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P1000 New Fox shocks on, but . . .

Discussion in 'Pioneer 1000 Shop Talk' started by sugarray, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. sugarray

    sugarray Is this a game show?
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    So I purchased front shocks and put them on last night. BUT, I forgot to measure my height before taking the stock shocks off. I am running 27 x 9 x 14 Roctane XDs up front.

    Any thoughts on height from ground to skid plate?
     
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    We could start a poll.
     
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    With EFX stock size tires, Back 11 3/4, Front 12 3/4, with Elka's
     
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    Can anybody comment on the difference the rear shocks make? I hate to lose the self leveling ability.
     
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    That's my concern. If I did fox shocks I'd probably just do the fronts.
     
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    The pros. The ride is much smoother. Much more in control. The cons. I’ve been less than impressed with the load carrying capacity. Ive adjusted the preload several times now and will be adjusting it more in the near future. With 2 adults in the back it’s on the bump stops so bad it rubs... a lot! I have a small amount of firewood in the back right now for this weekend and it’s almost rubbing. Those self leveling shocks are nice if you haul much at all... if you don’t, the fox or elka rears are amazing!


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    I carry a lot of s*** with me... it concerns me a little.
     
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    Likewise. I've always got some livestock along for the ride.
     
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    I have the Fox fronts and love them. Was almost ready to get the rears but your post is exactly what I was wondering. I need the weight capacity in the bed. I'll stick with the stock load levelers. Thanks for the info!!!
     
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    I've loaded mine up full of firewood and was just fine. I'll know more after this weekend with the bed extender but the fox is just a click of a switch to stiffen them.
     
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    That's true... that is the advantage of the fox vs others. It's easy to go from soft to hard... :rolleyes:
     
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    That only changes the dampening. It doesn’t change the ride height.


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    You are correct, I wonder if a stiffer spring rate is available from Fox?
     
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    I kept the self leveling shocks on back and only changed the front.
     
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    I have the Fox in the back and I don't think my back is lower - granted I have not ahd it maxed out - I do switch to Firm when towing anything and it seems to do fine.
     
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    I am at 12" front and rear after just a trip around the house.

    Going out tomorrow with 4 adults and will see how they feel!
     
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    I started out trying all three setting but have ended up using med unless I am towing - then I put the rears in firm. I have intended to go to an area where I can go over the same trail(s) in all three to see the difference in different type terrain
     
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    Another thing is I have thought about putting the shocks on firm when on the trailer tied down - don't know at all if that makes a difference but might get less movement ?
     
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    So the ride today was great! The shocks are well worth the money for the front. Softens it up some. They soak up the rocks and bumps well. Always felt in control. So glad I have these and especially for Sept
     
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