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King vs Fox shocks

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

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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    Dan8906

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    Ive seen people spray them with a clear coat to prevent it. Luckily im in CA and dont need to worry much about it......But my Icons leak just because they are Icons......:annoyed:
     
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  2. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    Get what you like they are both good...
    Kings are slightly better, slightly bigger piston aluminum body.
    Fox have better shafts, steel body last longer...

    King is the better off road, Fox may be better for dual use.... Splitting hairs..
    I like the better durability of the Fox and the better adjusters so I got the Fox love them...

    Either way you need to order them pre-valved right away. The Fox valving is for the street not off road and way too soft...
    And I believe Kings come the same way....
     
  3. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    my icons still look new after two years of salty winters, I rarely wash my truck in the winter also so... I would say they hold up better then autozone shocks
     
  4. Mar 14, 2019 at 12:04 PM
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    My Fox corrode easy, look like crap but work just fine...
    The aluminum holds up good but the steel rust easy...
     
  5. Mar 14, 2019 at 12:52 PM
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    Not true. I have went a VERY long time on the service life of both my SAW and Fox shocks. The rebuildable part is convenient but it can be a pain in the ass to rebuild them when time comes. I know because I've done it before. Lol.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2019 at 3:23 AM
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    2.5”s vs 2.0’s is quite the upgrade

    I take it you’re a Fox guy at heart. :p Back when I bought my 2.0’s I could of sworn that King’s were $1000. I looked recently and they’re now $1200 for the pair. Vs the 2.0’s at $450+ a piece=$900+ I should of went with the bigger shocks. :rolleyes:
     
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