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Road salt effects on lifts

Discussion in 'North East' started by oldcorps, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Feb 15, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    oldcorps

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    Hi TW, just wondering on the effects of the salt on various lifts here in the Northeast. Whats everyone running, and hows it holding up?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    I had Icons/Bilsteins on my '03 for 4 years and 130,000 miles and the same on my '09 for 2 and 50,000 miles. Probably wouldn't want to try to adjust my fronts after a year or two but otherwise, both are/were fine.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    I live out west now but grew up in NE Ohio. After working with alot of lifted vehicles I found all aftermarket stuff to corrode faster. Your best bet is for anything adjustable is to coat it in something. I liked teflon lubercant it dries. Sorry I didn't really answer your question.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    I just got mine put on in July so it hasnt been a year so far of abuse.. but so far so good mine is still good and strong
     
  5. Feb 15, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    Adjustable coilovers become non adjustable coilovers once winter is done with unless you wash them really often.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    Boyd , what UCA's are those ?
     
  7. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    whats up with that bolt????? looks stripped out.......
    and where is it from......
    i will do a check of my rig tomm when im working on it im sure to find some nice damage
     
  8. Feb 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Ya , and the underside of your truck has no rust either .

    Apples and oranges , Boog
     
  9. Feb 16, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    I just replaced my 1 1/2 year old Icon's with EMU. I rebuilt them once and give up the second time. $1500 in total is enough.
    I don't think that is the salt only. I drive a lot on gravel road -Upstate and I think that - is a combination of small stones, sand and salt that hit the shaft and the seals.
    I like the way they drive and I think , for a Tacoma ,, they are second to none but - in my eyes - they are not for north east.
    Only if they could install a rubber boot behind the spring, to protect the shaft <<< . There is enough space and they should have this as an option for the guys that use these trucks past the Mall parking lot.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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  11. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    :ohsnap: you let him talk to you like that.......:eek:
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    yes he did.....fight fight fight
    a southerner n a white:eek:
    larry has a lot of it
     
  12. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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  13. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    Salt sucks.
     
  14. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    salt does suck......
     
  15. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    I'll pull it apart and do what I can to restore the aluminum, but not much can be done for the rusted steel parts. The adjusting collars still spin because I regularly hit 'em with lube.

    I'll wax the shiat out of the aluminum after I restore it and see how much that helps. I applied a coat to the shocks when I installed them but it didn't do much. Figure it's better than nothing.
     
  16. Feb 16, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    This kind of scares me because it will be about 1/3 or my driving time will be on dirt roads/trails, and i live in northern MI no salt is a huge factor... i'm looking at putting icons in my truck but don't want to be rebuilding them constantly... how many miles did you put on in those 1.5 years ? i also won't be driving my truck from more than one month out of the year for the next couple years so i should be good.. but yes salt ruins everything, try to find a truck older than '00 in MI that's not rusted to shit...
     
  17. Feb 16, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    I put close to 35 k's.
     
  18. Feb 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    That's not the exact same set up is it? It looks like a completely different UCA and the extra shock's reservoir is in a different spot
     
  19. Feb 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    I wash the fuck out of my shit. No issues so far.

    I also live here in Larryland where we hardly ever salt.

    And I DD a Corolla.

    I think all of these are working in my favor.
     
  20. Feb 16, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    i usually wash my truck once a week in the winter to keep the salt and sand from fucking with my truck and while im at it i give my suspension a full on spray with teflon lube and it seems to keep everything from going to shit on me.
     
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