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I have a 2001 ram 4x4. 5" lift with 35 inch tires, originally a rough country lift, but I swapped the springs and coils for skyjacker soft rides.

I'm going to change my shocks, and am requesting advice.
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2.0 Performance Series Reservoir, model 985-24-022, approx $202
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2.0 Performance Series IFP 985-24-020, approx $117

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I don't mind spending the extra money, if it's worth it. But if I were to save on the front or the back, which is recommended? I'm thinking the front should have the more expensive ones, due to the weight, is that right?

How much better are the expensive ones vs the cheaper ones? Thanks

Or if you have another brand (I see many use bilsteins), please let me know what you recommend within a reasonable (comprable) price range to these.



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edit, when I say cheaper vs more expensive, I mean the reservoir vs non reservoir

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Oh, it's worth it. Fox Shox Rox and that's a fact. I love mine and have never heard anyone complain about theirs. SVT uses Fox on the Raptors. Can't go wrong.
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Oh, it's worth it. Fox Shox Rox and that's a fact. I love mine and have never heard anyone complain about theirs. SVT uses Fox on the Raptors. Can't go wrong.
Thanks, what about the model? with reservoir or without?
If I only get reservoir for front or back, which is better?

also, which valving?

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Are you using for extreme offroading or just minor offroading? If minor save the money and go without reservoir
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If you are doing normal off-road I would stick with the 2.0's. The reservoirs are for additional cooling. If you are racing or such then your needs will determine what valving you want. And you would want the remote reservoirs.
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Are you using for extreme offroading or just minor offroading? If minor save the money and go without reservoir
I would consider minor, but I live in Honduras, and some roads in the mountain can get hairy.

I appreciate all the advice. I'm guessing there is probably never a reason that I would mix and match front with reservoir, rear without.
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You wouldn't need reservoirs for that. To save money stick with the 2.0's.
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You wouldn't need reservoirs for that. To save money stick with the 2.0's.
I broke down and ordered both with reservoirs about 30 mins ago, lol.

I have had a habit in the past of trying to cut costs, that end up costing me more in the future. I figured Im putting more money into this truck, I might as well do it right.

I just had my frame shortened, and having a flat bed built.

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I've had my fox shox on for about a month and I love them. Right after I put them on I headed up about 15 miles of the roughest oilfield road I could think of going at least 15 mph faster than the stockers and when I got out and checked them still cool to the touch. That's without the extra resivour
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