Fox shocks for an XR

jandersendo

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Agree, if I were to upgrade my shocks I’d get a real upgrade and use accutune.
I am very please so far with the stock XR setup. Fox or not. However down the road definitely switching to 2.5 DSC from Accutune once these wear out.
 
I am very please so far with the stock XR setup. Fox or not. However down the road definitely switching to 2.5 DSC from Accutune once these wear out.
Yeah me too. I like it now. Rides great! Imho. But when time comes accutune it is.
 
I am very please so far with the stock XR setup. Fox or not. However down the road definitely switching to 2.5 DSC from Accutune once these wear out.
Excuse my question but what is this 2.5 DSC?
 
Another stupid question. I contacted accutune today. AFAIK the 392 XR is still considered a 1.5” lift over a stock JL, correct? They couldn’t verify for sure without me measuring (vehicle on order). I didn’t know if I should be doing the 2-3” instead
Correct, 1.5”. Same as nonXR 392.
 
Correct, 1.5”. Same as nonXR 392.
There’s a guy on the YouTubes that installed the fox 3.0’s on a non-XR 392 and had clearance issues with the rear sway bar hitting the body of the shock. I wonder if this is the same for the 2.5’s
 

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There’s a guy on the YouTubes that installed the fox 3.0’s on a non-XR 392 and had clearance issues with the rear sway bar hitting the body of the shock. I wonder if this is the same for the 2.5’s
Is touching the shocks bad or doesn't really affect anything?
 
It comes down to how much droop/up travel you want and are going to prepare for. You have to be honest with yourself about usage. If you plan to really do some rock crawling or extreme drooping then a lot of other factors come in. Brackets need to be removed and slack needs to be made in brake lines and wiring and possibly added bump stops may be needed. If you plan to leave it stock and you are sure you will not be lifting it more in the future then you can match shock extended and collapsed length. If you do match what you have now nothing else needs to be done. I installed my Fox 2.5' DSC's on my stock XR. They are 28.5 extended , 17.34 collapsed, with 11.17 travel, front and rear. This is the max before a driveshaft will be needed. I removed brake line brackets and made slack in wiring. At full droop springs were loose. I am talking extreme droop. Most don't see that very often. I knew this would be the case. I already had my 2.5 lift on order.
 
It comes down to how much droop/up travel you want and are going to prepare for. You have to be honest with yourself about usage. If you plan to really do some rock crawling or extreme drooping then a lot of other factors come in. Brackets need to be removed and slack needs to be made in brake lines and wiring and possibly added bump stops may be needed. If you plan to leave it stock and you are sure you will not be lifting it more in the future then you can match shock extended and collapsed length. If you do match what you have now nothing else needs to be done. I installed my Fox 2.5' DSC's on my stock XR. They are 28.5 extended , 17.34 collapsed, with 11.17 travel, front and rear. This is the max before a driveshaft will be needed. I removed brake line brackets and made slack in wiring. At full droop springs were loose. I am talking extreme droop. Most don't see that very often. I knew this would be the case. I already had my 2.5 lift on order.
If i leave my 392XR stock just to change to Fox 3.0, I don't have to do anything even though it's touching the shocks? Do I just need to replace the links to a longer ones to readjust the swaybar so it's not touching anything?
 
If i leave my 392XR stock just to change to Fox 3.0, I don't have to do anything even though it's touching the shocks? Do I just need to replace the links to a longer ones to readjust the swaybar so it's not touching anything?
I swapped my sway bars front and rear to the Antirock's when I installed my shocks. I also used EVO front shock relo brackets. Give the guys at Accutune offroad a call. They are great to talk to and can answer the question on the 3.0 shock clearance.
 
I swapped my sway bars front and rear to the Antirock's when I installed my shocks. I also used EVO front shock relo brackets. Give the guys at Accutune offroad a call. They are great to talk to and can answer the question on the 3.0 shock clearance.
what do you think of the anti rock sway bars? I am considering getting but am worried about cornering on the street, read the stability on road isn’t quite there.
 
what do you think of the anti rock sway bars? I am considering getting but am worried about cornering on the street, read the stability on road isn’t quite there.
I love them. For me it is a very slight difference right at first slight turn in but that's it. Does not change how I drive at all. I still take corners the same. It really is so nice to never have to deal with them on or offroad. You give up very little and gain a lot. I have had the same basic set up ( Carli) on my 2500 dodge for over ten years now and I tow a 5th wheel with it. Same thing. Feel it at first turn in but that's it. Its just the initial body movement after that it feels the same to me. That same effect helps with bumpy roads though. With a stiff sway bar a bump from one side effects the other more. Not as much with the Antirock. If you do buy them I would get the bigger front bar and do front and rear.
 
It comes down to how much droop/up travel you want and are going to prepare for. You have to be honest with yourself about usage. If you plan to really do some rock crawling or extreme drooping then a lot of other factors come in. Brackets need to be removed and slack needs to be made in brake lines and wiring and possibly added bump stops may be needed. If you plan to leave it stock and you are sure you will not be lifting it more in the future then you can match shock extended and collapsed length. If you do match what you have now nothing else needs to be done. I installed my Fox 2.5' DSC's on my stock XR. They are 28.5 extended , 17.34 collapsed, with 11.17 travel, front and rear. This is the max before a driveshaft will be needed. I removed brake line brackets and made slack in wiring. At full droop springs were loose. I am talking extreme droop. Most don't see that very often. I knew this would be the case. I already had my 2.5 lift on order.
I'm looking at the same shocks, I noticed the 392 XR has very limited up travel of the front bump stops, maybe 2" when parked. After you installed the new shocks, have you gained any more up travel in terms of the bump stops?
 
I'm looking at the same shocks, I noticed the 392 XR has very limited up travel of the front bump stops, maybe 2" when parked. After you installed the new shocks, have you gained any more up travel in terms of the bump stops?
The springs are what set the height and give you the up travel paired with the correct length shock. With the MC 2.5 lift and the above shocks I have 5" of up travel front and back and almost 6 droop. I used EVO relo shock brackets front and rear to get it there and make room for front shocks. The fronts move the shock away from frame and do not raise the mount. MC shock brackets move the front up about a inch and a half. Rear about three inches. To much for this setup. Also of note MC lifts can run on the high side. This one is where it should be but last one was way higher.
 
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