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Are remote reservoir shocks worth it?

Are remote reservoir shocks worth it?

Remote reservoirs help with cooling, so if you are finding yourself going over rough terrain, at higher speeds and/or for extended lengths of time, that will improve the shocks ability to resist fading. Ie: the oil gets hot and the suspension valving feels a lot softer, or even blows out a seal in more extreme cases.

Why do shocks have remote reservoir?

Remote-reservoir shocks can help solve this problem. They’re designed with an external reservoir that increases fluid capacity. This increase in capacity helps lower fluid temperature, thus offering the ability to blast over rough terrain without experiencing shock fade due to overheating.

Are reservoir shocks better than regular shocks?

Less pressure buildup with less wear leads to longer life – buy reservoir shocks if you want an upgraded suspension for life. Increased travel as there is more space for oil/gas when compared to a regular monotube.

Are King shocks better than Fox?

Notes: Both shocks use a high quality urethane wiper. Fox uses two Buna main seals. The King sealing package is much higher friction which can cause issues with ride quality. To mitigate the high friction King charges their shocks to 150 psi, which can cause issues with cavitation.

How do remote reservoir shocks work?

A remote reservoir relocates the floating piston and gas charge to a “remote” location via a hose. This allows the damper body to be shorter or to house a longer rod. The additional oil and possible larger gas chamber are only an ancillary benefit of the remote reservoir design.

Do Fox reservoir shocks ride better?

The decision depends on what you want out of your rig. That said, definitely expect a firmer ride out of Fox compared to the Bilstein. The aluminum body of the Fox 2.0 shocks provide a couple different benefits; lighter overall weight, and more importantly, better heat dissipation.

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