Rear Smoothbody Shocks (for OSR)
In Stock Ready to Ship:
-Fox 2.0x10 no remote resi ($338 free shipping)
-Fox 2.0x10 with remote resi ($558 free shipping)
-Fox 2.0x12 with remote resi ($558 free shipping)
King: ~24-32 weeks (That is not a typo. King is backed up 6+ months.)
Fox: ~18-24 weeks (Some choices are in stock ready to ship!)
Radflo: ~8 weeks (Each set is custom-tuned, built to order using their Tuning Survey. Worth the wait!)
Locked: ~8-10 weeks (Only selling 2.5s currently, not recommended with the OSR unless you are prepared to cut the frame. But definitely BIG bang for buck.)
So you're going with the FGP Outboard Shock Relocation, good choice! But now you have a dilemma: which shocks to go with, and when can you get them? This page clears it up.
Explanation: The OSR was built to work with a 2.0 x 10 or 12 inch smoothbody shock. "2.0" refers to the diameter of the shock body (in inches), and "10 or 12 inch" refers to length of the shaft travel, also known as 'stroke' of the shock. Most premium shock brands sell shocks in 2.0, 2.5, and 3.0 inch shock body diameters.
Which shock diameter should I get, 2.0 inch or 2.5 inch? This kit is only recommended for 2.0 shocks for two main reasons. 1: There is very limited clearance between the inside of the tire and the shock body at full stuff (tire into the wheel well), and will potentially require a wheel spacer EVEN WITH A 2.0 SHOCK. 2: There is very limited clearance between the frame rail and the shock body when the the tire is articulated at full droop. Running anything larger than a 2.0 smoothbody shock WILL require notching the frame (cutting and re-welding it further inboard). If you are on the fence at all, get 2.0s!
Which shock length should I get, 10 inch or 12 inch? It depends on your setup. If you have stock rear links with no intention of upgrading, you will want to go with 10in shocks. 12in shocks with stock arms cause the pinion angle to become too extreme (if you are lifted and are running stock upper links, your pinion angle is already a little off to begin with). If you have adjustable rear links (at least the uppers, so you can extend them to bring your pinion angle back to neutral), or if you plan on upgrading to our rear LT 3link kit, go with the 12in shocks! Just keep in mind that everyone's setup will differ depending on how you set up your lower shock mounts, and you will need to check your pinion angle at full droop to see if limit straps are necessary.
Which shaft size should I get, 5/8 or 7/8 inch? What are you going to be doing with your truck? Mostly pavement, light wheeling with occasional rock trails and desert trips? 5/8in shafts should cut it. Anything beyond that and 7/8 is probably the way to go. The amount of weight you carry in the rear of the vehicle is another important factor. Extra tools and parts, steel bumper, spare tire carrier, spare gas tank? Towing with it? 7/8in shafts are a good idea. After all, these shocks are rebuildable, you'll likely have them for a while. Get what you need the first time, so you don't have to swap shocks later.
Which shock brand should I go with? That is mostly personal preference, but there are some factors to consider. Prices are relatively the same across each brand, but they all structure their options a little differently. Those options are really what change your price, far more than the brand themselves. Make sure to check the lead times below as well as the "in stock" items at the top, to help you make your decision. The last thing you want is that pretty OSR sitting in your garage for months while you wait for your shocks to show up!
Tip #1: Radflo Shocks will put in a custom shock tune, specifically for your build and driving habits, free of charge. (much more effective than compression adjusters, and much cheaper). Keep that in mind when comparing prices between brands, and what you're getting for your money! We send out a simple Tuning Survey after your Radflo purchase, so make sure your contact info is correct!
Tip #2: If you are looking at Fox shocks with resis and compression adjusters, keep in mind: Fox 2.5in shocks come with dual adjusters, 2.0in shocks come with singles.
Tip #3: King 2.0 and 2.5 shocks come with 7/8in shafts. 5/8in shafts are not available from King.
Tip #4: Locked sells only 2.5 shocks with resis and adjusters. No Locked 2.0 shocks are available at this time. We have them included on this page for the same reason we have Radflo, Fox, and King 2.5s included: for customers that are ok with cutting their frame for a thicker shock!
Tip #5: Not all options and/or combinations apply to all shocks. If a certain shock combo is "unavailable" try messing with the options a bit!
Tip #6: Radflo does not offer compression adjusters on their shocks. See Tip #1 for the reasoning ;)