Originally Posted by tacomtn
What made you decide on Kings vs. other shocks? And TC UCAs vs. others?
I bought kings because of a couple reasons;
1- I think king actually does vehicle specific R&D which I'm sure fox does not. I've had fox on many motorcycles and mountain bikes and they never come from the factory valved for that specific application and I always had to revalve it anyway. If you buy fox/icon
or what ever, it's valved for anything from a f150 to an fj.
2-I live in southern Nevada and King has a really great reputation with the offroad crowd. Only place I see fox is on sponsored vehicles and tow rigs at the dunes! If your not sponsored and have to pay for good stuff, it's King.
3- as far as rebuilding, I do my own valving and rebuilds and I'm familiar with the way King designed stuff. I've got my own tooling/nitrogen to do whatever I want to them down the road. not to say I couldn't rebuild or valve any Coil Overs but out of the box, king is it.
And to answer why I went with TC? same as #2 above...
My recomendation if you offroad twice a year is keep it simple, 5100's & springs front and rear. Get an add a leaf if you really want to keep it cheap. if you want way better ride to match the front though, get full set of leafs, a set with a lift of no more than 2".