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Fox 2.0 Adventure Series IFP Smooth Body Shocks

Last year, Fox had their Evolution series shocks that were available exclusively for the Jeep Wrangler JK platform. To most people's surprise, they were discontinued, with little word from Fox as to why. Fast forward a few months at the end of last year, and there were rumors about an Adventure series that would be taking their place, on a broader vehicle application lineup. Adventure series has a great ring to it, Fox definitely wants people to get out there.

7 months later and the first Fox Adventure Series shocks are shipping, and we've got our hands on some. adventure-stemloop.jpg

Without taking the shock apart and figuring out the component make-up vs. their 2.0 performance shocks, there are a couple details that stand out immediately. The shock body is not aluminum (2.0 Performance), but rather a steel body that is smoother to the touch compared to the brushed finish of their previous shocks. The top bushings on the stem pack also seem to be made of a different material, but according to the Fox website, both have the Nitrile Rubber bushings. Here's more from their website

The 2.0 Adventure Series IFP smooth body shocks give you increased ride quality and the control you need when heading into the unknown. They use our proven damping technology to provide a comfortable on-road ride and predictable off-road handling in a variety of conditions. The large 5/8 inch alloy steel shock shaft adds increased strength and rigidity. The shafts are hard chrome plated and heat-treated to resist pitting and scratches that can damage shaft seals. Our Internal Floating Piston (IFP) separates the shock oil from the high-pressure, nitrogen charged gas chamber. The IFP eliminates oil aeration allowing maximum performance from the factory-tuned precision valving.

The Adventure series is Fox's attempt at disrupting Bilstein's 5100 shock dominance in the truck and Jeep market, a lower price point than the 2.0 Performances which results in slightly less advanced build materials, but still the same quality. We haven't had a chance to do a ride comparison between the 2.0 and Adventure series, but we'll put money on the Adventure series riding a little softer than the 2.0 or 2.5 Fox series. Why? If they're competing with Bilstein, then they needed something softer than the 2.0 Performance (which is geared for off-road enthusiast, but a bit too firm for everyday highway driving where the Bilstein 5100 excels at). 

We're excited that there's another mid-level shock for the truck market, here are the planned applications

2001-2010 GM 2500 / 3500

1994-2002 DODGE 2500 / 3500

2003-2012 DODGE 2500 / 3500

2005-2016 FORD F250 / F350

1997-2006 JEEP WRANGLER TJ / LJ

2007-2016 JEEP WRANGLER JK

1984-2001 JEEP CHEROKEE XJ

 

You can expect the various lift heights as well on all these applications. Price point looks to be in the $95 range per shock

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