

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I was considering the 2.0 RRs but ended up going with the Fox 2.5s and I cannot recommend them enough. The adjusters are very responsive and they handle everything including high speed offroading, rock crawling and daily driver duty.
The 2.5s are a great option for a more active off-roader looking for a high end shock option. For the budget conscious and someone looking for the smoothest street ride... the Fox 2.0 PS is a great option.
 

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I have same issue with the Falcon's. Love how they look but rears are way too stiff. I ensured they are on soft setting (shaft and adjusters) and Jeep still donkey kicks in rear. It feels like a 1 ton truck driving down freeway. The fronts actually feel ok, just can't handle the rears. Let me know what you decide, I was looking at the Fox's as well. Thanks,
 

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I just installed accutune’s adventure tune and they ride pretty well. Not harsh at all. I don’t have many miles on them yet, mostly street with one trail ride. Had no issues. Don’t know how they’ll handle high speed desert stuff yet.
I can see possibly wanting adjustability in them at some point tho.
 

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Anyone running these? I gave my Metalcloak inhouse brand shocks a couple thousand miles and it is time to move on. They are too floaty for me if that makes sense. Anyway, I havent heard much about these but the guys over at Accutune suggested these based on my budget and needs. I have Falcon 3.3's on my other Jeep and they are way too stiff for my liking. Thoughts? Fox 885-24-183 and 184

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I bet you do not have your falcons tuned properly. I had the same issue. I bought the shocks while on a trip in Utah and installed them myself. I needed to get back on the trail so I didn't really absorb the info.

You need to disconnect the bottom shock and let it extend all the way out. Then pull on it to make sure it's fully extended. Turn the bottom mount (and shaft toward the "sport" setting. (Counterclockwise). You should feel the pin grab the internal adjuster. Then without letting the shaft turn back the opposite direction, reinstall the shock back into the bottom mount. (Easiest to drop the axle because the shock is very hard to push in by hand). If you do not do this, the shock is in "performance" mode and is the stiffest setting and the adjuster does not work. It's like being in 3 setting the whole time. I did this on the trail to test it on the same terrain. It was night and day. Tereflex says most people like the 2.4 setting for street, the 1 for off road.

Best of luck
 

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I bet you do not have your falcons tuned properly. I had the same issue. I bought the shocks while on a trip in Utah and installed them myself. I needed to get back on the trail so I didn't really absorb the info.

You need to disconnect the bottom shock and let it extend all the way out. Then pull on it to make sure it's fully extended. Turn the bottom mount (and shaft toward the "sport" setting. (Counterclockwise). You should feel the pin grab the internal adjuster. Then without letting the shaft turn back the opposite direction, reinstall the shock back into the bottom mount. (Easiest to drop the axle because the shock is very hard to push in by hand). If you do not do this, the shock is in "performance" mode and is the stiffest setting and the adjuster does not work. It's like being in 3 setting the whole time. I did this on the trail to test it on the same terrain. It was night and day. Tereflex says most people like the 2.4 setting for street, the 1 for off road.

Best of luck
This makes more sense than anything I've read. I will test it this weekend. Seems that the shaft has to maybe drop into a recess to turn the adjuster?? thanks for the info.
 

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This makes more sense than anything I've read. I will test it this weekend. Seems that the shaft has to maybe drop into a recess to turn the adjuster?? thanks for the info.
Yes. It's actually a really cool design. They have like an internal bypass. Make sure you pull down to extend the full travel otherwise you are just free spinning.
 

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I bet you do not have your falcons tuned properly. I had the same issue. I bought the shocks while on a trip in Utah and installed them myself. I needed to get back on the trail so I didn't really absorb the info.

You need to disconnect the bottom shock and let it extend all the way out. Then pull on it to make sure it's fully extended. Turn the bottom mount (and shaft toward the "sport" setting. (Counterclockwise). You should feel the pin grab the internal adjuster. Then without letting the shaft turn back the opposite direction, reinstall the shock back into the bottom mount. (Easiest to drop the axle because the shock is very hard to push in by hand). If you do not do this, the shock is in "performance" mode and is the stiffest setting and the adjuster does not work. It's like being in 3 setting the whole time. I did this on the trail to test it on the same terrain. It was night and day. Tereflex says most people like the 2.4 setting for street, the 1 for off road.

Best of luck
I’m looking at the Falcon’s for my daughter’s JLU Rubicon. Which Falcon model do you have?
 

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I bet you do not have your falcons tuned properly. I had the same issue. I bought the shocks while on a trip in Utah and installed them myself. I needed to get back on the trail so I didn't really absorb the info.

You need to disconnect the bottom shock and let it extend all the way out. Then pull on it to make sure it's fully extended. Turn the bottom mount (and shaft toward the "sport" setting. (Counterclockwise). You should feel the pin grab the internal adjuster. Then without letting the shaft turn back the opposite direction, reinstall the shock back into the bottom mount. (Easiest to drop the axle because the shock is very hard to push in by hand). If you do not do this, the shock is in "performance" mode and is the stiffest setting and the adjuster does not work. It's like being in 3 setting the whole time. I did this on the trail to test it on the same terrain. It was night and day. Tereflex says most people like the 2.4 setting for street, the 1 for off road.

Best of luck
Ya know, this is/would be, good to know when installing! lol
I never saw this info, and have ran my 3.3s on every setting not seeing a difference in ANY of them!
 
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