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Wkywhitealtitude

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So ordered the wife a jlu sahara altitude from Gupton July 2021 I ordered a Mopar lift kit for it from justforJeeps.com, I had 2 gladiators and had the Mopar lift kit on both of them. I installed myself no issues whatsoever. We picked up wrangler mid September, didn’t have time to install during harvest time, we then moved and were in a rental till Memorial Day weekend.
Went to install lift 2 Saturdays ago one of the front shocks would not expand upon removing banding.
Local dealers said I would have to bring it in I said I’m not driving it on a knowingly bad shock. Contacted just for Jeeps. They used a dealer they work with for a warranty claim. Got the new shock today finally unboxed it and took banding off and nothing…. Honestly I never had issues with my gladiator Mopar lift I used it on both gladiators, just frustrating paying so much for a lift kit and you got one junk shock and replacement is bad out of box
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Do you know if these are Fox "branded" shocks, or manufactured by Fox?
 
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I've heard of this a couple times now. Must be a lot of "made on a Friday" going on at Fox.
Glad to hear I’m not the only one but I mean I honestly wish I could return it at this point I’m sure it’s gonna be another week before I get another possibly bad shock
 

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Fox is not impressing me lately. Too many stories like this. Rebuilds being required sooner than expected and now two defective shocks in a row. For the cost and turn around time of a rebuild, I'd rather just buy regular gas shocks and be done. 80-100k miles of life vs 30-50k for a rebuild. I just bought a new set of Eibach shocks for my F150. I read a lot of great reviews, so I figured I would try them. The price was about the same as Bilstein 5100s and they're made in the US.
 

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I had 1 Mopar Fox shock go bad way before it should have (would not expand or re-bound fully). I bought a replacement and guess I got lucky, no issues with that one.
 

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For what it's worth, they are likely not defective, just were not charged prior to getting boxed up. These are IFP shocks, so cheap and also a little more tricky to charge with nitrogen.

Still not an excuse
 
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Well at this point trying to figure out what to do, no response from justforJeeps.com. I have a work truck for my job but I don’t want my wife’s jl sitting in the barn and driving my gladiator all the time, looking at getting a pair of new front shocks… any recommendations fox 2.0? Falcon can only get a full set so not really into that
 

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And I finally got a reply from justforJeeps
As this makes me feel any better….
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I’m pretty sure I know the answer already, but can reservoirs be added to the IFP shocks?
Technically sure, but it would be extremely expensive (not worth it) and not something we would offer.
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