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Coilover rebuild interval.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by RogerRZ, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Apr 29, 2014 at 4:17 AM
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    RogerRZ

    RogerRZ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all, just bought a new DCLB TRD Sport, and after running a spacer lift/blocks on my '11 (I know, I know) I would still like to do a lift (no more than 2"), but would like to do it properly.

    I run roughly 40K miles per year, and of that, at least 30% is on medium speed (50mph) gravel roads, sometimes decently graded, sometimes not. I never grab any air, and never do any low speed rock crawling.

    I am looking at a good set of coil overs (king/fox/icon), but am concerned with the rebuild interval I might have to deal with. On Fox's website, they recommend a 10K mile rebuild, given 50/50 on/off road ratio. Is this exclusive to Fox?

    I don't mind the initial buy in cost, but I really cringe at taking the suspension out from underneath my truck every three months and shipping it cross country for a rebuild. I don't care how smooth the ride is, this isn't going to happen.

    I don't want to sacrifice the semi-smooth stock ride, are there any other options I should look at, or is it an all or nothing proposition?
     
  2. Apr 29, 2014 at 4:43 AM
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    ChamYota

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    For my foxes, if i run mainly highway miles i only rebuild every 50K.

    Off road mainly yes you'll need a rebuild every 10K, i dont wheel often enough to go by the 10K so when i get closer to 50K i'll be looking to rebuild.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2014 at 1:33 AM
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    RogerRZ

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    I guess if that's the case, I'll have to pass. $1000 per year worth of rebuilds, in addition to the hassle of taking it apart, shipping, and putting my truck out of service four times, isn't going to happen.

    I might just leave it stock...
     
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