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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Aug 10, 2019 at 10:09 AM
    bucktales

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  2. Aug 10, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    split loom is ok, and offers some protection to the wires, but I prefer this stuff now.....

    https://www.amazon.com/Black-PET-Ex...9Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

    in some ways its cheaper...and looks better in exposed areas..
     
  3. Aug 10, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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  4. Aug 10, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    new CV axles or did you just put the silicone boots on? looks like you tore the boot for the outer tie rod..

    how do you like the Icon suspension? which level did you go with? been looking more and more at their stuff as prices are decent for the product. kings are a bit out of my price range....
     
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  5. Aug 10, 2019 at 1:11 PM
    m603holden

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    Lots of sail boat fuel
    He could be faster, but her have to switch to foxs :boink::rofl:
     
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  6. Aug 10, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    I don't run any of the big 3 for my coilovers lol
     
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  7. Aug 10, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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    CVJ Reman CVs icons are awesome!
    Up to 3" I have them at 2.5
    They are a progressive shock, faster is better.
    But I rock crall alot and have no issues.
    Kings are awesome too but problems arise more frequently it seems.
     
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  8. Aug 10, 2019 at 3:43 PM
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    Fox are fast, fast faster!:rofl:
     
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  9. Aug 10, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    Dude I love mine. My truck rides like a well tuned sled now. I easily can maintain tracktion with +15mph now in most cases.
     
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  10. Aug 10, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    I meant which stage? icon lists their kits in stages 2, 3 4, 5, 6... and so on...

    I was looking at the stage 4... which seems similar to what you have..

    https://www.bilsteinlifts.com/shop/...stage-4-wtubular-uca-2016-2017-toyota-tacoma/

    yeah I've been reading up on troubles with all manufacturers kits..

    OME/ARB BP-51s corrode in salt, and paint chips off them the rod guards fall off......
    billsteins are ok, but watch for corrosion especially if you get a threaded body... etc...
     
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    Talked to dissent offroad about the bp-51. I believe they 100% did right customer service wise, but has had nothing but trouble with the parts they kept sending him unfortunately
     
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  12. Aug 10, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    unfortunately I have to be careful, takes me a while to save up $3-4k for a lift kit... so I must research carefully, and save where I can upgrade easily later on...
     
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  13. Aug 10, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    Absolutely.

    Personally I've only considered ADS, King and fox because of my lifestyle and my research.

    Honestly if I wasn't doing the 70+mph on the roads we did by ourselfs or smaller groups I'd probably have gone the 5160 route. That last trip was too many people to open up and feel comfortable to be honest.

    But all I have to add is I believe any 2.5 CO front from a big name can be fully modified at a later date if you choose, less Bilstein
     
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  14. Aug 10, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    my other problem being this is my DD.. so I cant have long downtimes.. makes me think the Billstein 5160's are a better choice, but more of a compromise.. in the back of my head I'm teliing myself go big, or you'll regret it.. my hobbies are never "cheap"....
     
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  15. Aug 10, 2019 at 4:44 PM
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    I wouldnt say it's a compromise. The only thing you're really getting with anything "top tier is brand, shock fade resistance (which the 5160s will also be great with) and better control at high speeds.

    The truth is my shocks don't even start to be their best until I break 55 on rocks that are 3-5". They're rough as hell. And then they just open up and plane right over everything. Being a budget guy are you wanting to risk your daily at those speeds under those circumstances and risk breaking parts on your daily? Because they's where those shocks shine
     
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    with the stocker billsteins on my OR I did ok on the golden road/NMW roads. I didn't air down as I did not have an air compressor at the time, and was struggling at 45mph... I assume if I aired down from the 32-34 PSI i had (when hot) closer to 20-24 PSI it would have helped a lot. (air down tool, and compressor are my next purchases).. mind you I am on 265/75/16's yokohama geolander AT's.
     
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    I have stage 3 but total chaos UCAs
     
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  18. Aug 10, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    And you hauled ass.
     
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    1 of the main reasons I went with Icon is because they seem to hold up better in the salt belt from what I've been told.
     
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    Thanks to @Arcticelf for pushing me!
    It's to much fun, but a veteran at speed and lines is a huge comfort to follow:thumbsup:
     
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