What did you do with your 4th Gen this week?

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This weekend I drove my 2020 Tradesman Classic from Pensacola, Fl to Little Rock, Arkansas. Made it on one tank of gas with plenty left over. Averaged 24mpg. Not too shabby. Anyway, my son just joined the Air Force and is currently going through Loadmaster Aircrew school in Little Rock. We wanted to help him out with a reliable vehicle to start his new career, so we decided to give him my Tradesman and I got a new 2022 Bighorn Hemi. Everyone is very happy!
 

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This weekend I drove my 2020 Tradesman Classic from Pensacola, Fl to Little Rock, Arkansas. Made it on one tank of gas with plenty left over. Averaged 24mpg. Not too shabby. Anyway, my son just joined the Air Force and is currently going through Loadmaster Aircrew school in Little Rock. We wanted to help him out with a reliable vehicle to start his new career, so we decided to give him my Tradesman and I got a new 2022 Bighorn Hemi. Everyone is very happy!

Great story :patriot:
 

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This weekend I drove my 2020 Tradesman Classic from Pensacola, Fl to Little Rock, Arkansas. Made it on one tank of gas with plenty left over. Averaged 24mpg. Not too shabby. Anyway, my son just joined the Air Force and is currently going through Loadmaster Aircrew school in Little Rock. We wanted to help him out with a reliable vehicle to start his new career, so we decided to give him my Tradesman and I got a new 2022 Bighorn Hemi. Everyone is very happy!
Awesome Dad! And a big thanks to your son for his future service!
 

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Ok guys, and girls, here’s what my Monday morning conversations with both Fox, and Max trac Suspensions concluded.

The short answer is: Fox 2.0 Performance shocks (Rear) can be mounted either way. Body up, or downward…… there is no incorrect way.

Fox:

‘Our 2.0 Performance shocks on a Ram 1500 2WD can be oriented either way. Body up or down, matters not. It really just comes down to personal preference and choice.’

When asked about with their rock protectors installed for the piston shaft, again…. “the Fox‘s will perform without issue regardless to orientation.”

Max Trac Suspensions:

As above, “the orientation does not matter with Fox shocks.”

“However, when we install our brand shocks, we do orient them body on the bottom and that is solely due to the design of the shock itself”.

Both companies were very open and informative about the orientation and any questions asked.

So once again, bottom line is….. ‘It doesn’t matter’

That being said though, I’m going to give it a few days to see ‘esthetically‘ which I prefer. As far as ride goes….. I’ll never see any difference.

It’ll all be just for those looking up my rear :favorites37:

As a side note…. I’ll be going Red Core 4x4, love the look :waytogo:

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Ok guys, and girls, here’s what my Monday morning conversations with both Fox, and Max trac Suspensions concluded.

The short answer is: Fox 2.0 Performance shocks (Rear) can be mounted either way. Body up, or downward…… there is no incorrect way.

Fox:

‘Our 2.0 Performance shocks on a Ram 1500 2WD can be oriented either way. Body up or down, matters not. It really just comes down to personal preference and choice.’

When asked about with their rock protectors installed for the piston shaft, again…. “the Fox‘s will perform without issue regardless to orientation.”

Max Trac Suspensions:

As above, “the orientation does not matter with Fox shocks.”

“However, when we install our brand shocks, we do orient them body on the bottom and that is solely due to the design of the shock itself”.

Both companies were very open and informative about the orientation and any questions asked.

So once again, bottom line is….. ‘It doesn’t matter’

That being said though, I’m going to give it a few days to see ‘esthetically‘ which I prefer. As far as ride goes….. I’ll never see any difference.

It’ll all be just for those looking up my rear :favorites37:

As a side note…. I’ll be going Red Core 4x4, love the look :waytogo:
Glad you got an answer and sorry to pull the panic lever on you. I am a fan of doing them body up, shaft down, with the protector. Here's my install.

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Socalramfan

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Glad you got an answer and sorry to pull the panic lever on you. I am a fan of doing them body up, shaft down, with the protector. Here's my install.

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Not at all. I’d much rather have someone catch something that looks ‘different’ and comment than not speak up at all. So, seriously….. thank you for chiming in.

Glad to have others watching my back too :waytogo:
 
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I'll try to get some in the next few days. Caliper clips are rubbing in the rear. I may have to take them back off.
I had the same problem with the caliper covers. I ended up removing them.

-K
 
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