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Best Coilovers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoma mud, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Sep 24, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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    Tacoma mud

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    Yea im looking for the smoothest on road coilovers. But i still want them to perform offroad. Ive herd icons are really stiff, and foxes to unless going over bumps fast. I havent herd much about the camburgs/king/. I really dont want billies or ome.
     
  2. Sep 24, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    I think Kings are suppose to be great for slow crawling kinds of stuff. Huge favorite among the owners.
     
  3. Sep 25, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    Tacoma mud

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    Yea i was thinking of the kings but didnt know if any were better


    Yea, ive looked at some sway aways but i havent seen any tacos with them
     
  4. Sep 25, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I've heard they have rust issues...no personal experience though. Kings are a sure win!
     
  5. Sep 25, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    Mike(Digiratus) has Sway Aways.

    No matter what tho man, your gonna love em unless you can afford to really try them all. It'll be a big upgrade from what you have now.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    KINGS FTW!!! Amazing product and amazing ride
     
  7. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    08pretaco

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    Kings are not worth the extra money you pay for the name, shocks are shocks (so to speak). When you get into high end like King, Fox, Icon...most of the time its which color or name you like better. Fox or King use the progressive valving so chose a color (Fox will save you some money). Icon on the other hand valves their products a little differently. Ends up what the us is going to be.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    I dont really care about color, and the guy at downsouth says they could be different colors for 100$.
    I think blue is good enough and it sounds like kings are gonna be pretty sweet.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    They all cost about the same. I dont know why everyone thinks King is more expensive. Icons with resi's cost more than Kings. Get Kings with DSM and that is pretty much the cheapest :)
     
  10. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    I have icons. Yes they are stiff on road but not a bad ride. If you search, i hear that icons are smoother at high speeds where kings are smoother at lower speeds. I love my icons but basically pick a color
     
  11. Sep 25, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    Yea im gonna be at slower speeds, im not really got be a rally racer or lt so im not gonna be goin fast. Thats what my other trucks for :D
     
  12. Sep 25, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    they all cost the same, in the end it will be so close it wont matter. Icons are digressive, saws rust and are progressive, foxes and kings are progressive. The softest rides at slow speeds will be saws foxes and kings.
     
  13. Sep 25, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    Foxes are 1890- remote resevoir , and it comes with total chaos ucas
    Then the kings are 1030+ 730 for total chaos ucas or 530 for camburg ucas

    So kings are actually a little cheaper
     
  14. Sep 25, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    Your prices are off for the TC UCAs as well.
     
  15. Sep 25, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    So you only want everything with no compromises?

    Join the rest of us.

    The best on road ride will be King or Fox, Icons are a little more comfortable offroad, especially at speed.

    Personally I'm an Icon fan, but really, pick a color. The Big Three are all excellent quality.
     
  16. Sep 25, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    What do u mean?
     
  17. Sep 25, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    you can get them from 600-650 new
     
  18. Sep 25, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    Really?
    Where at?
    The ones at wheelers are 729
     
  19. Sep 25, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    All shocks can work great,You have to set them up for what you are doing and the wt of the truck (spare tire in bed/ft winch bumper/ect.)Fox and king are top of the line and have great people to help you tune them for you truck or SUV.they both want some money for ther shocks but king bumped there heads on there valving shims
     
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