Fox Shocks for the JL have arrived at Northridge!

jlsahara

Well-Known Member
First Name
Oscar
Joined
Apr 20, 2018
Messages
454
Reaction score
508
Location
AZ
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLU
Oh man, another thing to add to my list.
Advertisement

 

DeVoTee

Well-Known Member
First Name
Brad
Joined
Jun 26, 2018
Messages
227
Reaction score
111
Location
Nebraska
Vehicle(s)
12 JKU Rubicon, 17 JKU Sport on Roids, 18 JLU Rubicon, 19 JL Rubicon ordered, RAM, Range Rover
Purchased Mopar springs, bump stops and sway bar links separately and now looking for shocks. One of the complaints about the Mopar Lift is shorter shocks limit articulation. Sooo my question is can I use Fox Shocks that are for 3.5"- 4" lift instead of the 2"-3" lift...

The 2-3" lift measures at Front 16.7" - 26.25" Rear 18.5" - 29.5"

The 3.5-4" lift measures at Front 17.8" - 28.4" Rear 18.9" - 30.50"

Two(2) Door Rubicon not a lot of weight any suggestions would be Greatly Appreciated!
 

Tech Tim

Well-Known Member
Summit Sponsor (Level 3)
First Name
Tim
Joined
Jan 16, 2018
Messages
584
Reaction score
1,225
Location
Poulsbo, WA
Vehicle(s)
4x4 of all kinds
Occupation
Part of the Northridge4x4 team
Purchased Mopar springs, bump stops and sway bar links separately and now looking for shocks. One of the complaints about the Mopar Lift is shorter shocks limit articulation. Sooo my question is can I use Fox Shocks that are for 3.5"- 4" lift instead of the 2"-3" lift...

The 2-3" lift measures at Front 16.7" - 26.25" Rear 18.5" - 29.5"

The 3.5-4" lift measures at Front 17.8" - 28.4" Rear 18.9" - 30.50"

Two(2) Door Rubicon not a lot of weight any suggestions would be Greatly Appreciated!

You would need to check the collapsed height with your Jeep.

With the collapsed height being one inch taller in the front, will the shocks bottom out before your bumpstops do?
 

DeVoTee

Well-Known Member
First Name
Brad
Joined
Jun 26, 2018
Messages
227
Reaction score
111
Location
Nebraska
Vehicle(s)
12 JKU Rubicon, 17 JKU Sport on Roids, 18 JLU Rubicon, 19 JL Rubicon ordered, RAM, Range Rover
You would need to check the collapsed height with your Jeep.

With the collapsed height being one inch taller in the front, will the shocks bottom out before your bumpstops do?
So collapsed height would equal shock length (bolt to bolt) minus distance of bump stop to axle?... After new springs are installed?
 

Tech Tim

Well-Known Member
Summit Sponsor (Level 3)
First Name
Tim
Joined
Jan 16, 2018
Messages
584
Reaction score
1,225
Location
Poulsbo, WA
Vehicle(s)
4x4 of all kinds
Occupation
Part of the Northridge4x4 team
Once new springs are installed:
Measure distance between bumpstop mounting face and bumpstop pad (include the bumpstop extension).
**Figure that the OE bumpstop will compress 80% or more on a hard hit**

Measure between shock mounting points.
Subtract from collapsed length

Compare against the bumpstop measurement.

If the shock will bottom out before the bumpstop mounting face hits the bumpstop pad, then the shock is too long.
If the shock can still compress more after the bumpstop mounting face hits the bumpstop pad, then the shock would be fine.
 

DeVoTee

Well-Known Member
First Name
Brad
Joined
Jun 26, 2018
Messages
227
Reaction score
111
Location
Nebraska
Vehicle(s)
12 JKU Rubicon, 17 JKU Sport on Roids, 18 JLU Rubicon, 19 JL Rubicon ordered, RAM, Range Rover
Thanks Tech Tim!!!
 

Man-of-methods

Well-Known Member
First Name
Paul
Joined
Dec 16, 2017
Messages
573
Reaction score
645
Location
Texas
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler JLUR (His) 2018 Jeep Wrangler JLUS (Hers)
Vehicle Showcase
1
@Northridge4x4

What, if any, Fox or King shocks do you recommend for OEM replacement on a non lifted Unlimited Rubicon? I figure that one of those two brands would offer better ride and handling than the standard red shocks on my Rubi. I’ll be one of the few, if not only, person keeping my Jeep stock.
Thanks in advance.
 

BigBruse

Well-Known Member
First Name
Robbie
Joined
Apr 7, 2019
Messages
202
Reaction score
43
Location
Va
Vehicle(s)
2019 Jeep rubicon
@Northridge4x4

What, if any, Fox or King shocks do you recommend for OEM replacement on a non lifted Unlimited Rubicon? I figure that one of those two brands would offer better ride and handling than the standard red shocks on my Rubi. I’ll be one of the few, if not only, person keeping my Jeep stock.
Thanks in advance.
Would like to know the same thing please?
 

TJ2018

Well-Known Member
First Name
Eric
Joined
Nov 2, 2018
Messages
2,099
Reaction score
10,030
Location
Orange County, CA
Vehicle(s)
2018 Punk'n JLUR; 2020 Silverado Trail Boss
Vehicle Showcase
1
@Northridge4x4

What, if any, Fox or King shocks do you recommend for OEM replacement on a non lifted Unlimited Rubicon? I figure that one of those two brands would offer better ride and handling than the standard red shocks on my Rubi. I’ll be one of the few, if not only, person keeping my Jeep stock.
Thanks in advance.
I'm in the same boat @Man-of-methods . I am not planning on lifting my JLUR either. Might go to 35's once the stock KO2s wearout but that's about it. Personally I'd lean more towards Fox but that's only because I haven't heard much about King.

Watching for reply with bated breath :lipssealed:
 

Tech Tim

Well-Known Member
Summit Sponsor (Level 3)
First Name
Tim
Joined
Jan 16, 2018
Messages
584
Reaction score
1,225
Location
Poulsbo, WA
Vehicle(s)
4x4 of all kinds
Occupation
Part of the Northridge4x4 team
Here are the King and Fox shock PN#s that will fit stock height JLs:

KING Part#
25001-373 - 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL 2.5 Front Shocks 0-2.5" LIFT - w/ Finn Reservoirs Front Remote Hose / No Adjuster
25001-373A - 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL 2.5 Front Shocks 0-2.5" LIFT - w/ Finn Reservoirs Front Remote Hose / w-Adjuster
25001-374 - 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL 2.5 Rear Shocks 0-2.5" LIFT - w/ Finn Reservoirs Rear Shocks Piggy Res / No Adjuster
25001-374A - 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL 2.5 Rear Shocks 0-2.5" LIFT - w/ Finn Reservoirs Rear Shocks Piggy Res / w-Adjuster

King shocks here: King shocks for JL 0"-2.5" lift

Fox Part#
985-24-171 - 2018+ JL Front Shocks 0"-1.5" Lift
985-24-172 - 2018+ JL Rear Shocks 0"-1.5" Lift

Fox Shocks JL in a package: Wrangler JL Front and Rear Shocks 0"-1.5"
 

Man-of-methods

Well-Known Member
First Name
Paul
Joined
Dec 16, 2017
Messages
573
Reaction score
645
Location
Texas
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler JLUR (His) 2018 Jeep Wrangler JLUS (Hers)
Vehicle Showcase
1
Here are the King and Fox shock PN#s that will fit stock height JLs:

KING Part#
25001-373 - 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL 2.5 Front Shocks 0-2.5" LIFT - w/ Finn Reservoirs Front Remote Hose / No Adjuster
25001-373A - 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL 2.5 Front Shocks 0-2.5" LIFT - w/ Finn Reservoirs Front Remote Hose / w-Adjuster
25001-374 - 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL 2.5 Rear Shocks 0-2.5" LIFT - w/ Finn Reservoirs Rear Shocks Piggy Res / No Adjuster
25001-374A - 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL 2.5 Rear Shocks 0-2.5" LIFT - w/ Finn Reservoirs Rear Shocks Piggy Res / w-Adjuster

King shocks here: King shocks for JL 0"-2.5" lift

Fox Part#
985-24-171 - 2018+ JL Front Shocks 0"-1.5" Lift
985-24-172 - 2018+ JL Rear Shocks 0"-1.5" Lift

Fox Shocks JL in a package: Wrangler JL Front and Rear Shocks 0"-1.5"

Thank you very much. That Fox package is a really good deal!!
 
Advertisement

Rancho
 
Advertisement
Top