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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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Eibach Pro-Truck Coilover Install on the Ford Ranger

We’ve done our due diligence in testing and reviewing the Fox 2.0 Performance Coilovers and shocks on the 2020 Ford Ranger here on staff. While there was a noticeable change in behavior after the Bilstein 5100s, not all changes were positive. Pros - softer overall, smoother on the highway, more comfortable off-road Cons - looser handling, this negatively affected the driver’s towing ability and experience Check out the full video of our Ford Ranger Fox 2.0 shocks review HERE From Fox to Eibach Looking forward, Eibach is one of the top contenders for light-truck 2” (2.0) coilovers, utilizing their mastery...

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Ride Review - Fox 2.0 IFP on a 2020 Ranger FX4

This is our Stage 2 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. If you want to check out the first upgrade we did to the stock Ranger, see our Stage 1 writeup and Video. Shop your shock options: 2019+ Ford Ranger Shock Buying Guide Stage 1 Findings Going from stock shocks with a spacer to an entry-level performance shock like the Bilstein 5100 gave a great baseline on what kind of changes we can expect to see with future shock changes. Truthfully, some...

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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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Shock Shakedown at King of the Hammers 2022

The Johnson Valley desert is as good as any to shake down some new vehicle upgrades, specifically 4 new suspension setups. But not the crazy race-setups on a lot of these rock crawlers and race-rigs. We’re talking basic upgrades for the everyday-driver-guy. Off the shelf, bolt-on-basics. Change the game with a few hundred dollars basic. We’ve been to this event a number of times, and each year it keeps getting bigger and bigger. One of the things we were most impressed with this year, which was brand new, is the FPV drone coverage of nearly every major Hammer obstacle, sometimes...

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