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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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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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Bilstein 8112 Shocks Review

If there’s one 2nd gen Tundra that needs the beefiest suspension on the market, it could be Buzz’s Tundra. Buzz can be seen around all the socal desert spots, Big Bear, and of course Mammoth Lakes, his stomping grounds when the winter hits and the fresh powder dumps. First day was a dream, exactly what i expected, super soft... but stiff in the right places Suspension Journey The Tundra reportedly wasn’t stock for long, the first suspension upgrade the Tundra saw was a spacer lift on the stock strut. But spacers dont improve performance. Needing more damping required a real...

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Fox Shocks Frequently Asked Questions

Fox Shocks (Truck & Jeep) FAQ This is an assortment of Frequently Asked Questions that we receive around Fox shocks. These are mostly introductory and helping drivers establish a baseline of what to expect out of Fox. We dont get into the more advanced topics like spring rates, custom valving, or custom setups for race vehicles here. Do Fox shocks really make a difference? Do Fox shocks improve ride quality? One of the main differences noticed immediately when equipping Fox shocks on your vehicle is how much better the suspension will handle the every day bumps and irregularities. Potholes and...

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