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Icon Rebuild

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ghostboy808, May 23, 2009.

  1. May 23, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    ghostboy808

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    For those of you with Icon coilovers, how long have yours lasted before you need to rebuild? Do you need to send them in to Icon for the rebuild?
     
  2. May 23, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    I wonder the same thing, but I know it depends on your use. I imagine you can get 50-70 thousand out of them if you are just using it on the street and occasionally go offroad. If you are offroad all the time then less.
     
  3. May 24, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    probably just have to wait till they bleed oil and note how long they lasted. guess the oldest pair if you got them for a 2005+ would be a few years old by now.
     
  4. May 24, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    Joe B

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    Snoboarder needed a rebuild at just under 30K miles.
    PM him for info.
     
  5. May 24, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    SnoBoarder

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    Yep, my driver's side leaked oil in about 20 months, passenger side a month later. Both needed full seal kits plus shafts. $100 each plus $25 each to send to CA. As Joe said, about 30k miles. IVD says 2 years between rebuilds is average. I own a spare now which makes it a very easy process with no downtime, other than 20 minutes to swap one out.
     
  6. May 24, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Man $100 each seems steep to me.
     
  7. May 26, 2009 at 3:54 AM
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    I think it is normally about $65 each for new seals and a rebuild. I'm not sure how I tweaked the shafts.
     
  8. May 26, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    From what im told you need a special tool to charge the shock so most people wont touch there coilovers cause of this. But damn tweaking the shafts you must have had fun with them.
     
  9. May 26, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    this is one reason I went with the Icons.

    #1 they are silver and black, matches better on my silver truck

    #2 they are located 30 mins from me.

    When it comes time to rebuild, I'll throw my old struts on and drive to Icon
    to drop the coilovers off. :) or shit, if they can do them then I will wait
     
  10. May 26, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    That is awesome, no need to deal with shipping these heavy things over there. I haven't installed mine yet but wanted to get an idea of what I may be dealing with down the road. I'll have to call around to see if anyone can locally, if not I'll keep the stockers handy. Do you need an alignment each time you take em off and go back to the stocks and then put em on again?
     
  11. May 26, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    I have switched between my kings and 5100's and i did not need an allignment you will be fine.
     
  12. May 26, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    I guaruntee you didn't tweak the shafts. Usually the shafts get pittted from roadsalt, etc, and would destroy the new seals in a matter of no time. That is the reason for new shafts.

    Just got mine back on wednesday last week.
     
  13. May 26, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    IVD's exact words to me were shafts were bent so we replaced them. Nothing about pitting was mentioned.
     
  14. May 26, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    lol.should of got FOXS.:D
     
  15. May 26, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    ^ I knew you'd be back, and I knew you couldn't resist plugging the Fox's. :D
     
  16. May 26, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    :rofl:yeah i guess,just took a little peak ya no.:D
     
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