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fox coils and rears startin to corrode

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cgrove04, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Feb 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    cgrove04

    cgrove04 [OP] 2010 tacoma v6 fox's

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    So I got the coils from offroadwarehouse and the rears from allpro and they both seem to be doing the same thing corroding wise. I have waxed them monthly, made sure the clamps that hold em on the bracket weren't putting to much pressure on the cylinder, and kept them clean as I can but it doesn't seem to be helping. I really dont know if its just the location(SW VA) with salt being on the roads the whole winter or a design flaw. I just got them in August and I dont know what else to do. I called fox today and they said send pics so I figured I'd let yall know too. Here's a few pics more in my gallery.
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  2. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    cgrove04

    cgrove04 [OP] 2010 tacoma v6 fox's

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    you can sorta see some of the beginnings of some pits
     
  3. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    Galvanic corrosion ?
     
  4. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    cgrove04 [OP] 2010 tacoma v6 fox's

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    ill try it's def pretty bad, can i polish it up with something??
     
  5. Mar 1, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    cgrove04 [OP] 2010 tacoma v6 fox's

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    whats the best way to clean that crude off there? and look all shiny again
     
  6. Mar 1, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    Mine are the same way but probably in even worse shape.
     
  7. May 26, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    cgrove04 [OP] 2010 tacoma v6 fox's

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    So update on the coil overs, fox has been nice enough to ship me brand new coilovers and rear shocks, now what can I do to prevent this from happening again??? I know someone earlier mentioned clear coating them, do I protect the coils and spray the rest of the shock. I just want these beautiful things to stay that way. edit: I also just thought I'd ask if taking off the sway bar would damage the shocks in any way. I know a lot of people run the coils without the sway bar but the shocks were made with the sway bar in mind since they have the relocating bracket for the sway bar. I really appreciate the help, lemme know what yall think.
     
  8. May 26, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    cgrove04 [OP] 2010 tacoma v6 fox's

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    So do you think it'll improve the ride quality and or offroad performance, the articulation will be nice. I mean I guess it'll transfer over some of the stress to the other coils maybe not bottoming it out as much or something but at the same time making it stiffer?
     
  9. May 26, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    cgrove04 [OP] 2010 tacoma v6 fox's

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    ya good point think ill leave it off for a bit and see how she rides.
     
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