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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by NYCTaco52, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    Solid point, I was trying to do the same for my King shocks as I usually like to post as much info about the stuff I sell. Especially travel numbers. Also out of curiosity in trying to find front coilover travel numbers.

    Would you happen to know the front travel numbers off the top of your head?
     
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  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    Nope sure dont.. I have heard though that it is a simple matter (<- air quotes) to convert a NON ext shock to an ext shock. Dissemble > remove a spacer > reassemble

    But honestly the lack of very simple data like this is going to be one of the biggest factors that might drive me away from the King brand. (Still think they are the best shock for my wants/needs. So I will probably still end up going with them in the end after all my research.. but come'on!)
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    I completely agree. I think a HUGE problem with these companies is that once they start gaining some sales and traction. They get full of themselves and stop thinking about the little stuff that got them where they are today.
    Look at icon for example, used to be known as the company that would rival King. Then they got bigger? Spend a ridiculous amount of money on their show trucks and 18 wheel support truck. Focused on Sema and events. Now we got numerous reports of leaking shocks and shit customer service.
     
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  4. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    And to add to that. Of course you're still gonna have your fanboys that still love some of these companies to death or claim "well I have no issues with my stuff". But that isnt the point. A company should be judged by its entire product line and ability to serve customers across the board. Just because one person doesn't have issues doesnt mean they make great stuff. (I'm thinking about someone I know personally on this)

    I've never been a fanboy of individual products or companies because everyone else is. If the products the company starts making turn to shit. Then the company goes hand in hand with that. That's why I love some of these smaller fab companies because they actually care. I just hope they dont follow suit and get so big that they end up in the same boat

    JBA even texted me personally when I had some questions about his product during the install. That's stuff that doesnt happen with large companies
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:45 AM
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    I can agree with that, before getting Kings I sent 4 different emails with questions etc. To this day never a response, but I have seen many threads on ICON problems. But never a King thread in regards to problems so I chose King.
     
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  6. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    Well this made me look at the ADS shocks/coilovers I was thinking about more realistically. It's gonna be a pain to take apart/put together my truck for rebuilds, especially since it's my only vehicle. I guess I could keep my 5100s and just throw those back on there if/when that happened but I usually just don't have the down time to do it in. Thanks for the post!
     
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  7. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    Shitttt, if I could afford ADS shocks. They'd be on my truck. Off road use or not :rofl:
     
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  8. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    Yeah, it's just hard to spend $3500 on shocks alone for me, when I have $350 worth of shocks that do the job well enough on there right now. I think I'm gonna stick with the 5100s for now.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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    Pretty much the same reason I went with the 6112s. Although there's some ride issues I need to address with them. But they were in the budget and work well for my current use
     
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  10. Sep 11, 2019 at 1:36 PM
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    Mob mentality, oh that guy has kings I need those too, then they probably realize they don't really need kings to go to the mall and soccer practice.
     
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  11. Sep 11, 2019 at 1:37 PM
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    I was just talking about this. It seems like people buy brand new Tacoma’s, throw Kings on it, create an IG for the likes. Then can’t afford it and sell the kings and wheels to make the truck stock and then trade it in lol.
     
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  12. Sep 11, 2019 at 1:40 PM
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    What's even worse. Those damn guys that have an IG and get all these sponsors and throw crazy money into the trucks. But never use them on trails unless it's for a photo Opportunity. You guys know a few of them. Who have the nerve to claim they are knowledgeable about the shit or tell people to subscribe to their YouTube for tips and information. Drives me insane

    Edit: and the only information they have to give is the same shit you can find in the instruction manual or given to them by the people they pay to build the truck
     
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    Yup, the overflowing cpo lot at the dealer I am sitting at says so.
     
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    I’d venture a guess it’s learning curve. Kings are likely excellent products, I almost pulled the trigger on them myself during my research, but, perhaps, if after one has gotten them in house one may find that a different type of shock is better suited for or more frequently supported by an alternate technology to match driving performance goals.

    I’d presume the ball and chain might stumble across the invoice or bank statement and the resell is the return to the master bed play perhaps.
     
  15. Sep 12, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    Plenty of people also swap out things that are worth decent $ for stock if they still have it when selling the vehicle. Get more $ for the parts then you will for a built teuck.
     
  16. Sep 12, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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    People selling their tacos? Lies! Dirty lies!
     
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    Exactly!! That’s why I just get the decals. No one knows what I have but then they see my cool decal and think that I’ve spent thousands just to impress them.
     
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    Got any extra decals? Asking for a friend.. :anonymous:
     
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    Only ones that say "I ride fat chicks" are left.
     
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    Probably be the first accurate decal I got
     
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