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I have been researching replacement shocks for my rig. She's 10 years old, has 86,000 miles on her and has the originals so I think it's just about time. After hunting around and investigating various brands I have my eyes on the Fox 2.0's. I have some questions that I'd like to run by some folks who are knowledgeable and know some of the mechanical "gotchas" to watch out for. They are a little spendy so I am gathering as much information from everywhere before I purchase anything. I will apologize for any stupid questions now. 😆 My Set Up: I bought it used so I do know what brand of lift the PO set up. Based on what I can tell I have a 2" Body lift, there are pucks above the springs that point me that way. Secondly, on the front I can see I have the shock extenders on the stock Rubi shocks. I am running 33" tires. My Questions/Concerns: I believe I would buy the shocks that are made for a Jeep with a 2" in lift and not reuse the shock extenders. Does that sound right? Or do I buy them for factory height and throw on the extenders? I have seen videos and diagrams showing stock Rubicon shocks and the Fox's for a 2" lift side by side. At full extension the front Fox shocks are about 1" longer and a little over a 1/2" longer on the rears. Because of this should I be concerned about over extending drive shafts, brake lines or anything else on either axle? Or is this not a concern because I have stock shocks technically "extended" and they already travel further? If I buy "Factory Height" shocks this may alleviate concerns, maybe? Steering stabilizer question. Should that be replaced at the same time or just leave it alone for now?
For the last little while I have been hearing a "rattle" on the front drivers side every time I hit a bump no matter the size. I have been searching all over the Jeep for the source.(Underneath/Engine Compartment) Yesterday I finally found it in the last place I looked, go figure. 🤣 Turns out the front drivers side shock is loose on top and moving around causing the rattle. This morning I got out and wrenched on the nut but it is tight. I am looking at replacing them for a few different reasons. This Jeep is new to me as of 6 months ago so I am not what has or has not been done to it is part of it. My question for anyone is, has this ever happened to you? If so was a cause determined? Any recommendations on shocks for a Rubicon? I find it strange that this is happening at all but it is a jeep and weirder things have happened based on what I have read. 🙄