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Mid Travel with BS Thread

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by MightyMouse-SCT, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Apr 25, 2013 at 4:38 PM
    Erik65

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    Hey all,
    I am installing the Icon stage 4 set up and have the S2 2ndary hoop set up as well. My problem now is which S2 shock to add. The Icon bypass remote res is >$1700 for the pair versus the smooth body remote res, with their CDC external tuning valve clicker, for about $1096 for the pair. Wheeling in New England so I don't expect a ton of heat buildup in the units (especially with a dual set up) but I can certainly apprecite the increased flexibility the tuneablity of the bypass type shock offers over the more basic smooth body. Thanks for any insights you guys can lend!:cool:
     
  2. Apr 25, 2013 at 4:57 PM
    Konaborne

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    if you want bypasses

    prepare your wallet
     
  3. Apr 25, 2013 at 4:57 PM
    jberry813

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    Not trying to change you mind, but a secondary sounds like a waste of money for your needs. That said, if you're going with the S2 setup for tunabilty, don't run a smoothbody. The only real advantage the smoothy would give you would be for more shock oil...which as you mentioned you won't really have a problem with oil heat in NE.

    Also there are other shock companies out there besides ICON. My triple bypasses Kings were about $1300
     
  4. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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    I added 8" Fox secondarys, yesterday. lol
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  5. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    Big Difference between the King's and Icon's for the set-up he has. Specific length to work with the shock S2 shock hoop and lower arm skid they mount on. The Icon bypasses also have a RR, since a piggyback style resi takes up too much room in the wheel well with the rest of the moving parts.

    As opposed to King's, Icon's secondary shocks for the S2 systems also have a built in "bump zone" So really your getting a secondary shock and a bumpstop in one small bolt on package. With the CDC on the smoothie it does make it tuneable to an extent. not as much as a bypass would, but it will be tuneable easily for his street driving, then off on the trails.

    Both the Bypass or the smooth body with Resi's and CDC will be a great next step and noticeable. No matter the desert or back east, in the mountains, you will always have "Oh sh*t" moments where that extra shock is gonna save a big repair bill or even worse a big hospital bill. None the less Erik is doing it right the first time.

    Not bashing King, they are proven and work, but He already has Icon, the S2 setup, and a King just wont work with what he already has.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    Exactly why I am still on the fence:D
     
  7. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    but don't mind my fuckstick commentary, look at what they've posted. haha
     
  8. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    ^ what he said :cool:
     
  9. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    Go big or go home . Bypass all the way . North east weather though !
     
  10. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    Understood....just a lot of money to dump into something just because it's bolt-on. Personally I'd measure bump/droop and just see what else is out there. $1700+ is steep for bypasses. And for the record, my Kings are RR also...with a bump zone.

    And yes, we've all been down this conversation before with the CDC, and no matter what marketing crap gets spit out, it's still not a substitute for a bypass. If he's going to do it right the first time, a smoothy as a secondary is not the correct choice.
     
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  12. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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    If you are going to spend money on a secondary go with the bypass. I am running a smoothbody with compresion adjustment and it does make a difference, but I already had the shocks sitting in my garage. If you are going to fork out the cash might as well only do it once.

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  13. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    Are you using your stock LCA? If so, I take it custom mounts for the second shock
     
  14. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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    Stock lowers yes. I have a Total Chaos kit with a weld on bracket for the stock lower.

    There are more pics in my build below.
     
  15. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    nice set ups!


    lol i need to make me some more monies haha
     
  16. Apr 25, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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  17. Apr 25, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    Got it thanks. I've thought about getting their LCA for my truck to beef the front up a bit. I think I am a long way away from needing a secondary shock. But I have thought about strapping the front to prevent any damage
     
  18. Apr 25, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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    why evan bother with running secondary? for $1700 theres allot of thing that could be done that would benefit you more.
     
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