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Old 10-31-2009, 08:47 PM   #81
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King sucks!! they're rough as hell, go for Sway Away, that's what I have all around and they're the best band for the buck, same maker for Camburg...
hahaha sway away? really? dude those suck.... like everyone i know have had the absolute worst exprience with them

EDIT: i know its from the first page but IMHO
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:40 PM   #82
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Hello everyone and Happy Halloween,
Daughters Birthday today...Spending some time with the family...
I did have a question for "TC2008" and no I am not trying to start an argument...
Just More curious then anything.....Why do you say King Sucks????
I know you said they are rough as hell and I know I am coming in on the 5th page,
But if you do not mind, I would be curoius to know why....
Thank you and any information would be greatly appreciated....
Have a Happy Halloween...
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:54 PM   #83
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I find my Icons ride a bit rough - well, rougher then I thought they were going to be. But I suppose everyone has a different point of reference...
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:57 PM   #84
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Hello everyone and Happy Halloween,
Daughters Birthday today...Spending some time with the family...
I did have a question for "TC2008" and no I am not trying to start an argument...
Just More curious then anything.....Why do you say King Sucks????
I know you said they are rough as hell and I know I am coming in on the 5th page,
But if you do not mind, I would be curoius to know why....
Thank you and any information would be greatly appreciated....
Have a Happy Halloween...
Sonny
ya i was wondering the same cuz i have kings and they are amazing....
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:29 PM   #85
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Canadianoy, If you do not mind me asking why do you think the ICONS ride rough?
What is the spring rate?
Just curious
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:21 PM   #86
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I've never had any other aftermarket coilovers, so don't have much to compare them too. But, I can feel every small bump in the road, and when hitting some bumps, it just feels rough. I guess, just not as smooth as I thought they were gonna be. In any case, I'm not too worried about it. Its a truck and I didn't lift it and put bigger tires on it for it to ride like a caddy, it just that everyone says they ride sooo good, but thats not my impression after the install.

Edit: not sure about the spring rate
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:30 AM   #87
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I've never had any other aftermarket coilovers, so don't have much to compare them too. But, I can feel every small bump in the road, and when hitting some bumps, it just feels rough. I guess, just not as smooth as I thought they were gonna be. In any case, I'm not too worried about it. Its a truck and I didn't lift it and put bigger tires on it for it to ride like a caddy, it just that everyone says they ride sooo good, but thats not my impression after the install.

Edit: not sure about the spring rate
How much lift do you have the coils set at? It's hard to tell in your pics but the truck looks pretty leveled out, which might be close to 3" of lift?? Have you tried backing down on them a little and see if that softens them up? How is the ride quality on the back?
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:58 AM   #88
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I have run Donahoes/Icons on all three of my trucks (2005 Tacoma, 2002 Tacoma and 2003 4Runner). Icons are a great coilover, but I would never say they provide a smooth ride. They have a 650lb spring which is significantly firmer than what comes on a factory coilover and even though they have digressive valving, they are valved for a firmer ride. This is why you will feel a lot of bumps when you drive, but you'll also notice that your truck responds better to them.

The King coilovers come with a softer spring (I think 550lbs) and aren't valved the same so they provide a softer ride. It doesn't feel as sporty, but it is smoother. I ran them for a few months on my 2005 and felt the Kings were a good coilover, but I didn't like how they felt on the street. Maybe a bit too soft, but they did well off-road. I wouldn't say they were better than the Icons though, but very different.

As for the guy who said Sway-A-Ways ride like crap, well, that definitely isn't the case. I ran a set on my 2002 Tacoma and only sold them because I went with an extended Donahoe. Sway-A-Ways are a performance coilover and will perform well off road and on road. Again, they have sportier valving and heavier spring so you will feel more of the road, but they respond well when you are going fast and getting air or climbing over rocks.


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I've never had any other aftermarket coilovers, so don't have much to compare them too. But, I can feel every small bump in the road, and when hitting some bumps, it just feels rough. I guess, just not as smooth as I thought they were gonna be. In any case, I'm not too worried about it. Its a truck and I didn't lift it and put bigger tires on it for it to ride like a caddy, it just that everyone says they ride sooo good, but thats not my impression after the install.

Edit: not sure about the spring rate
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my kings are sweet, could not be happier with the ride, and the fox's i have in back are smooth as well, thanks to Sonny at down south. Kings all the way.
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Just put kings on all around and the ride is much better than stock. Haven't been offroad yet but have hit some good size dips and they handled them well
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just installed my kings front and rear....and man ooo man. can you say PLUSH!!!!! not to mention those shinny resi's in the wheel wells look MEAN!!!
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just installed my kings front and rear....and man ooo man. can you say PLUSH!!!!! not to mention those shinny resi's in the wheel wells look MEAN!!!
I heard these were the stiffest coilover. My Icons are pretty stiff, but I thought Kings were even stiffer than Icons.

Hey Chris do you know definitively which is "softer"
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Wow! I can't believe this thread is still going! I started it a year ago! I got my Icons last Nov. Could not be happier with them. It was a tough choice though. The Kings look and sound sweet. Just didn't need RR. Im about to get home from ANOTHER deployment. Going to get Some OME Dakars for the rear new shocks and a one piece DS. Should be done with the truck for a while after that.........ya right.
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I heard these were the stiffest coilover. My Icons are pretty stiff, but I thought Kings were even stiffer than Icons.

Hey Chris do you know definitively which is "softer"
have them valved for what you want, spring rates blah blah blah, call Sonny at downsouthmortorsports and he could take care of it. I have kings and love them, rides like a caddy, other people i know have kings love them, not too many shops will rebuild icon's due to special tools, that is out for me. Kings all the way
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hahaha sway away? really? dude those suck.... like everyone i know have had the absolute worst exprience with them

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hey jerk i had sway a ways and they were great.
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:03 PM   #98
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King for me! If you look around the industry the standard is pretty much King.

Hey Steve (baja) you get that shock fixed yet?
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icon rear shocks are crap
Is this true? I've been researching through my local shop, and their options are ICON or SAW. They said that ICON has shown better customer service and has better response time in getting parts to the shop, but otherwise the two were similar.
Once I start getting serious, I don't want to find out I went and dumped extra money towards a trashy rear shock that can't be rebuilt.
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Is this true? I've been researching through my local shop, and their options are ICON or SAW. They said that ICON has shown better customer service and has better response time in getting parts to the shop, but otherwise the two were similar.
Once I start getting serious, I don't want to find out I went and dumped extra money towards a trashy rear shock that can't be rebuilt.
the rear shock you can't rebuild, the front you can but i have heard that you need special tools to take them apart. i do not know that first hand.
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