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FOX vs. KING

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Bobber Bill, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Bobber Bill

    Bobber Bill [OP] Well-Known Member

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    KING is and always has been the best off road suspension out there. But FOX comes in at a pretty close second to them, right? Maybe not...

    After this article, I'm inclined to think that FOX offers the superior product.

    http://www.offroad-engineering.com/foxvsking.html
     
  2. Large

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    I thought fox > king. But that's what I get for thinking right..
     
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    Bobber Bill [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've always liked FOX too. I've just heard way more people over the years proclaiming KING to be the pinnacle of off road suspension.

    Call me crazy but according to that article it seems like FOX spends considerably more time/money on R&D, wear parts, hardware and plumbing. So basically everywhere it counts.

    Replacement parts are much cheaper than KING's as well.
     
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    Sunner Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, well seeing this has made me reconsider the Icon setup.
     
  5. MonkeyProof

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    meh..i think it all comes down on the end user and their personal experience between the 2 shock brands. they both perform the same and are both of superb quality. i think in a blind test if they were each installed on the same truck one wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two.
     
  6. G scott04

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    Go with whoever has better customer service
     
  7. MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Just some more reading if interested. I was actually looking for the posts by Chris explaining how each has their benifit because they are valved differently. ie, "progressive" vs "digressive" Depends on your application of driving IMO.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/187922-fox-vs-kings-little-help-please.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/165804-smoothest-2-5-3-ride-ome-fox-king-icon.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/su...ng-icon-cos-feel-like-you-got-your-worth.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/search.php?searchid=4262796
     
  8. MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.
  9. Bishop2Queens6

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    You gotta buy King simple because of the brand name, KING. "I'm running KING's" sounds so much more badass than "I'm running Fox's"
     
  10. G scott04

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    +1 for taking the time to
    put up links
     
  11. pataco

    pataco Well-Known Member

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    FOX 2.0 RESIS,LRUCAS,BILLY 5100S ON THE REAR.MAGNAFLOW 11264,COLOR MATCHED GRILL,YELLOW FOG MOD.OVER HEAD DVD,FEDERAL COURAGIA M/T
    i agree with you.
     
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