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Old 09-21-2017, 10:44 AM   #1
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Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know that I wanted a Fox shock for the front of my van that is 2wd and I ended up figuring out what works.

Fox Shock 985-24-045 with an ES11 bottom bushing/sleeve combination.

It is about 1/2" too short at full droop but if you have 2wd, your not going to be jumping your van anyway. And if you do end up jumping your van I am sure the shocks will be the last thing you worry about.

You can order the shocks online but if you want the bottom sleeve bushing its a little harder to get. I go through Mark of Marks Sand Trans in Forest Grove, Oregon and he said he is more than willing to order and ship the shocks/bushings/sleeves anywhere within the US.
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...but if you have 2wd, your not going to be jumping your van anyway. And if you do end up jumping your van I am sure the shocks will be the last thing you worry about.
Clearly, we haven't met!
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Pics or it didnt happen!

I ended up solving the problem with some custom fox spacers...
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UPDATE!

After further investigation, there is actually a more appropriately sized shock for this application.

Fox 980-24-663 with an ES11 Bottom bushing/sleeve would fit exactly the way it should.
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UPDATE!

After further investigation, there is actually a more appropriately sized shock for this application.

Fox 980-24-663 with an ES11 Bottom bushing/sleeve would fit exactly the way it should.
Recommend you update/revise your first post with new info. Most people browsing do not dive into the post responses. Cheers!
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It is about 1/2" too short at full droop but if you have 2wd, your not going to be jumping your van anyway. And if you do end up jumping your van I am sure the shocks will be the last thing you worry about.
Can confirm. Shocks won't fail first when jumping the van. I had a pretty hard hit on the dirt road between Agness and Powers. Forest Service put in a giant new water bar across the road, which I hit at about 50 MPH in the dark. With hitch rack and trailer, both loaded. It bent my 20,000# rated Reunel hitch bumper at the brackets. The landing was hard enough the front bumper dug in and showered the windshield with gravel.
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Recommend you update/revise your first post with new info. Most people browsing do not dive into the post responses. Cheers!
I am going to have Mark at Marks sand Trans actually put his hands on one and make sure the measurements I have are the same as the actual ones and if so then ill update the initial post.

Thanks for the heads up!
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