thanks for the feedback! I think I'll give them a go. Especially considering the price with the rebate just about 200 bucks.Just finished my first drive with the new blackmax shocks and I can definitely say they are my favorite. Do an outstanding job with all the small events like potholes and such. The movement is very controlled and at no point was it harsh.
There’s a large bump at an intersection near my house that I usually hit going around 40mph. With the OME I just replaced it’d be a large harsh event that would almost cause my rear suspension to bottom out and then rebound a few times before settling. These shocks were much more controlled and transmitted a lot less harshness to the cab. Had virtually no excessive rebounding.
I’d say these are at the top of my list for recommending shocks, next would be the ranchos 5000x, then probably OME, bilstein and the worst shock I’ve owned were the RCs.
That being said, for non outboarded custom tuned foxes, Id go with blackmaxs 10/10 times if their travel numbers are appropriate. If they aren’t then I’d go with ranchos and wouldn’t be disappointed in that route either.
Looking forward to seeing how they do off-road as well.