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Old 02-17-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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Looking at getting coil overs.

Hey guys I am looking at getting coil over, leafs and rear shocks but I don't know what to get.

Should I get Icons, fox or king?

What ever I get needs to still have great street ability.

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Hey guys I am looking at getting coil over, leafs and rear shocks but I don't know what to get.

Should I get Icons, fox or king?

What ever I get needs to still have great street ability.

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From what I've heard they are all great! So pick your favorite color. I have SAWs and they work great.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:53 PM   #3
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I have heard the same thing. But one has to be better than the other right?
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Icon uses digressive valving. It starts soft and gets stiffer as the cycle speed increases. The others are the opposite. From what I have read they are all great. Choose what type of ride you want and go from there.
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Icon uses digressive valving. It starts soft and gets stiffer as the cycle speed increases. The others are the opposite. From what I have read they are all great. Choose what type of ride you want and go from there.

What are the pros of Digressive Valving?
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Its the opposite... digressive valvig opens up as velocity increases. That makes it firmer on road and softer off road.

You gain some handling on road and off road comfort. You lose some on road comfort and maximum dampning on huge hits.
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Its the opposite... digressive valvig opens up as velocity increases. That makes it firmer on road and softer off road.

You gain some handling and off road comfort. You lose some on road comfort and maximum dampning on huge hits.
^^^^this^^^^
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I was close.
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FWIW, my leepers are also digressively valved and I love it. They handle great and they still ride like a cadillac.

However, I thought Donahoe's were digressively valved and Icon switched back to progressive valving? I'm not positive about this.
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Its the opposite... digressive valvig opens up as velocity increases. That makes it firmer on road and softer off road.

You gain some handling on road and off road comfort. You lose some on road comfort and maximum dampning on huge hits.

So what i get from this is that the Icon will have a softer on road feel and rougher off road feel VS. the Kings or Fox.
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So what i get from this is that the Icon will have a softer on road feel and rougher off road feel VS. the Kings or Fox.
Not quite... They'll be stiffer with minor stuff, but still soft on larger stuff.

So on-road, you'll get better handling but a rougher ride over little bumps and things.

Off-road or over large potholes, etc it'll probably be about the same. It may be slightly rougher.
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I had Fox reservoir shocks in the rear and CO's in the front on my 2007 Ranger.
(removed the torsion bars)
They rode VERY nice on and offroad.
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