Tremor Rear Shock Options

Anyone running the Fox 985-26-054 2.0 Performance rear shock with CD Reservoir? Really want adjustability on the rears and these are almost dead on for compressed (18.4") and extended (30.52") lengths of stock. Maybe would need to run a .5" Timken bumpstop spacer to be safe.

Fox 985-26-054

Thinking of pairing these up with the Fox snap ring fronts, or maybe some Halo 2.0 coilovers and SPC UCA's.
I would check out these from accutune https://accutuneoffroad.com/product...-rear-2-0-remote-reservoir-12-1-0-2-lift-lsc/

These have a compressed spec of around 17.9 and have the adjusters. You pay more for the accutune but they will custom tune them for you. I considered these before landing on the raptor shocks I ended up going with.
 
I would check out these from accutune https://accutuneoffroad.com/product...-rear-2-0-remote-reservoir-12-1-0-2-lift-lsc/

These have a compressed spec of around 17.9 and have the adjusters. You pay more for the accutune but they will custom tune them for you. I considered these before landing on the raptor shocks I ended up going with.
I looked up that Fox part number. They are speced for F250/350 trucks so they’d definitely need to be tuned for our trucks.
 
I looked up that Fox part number. They are speced for F250/350 trucks so they’d definitely need to be tuned for our trucks.
100% that’s why you should only get them from accutune (or similar shop). They sell these as options for the 2014-2020 trucks. Bolts up the same as ours.
 
Anyone running the Fox 985-26-054 2.0 Performance rear shock with CD Reservoir? Really want adjustability on the rears and these are almost dead on for compressed (18.4") and extended (30.52") lengths of stock. Maybe would need to run a .5" Timken bumpstop spacer to be safe.

Fox 985-26-054

Thinking of pairing these up with the Fox snap ring fronts, or maybe some Halo 2.0 coilovers and SPC UCA's.
I just got a pair of these from my wife for Christmas . I installed the fox Snap rings January 2023. Very happy with the Fox Snap rings, no complaints what so ever.. I also will be putting a Timken 1/2” bump stop spacer when these go on tomorrow.
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Side question.... I remember early on the Tremor shocks had decals on them... Mine do not, but they look to be OEM... Anywhere we can get a decal for them? Silly I know...
 
R.C. set for sale :)

 
I just got a pair of these from my wife for Christmas . I installed the fox Snap rings January 2023. Very happy with the Fox Snap rings, no complaints what so ever.. I also will be putting a Timken 1/2” bump stop spacer when these go on tomorrow. View attachment 25451
Very nice! Let me know how you like them. Not sure if you're running rear wheel well guards but I'm guessing those might have to be trimmed a little. Have any pics of your truck with the snap rings on it. I know a couple of other guys have, but always good to see ONE more on level ground from the side. Or a front 3/4 angle.
 
Very nice! Let me know how you like them. Not sure if you're running rear wheel well guards but I'm guessing those might have to be trimmed a little. Have any pics of your truck with the snap rings on it. I know a couple of other guys have, but always good to see ONE more on level ground from the side. Or a front 3/4 angle.
I am running husky wheel well liners. Here’s a pic of the passenger side. I could have done a better job on trimming them. I haven’t had a chance to take a long drive on them to report likes/dislikes. Just installed on Monday and been working since to make sure I can continue to afford my Tremor addiction. I didn’t set the snap ring to its highest setting wanted to keep from over stressing the CV angles. Will eventually upgrade tires as well.
 

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I am running husky wheel well liners. Here’s a pic of the passenger side. I could have done a better job on trimming them. I haven’t had a chance to take a long drive on them to report likes/dislikes. Just installed on Monday and been working since to make sure I can continue to afford my Tremor addiction. I didn’t set the snap ring to its highest setting wanted to keep from over stressing the CV angles. Will eventually upgrade tires as well.
Just following up to see how you like those rear shocks?
 
Just following up to see how you like those rear shocks?
Very happy with my choice, much improved ride handling over stock. I also pulled the trigger on tires. Went with the Toyo ATIII. It all paired up nicely.
 

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Very happy with my choice, much improved ride handling over stock. I also pulled the trigger on tires. Went with the Toyo ATIII. It all paired up nicely.
Nice! Have you been able to take them down some washboard roads? i'm guessing eliminated skip out of the rear? What setting on the shock did you end up on? Hoping to pull the trigger in March on them all. You didn't do any UCA on the fronts, right? I'm thinking of going SPC just, because. While I'm in there I might as well.
 
Nice! Have you been able to take them down some washboard roads? i'm guessing eliminated skip out of the rear? What setting on the shock did you end up on? Hoping to pull the trigger in March on them all. You didn't do any UCA on the fronts, right? I'm thinking of going SPC just, because. While I'm in there I might as well.
No wash board roads yet. It don’t hop like it used too going 75-80 down the freeway when hitting a rough patch. I have them set at softest setting. UCA’s are stock.
 
Made my own thread but figured I would add the info to this thread too.

SVT (Gen 1) Raptor rear shocks:
Extended length 29.3 inches
Compressed length 17.9
Total travel 11.4

2.5 inch body internal bypass with a piggyback. Bolts right up and comes with a good quality rock guard. Cost is about $350 each.

Ride is very controlled but not overly stiff in the ride zone. These are tuned for the steal body F150 which are almost a 1000 lbs heavier than our trucks. The internal bypasses make for a very progressive valving setup. They are extremely stiff at full extension and compression.

I love them so far.
Any more feedback on these? Thanks
 
Any more feedback on these? Thanks
They are great. Here is my basic feedback:

  • Like most performance shocks they get better the harder you push them
  • Running the truck empty they are a bit on the stiff side (these are for a heavier truck). Not uncomfortable a lot IMO. With some weight they are even more comfortable than stock. With 200+ lbs in the bed they ride really smooth
  • I haven’t had any issues getting some flex but still haven’t fully flexed them out
Overall for the cost I think they can’t be beat. 2.5 inch with a piggyback for 2.0 money.
 
They are great. Here is my basic feedback:

  • Like most performance shocks they get better the harder you push them
  • Running the truck empty they are a bit on the stiff side (these are for a heavier truck). Not uncomfortable a lot IMO. With some weight they are even more comfortable than stock. With 200+ lbs in the bed they ride really smooth
  • I haven’t had any issues getting some flex but still haven’t fully flexed them out
Overall for the cost I think they can’t be beat. 2.5 inch with a piggyback for 2.0 money.
Mine arrived today & hoping to install this weekend! Thanks for being the chief guinea pig on these 😂
 
Any more feedback on these? Thanks
I’ve put about 400 miles on mine and I’m very happy with them. FWIW I have about 350lbs of camper shell and bed slide on my bed.
 
I just ordered these, going to give them a try. I carry about 400-500 lbs. all the time in the bed right behind the cab. (toolbox/fuel tank). 2" level front and still have 1" rake. Hoping to get rid of the floating feeling in the rear. I wanted the adjustment to hopefully dial in the ride. Will see.
 
I just nerded out and went through all of the 35 pages.

@Yeti I saw all your posts about the 5165. But could you describe exactly what benefit did you feel/observe VS your older 5160?

Do they perform better with or without the RAS? Why are you switching to the Icon Springs?

You mentioned a concern during the installation of the 5165… what is it?

I hate the stock suspension for being too soft. My goal is to eliminate body roll on road, and to have much better performance at high speed on washboard, and through potholes and whoops offroad. I am planning to run a camper in the back similar to your Superpacific so I will have some weight there for sure.
I am debating between the SVT Raptor shocks, 5160, or 5165. I am planning 6112 in the front unless there is something better for a similar price.

Your advise is appreciated, you seem super knowledgeable!

Thanks.
 
I just nerded out and went through all of the 35 pages.

@Yeti I saw all your posts about the 5165. But could you describe exactly what benefit did you feel/observe VS your older 5160?

Do they perform better with or without the RAS? Why are you switching to the Icon Springs?

You mentioned a concern during the installation of the 5165… what is it?

I hate the stock suspension for being too soft. My goal is to eliminate body roll on road, and to have much better performance at high speed on washboard, and through potholes and whoops offroad. I am planning to run a camper in the back similar to your Superpacific so I will have some weight there for sure.
I am debating between the SVT Raptor shocks, 5160, or 5165. I am planning 6112 in the front unless there is something better for a similar price.

Your advise is appreciated, you seem super knowledgeable!

Thanks.
In my opinion if you run the 6112 in the front, keep it digressive in the rear with Bilstein as well, the difference on the 5165 is they are designed for a heavier weight by having more dampening, they are also pretty much the exact dimensions of our factory shocks. In the price range you are looking the 6112 and either the 5160 or 5165 are going to be one of your only options, eibach has a set for around the same price that will work and actually give you more lift up front than the 6112 but they are not digressive.

 
In my opinion if you run the 6112 in the front, keep it digressive in the rear with Bilstein as well, the difference on the 5165 is they are designed for a heavier weight by having more dampening, they are also pretty much the exact dimensions of our factory shocks. In the price range you are looking the 6112 and either the 5160 or 5165 are going to be one of your only options, eibach has a set for around the same price that will work and actually give you more lift up front than the 6112 but they are not digressive.


You are right, seems like the only viable option. I am waiting for @Yeti feedback to my message before pulling the trigger on 5160s or 5165s.
 

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