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which coilover is better

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by socal19, Mar 3, 2010.

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which coilover is better

Poll closed Apr 2, 2010.
  1. kings

    33 vote(s)
    38.8%
  2. icon

    26 vote(s)
    30.6%
  3. camburg

    6 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. sway away

    6 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. toytec

    14 vote(s)
    16.5%
  1. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:12 AM
    #1
    socal19

    socal19 [OP] TACOMA03

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    Hey guys just wanting to do a poll to see which coilover gives you the best on-road and offroad experience, which one will give u a smother ride and good quality and also which one gets the job done on good lift and handling
     
  2. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    they are all great products. the "best" is really gonna be based on people's preferance and what they have on their truck. the kings are def the most race proven shock company of the poll followed by SAW, and the icons are arguably the most popular direct OE replacemnt. the toytecs are the most popular "budget oriented" route...

    having said that, i vote icons. cause thats what i have on my truck and they ride great on road and amazing off road
     
  3. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:35 AM
    #3
    Its_Taco_Time

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    Kings probably the best, but it comes down to what you are willing to pay for. Kings are $1425, icons/SAW/Camburg are all $1000.

    If you are not baja racing, it's not necessary to spend the extra $425 unless you like the pretty blue coil.

    ICON FTW
     
  4. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    the icon remote resi CO's are $1350, still cheaper than king but no bling bling blue
     
  5. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    socal19

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    I'm getting brand new kings for my 03 taco for $
    925
     
  6. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    Its_Taco_Time

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    My point was resi on a 2.5" shock is overkill unless you are desert racing
     
  7. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    dylandercole

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    I think the icons are very nice. my buddy has them on his 04 and they are a pretty plush ride on the road. I havnt been in his truck while wheeling though. My SAWs are awsome offroad but a little stiff for my liking on road
     
  8. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    Earlicious83

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    I have a set of Icon coilovers with the IVD coating for sale. Less than 250 miles. Lost my job and have to take off the lift i put on two weeks ago.

    Ill take 950 plus shipping. OBO

    TC UCA's for sale as well

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mar 11, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    TRICOMA

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    I vote Kings...cause that is what I have. Why is Fox not on the list? Ooops.

    I like the pretty blue color...

    I also got a good deal too.

    But for the most of us...Kings/Fox/Icon would be about the same.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    1337Taco

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    I have ICONs but I would say kings and fox's are great as well.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    ktmrider

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    Im digging the blue, my cousins bringing his friends mid travel truck with kings ill tell you how they perform
     
  12. Mar 12, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    bajamoon

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    kings because i beat the $hit out of mine and they still ride great. King's ftw
     
  13. Mar 15, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    ktmrider

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    Over the weekend we went down for a jawbone trip, and my cousin brought a 1st gen stock with the king coilovers, and that truck was beat on. It ran extremely well, and very nice. + 1 for kings:D
     
  14. Mar 15, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    Coolidge

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    +1 on Kings
     
  15. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    i voted kings. I have Fox's though and love them
     
  16. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    imsikotic

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    Fox, King, SAW, Icon in that order.
     
  17. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    Kmoney

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    That's terrible, man. I'm really sorry to hear about that, and I, as everyone else on here I'm sure, hope things pick up fast.
     
  18. Mar 26, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    singlefin

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    I use Fox, but King and Icon are good shocks as well. Have them valved for your truck and use and they are even better...most reputable shops will offer one free re-valve with your purchase.
     
  19. Mar 26, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    i like icon but i dont have any. but if i were to get one i would go icon
     
  20. Mar 28, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    battlescars

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    They're all good shocks, buy whatever you can find the cheapest, that's all you need to do.
     
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