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I can't make up my mind on coilovers

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by chad68, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    chad68

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    I've narrowed it down to Kings, ICON RR's and 2.5 Camburgs. In that order'ish.

    What I like are the Kings (looks wise) but I have a felling the ICON's are as good or better than the Kings. Only reason I like the Camburgs is because they're 2.5" and not black.

    I like all 3 for different reasons.

    Hate to say it but I like the Kings because they are blue and I know that is not the right way to pick a coilover. I do like the way the Kings route their hose and reservoir over the ICON's. I do like that the ICON's use the nitro steel shaft that won't chip and rust like the Kings. Have also heard that ICON put more R&D into their shocks for the Tacoma. I was following a long term FJ thread about a guy that had the Kings all around and at 27,000 miles he had them rebuilt and the front coils still looked brand new, while his rear Kings looked sandblasted. I have made up my mind on the ICON RR rear shocks, since they are only $370 for both from Outlaw and they use a boot to protect the shaft.

    Think I should just do ICON's all around? Ever since I was a kid back in the early 80's and BMX days, I have had this thing for blue anodized parts. On the other hand when they get caked in mud guess it doesn't make much difference.

    The ICON's are 300 bucks cheaper than the Kings and that 300 pays for 3/4 of the what the RR shocks cost.
     
  2. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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  3. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    There is a guy on here selling a front and rear set of Kings for $1400.00 They are the Resi CO's and Resi Rear shocks.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    i just picked up my icon remote-resi c/o's and my remote resi rear shocks are on back order. they look great but honestly man they're all about the same. lets face it, you're not going to use them to their potential anyhow so why stress it?
     
  5. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    I'd go with the Kings.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2009 at 6:48 AM
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    Hmm well that's a lot better than $2,200 new. Who's selling them?

    Never mind found it.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    Actually that is what I wanted until they changed to black LOL. If I recall the Fox's have the nitro steel shafts like the ICON's which is a nice plus. They are also about a 100 bucks cheaper than Kings too.

    I really need to get the whole color BS thing out of my head.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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    Personally, Kings and Fox are pretty similar, and better than Icon.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    What makes them better?
     
  11. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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  12. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    The last set of Icons I tried were Donahoe. They had a digressive valving (which I hear they changed to a progressive damping), while the Kings and Fox have a more speed sensitive progressive design. First bit of travel is soft, then as you blow thru the travle, they dampen more to help avoid bottoming. In fast terrain, which is mostly what we have out here, the Fox and Kings ride SUPER smoot on the washed out desert roads, where as the Donahoes seemed to want to "pack up". The Donahoes seemed to rebound a little slower than the Fox and Kings, which is good for jumps and such, but not so much on washed out roads. Just my oppinion. :)
     
  13. Sep 13, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    Thanks for elaborating. :)
     
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