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rebuilding icon coilovers

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by rlotti, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Oct 6, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    rlotti

    rlotti [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I've had icon coilovers sitting in my garage forever I need a new top plate for one and both of them rebuilt. I do not want to ship them to icon. Has anyone gotten there coil overs rebuilt at a local shop near san jose. Thanks
     
  2. Oct 6, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    t4r4life

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    its probably cheaper just to let icon do it
     
  3. Oct 6, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    08pretaco

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    its cheaper just to do it yourself, very easy
     
  4. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    brian

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    Theres a video on youtube made by King on how to rebuild. They claim it to be easy, don't know if I'd try it though.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    jandrews

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    This. You open the shock. You take out the worn parts. You replace them with new parts from a kit in the reverse order. You refill the shock with oil. You close the shock.

    That's about it. If you have an hour to kill on a Saturday and the correct tools, you're in business. There's no sense in paying shop time and shipping to do this.


    Edit: Here's the video. All the major brand coilovers function on basically the same principles:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkbwZCHPui0

    Coilovers leak typically because O-rings/seals are worn from use and letting oil and/or nitrogen out of the shock. You can re-valve while inside the C/O if you want, but if you're just rebuilding because the C/Os are blown and the tuning suits you fine, then there's no need to mess with the valving.

    So really, all this is is replacing seals.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    08pretaco

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    i posted on here somewhere FOx's instructions to rebuilding them
     
  7. Apr 25, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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    Pyro

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    Thanks for posting all this info. Will rebuild my icons at home too. No need to waste the cash and send them in if it's that easy!
     
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