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Position sensing dampers.... Why??

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I've had just enough wine to make me think I can intelligently contribute to this conversation.

From the two videos, it seems to me the Fox design is simpler and a lot more elegant, whereas the Bilstein version relies on extra bits at the top and bottoms, bits that could break/fail. Oftentimes, simpler is better.

Now, I'm totally talking out my back-side, and I have no real-world experience, but I did just watch those two videos above, sooooo I'm basically a PHD.

......and I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night.




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I've had just enough wine to make me think I can intelligently contribute to this conversation.

From the two videos, it seems to me the Fox design is simpler and a lot more elegant, whereas the Bilstein version relies on extra bits at the top and bottoms, bits that could break/fail. Oftentimes, simpler is better.

Now, I'm totally talking out my back-side, and I have no real-world experience, but I did just watch those two videos above, sooooo I'm basically a PHD.
The Bilstein 8112s are the most high tech off the shelf shock Bilstein makes, arguably the most high tech shock period. That is not what we're getting on the Bronco. They'll be more like the Fox shocks above.
 

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The Bilstein 8112s are the most high tech off the shelf shock Bilstein makes, arguably the most high tech shock period. That is not what we're getting on the Bronco. They'll be more like the Fox shocks above.
Do you know what Bilstein model number they are most similar to?
 

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Do you know what Bilstein model number they are most similar to?
They just look like 2" shocks to me but maybe I'm wrong. So like 5160s in coilover form. They don't really make a direct comparison. We also might not be seeing the final product. Here's a picture of 2.5" coilovers with piggyback resis from a 2015 Trundra TRD Pro:

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vs Bronco:
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Pretty sure this is the same guy that did the Bilstein vid... :)

The Rockwell Automation video is halarious but it is a fake over dub on the original video. I know Rockwell Automation equipment and the only thing they are describing that is real is a great April Fools joke.
 

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The Rockwell Automation video is halarious but it is a fake over dub on the original video. I know Rockwell Automation equipment and the only thing they are describing that is real is a great April Fools joke.

That is what makes it so funny... and what I thought of listening to the Bilstein guy. There is another techno babble vid out there but I couldn't find it.
 

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