Rock Krawler 2.5?

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A triple rate coil will handle differently throughout its compression cycle, giving different ride characteristics.

I think by suggesting spacers, the idea is still allow the spring to cycle thru all 3 cycles during compression/expansion, getting the full ride benefit.

If a 3.5” coil stayed compressed 1” always, you t could limit how long your springs are in each of the 3 compression cycles, affecting ride quality.

Someone with more background could explain the technical differences, but I think at a high level that is why they are suggesting it.

Or I could be completely wrong. It’s my uneducated complete guess, lol
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I have the 2.5" Adventure System (stage 1) with the 2.25 RRD shocks and when I was driving home last night on a winding country road, I could tell something was right. This morning I checked around the Jeep and found one of my shocks (front passenger) had leaked a bunch of oil (the other 3 are dry). I only have 11,000 total miles on the Jeep and put the lift on after about 5,000 miles, so there is only about 6,000 miles on the shock, but I have had them for over a year, so I think warranty is out. I haven't had much of a chance to go off-road, so it's just the pounding of our crappy California roads. What good shock options do I have? I'm willing to spend more for something that works better if need be. Thanks

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I have the 2.5" Adventure System (stage 1) with the 2.25 RRD shocks and when I was driving home last night on a winding country road, I could tell something was right. This morning I checked around the Jeep and found one of my shocks (front passenger) had leaked a bunch of oil (the other 3 are dry). I only have 11,000 total miles on the Jeep and put the lift on after about 5,000 miles, so there is only about 6,000 miles on the shock, but I have had them for over a year, so I think warranty is out. I haven't had much of a chance to go off-road, so it's just the pounding of our crappy California roads. What good shock options do I have? I'm willing to spend more for something that works better if need be. Thanks

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Fox pairs really well with RK springs.
 

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Any particular ones?
Depends on how you use your rig, if mainly DD, the 2.0 resi would work great. If you want a little better performance and adjustability off road then you might consider the 2.5 s . Best thing to do is talk to @AccuTunedJL . They seem to have a pretty good handle on it. I’m running the 2.5s and they’re great for my setup .

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I have the 2.5" Adventure System (stage 1) with the 2.25 RRD shocks and when I was driving home last night on a winding country road, I could tell something was right. This morning I checked around the Jeep and found one of my shocks (front passenger) had leaked a bunch of oil (the other 3 are dry). I only have 11,000 total miles on the Jeep and put the lift on after about 5,000 miles, so there is only about 6,000 miles on the shock, but I have had them for over a year, so I think warranty is out. I haven't had much of a chance to go off-road, so it's just the pounding of our crappy California roads. What good shock options do I have? I'm willing to spend more for something that works better if need be. Thanks

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Those are rebuildable and the parts are relatively cheap. I'd probably go that route before dropping 3k on new remote resi's.
 

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Those are rebuildable and the parts are relatively cheap. I'd probably go that route before dropping 3k on new remote resi's.
I might, or I could just buy one for $250. Normally, that is what I would do, but last year I blew the seals on 3 of 4 kings on my Ram 2500 and I had them re-sealed and it happened again, so I put some foxes on that and have had no issues. I can't figure out how I keep blowing shock seals, I don't beat my vehicles. They are not rusting or exposed to a harsh climate. I just want to fix it once. Thanks for you reply.
 

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Well, I did what I was told and called Accutune, they had Foxes in stock and ready to be tuned. I think I got the same ones that Roky got (adjustable Fox 2.5). In the little bit of time I had to research this, Accutune's name popped up several times. Thanks again for the advice.
 

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Well, I did what I was told and called Accutune, they had Foxes in stock and ready to be tuned. I think I got the same ones that Roky got (adjustable Fox 2.5). In the little bit of time I had to research this, Accutune's name popped up several times. Thanks again for the advice.
Nice. That’s what I plan to go with in some time. Do they generally ask you about your load and equipment? Don’t think it impacts price correct?
 

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Got the shocks on Friday and I installed them on Saturday. I was only expecting it to ride a little better than the old shocks, but was amazed by how much better it rode. I was bombing my windy, bumpy country road like it was a trophy truck. I haven't even had time to mess with the adjustments. I just dialed them all 4 clicks in from the full "-" setting and drove it. No off-road time yet, but I love them so far. My wife agrees that it drives way better too and she has no idea what shocks are or that I paid $3k for them ;). Thanks for all the help and suggestions.
 

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How long does it take for RK 2.5” springs to settle in order to determine your actual lift height?

I also play to add a Maximus 3 winch plate and either a Smitty x20 or Evo 10-s on a Mopar steel bumper without the wings.

Any ideas how much spring sag I’ll get add the plate and a winch?
 

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My opinion the rear is more the issue. If you run a lot of weight in rear, with RK I had to go an inch higher in rear than in front. I didn’t see any material difference with time other than making my jeep and me fatter.
 
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