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differences between fox and ion

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JOE619, May 19, 2013.

  1. May 19, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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    JOE619

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    I know that there different brands but I would some times come across treads when people would talk about the socks. What are they designed intentions?
     
  2. May 19, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    95 taco

    95 taco Redneck rich

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    fox has progressive and icon has digressive valving.
    progressive is firmer the harder you push them, digressive is softer the faster you push them.
    both are quality shocks.
     
  3. May 19, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    Would it make sence to have front fox rear ion ? I have fox right now 2.5 with the res a d I was just wondering If I'm hauling ass on a bump trail with dip and pot holes with would be sufficient?
     
  4. May 19, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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    I honestly don't know, my knowledge is severely limited, all i know is what i've read here on TW.
     
  5. May 19, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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    Its all good hopefully some one els will just in and h lp us bith understand better
     
  6. May 19, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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    IMO icons makes superior midtravel, but fox is a very good company too. Speaking from personal experience with icon, I'm running full icon front and rear and the front has handled some very haggard stuff off road. They ride like a dream on the road too.
    Midtravel: icon :thumbsup:
    Long travel: king or fox :thumbsup:
     
  7. May 19, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    I'm runing my fox 2.5 shock with a res. I running my mid travel set up right now or I'm starting to get it ready in the rear sould I run ion or stick with fox?
     
  8. May 19, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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    i love my icon 2.5 coilovers up front. have unexpectedly run into whoops at speeds that would have otherwise been painful if still running the 5100's i used to have
     
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