Originally Posted by jberry813
Not trying to change you mind, but a secondary sounds like a waste of money for your needs. That said, if you're going with the S2 setup for tunabilty, don't run a smoothbody. The only real advantage the smoothy would give you would be for more shock oil...which as you mentioned you won't really have a problem with oil heat in NE.
Also there are other shock companies out there besides ICON
. My triple bypasses Kings were about $1300
Big Difference between the King's and Icon's for the set-up he has. Specific length to work with the shock S2 shock hoop and lower arm skid they mount on. The Icon bypasses also have a RR, since a piggyback style resi takes up too much room in the wheel well with the rest of the moving parts.
As opposed to King's, Icon's secondary shocks for the S2 systems also have a built in "bump zone" So really your getting a secondary shock and a bumpstop in one small bolt on package. With the CDC on the smoothie it does make it tuneable to an extent. not as much as a bypass would, but it will be tuneable easily for his street driving, then off on the trails.
Both the Bypass or the smooth body with Resi's and CDC will be a great next step and noticeable. No matter the desert or back east, in the mountains, you will always have "Oh sh*t" moments where that extra shock is gonna save a big repair bill or even worse a big hospital bill. None the less Erik is doing it right the first time.
Not bashing King, they are proven and work, but He already has Icon, the S2 setup, and a King just wont work with what he already has.