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anyone toyed with the idea of using the fox 2.5 air shox? i know it came up a while back when the only ones you could get were the 2.0's and there were concerns as far as weight. the 2.5's are suppose to handle 2x the amount of the 2.0's. maybe ill buy 4 of them and try it out, since i want to ditch my leafs. wanna give me some money ? :D
 

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zszac111 said:
anyone toyed with the idea of using the fox 2.5 air shox? i know it came up a while back when the only ones you could get were the 2.0's and there were concerns as far as weight. the 2.5's are suppose to handle 2x the amount of the 2.0's. maybe ill buy 4 of them and try it out, since i want to ditch my leafs. wanna give me some money ? :D
it would work to use the 2.5" air shocks but they are almost the price of a setup coilover themselves.($300 each) The Other thing to consider with an air shock is the fact that you will most likely need accsess to a nitrogen filling setup so you can tweak the air shocks to your liking.(thats a few hundred buchs if you don't already have one) I think when all is said and done the price difference wouldn't be all that great. Coil overs would be a bit easier to get setup to work right. All that said it would be interesting to see how those 2.5" airshocks work out. go for it. ;)
 

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x0ffr0adtac0x said:
oh ok then i guess my racerunners are air shocks??
well they are to an extent but your swayaways will not support a vehical without the help of the coils, An "Air shock" can.
 

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WhyHikeAU said:
I thought about this becuase of they are supposed to be cheaper than coilovers, but someone seiad they wouldnt be safe for the road?
well, i guess it depends on which coilovers you get, but there in about the same price range after the required setup/service. my truck is a trail rig only so i dont care about on road stuff. after i find out exactly how much i have to pay for taxes ill think about ripping everything out and linking the front and rear, along with a front d60
 

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Dont put them up front unless you will never drive it on the road, but since I guess that IS your case then it should be fine. The spring rate of an air shock is geometric and the nose will dive like crazy if they are on the front. On the rear they would be great though... (those are next for me) but 2.0s are sufficient for the rear.
 

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air shox dont rebound as quick as a coilover. Ive seen buggys just pulled down to one side by hand and they stayed that way.
 

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85runnerman said:
air shox dont rebound as quick as a coilover. Ive seen buggys just pulled down to one side by hand and they stayed that way.
true, my buddies yota with king coilovers all the way around is the same way,maybe he needs to revalve them or use some different coils or something, im no expert on either, maybe ill grab his off his truck when i start to do everything. then borrow some air shox from my local 4x4 shop guy for testing and compare. but first i got to pay uncle sam around 12K for taxes this year. :xbarf:
 

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I have air shocks on the rear of my buggy and love them. Now I didn't love them for about six months. I just could not get them to feel right. Not to mention all the info out there on how to set them up sucks.
I finally got mine right when I ran into a guy who had them since they came out and he figured out a great tunning technique. Once I did it his way they finally feel good.
What I would like to see about the 2.5's is if they still have the same unloading reaction.
If they do and your taco is tall it could feel skechy, even just on the trail. I say give it a shot and let us all know how it turns out.
 
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