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Coilover Life

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by alongtheway1, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Apr 6, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    alongtheway1

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    I am down to two options for coilovers, SAW 2.0's or the Toytec's with the medium duty spring.

    In regards to the SAW 2.0's what is the longevity before a rebuild is needed? I don't do much wheeling or anything crazy, but I do get on some pretty nasty access roads with bad washboarding and erosion problems.

    Also, with the toytec's. would a "rebuild" just be considered putting a new set of 5100's in it... or does the spring sag over time.

    What I would like to know is the time to rebuild on both and which one, in general is thought to be longer lived.

    Also, if you have any other thoughts on longevity of other brands a bit above the 700 price range, I would consider that into my purchase also.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    YotaDan

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    Both setups work pretty good. Although I would recommend saving a bit more money and getting a 2.5" coilover. They have bigger pistons and more oil capacity. They ride much better than the 2.0" versions. Especially on washboard type roads.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    I have SAW 2.0's since November 07. Low miles but as long as they don't feel spongy or leak, you wouldn't need to rebuild them. ShowStop on TTORA went 100k on his 2.0's:

    My 2.0 SAWs had 100k miles on them when I sold them. The cylinders were fine and never leaked, but the lower spherical bearing was completely worn out. I rebuilt them and replaced the bearing. Good as new.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    weidjd

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    Just got some Saws they seem to be real good. In the future I will try kings or Icons.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    All springs will eventually sag but it's gonna be a long time before you need to worry about that.

    The best thing about SAWs (and up: Fox etc.) is there is alot of adjustability for valving; mine came more valved for dirt (as expected), they are more ridgid (than stock) on minute bumps and cracks in the street but much smoother off-road. There is a full spectrum of valve adjustments toward street or off road from there, but it's not a basic procedure to change the valving, you'll likely want to have a pro swap valving if you want it altered.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    Dellosa89

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    Well im running the fox 2.5 coilovers and so far im more than impressed with on and off road ride of them, they did lift my truck more than i thought they would. Also if you go with the saw 2.0 they are a really good coilover for the price.
     
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