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    Does anyone have or know someone that has Teraflex new Falcon 2.1 shocks?

    Does anyone have or know someone that has Teraflex new Falcon 2.1 shocks? I would image that a shock manufacturer makes them and Teraflex private label them? What do you guys think about the shocks good or bad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBank View Post
    Does anyone have or know someone that has Teraflex new Falcon 2.1 shocks? I would image that a shock manufacturer makes them and Teraflex private label them? What do you guys think about the shocks good or bad?
    I have no doubts that it's made by another manufacturer and just private labeled. That being said, I wouldn't buy from TeraFlex is only because they're TeraFlex - a company that will warranty their stuff when it breaks but will do so while blaming their customers for "install error". If it were me, I would just find out who the manufacturer of the shocks are and just get them if you really like them that much.

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    Maybe a better question is if anyone has this type of shock either buy a different brand or by Falcon? I know there is better brands on the market than Teraflex. I do have a Teraflex 3 in kit but it is just springs and a track bar and so far no problem after 6 years. I have Hanson bumpers and spare tire rack and a winch and rock rails and there stuff is pretty heavy so i think that might helps with it not riding so rough that Teraflex is know to do also. I think i am going to sale my Rubicon soon and I will be going a different route on the new one with EVO.

    Back to the shocks I like the ideal of a larger body with out a shock mounted resi or a external resi for the fact in the rear they are easier to damage. I know Kings have 2.5 but they are a higher price stock and pretty large. That is why i was thinking this shock might be a happy medium compare to Ranchos then Foxs then Kings. I have Foxes now, smooth bodys rear and resi fronts. So is there another manufacturer of this size shock 2.1? Thank for the help and input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBank View Post
    Maybe a better question is if anyone has this type of shock either buy a different brand or by Falcon? I know there is better brands on the market than Teraflex. I do have a Teraflex 3 in kit but it is just springs and a track bar and so far no problem after 6 years. I have Hanson bumpers and spare tire rack and a winch and rock rails and there stuff is pretty heavy so i think that might helps with it not riding so rough that Teraflex is know to do also.

    Back to the shocks I like the ideal of a larger body with out a shock mounted resi or a external resi for the fact in the rear they are easier to damage. I know Kings have 2.5 but they are a higher price stock and pretty large. That is why i was thinking this shock might be a happy medium compare to Ranchos then Foxs then Kings. I have Foxes now, smooth bodys rear and resi fronts. So is there another manufacturer of this size shock 2.1? Thank for the help and input.
    Assuming you're running a reasonable amount of air in your tires (30 psi or less), a majority of ride quality comes from your coils. Shocks only sever to dampen hits and smooth things out. In other words, your ride is "rough" because your coils are stiff. I've run the TeraFlex 3" kit and hated their coils because of it. You can throw money at a set of new shocks but it won't do a whole lot to fix what you're feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Assuming you're running a reasonable amount of air in your tires (30 psi or less), a majority of ride quality comes from your coils. Shocks only sever to dampen hits and smooth things out. In other words, your ride is "rough" because your coils are stiff. I've run the TeraFlex 3" kit and hated their coils because of it. You can throw money at a set of new shocks but it won't do a whole lot to fix what you're feeling.

    My ride is not to bad, I feel because the Jeep is weighted down. I have Fox shocks now and I am fine with what I have now and do don't want to change anything. I would rather build a new Jeep. On the new Jeep I want to do a Evo kit with arms and new axles 60/44. I have gone out with you a couple times and few times with other members. The Evo kits seem to ride nice on the trails and roads to and from the harder stuff. I live in the desert and miss being able to drive faster on the dirt roads. I am fine with whatever shocks works the best with the kit I buy. My question is there anything cost wise in-between FOX 2.0 and the King 2.5? The Kings just seem they are big enough to get hurt faster, so this Falcon shock seems a good size. I understand that most reservoir shocks on Jeeps are over kill because most won't be running hard/long enough. So is there any other brand that are in-between 2.0 and 2.5 non reservoir that hold more oil to stay cool and are sold at a far price that it is not a nightmare that you destory on a rock? I should have made a new thread on this subject so it was a shock question not a certain brand. Thanks again for the input and help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBank View Post
    My ride is not to bad, I feel because the Jeep is weighted down. I have Fox shocks now and I am fine with what I have now and do don't want to change anything. I would rather build a new Jeep. On the new Jeep I want to do a Evo kit with arms and new axles 60/44. I have gone out with you a couple times and few times with other members. The Evo kits seem to ride nice on the trails and roads to and from the harder stuff. I live in the desert and miss being able to drive faster on the dirt roads. I am fine with whatever shocks works the best with the kit I buy. My question is there anything cost wise in-between FOX 2.0 and the King 2.5? The Kings just seem they are big enough to get hurt faster, so this Falcon shock seems a good size. I understand that most reservoir shocks on Jeeps are over kill because most won't be running hard/long enough. So is there any other brand that are in-between 2.0 and 2.5 non reservoir that hold more oil to stay cool and are sold at a far price that it is not a nightmare that you destory on a rock? I should have made a new thread on this subject so it was a shock question not a certain brand. Thanks again for the input and help.
    I watched a video recently on coilovers rebuilds that hinrich sent me and in the video they discussed shock bodies. Lots of your off the shelf shocks say they are a 2.0 shock yet the inner part of the shock is still a 1.5 size internal. They use this as a marketing ploy. Even a 2.5 will be a 1.5 internal.

    Now king actually uses the 2.0 and 2.5 numbers correctly and has the inner diameter to match which is why king is such a great shock and the price tag to follow.

    Long story short I would stay clear of the terraflex falcon shocks as it's more than likely just another marketing scheme from them
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBank View Post
    My ride is not to bad, I feel because the Jeep is weighted down. I have Fox shocks now and I am fine with what I have now and do don't want to change anything. I would rather build a new Jeep. On the new Jeep I want to do a Evo kit with arms and new axles 60/44. I have gone out with you a couple times and few times with other members. The Evo kits seem to ride nice on the trails and roads to and from the harder stuff. I live in the desert and miss being able to drive faster on the dirt roads. I am fine with whatever shocks works the best with the kit I buy. My question is there anything cost wise in-between FOX 2.0 and the King 2.5? The Kings just seem they are big enough to get hurt faster, so this Falcon shock seems a good size. I understand that most reservoir shocks on Jeeps are over kill because most won't be running hard/long enough. So is there any other brand that are in-between 2.0 and 2.5 non reservoir that hold more oil to stay cool and are sold at a far price that it is not a nightmare that you destory on a rock? I should have made a new thread on this subject so it was a shock question not a certain brand. Thanks again for the input and help.
    I guess I'm totally confused. If you're fine with what you have now, the Fox shocks that you're running now and don't want to change anything, I'm completely missing why you're wanting new shocks that are better than what you have only sold at a fair price and not a nightmare if you destroy them on a rock. Your Jeep being weighted down should make no difference in your ride quality unless you're bottoming out all the time because of it. If anything, the extra weight should help make your stiff coils feel "softer". Also, unless shock fade is a problem you're constantly dealing with as in, your shocks are absorbing great but then, prolonged use makes them feel as if they're not there any more, I'd seriously doubt you'd "need" them. But, hey they do "look" cool.

    BTW, I moved your post and the responses to your question into a new thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    I have no doubts that it's made by another manufacturer and just private labeled. That being said, I wouldn't buy from TeraFlex is only because they're TeraFlex - a company that will warranty their stuff when it breaks but will do so while blaming their customers for "install error". If it were me, I would just find out who the manufacturer of the shocks are and just get them if you really like them that much.
    According to the teraflex Facebook page, the falcon shocks are made in house in Utah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaPow View Post
    According to the teraflex Facebook page, the falcon shocks are made in house in Utah.
    You can order every single part necessary to assemble your very own King shocks in your garage. There is a BIG difference between "assembling" a product "in house in Utah" and them being "made in the U.S.A." If they actually did the later, that would be a HUGE selling point and one that most companies make sure to proudly broadcast. Funny, when you go to TeraFlex's website, there is ZERO mention of their shocks being "MADE IN THE U.S.A." Why? Because they can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    You can order every single part necessary to assemble your very own King shocks in your garage. There is a BIG difference between "assembling" a product "in house in Utah" and them being "made in the U.S.A." If they actually did the later, that would be a HUGE selling point and one that most companies make sure to proudly broadcast. Funny, when you go to TeraFlex's website, there is ZERO mention of their shocks being "MADE IN THE U.S.A." Why? Because they can't.
    Good point, and you're right. I just looked a little closer, and they say built in house, not made in house.

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