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3rd Gen Owners with King Coilovers

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by c4lvinnn, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    dogcolorblue

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    Finally got my Kings on. Im loving them!IMG_20190312_190359.jpg
     
  2. Mar 15, 2019 at 3:31 AM
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    dbracer14

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    Haven’t had it off road yet. On small road bumps it’s similar to stock. I took it down a gravel road at low speed at it was fantastic. I did hit a median straight on at 15 mph and it soaked it right up.
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:42 AM
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    Some stickers, plastidip and radio knobs
    So, I was chasing a new knock and a weird noise, found what looks like sway bar rubbing against pass side reservoir bracket, and came across this!
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    I'm devastated! Well ok, maybe not that dramatic.... but I'm not happy at all
     
  4. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    Mista_G

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    WTF, how does that even happen...
     
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  5. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    Bastek

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    Some stickers, plastidip and radio knobs
    I don't know, they're not even one year old, and they're are not supposed to be weeping Icons Kings!
    Driver side is completely dry, so I have that going for me! Lol

    As for sway bar, I'll have to check /re-torque whichever bolts necessary
     
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  6. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    yodafr33k

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    Anyone else had their King leak with in a year?
     
  7. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    taco_boy

    taco_boy Antiplastidipper

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    Not yet but my rear resis look like shit with some cracking surface (no, I didn't overtorque them) after a month of installation and less than 500 miles of beautiful California weather, no off roading at all. IMG_20190210_154456.jpg
     
  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    4x4yotaphan

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    Are you sure it’s just not grime? I get it all the time. Wipe it with a damp cloth and see if it goes away and there’s no “oil” wetness. Do you have a pic of the sway bar part? Sway bar is supposed to be lower and out of the way from the reservoir bracket unless you mean it’s mounted to the bracket and is rubbing a weird way
     
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  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    4x4yotaphan

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    No not mine. I’ve had them for over 2yrs, 26k miles and still feel good
     
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  10. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:12 PM
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    yodafr33k

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    Did you call king? I was told 90 days warranty.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:21 PM
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    whatstcp

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    Yeah, mine leaked within a few months. That's performance shocks for you. The good thing is that they are rebuildable.
     
  12. Mar 16, 2019 at 12:20 AM
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    I haven't yet. Didn't know about that. They're not leaking or anything, just odd that they look like that.
     
  13. Mar 16, 2019 at 3:24 AM
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    Some stickers, plastidip and radio knobs
    By now I'm not sure of anything anymore, unless tested by independent labo_O In all seriousness, it would be kind of weird to get grime on the bottom of a only one shock out of all of the places in the truck, not saying it's impossible.
    I'll try to take a photo in the afternoon after work
     
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  14. Mar 16, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    Gary86

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    Uhh for $2500+ you’d expect them to last longer. Especially since they are built to take a beating. 500 miles and no rough use they should look and perform perfectly.
     
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  15. Mar 16, 2019 at 9:29 AM
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    That sucks..I'm waiting for my Kings, the good thing is it's not too late for me to buy the extreme warranty from 4Wheel Parts
     
  16. Mar 17, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    Mack411

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    I hate to agree but mine too seems more like stock, although it does soak up small road imperfections well. When I hit I good jolt, especially like a parking lot speed bump its loose as a goose. Im really hoping things will settle and get better or that I'll discover something to smooth the ride out. I am still at 500 miles or less so maybe I'm still gonna break them in, also I have the hd rear springs with currently no weight on it which will change once my gear is all ready. Best of luck to you i too
    ]i too had a weird noise after install, it was a bit of a pop at higher speeds when hitting a bump. I have yet to hear it since alignment but I'm going to go check the area you mentioned for reference to clearance. Hope those things are ok for your sake.
     
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  17. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:13 PM
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    Tacos03

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    Ok, last minute check, Am I missing anything that is vital beside bump-stops? Im gonna go with timbren bump stops, just waiting for some money.
    • (1) KING 25001-119A-EXT Tacoma 05+ 2.5" Remote Reservoir Front Shock Pair, w/Adjuster
    • (1) KING 25001-121A-EXT Tacoma 05+ 2.5"Remote Reservoir Rear Shock Pair, w/Adjuster
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    • (1) Rubicon Express RE1464 2.5 degree shim kit (pair).
    • Do you guys run 3 degree or is 2.5 the sweet spot?
     
  18. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    Mack411

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    What are you using the shims for?I see this mentioned often but unsure of where guys are putting them and in what case they are/aren't needed?
     
  19. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    Tacos03

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    Its to take away the driveline vibrations. It corrects the angle I guess I could wait and see but its more preventative maintenance kind of thing.
     
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  20. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:39 PM
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    Mack411

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    I see, are they doing both sides or what? Where are the shims going exactly?

    Do any of you have factory hub to fender specs or a good way to know exactly how much lift I am currently at?
     

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