Originally Posted by tacomtn
Oh yeah, for sure they're better performance wise but still. Every year???!!! That's a lot of maintenance to remove them, wait for the rebuild (unless you have the skills and tools to do them yourself), then reinstall. I might not lift my truck now with that kind of attention required. I dont have the time to be doing this every year and to be w/o transportation while it's being done. What do others do? Two cars, rent a car, walk/bicycle to work, or what?
I know mountain bikes and truck's suspensions are different but the rebuild and maintenance for cheap lower end suspensions are the same for the high end lines. Fox also makes mountain bikes suspension. And whether its their cheaper or higher end, rebuild/maintenance schedules are the same.
With these Kings, Foxs, etc., even if we're not racing them or wheeling every weekend, we still need to rebuild them that often? I guess its not necessarily how they're used, it's still the mileage and wear and tear?
If you don't run them hard, you wouldn't have the same maintenance requirements. But if you're not going to use them for it's intended purpose, why spend that kind of money on a high end shock? I doubt everyone who buys high end shocks rebuilds them every year also. It would largely depend on usage. As far as lifting, you have other options. You could get a Bilstein or OME shock that would not have to be rebuilt and use that for your lift.