Mid-travel or upgrade shock

Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by krt~fabs, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. krt~fabs

    krt~fabs New Member

    Hey guys I love overlanding and want to upgrade my shocks to preform better on the dirt roads at high/low speeds but still be great on road too meaning that it is my daily driver. Should I go with the 2.5 mid travel kit with some upper control arms or the 2.0 after market coil overs. Also what brand do you recommend meaning I’m on somewhat of a budget.
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Go 2.5. I highly suggest King.
     
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  4. Tacomania

    Tacomania Well-Known Member

    Icon, they have a 20% discount on kits. IMO with icons you get the "best" of both worlds off and on imo. Not saying king and fox arent any good or considered one of the best. So it depends on what you want to use it for
     
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  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Problem with Icon is their weak top hats.
     
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  6. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    He said budget tho :D

    Id def go king and scratch the budget shit
     
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  7. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Call downsouth motorsports and see if they have any king deals not on the website. Or ask if they will be having any after turkeyday sales.
     
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  8. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    x2, I considered them suspect when I saw them, they're probably tearing metal / cracking around the studs ...
     
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  9. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Good suspension never comes cheap. He can be on a budget but that budget better be at least 3K for coilovers and rear shocks.

    Replacement shocks aren’t even mid travel. It’s stock travel or maybe extended travel with all that extra 7/8” you get from King and Fox.
     
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    X2
     
  11. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

  12. Tacomania

    Tacomania Well-Known Member

    Yes i have read that, but that happens when peeps desert race, which the kings and fox are better at.
     
  13. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Im not sure what that means.

    Please splain like im a turded 5yr old about this desert vs.....not desert?
     
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  14. Tacomania

    Tacomania Well-Known Member

    Neither do i . joking. So based on the comment that icons have weaker hats, and based on research i was doing i came across people talking about this specific topic. In conclusion to what i read was that individuals who broke their suspension were usually driving on sand at higher speeds, so they ended up breaking it. For the kings and fox they are designed for off-road racing so their durabilty in such situations is higher. Does that help in a nut shell? Pretty sure other will chime in. I personnally just got a stage 6 icon, as with icons i will get a better ride on the street vs the others and still get a really good ride off road.
     
  15. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Truck goes bump bump bumpidy bump bump.
     
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  16. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member


    So, icons are weak.
    High speed dirt is high speed dirt isnt it?
    Megadeath would say so.
     
  17. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Cacurate af reply... bravo sir!
     
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  18. Tacomania

    Tacomania Well-Known Member

    In that specific situation yes, so if thats what you intend to use the truck for, icons is not your option.
     
  19. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    But i can do low speed jumping with icons just fine right?
     
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  20. Tacomania

    Tacomania Well-Known Member

    Every kit has its pros and cons, you just have to find the best that fits your purpose and budget
     
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  21. Tacomania

    Tacomania Well-Known Member

    Yes, i also read they are good for rope jumping
     
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