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King C/O vs. Icon C/O

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoma mud, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Jul 30, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Tacoma mud

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    Their about the same price and ive heard good and bad thing about both! Which one gives the smoothest off and on road quality? I could run the icon rear shocks with the front kings or would that throw my ride off??
     
  2. Jul 30, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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  3. Jul 30, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    Alot of people say the icons are really stiff, but the kings are supposed to be good. Where did you get yours from? I only found them at down south
     
  4. Jul 30, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Icons are digressive so they are harsher at lower speeds/softer hits but soften up later.

    I got mine from Downsouthmotorsports I highly recommend these guys, I shopped around they still had the best prices and valved them for my application. I worked with Eddy
     
  5. Jul 30, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Icons for faster off roading/fire roads, Kings for slower speeds. Sonny at DSM can soften up the low speed compresion dampening for ya too.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    Yea i still dont know what im gonna chose, im leaning more towards kings because alot of people say icons rust bad
     
  7. Jul 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    I've had my icons(donahoe's) since 07. They haven't rusted at all, and I live right next to the ocean. just FYI
     
  8. Jul 30, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    Agh, idk wat im gonna do, foxes are supposed to be the sheeeeet, but their almost 300 dollars more than the kings
     
  9. Jul 30, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    That's surprising, Kings are usually the more expensive one between the two.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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  11. Jul 30, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    I saw the kings for 1000 the icons for 1000 and the fox one for around 1250???? Is this not right?
     
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    The fox are more expensive because they are Remote Ressie.
     
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  14. Jul 31, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    King and Icon have remote resi as an option too.
     
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    I'd pick Kings due to their history with shocks.
    I have them on a sand car as well as my Tacoma.
     
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    Downsouth has a TW deal going on right now for the Foxes. I just jumped on it. As far as I can tell, they ride just the same as ktmrider describes the icons. They're a little stiff on the highway, but smooth out on the larger stuff. I purposely hit a couple of the 'speedbumps' that the construction crews left behind on the freeway and I barely felt them. The small bumps I feel alot more. I have yet to get it off road though, I'm still waiting on my rear leaf pack, so I can't stuff my rear end yet.

    Heres the thread for the DSM deal.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/deals-coupons/163531-dsm-special-fox-shox-dsm-ucas.html


    Edit, I didn't see this was first gen at first, but I think they have something brewing. Helps to call em.
     
  17. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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  18. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    im debating on this also.. im leaning more towards kings... but i'll see... got to pay of the truck before i spend anymore on accessories.... what ever you go with let me know.
     
  19. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    I picked Kings only because the stuff I do is at slow speeds and they are built more for that where the Icons I hear are built towards high speed stuff. Both great products whatever you get you will not be disappointed. Just really pick a color but Kings FTW lol.
     
  20. Jul 31, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    foxes are progressive as well, so in theory those smaller bumps and highway driving the icons would be even harsher.

    I have foxes as well and the ride is similar to kings, but im comparing LT ride with stock OE replacements
     
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