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Looking at getting coil overs.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by LVtaco, Feb 16, 2011.

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What coil overs and shocks

Poll closed Mar 19, 2011.
  1. Icon

    12 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. Fox

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  3. King

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. Feb 16, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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    LVtaco

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    Hey guys I am looking at getting coil over, leafs and rear shocks but I don't know what to get.

    Should I get Icons, fox or king?

    What ever I get needs to still have great street ability.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 16, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    From what I've heard they are all great! So pick your favorite color. I have SAWs and they work great.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    I have heard the same thing. But one has to be better than the other right?
     
  4. Feb 17, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    Icon uses digressive valving. It starts soft and gets stiffer as the cycle speed increases. The others are the opposite. From what I have read they are all great. Choose what type of ride you want and go from there.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    What are the pros of Digressive Valving?
     
  6. Feb 17, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    Its the opposite... digressive valvig opens up as velocity increases. That makes it firmer on road and softer off road.

    You gain some handling on road and off road comfort. You lose some on road comfort and maximum dampning on huge hits.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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  8. Feb 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    I was close.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    FWIW, my leepers are also digressively valved and I love it. They handle great and they still ride like a cadillac.

    However, I thought Donahoe's were digressively valved and Icon switched back to progressive valving? I'm not positive about this.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    So what i get from this is that the Icon will have a softer on road feel and rougher off road feel VS. the Kings or Fox.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    Not quite... They'll be stiffer with minor stuff, but still soft on larger stuff.

    So on-road, you'll get better handling but a rougher ride over little bumps and things.

    Off-road or over large potholes, etc it'll probably be about the same. It may be slightly rougher.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    I had Fox reservoir shocks in the rear and CO's in the front on my 2007 Ranger.
    (removed the torsion bars)
    They rode VERY nice on and offroad.
     
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