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Sway-away VS. Icon

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by bluetaco99, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    bluetaco99

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    any one have a prefrence on performance?? whats batter for a mid travel lift...
     
  2. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    i would think performance wise they would be the same since they are set up to utilize the same kit. just depends on looks and price i guess. but i see alot more people go with the icons
     
  3. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Sway-A-Way = Progressive dampening
    Icon = Digressive dampening.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    Cr250jumper

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    I vote King
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    icon's specialty is bolt in, OE replacement shocks and coilovers...

    SAW is commonly refered to as rust-a-way and stay-a-way...

    just throwing that out thur...
     
  6. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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  7. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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  8. Jul 20, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    that was with the older model SAWs .... and they even offered replacment on parts that rusted if im not mistaken. i have SAW on my mini and they havent rusted and held up good. another pro for me was that they are local( they were also the only option when i got my kit)

    Kings ftw but they dont fit i guess?
     
  9. Jul 20, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    I agree with Kings ftw. King has an OEM replacement shock
     
  10. Jul 20, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    not for the 2nd gen minis and the TC kit lists SAW and Icon part numbers that wrk with the kit . Same with the LT kits its only SAW or Fox. idk if they didnt try kings or what
     
  11. Jul 20, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    King makes shocks that are not listed. They will make whatever you want. The shocks I have are not listed anywhere. They are complete custom length built specific for the application
     
  12. Jul 20, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    this is good to know ......... i wanna run kings but TC never said it was an option beside the rear kit
     
  13. Jul 20, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    ok thanks for the help guys now second question. im currently running a spacer in front and no aal with bilistine rear shocks from a 4x4. should i buy the whole icon kit with aal upper control arm and rear & front shocks?? or just buy icon shocks with tc control arm and a aal??
     
  14. Jul 20, 2011 at 11:16 PM
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    basicly are the icon rear shocks any good?? or should i just stay with the bilistine..
     
  15. Jul 21, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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    only the new 2.5" icon rear shocks... the 2.0 design is the old donahoe racing shock which was a rebadged edelbrock shock... def not worth the $400 price tag
     
  16. Jul 21, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc

    this depends what are you looking for?

    personally i would not go with the AAL. unless you go with the 3 leaf AAL, and still i wouldnt, nut up, get the whole leaf pack. your ride will be MUCH better.


    so this is what i think you should get

    Icon UCA
    Icon Coilover
    All Pro leafpack/deaver leafpack
    Icon 2.5 rear shocks.


    then personally in the front i would add some spider trax spacers:)



    EDIT: i didnt notice this is a 5 lugger, i dont know shit about a 5 lug.
     
  17. Jul 21, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    your options for a 5 lug a VERY limited... this is about the best you can go with out going long travel. it's a great set up, i've seen a dude hauls ass with this kit

    TC upper arm and either Icon or SAW coilover... resi optional

    http://www.chaosfab.com/88500.html
     
  18. Jul 21, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    King is pretty local if you're in socal. They will build anything you want.
     
  19. Jul 21, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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  20. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    My shocks were the same cost as any other 8" coilover they make. They have to make them form scratch anyway so they dont charge extra just because you change dimensions a little. With DSM's discount they were actually less than any other manufactures shock and mine are complete custom valving and dimensions. King is well... King for a reason
     
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