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Need new shocks!! Can't decide!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rmarqu2, Mar 7, 2013.

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Which should I get?

Poll closed Apr 6, 2013.
  1. ICON reservoirs

    40.0%
  2. Extended Billies + Powertrax no-slip

    60.0%
  1. Mar 7, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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    rmarqu2

    rmarqu2 [OP] Largest Member.....huhuh

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    Ok..... snapped my rear billies last weekend wheeling so gonna take this opportunity to upgrade a bit.

    Two choices are:
    1. ICON reservoirs for $480
    2. Extended billies 5100 (F4-BE5-B110-T5) for $190 and save up for a powertrax no-slip rear diff

    (Currently running a Toytech ultimate with AAL and mostly offroad rocks and hills.)
     
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  2. Mar 7, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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    rmarqu2

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    Also, would my current setup in the rear allow me to take full advantage of the flex that the ICONs are capable of?
     
  3. Mar 7, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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    Mademan925

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    enough to go over stuff
    I have the 5100s. no complaints.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    How much you had to tweak your bumps?
     
  5. Mar 7, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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    Just a few
    What about the 5150's?
     
  6. Mar 7, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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    I'm just going by what the toytech rep recommended: the two listed above and some OME's. never looked into the 5150s
     
  7. Mar 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    I think I would go billies and locker. Really, for what we do, you would never use the remote reservoirs to their full potential.

    Edit: Now that I think about it, unless the compressed length of the extended billies are shorter than the ones that were already on it, then the extended ones will break just like the other ones. The real solution to the problem is taller bumpstops or maybe even hydraulic bumpstops so that it can still get most of its flex but has something to slow it down before it snaps the shock shaft again.
     
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  8. Mar 7, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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    are the extended billies stronger than the ones you broke?

    are the icon's stronger than the billies?

    just coming at it from that angle

    my vote is billies and locker
     
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