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Icon 2.5" remote resi rear shock official "Road test"

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by chris4x4, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    DevL

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    Do you happen to know, or have you measured, the compressed/extended lengths and overall travel of the shocks?
     
  2. May 4, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Shocks are about 3" longer than the OEM, and 5100's, and have a 2" longer stroke.
     
  3. May 5, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    Have them on the front of the FJ. I do agree with them being a little harsher at low speeds. My FJ is a bit heavier than a tacoma especially with all the armor. when i first installed them i drove down a muddy pot holed dirt road at a nice slow speed and it was jarring hitting the potholes under the water, then i took it at faster speed and they just soaked up the potholes like they weren't even there. I am running the Piggy back Fox's in the rear. From what i have read they get a bit more travel than the the Icons, but you can hardly compare my linked rear to the leafs of a tacoma.
     
  4. May 5, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    Chris, can you PM me the info on the area you are testing these out? I would love to test out my new front and rear shocks.
     
  5. May 5, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Your running rear shocks on the front of the FJ?
     
  6. May 5, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I have it on my GPS, but I could mark it on a map for ya. I'll call ya in a little bit.
     
  7. May 5, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    Chris,
    What part of the reservoir did you take the temperature reading? I have the Icons front and rear and love them. I have an ARB bull bar winch bumper with a Warn 9.5 on the front. I really pushed my truck on a rocky road/dry stream bed and actually got the rear reservoirs to warm up. The front area of the reservoirs where the hose fitting attaches got hot enough that I couldn’t keep my hand on it. The rear half of the reservoir was cold. The front shocks got Luke-warm but not hot. My buddy’s truck with 5100s got hot enough that he said the suspension was really sloppy. He checked his rear shocks and said they felt damn hot…. I didn’t crawl under his truck to check the rears…. The front was really hot on the entire bottom of the shock. I was glad that we had 10 ply tires…. The outside temperature was about 25 degrees when we did this.
     
  8. May 5, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Wow! I take all thermo readings at the center of the mian shock body.
     
  9. May 6, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    No, I'm running Icon remote resi coilovers in the front and fox piggy's in the back. I guess i didnt realize you were testing rear icon remote resi's! hahah Guess i should pay more attention to the title eh?
     
  10. May 6, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Ok. FWIW, Sonny at DSM took out some of the low speed dampening on my front 2.5's and they ride great! Smooth on the street, and nice on low speed hits.
     
  11. May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    Eh, the street ride doesnt matter to me that much. I bought an offroad vehicle not a caddy. :)
     
  12. May 6, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    yah, but its a bit smoother off road at slower speeds.
     
  13. May 17, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    Sounds like you found the perfect combo! Is this something they can do before sending them to me?......for the futrue of course!:D

    What rear springs are you running just for comparison reasons?

    This is the kind of real world testing we need more of, thanks for all your feed back!
     
  14. May 17, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I think its pretty close. I think if you dont tow, or haul much in your truck, more of the low speed dampening should be taken out. Right now, With my boat hooked up, its perfect! And Yes, If you order these from Downsouth motorsports, they can re valve them before they ship them to ya.

    Oops....My rear springs are teh TSB springs, with a 1" AAL I had custom made. The spring rate is equivelant to the TSB springs with the 1.5" AAL from Toytec.
     
  15. May 19, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    2 month (almost) update:

    After fully flexing the rear many times, the shocks seem to be "softening" up a little bit. THe on road ride has improved alot, and the off road ride is still perfect.
     
  16. Jun 26, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    Anymore updates Chris? Starting to look for a rear upgrade to my 5125's.
     
  17. Jun 26, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Im still diggin them! If you dont tow, or haul anything I would suggest valving the low speed compression about 50% softer, otherwise, I think they are about perfect.
     
  18. Oct 29, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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    I've also got OME Dakars and IVD 2.5 remote on my 06 taco.
    Rides about like Fred Flintstone's car, WAY rough.
    How can you tell if it's shocks or struts???
     
  19. Oct 29, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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    Just to confirm, the front CO'S have the icon 13" 650 lb springs that were used for this review ?
    Do you think a 600 lb spring would make much of a difference ?
     
  20. Oct 30, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    The valving will make more difference in the ride.
     
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