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King vs Fox shocks

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by anthonycastro27, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. Jan 27, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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    anthonycastro27

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    [​IMG] Alright guys what should I get for my truck should I get the fox kit or that kit with King?
     
  2. Jan 27, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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    Fox. Better material rods and better oil for winter use.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2018 at 9:51 AM
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    Ehhh, I would go Kings for a truck Fox for a bike. Both are common but I think Fox's design for truck coilovers is a bit chintzy.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2018 at 10:01 AM
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    I went with Kings because after a year and few months on this site, I never saw more than one or two complaints about them posted on this site. I've seen many regarding Fox and even more regarding Icon.

    Plus...if you look at the trucks that are winning offroad racing competitions, nearly every one of them runs Kings. Completely custom setups of course, but it speaks well for the brand.
     
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  6. Jan 27, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    ADS Racing Shocks aren't bad either if you know about them. Don't know if they have a kit for our trucks though
     
  7. Jan 27, 2018 at 10:39 AM
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    Kings it is thank you guys for your help!
     
  8. Jan 27, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    I've heard that icons are better for on road handling and king/fox was better for high speed offroading. I don't have any experience at all with aftermarket coilovers but I have wondered which would be best suited for a dd/weekend trail rig
     
  9. Jan 27, 2018 at 12:06 PM
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    Does ADS make extended travel options?
     
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    Both. King fronts. Fox rears.

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    Just fyi, I ordered fox reservoir coils during the Thanksgiving sale. The estimated ship date is February 20.
     
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  12. Jan 27, 2018 at 12:48 PM
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    I know this is king vs Fox but I have a Icon extended CO setup with there uniball UCAs.... The digressive valving makes them great for high speed driving on rough terrain! If I were to choose between Fox or King though I would go for King, only because, as stated before , they’re very prominate in off-road racing
     
  13. Jan 27, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    Wheelers has them in stock
     
  14. Jan 27, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    Kings too.
     
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    I’m trying to decide the same thing.....
    if you talk to anyone at Accutune they lean towards Fox. If you talk to the guys at MobTown they like King. the couple negative things I’m reading about king is that the shaft is prone to rust and that the adjuster option is not as good as Fox. The king setup with no adjusters is $300 less than the fox with adjusters. I’m not tripping on the $300 I just want the most for my money. (Life span & functionality)
     
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  17. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    Whatever is cheaper
     
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  18. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:52 PM
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    Yes they do, currently have them on my truck and have been super happy with them.

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    I would highly recommend ADS. ADS has similar valving to king but has digressive rebound. If you do your homework you'll find that ADS has better rod harness, higher quality oil, and higher quality race seals than Fox, King, Icon, ect...
     
  19. Feb 14, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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    I can tell you this, I’ve run fox 2.5 remote reservoir and king 2.5 remote reservoirs on the same truck. The King valving is much smoother than the fox
     
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