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fox 2.5 coilovers rusting and sway bar questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cgrove04, May 26, 2011.

  1. May 26, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    cgrove04

    cgrove04 [OP] 2010 tacoma v6 fox's

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    So my fox 2.5 coils rusted really bad over the winter even to the point of pitting, so I sent fox the pics and so they sent me some brand new replacement shocks. Now I'm concerned of course that the same thing is going to happen this winter with the new ones. I really need to know what people have done to prevent rusting/pitting etc where there is salt on the roads throughout the winter. These springs are so stiff, and I was hoping some people with these coils could let me know if removing the sway bar helped or what they've done. Letting some air out of the tires did help a little but the nitto trail grapplers prolly dont help the smoothness. I also have the 2.0 shocks in the rear loving them. Please please help.
     
  2. May 26, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    theduck911

    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

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    Subbed for results...I just kept washing my CO's (Toytec) about once a week!
     
  3. May 26, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    cgrove04 [OP] 2010 tacoma v6 fox's

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    ya thats a lot of upkeep for such an expensive shock ya know, kinda sucks.
     
  4. May 26, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

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    Yea, I know...I live like 10 secs from loonie-wash so I just pull in and spray my suspension parts then leave a lot of the time.

    But I'm not sure, maybe someone got some sort of coating or oil substance that would work?!
     
  5. May 27, 2011 at 1:52 AM
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    I don't know if some type of rust treatment would help. Something like Krown in a spray can. It's like a oilly type of product
     
  6. Aug 16, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    you could always try dirt bagz protects a lot from getting on the shocks
     
  7. Aug 17, 2011 at 4:33 AM
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    Removing the sway bar will do nothing for ride stiffness. The only benefit of removing it is to get a better articulation for navigating off-road obstacles.

    The bad effects are the truck body leans in turns, increased understeer with vague steering and effect of wind buffeting is worse to much worse if your truck is lifted appreciably. None of which matter much at low speed off-roading but can be pretty bad on-road at high(er) speeds.
     
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