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Old 10-18-2009, 12:11 PM   #1
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Question Are my shocks leaking??

Bought some second hand Icon shocks for the front of my taco. They look good but one of them might need to be refurbished. If you look by the shock rod there's dampness on one and not on the other. Is this normal or not? How I can tell if it's worth doing something about it without actually installing the shocks? Any suggestions would be awesome.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:14 PM   #2
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Old 10-18-2009, 05:26 PM   #4
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considering where you live, take a drive to Icon and have them rebuilt before installing them...

you never really know how hard the previous owner drove them and to have them rebuilt back to almost new, it could be well worth the money...

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considering where you live, take a drive to Icon and have them rebuilt before installing them...

you never really know how hard the previous owner drove them and to have them rebuilt back to almost new, it could be well worth the money...

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Getting them rebuilt is a drop in the bucket compared to the hassel of getting it all installed and then you have an issue. A rebuild will run you in the range of 70-100 bucks usually.
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Old 10-18-2009, 05:45 PM   #6
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considering where you live, take a drive to Icon and have them rebuilt before installing them...

you never really know how hard the previous owner drove them and to have them rebuilt back to almost new, it could be well worth the money...

Totally agree. I'm not going to even worry about it. I'll drive up to cronona and have it taken care of. Thanks guys
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:09 PM   #8
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:51 PM   #11
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Can I ask why a shock might break down and start leaking so I don't get them rebuilt and then screw them up myself?? Is this a result of jumping or just time?
Depending on use, most, if not all, CO's need a rebuild every 1 to 2 years.
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