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GEN 1 New Fox 3.0 Shocks

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Suspension Discussion and Modification' started by coachhomer, Dec 9, 2019.

Fox - Redefining Ride Dynamics
  1. coachhomer

    coachhomer Full Access Member

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    All,

    Let me first start by saying I don’t work for Fox and I have never run Icon or Kings. With that being said, I recently changed out my stock Fox shocks on my 2012 with the new adjustable Fox 3.0 front coil overs and rear shocks. WOW! What a difference. Granted my originals had 150k on them so they were shot. Haven’t taken it off road yet but it has been fun adjusting the shocks and feeling the difference in the ride. I have no idea what the knobs mean and would love someone’s input on where mine are and what they do. After playing with them for a while I have the fronts dialed in to 5 clicks to the right on the big dial and 3 clicks to the right on the smaller one. On the rears I have the top dial at 8 clicks to the right and the bottom two at 5 clicks to the right. That seems to be about what I like the feel of the most. I’d appreciate any input on it.

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    half the fun is learning how to adjust for the conditions. Your front settings settings is pretty close to what I run off-road. I had Icons and was pretty disappointed with the soft ride around the middle like Fox. On highway I like a plush feel so I run full open on the fronts and ( I think) 3 full turns from open on the rears. Even full open all the way around, these 3.0’s are much better feeling than stock.

    1 click= 1/4 turn
    Fronts: blue dial is high speed and gold dial is low speed
    Rears: red dial is rebound and blue dials are compression

    You may like your setup, but just looking from the outside your fronts are set firmer than the rears. I’m nowhere near an expert on this. All that matters is you’re happy.
     
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    Where did you purchase them and what did they set you back. I'm looking to do the same with my '12.

    Thanks...
     
  4. coachhomer

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    Bought them from Stage 3 Motorsports. Just over $5k for the set if I am not mistaken. Spoke with Shawn. He was pretty helpful. They messed the order up a bit but didn’t cost me anything.


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    Did the kit have missing parts? Or how they mess up? I just purchased the fox 3.0 from them as well should be here tomorrow.
     
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    No they actually sent me 2 sets of rears and the fronts. So I had to send a set of rears back to them.


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  7. Rick@FreedomMotorsports

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    We are a long time standing member and FRF supporting vendor here for over 6 years and have helped thousands of FRF members on various items. We have Fox shocks on sale for 15% off for Christmas, which brings a set of these below $5k. We currently have 7 DSC Fronts and 5 QAB rears in stock.

    I have the ICON RXT System in the rear, works absolutely awesome, I run those in general off-road daily and off-road. And I have the same Fox 3.0 DSC up front. Daily driving, I opened the fronts fully open, both knobs. When off-roading I close the Blue about 1/2 way or 8-10 clicks and gold smaller dial I close completely and open up one full rotation.
     
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    This is great to hear. I'm looking to mod my '14 and the Fox 3.0's are on the list. I only have 60K on my truck but if I pull the shocks to rebuild them I figure I might at well replace, at least that's the story I'll give my wife ;-)
     
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