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What is the difference in the stock mad tow shock vs the fox rubi shock.. the shocks only?

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What is the difference in them... especially if I kept the stock max tow springs?

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I have a max tow... and I swapped in the Fox shocks... someone was selling them for 200 bucks... there is a slight difference in the feel of the Fox shocks... smoother on washboard and such. They are a little longer... the Rubicon springs are 3/4 of an inch higher or so... so I put in spacers (1.5 front, 3/4 rear...) and went with fox shocks. It is a nice ride.
 
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@Sunnysideup did you have to put the spacers in?

Can you feel that they are actually softer? Would this affect towing drop?
 

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Valving of different shocks will not affect towing.
 

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I think the shocks are maybe even stiffer on the high end, they rebound or damping is what it slightly softer in its feel.

I put the spacers in to be sure the shocks were operating as close as possible to what length they were designed for. They might have been fine without spacers... I just wanted them in the ballpark of their design.

I also have enough space to go to 35s now. Even though I'm running 33s.

Tow ratings should not be changed by the shocks.
 
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Yes I wasn’t referring to tow rating I was referring the the load on the trailer hitch and how much the bed drops based on the shock... but it seems it’s more based on the springs than shocks.

I am running 35’s

this info is very helpful thanks
 

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I in theory did the same. Originally i swapped in the Rubi springs and did not like the ride. I went back to stock springs w a 3/4 spacer and left the fox shocks. I like the ride.
 

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