1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Fox,King,Icon COs:Feel Like You Got Your $$ Worth?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacomtn, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:48 PM
    #1
    tacomtn

    tacomtn [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Member:
    #57551
    Messages:
    991
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    TRD OR,OME,Deaver AAL
    These COs are nice since they're rebuildable and adjustable. The drawback is you HAVE to rebuild them, higher maintenance.

    BUT you boys that have them, do you feel like they're really worth the extra $700-$1000 more than OME or Bilsteins? Maybe if you're a desert racer or rock crawler but for a DD/weekend warrior truck, was it really worth the extra dollars?

    Sorry if this topic has been posted before. Please link me if so...:D
     
  2. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:49 PM
    #2
    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Member:
    #27905
    Messages:
    35,214
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Christian
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Vehicle:
    10 MGM TRD OR 4wd Auto DCSB
    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    It is up to you.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:50 PM
    #3
    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Member:
    #52405
    Messages:
    7,371
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blang
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Vehicle:
    1997 White AC 5-Lug
    what the above post said.. its all up to you. i am personally going with CO rather than the billys or OME
     
  4. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:52 PM
    #4
    Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Member:
    #24735
    Messages:
    2,188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bon
    Kinder, Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    02 DC BLACK 3.4
    I did it and I don't wheel much. I love them. Now OME would prob do the same but I like that they are can be rebuilt. Like he said it's up to you.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2011 at 12:35 AM
    #5
    tacomtn

    tacomtn [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Member:
    #57551
    Messages:
    991
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    TRD OR,OME,Deaver AAL
    Great points mentioned, adjustable, rebuildable, custom valving. Good for future changes which OME/Bilsteins cannot accomodate for.

    But how many of you had OME/Bilsteins before and switched to the COs felt like,"Wow, now THAT was worth $1000 big ones!!!" in terms of road quality off/on road?
     
  6. Jul 7, 2011 at 1:00 AM
    #6
    Ez2typethis

    Ez2typethis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2010
    Member:
    #32904
    Messages:
    382
    Gender:
    Male
    Santa Maria, CA
    Vehicle:
    10 TRD sport 4x4 TRD S/C, TRD Cat back
    My 2010 4x4 TRD sport: Bilstein 5100's in the front set at 1.5" to level, TRD Supercharger, TRD Cat back, TRS retrofit, Satoshi grill, Redlinetuning hood struts, Socked
    Really interested in posts to come!
     
  7. Jul 7, 2011 at 6:10 AM
    #7
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,965
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Wait for Chris4x4 to chime in, I believe he went from OME to Icons. Based on his write up/product review I'd say he was pretty pleased with them.

    They seem like the type of thing that if you use them, it's worth it. For me, I rarely off road and while it may ride better on the road, it's not worth the extra $1,000 vs. the Bilstein/Eibach combo I'm running.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2011 at 6:25 AM
    #8
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    103,910
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    I've run a few different set ups. The OME set up can't be beat for what they are. Theyare great on/off road, and last along time. King, Fox and Icon have a little more firm on road ride, but can't be beat off road. If you off road frequently the higher end CO's are worth the money.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2011 at 6:37 AM
    #9
    hookedontronics

    hookedontronics Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Member:
    #28863
    Messages:
    2,791
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Glenville, NY
    Vehicle:
    2010 DC Off Road 4x4
    Icon extended travel 3.5" front coilovers, DSM UCAs, TSB leaf pack w/ wheelers AAL, All Pro U-bolt flip kit, Walker Evans 2.0 rear shocks, 18" XD Monster rims, Nitto trail grappler 285/65R18 Tires, Color matched grill, Grillcraft, Kragen HIDs, Carling switches, my bed light mod, diff drop, Alpine IVA-W505, JL Audio C5 componets and coaxials, JL 300/4 and 250/1 amps and JL stealthbox, wheathertechs, avs vent visors, toyota bed x-tender, alcantara center console cover and door pocket covers, console vault, color matched mirrors, heated mirrors, etc etc etc
    I went with icons, and i think they are great.

    rebuildable shock = less $ down the road fyi

    it's probably overkill for my truck that only sees dirt a couple times a year but as the truck gets older it will see more dirt. I just like having the best. Do it right the first time
     
  10. Jul 7, 2011 at 8:43 AM
    #10
    tacomtn

    tacomtn [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Member:
    #57551
    Messages:
    991
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    TRD OR,OME,Deaver AAL
    Thanks boys for the experiences shared. Now between the OME and Bilsteins, from other reviews it seems the OME are preferred.

    More pros/cons:
    OME cannot be adjusted
    Bilsteins can be adjusted (using spanner wrench) but not as stout as OME (Flex?)
    Much less than high-end COs, just replace when needed and still not as expensive as the COs
    Decent/acceptable off-road and on-road feel

    High-end COs:
    Can be adjusted
    But also MUST be rebuilt every 30-50k miles
    Down time while shock is rebuilt
    Better off-road feel, somewhat stiff on-road
     
  11. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:02 PM
    #11
    DevL

    DevL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Member:
    #31952
    Messages:
    1,922
    Gender:
    Male
    I dont understand why they MUST be rebuilt in a situation that would not require that you MUST replace the OME. I mean if you are concerned with rebuilding, a 2.5" is gonna last WAY, WAY longer than a 2.0" coilover. I mean that is THE ONLY advantage to a 2.5 over a 2.0 coilover... how long they last with equivalent control. Its not like a 2.5" coilover offers superior damping.

    I also dont get the somewhat stiff onroad thing either... adjust it however you like. Get lighter springs or make the damping less... you can do that with coilovers... its why people get them. You have options. They dont HAVE to be stiffer on road.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:09 PM
    #12
    Ahshiet

    Ahshiet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Member:
    #22303
    Messages:
    5,551
    Gender:
    Male
    Maui,Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    09 MG Sport DC 4x4
    Set #1 16x10 ion alloy wheel 31x12.5 super swampers Set#2 17x9 KMC Diesel black 305/65/17 M/T ATZ baja Set#3 TRD offroad wheels painted wrinkle black with H/T tire 275/70/16 Set#4 Weld racing 16x12 Typhoon with 305/70/16 BF KO tires Set#5 Weld racing 16.5x12 36x16 fun country Set#6 TRD rugged edition wheels 305/75/16 baja claws Set#7 16x10 procomp steel "beadlooks" 33x12.50 TSL Boggers Spider track spacers in front Wet Okole black seat covers fronts with pockets,back and armrest HIDs high Lexus projector fogs h11 hid 3500k Toyota bed mat black trd exhaust Fujita intake black Xrunner badges carbon fiber door sills Alpine double din 2 8" bazookas (modded) 2 Alpine type-r 8's in tubes Rockford fosgate 1500w silverstar blinker bulbs front and back Led lic plate bulbs Led dome light Led map lights Black eBay headlights VHT night shade tails and 3rd brake light Custom made rear fog lights(next to 3rd brake light) Sticker bombed bed walls and pass. A-pill
    My leepers For $6**.oo shipped was well worth it blew the first set got another under warranty and the second set is still going!
     
  13. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:15 PM
    #13
    jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18122
    Messages:
    12,235
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '09 FourDubDee TRD OR
    A-TRUCK, Fat Kid in the Bed, Custom Pinstriping, Ported and Polished Muffler Bearing, Hi-Performance Bed Mat
    That's about all that needs to be said.
     
To Top