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    Are evo King 2.0 spec worth it?

    1.I'm trorn to spend so much on shocks but they seem to be future proof. Will be pairing them with Evo Plush springs. 3 at the monument but possibly to 4 inches

    2. Has anyone rebuilt them on there own?

    3. I do live in Midwest
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    If you’re not going fast in the desert, no I don’t think they are worth it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    If you’re not going fast in the desert, no I don’t think they are worth it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy127 View Post
    1.I'm trorn to spend so much on shocks but they seem to be future proof. Will be pairing them with Evo Plush springs. 3 at the monument but possibly to 4 inches

    2. Has anyone rebuilt them on there own?

    3. I do live in Midwest
    I would say as long as King or Evo valved them your good. I have the King valving and have zero complaints. The money spent is well worth it.

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    If I was going to go from a 3 inch lift to a 4 inch lift I would have to buy another set of shocks to accommodate for the lift height. So that's double the shocks I would end up buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy127 View Post
    If I was going to go from a 3 inch lift to a 4 inch lift I would have to buy another set of shocks to accommodate for the lift height. So that's double the shocks I would end up buying.
    Not necessarily. You could run shocks that were an inch short and all it would mean is that you'd get an inch less droop.

    Another thing to consider is if you live in the rust belt, Kings would get trashed in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy127 View Post
    If I was going to go from a 3 inch lift to a 4 inch lift I would have to buy another set of shocks to accommodate for the lift height. So that's double the shocks I would end up buying.
    You could run shocks for the lift you may end up with down the road if you’re only talking an extra inch. There are considerations to take into account but running a slightly longer shock isn’t a huge deal. But as Eddie mentioned running one just a bit short is also not a big deal.

    The rust is something to consider also as Eddie mentioned. Kings are premium shocks so you either trash them, become crazy particular about keeping them clean or go with something less expensive

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    Ok so rust is definitely a problem here in Illinois. So if I buy shocks for a 4 inch lift i shouldn't have any problems. Then I could also consider buying 4 inch for the front and 2.5 for the rear and get the evo rockstar skids and raise them up and out of the way. Also sorta confused cause I thought you should buy the springs for the lift. Nothing longer or shorter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy127 View Post
    Ok so rust is definitely a problem here in Illinois. So if I buy shocks for a 4 inch lift i shouldn't have any problems. Then I could also consider buying 4 inch for the front and 2.5 for the rear and get the evo rockstar skids and raise them up and out of the way. Also sorta confused cause I thought you should buy the springs for the lift. Nothing longer or shorter.
    You are correct in that you buy the springs for the correct lift. Most shock manufactures sell their shocks to accommodate a lift “range” like 2.5-3” or 4.5-6” etc. as an example fox offers specific lengths or lengths that fit into a range.

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