Fox Shocks for the JL have arrived at Northridge!

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Fox shocks for your JL have arrived, so wanted to post up the cool pics here first!

Fox lists these as best with a 2-3" suspension lift (Boost/Spacer Kit or Coil lift, doesn't matter).

Front Fox Shocks pn# FOX985-24-177

Rear Fox Shocks pn# FOX985-24-178

Fronts:
FOX985-24-178_1.jpg


Measured stroke for the fronts: 9-1/8"
FOX985-24-178_4.jpg


Eye to eye fronts: 26-3/8":

FOX985-24-178_5.jpg


Rears:

FOX985-24-177_1.jpg


Measured stroke for the rears: 10-5/8"

FOX985-24-177_4.jpg


Eye to eye rears: 29-1/2":

FOX985-24-177_5.jpg



Then of course the craftsmanship and quality that you expect for FOX Shocks:

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**Edited to correct measurements**

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What is the extended length on those?
 

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What is the extended length on those?

26-3/8" eye to eye on the fronts.

29-1/2" eye to eye on the rear.



**Edited to correct measurement**
 
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Yahtzee!!! Thanks for the heads up!
 

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Now we just need options for a 3.5" lift!
 

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We just got 10 pallets of King shocks delivered and there are some 3"-5" JL shocks in there!

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Aren’t the Fox shocks that come with the MOPAR Lift 2.5” in diameter?
 

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@Northridge4x4 What are the collapsed lengths?

Here is what Rock Krawler says is needed for their 2.5" X-Factor lift:
Shock Notes:
Generic Front Shock Length – 17-18” Collapsed/ 29” Extended
Generic Rear Shock Length - 19-20” Collapsed/ 32” Extended

Note the rears are longer than the fronts not shorter. Based on what RK suggests
 

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After putting these shocks on my JL today at a local vendor, I can say that i am very happy with the ride using a 2.5" lift.

I was worried with not adding stablizers, but was very pleasantly surprised as they take normal road potholes at a much smoother gallop.
 
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@Northridge4x4 What are the collapsed lengths?

Here is what Rock Krawler says is needed for their 2.5" X-Factor lift:
Shock Notes:
Generic Front Shock Length – 17-18” Collapsed/ 29” Extended
Generic Rear Shock Length - 19-20” Collapsed/ 32” Extended

Note the rears are longer than the fronts not shorter. Based on what RK suggests
16-3/4" collapsed - 26-3/8" extended for the fronts.
18-1/2" collapsed - 29-1/2" extended on the rears.

I would say they would work just fine. They are both shorter on the collapsed measurement, so no worries about bottoming them out.

**Edited for length error**
 
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16-3/4" collapsed - 29-1/2" extended for the fronts.
18-1/2" collapsed - 26-3/8" extended on the rears.

I would say they would work just fine. They are both shorter on the collapsed measurement, so no worries about bottoming them out.
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Something is not right here:

You say:
16-3/4" collapsed - 29-1/2" extended for the fronts.

Your web site says: Extended: 26.25"
https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/...performance-series-ifp-shock-front-2-3in-lift


You say:
18-1/2" collapsed - 26-3/8" extended on the rears.
Your web site says: Extended: 29.5"
https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/...formance-series-2-0-ifp-shock-rear-2-3in-lift

So either you are wrong or your web site is wrong. Also, at only 26-3/8" extended for the rears doesn't sound like long travel shocks when RK suggests 32" extended. Are RK's suggested shock sizes incorrect?
 

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Fox Shocks Steering Stablizier avaiable yet?
 

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@Northridge4x4
Something is not right here:

You say:
16-3/4" collapsed - 29-1/2" extended for the fronts.

Your web site says: Extended: 26.25"
https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/...performance-series-ifp-shock-front-2-3in-lift


You say:
18-1/2" collapsed - 26-3/8" extended on the rears.
Your web site says: Extended: 29.5"
https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/...formance-series-2-0-ifp-shock-rear-2-3in-lift

So either you are wrong or your web site is wrong. Also, at only 26-3/8" extended for the rears doesn't sound like long travel shocks when RK suggests 32" extended. Are RK's suggested shock sizes incorrect?

Our post was wrong, the website is correct. I took the original pics and must've mixed the shock pics up between shooting and the original post.

Thanks for catching that!



Also, at only 26-3/8" extended for the rears doesn't sound like long travel shocks when RK suggests 32" extended. Are RK's suggested shock sizes incorrect?

One would assume that RKs recommendations are correct, it's their kit.

With the measurement listings corrected, the Fox shocks would still work, they are a little shorter on the collapsed, so no worries about crashing them on compression.

They are also shorter on extended length, so you would not get the full range of droop travel the RK allows.
 
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