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King vs Fox shocks

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

  1. Feb 14, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    OneWheelPeel

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    First gen guys gotta special order the King remote resi's
     
  2. Feb 14, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    I have Fox 2.0’s and I’m going to be upgrading to Kings sometime in the future. Too many other projects on the back burner
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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    Then get yourself some store brand Autozone shocks...
     
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  4. Feb 15, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    If it were me definitely Kings
    I've had friends that worked at Fox that weren't too thrilled about 'em

    Also think about the servicing and PM that's probbaly needed for a high performance shock like that.. I opted the bilstein 5100 for simplicity n all
     
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  5. Feb 15, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    :cheers:
     
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  6. Feb 15, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    I would check with after the sale support... I had the shafts on my Fox front shocks on my dune buggy pit and rust. It took Fox 2 months to make a new run of shafts. 2 months... in the middle of desert season. I kept searching until I found a retailer who happened to have a set of shafts on the shelf. 2 months... bs.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    It depends where you live. I have run Fox and Sway Away on my truck for years but do not live in the salt belt nor do I live close to the ocean. The coastal salt wreaks havoc on the Fox shock bodies and prematurely corrodes or rusts them. I would run King if you live in any of the above aforementioned areas unless you are prepared to performed regular anti rust anti corrosive maintenance on the shocks themselves.

    That being said both Fox and King are both a fantastic brand. Both also have amazing customer service as well and I would gladly refer and recommend anyone to either brand without hesitation. Pick your color and let 'em rip!
     
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  8. Feb 15, 2019 at 9:14 AM
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    One reason I didn’t go with Fox - unless you’re a somebody, customer service is meh from other reports.

    I’ve been happy with my ADS shocks knock on wood.
     
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  9. Feb 15, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    ADS all the way, if you live in a salty environment those fox shock are already corroding. My friends fox’s on his raptor look like shit 8k after purchase. Kings or ADS would be the only way I go.
     
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  10. Feb 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    What’s up man I’m in concord Ca.
     
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  11. Feb 15, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    Hey what's going on man! Good to see you on here. Are you thinking about upgrading your suspension too?
     
  12. Feb 15, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    Good to find someone close finally. My suspension is dialed until I decide to go LT
     
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  13. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:54 PM
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    I don't think I've seen you yet, or maybe I have, if you hear a friendly whine thrown at you around town, you'll know it's me. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    oh so you mean down grading... ✌
     
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  15. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    Ok brb
     
  16. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    2.0 to 2.5 shocks is an upgrade no matter whether it's King or Fox lol
     
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  17. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    That’s interesting because that’s what I heard Kings downside was...
     
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  18. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:54 AM
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    rust would be my main concern, but I thought all 3 companies use alloy shock bodies and plated rods?
     
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  19. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    Also in concord!! Nice to see theres a few members local.
     
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  20. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    This, a million times this. Most guys will be disappointed in the service life of rebuildable race shocks.

    Fox/King/ADS/Icon...doesn't matter in the salt. They all will be piles of leaky rust in a couple years unless you are super meticulous about maintenance and anti-corrosion.
     
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