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  • Shocking!!!

    It really is...

    I (read:Blaine, Erik and Robert) did the outboarded shock mod on my Jeep today. I used the Fox 2.0 shox that Blaine and more recently Erik have been raving about.

    Let me preface my responce by admitting that the OME shocks I removed before the install were shot. One was dented, the other was leaking badly. Needless to say the ride and handling of my Jeep left something to be desired.

    Now my responce... WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe how the jeep drove after the shock relocation and new shocks. Night and day doesn't cut it. The stability of the vehicle is greatly increased, it just feels solid. Corners better, tracks better on the highway, overall just a far superior ride. I felt like I drove a Jeep down in the morning and drove a car home tonight, I'm not kidding.

    This, by the way is with fairly worn out OMEs still on the front of my Jeep. I can't wait to get the front Fox's done.

    Not sure how things will change in the rocks but I'm betting I'll like that too.

    Erik has bunches of pics... maybe he'll post some after dinner. :yay:
    Last edited by blkTJ; 02-05-05, 06:40 PM.
    myJeeprocks.com

    "in the end... the rocks always win."

  • #2
    Originally posted by blkTJ
    Erik has bunches of pics... maybe he'll post some after dinner. :yay:
    Tell that hog to hurry up and EAT!


    HA!

    Awesome dude. This is high on my list of shit I want to do before TDS.

    Cant wat to see the pics!

    [COLOR=blue]Chris[/COLOR]
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    • #3
      Wow - congrats! I'm really looking forward to putting on my new OME shocks!!
      Does this mean you might drive over 60 now!?
      :gun:'99 TJ Sport:gun:

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sarah
        Wow - congrats! I'm really looking forward to putting on my new OME shocks!!
        Does this mean you might drive over 60 now!?
        maybe. :yay:

        don't worry about your shocks, I've beat mine up pretty bad and as rick may remember the modified dynatrac mounting location didn't do anything to help the OMEs lifespan. I think you'll be fine.

        FYI... OMEs = approx $60 each, Fox 2.0 = $140 each... they should be a little better.
        myJeeprocks.com

        "in the end... the rocks always win."

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        • #5
          Oh yeah, I almost forgot... thank you very much all who took time out today to help with this. It is greatly appreciated.

          Also thank you to whoever came up with the outboarding idea... AWESOME!!!

          And last but not least... thank you to the first guy who put Fox shocks on a Jeep and found out how well they worked.

          I think that covers it. :yay:
          Last edited by blkTJ; 02-05-05, 07:36 PM.
          myJeeprocks.com

          "in the end... the rocks always win."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by blkTJ
            FYI... OMEs = approx $60 each, Fox 2.0 = $140 each... they should be a little better.
            To be fair I have to add that the OMEs are also a better choice for most because they are a direct bolt-in replacement on a TJ. You can install 4 of them in less than an hour.

            Two Fox shox for the rear, on the other hand, took a lot of fabrication and the better part of a day to install.

            just sayin'.
            myJeeprocks.com

            "in the end... the rocks always win."

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            • #7
              tj shock mod

              here are the pictures. i'll let brian do the honors of the write up








              >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
              ERIK


              95 yj, locked lifted, and ready to rock!

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                >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                ERIK


                95 yj, locked lifted, and ready to rock!

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                • #9
                  Way to go Brian :yay:

                  What do you use to polish the chrome trim on your exhaust?
                  "your jeep looks so hot!!"

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                  • #10
                    Erik,

                    I like your solution of welding in a couple of pieces of tubing.
                    "your jeep looks so hot!!"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by aston
                      Erik,

                      I like your solution of welding in a couple of pieces of tubing.
                      i wish i could take credit for that, but it is blaines solution.
                      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                      ERIK


                      95 yj, locked lifted, and ready to rock!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by blktj
                        don't worry about your shocks, I've beat mine up pretty bad and as rick may remember the modified dynatrac mounting location didn't do anything to help the OMEs lifespan. I think you'll be fine.
                        Hehe, I was kidding of course, but for others you do pose a good point. There is some serious biz-nass going on in this thread and the pics look fantabulous
                        :gun:'99 TJ Sport:gun:

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NAILER341
                          i'll let brian do the honors of the write up
                          so your saying you want step by step instructions with matching illustrations on how to complete this mod in the privacy of your own home??? from me???

                          ummmm.... that's kinda funny. :yay:
                          myJeeprocks.com

                          "in the end... the rocks always win."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by aston
                            What do you use to polish the chrome trim on your exhaust?
                            rocks. :yay:
                            myJeeprocks.com

                            "in the end... the rocks always win."

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                            • #15
                              more pics since I took them for Mr Clifford...





                              you'll notice the lower mounts are slightly tilted, this is how my dynatrac axle was built for stock TJ shocks. It just so happens that it worked fine for this application so we left them as is.
                              myJeeprocks.com

                              "in the end... the rocks always win."

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