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Ironman 4x4 Foam Cell Pro

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Allstar780, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Apr 15, 2016 at 8:36 PM
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    Allstar780

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    Anybody running foam cell shocks? Anybody with any real world experience?

    I was looking into suspension options (always looking) and came across the Ironman 4x4 Foam Cell Pro setup... I can't seem to find a whole lot on it aside from a few reviews... Curious how it rides compared to a similarly priced emulsion shock... How is Ironman's product quality?

    Any input is greatly welcomed.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2016 at 8:39 PM
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    I'm happy with mine. I've been running them for about a year now, front and rear. Also running their leafs because they have a slightly higher load rating than Dakar's.
     
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    The name sounds more like a baseball glove than a shock
     
  7. Apr 16, 2016 at 6:56 AM
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    How's the ride feel? Any complaints/concerns?
     
  8. Apr 16, 2016 at 7:01 AM
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    No complaints or concerns at all. Rides nice. I've have passengers comment on the nice ride while on very rough surfaces.
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2016 at 9:36 AM
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    Cool... Are you running the pros in the front?
     
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    Super, thanks.
     
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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    Why looking into non-standard/popular shocks?
     
  12. Apr 16, 2016 at 10:13 AM
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    Yes.
     
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    Anyone know the price range of this? I can't access the "online quote" without plugging in a bunch of information.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2016 at 11:22 AM
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    Holy shit!

    360* welds! Dual independent oil and dust seals! Threaded body doubles as a heatsync!

    [​IMG]

    But seriously, when you see manufacturers post obnoxious crap like that, that's kind of a red flag.

    Some good discussion on the topic can be found here:

    http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?14368-Foam-Cell-Shocks

    From what I understand, the disadvantage of these shocks compared to Mono/Twin tube is that once a foam cell shock overheats, it generally needs to be rebuilt. The advantages over twin tube shocks is that the oil and pressurized gas don't mix in a Foam Cell. There are no advantages over a monotube floating piston design.

    That said, just like any product, its not the technology but the quality that matters. Tough Dog shocks have a good reputation, but I don't know if their product is available here in the US.

    More on them (and how foam cell works):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_yN-Lrjhkw
     
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    My understanding is you have to get the foam up around 150 degrees centigrade before it is damaged... I don't plan on running my truck like a trophy truck so I can't see the shocks getting that hot.
     
  16. Apr 16, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    Just looking into what's out there... And I knew nothing about foam cell shocks a few days ago, would like to continue to learn.

    themoreyouknow.jpg
     
  17. Apr 16, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    It depends on what type of foam the vendor uses. I'd be hesitant to trust IronMan. Their marketing is way too desperate. I get the feeling their PR department is good at putting glitter on a turd. Buy cheap and you buy twice, but that's just me.
     
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    True but the ads in 4x4 magazines are always extra cheese... I've seen Fox ads that aren't much better... But that's why I made this thread, to get opinions on the matter
     
  19. Apr 16, 2016 at 5:23 PM
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    Yeah, I don't know man. At the price Ive seen these (~$900 for the front coil overs and rear shocks), you can get a much better tried and true suspension setup not much :notsure:
     
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    Seem to remember Ironman being pretty tested in Australia, wouldn't doubt them so hard.
     
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