2.0 Coilover Comparison - Eibach vs Fox
Eibach 2.0 Coilover Standout Features
- 2-3” Lift Height Adjustment, depending on application
- Adjustable while on the vehicle due to the steel body
- Adjustment Tool included
- Sway Bar relocation brackets, depending on application
- 14” 600lb Spring
- Digressive Piston with linear shim stack
Fox 2.0 Coilover Standout Features
- Aluminum body which has heat dissipation advantage
- Rebuildable and Serviceable, parts easily available
- Cannot be adjusted on the vehicle, aluminum body too fragile to crank on the threads
- Linear Piston and valving
- 2” lift out of the box, not advised to go higher
At first glance, the parts look nearly identical, but there are a lot of minor differences that will make a difference in both ride quality, and experience with ownership on the vehicle. On most applications, the Eibach option can achieve more lift compared to the Fox option, partially due to longer natural extended lengths of the shocks from mount to mount, which results in lift alone, separate from the included springs.
The different valving approaches between the companies are one of the most important distinctions. A digressive valving approach, either through the piston itself, or the shim stack, usually results in tighter handling and performance in the easy stuff, or onroad. A digressively valved shock will typically respond firmer at the beginning stages of shock travel and loosen up in the more aggressive terrain. A linear valving approach has a more even damping curve that sees more equal force across shock speed and force.
The aluminum body and heat dissipation of the Fox vs the steel body of the Eibach is a slight advantage, and one you will only take advantage of if you’re running long trails in the heat, where shocks can exceed 250-300 degrees.