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Toyota Tacoma ICON RXT Suspension - Long Term Review

This is a long term ownership review, checking in after about 30k miles of having the stage 9 RXT kit from Icon Vehicle Dynamics on our 2006 Toyota Tacoma 4WD. The kit was initially installed in July of 2017, along with Frontrunner Roofracks, and an A.R.E Z-series bed camper shell - all in preparation for a week on the road and a week at Burning Man. Long term usability of the truck as a mobile base was our primary focus, since this truck will likely stay in the family forever. There’s 220,000 miles currently on the truck. Previous suspension experience...

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New Buyer's Guide - 2019-2021 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss & 2019-2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4

In 2019, Chevrolet and GMC arrived on the scene with their new Trail Boss and AT4 packages, respectively. These trucks came equipped with some trim-level upgrades, and base-level upgrades including a performance-oriented suspension package. These trucks do require their own specific part numbers to achieve desired lift heights or performance gains, whereas previous models were able to share part numbers across the wide range of trims. We get into all the specifics of these new GM models, what suspension systems are being offered, and what to expect in terms of lift & leveling kits, part numbers, and aftermarket support. View...

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Ride Review - Bilstein 5100 on a 2020 Ranger FX4

This is our stage 1 for the 2019+ Ford Ranger, we’ll be diving into many different suspension combinations; changing out the shocks, control arms, leaf springs, and other parts. Shop your shock options: 2019+ Ford Ranger Shock Buying Guide Backstory As of this writing, most big brands have made something for the new Ranger; Bilstein, Fox, Icon, King, Rancho, Radflo, Eibach all have coilovers and shocks in varying feature-sets. The 2020 Ranger FX4 that we’ll be working with will eventually see some of these options, we’re aiming to compare similarly-classed shocks and coilovers against one another. In other words, we...

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Ride Review - Rancho RS7000MT - Jeep Wrangler JLU Rubicon

The Shock Surplus team decided to mix things up on the Wrangler JLU Rubicon. You might be wondering, why take off the Bilstein 8100s with External Bypass and Ride Adjustment? Lets dive in and get reacquainted with our mission. Its not always about running the best, otherwise our rigs would all have 2.5 or 3.0 shocks with kitted-out suspensions. That’s not the case though, we take the upgrade journey seriously, and know there’s a huge range of budgets and use-cases. With Rancho’s latest redesign of their 7000 series, we had to take a look. We actually removed the Bilstein 8100...

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Rancho Performance Suspension & Shocks FAQ

How is height adjustment made on the Quicklifts? I have a 2007 Silverado and only want one inch of lift. The Quicklifts unfortunately are not going to be ride height adjustable, when we say that the quick lifts are adjustable what we're referring to is the valving. The Quicklifts have adjustable valving, but not adjustable ride height. What they're meant for is to get your truck level with the rear at a fixed height depending on whatever whatever truck you have that lift height is going to be a little bit different. How long is the Rancho Warranty? The good...

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