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Covers for coilovers?

Have seen these mentioned, but not very often.

I bought a set of Radflo 2.5"coilovers for my 08. I'm wondering if I should put some protection from the elements on them. I noticed on my factory off road package bilstein shocks they're pretty badly corroded although they are 8 years old.

Just wondering if I should get some because I'm not sure what Radflo coats them with.
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Re: Covers for coilovers?

IMO they are a must. @mikey has been running them awhile and is also an advocate for the Icon neoprene covers. I've had mine for two years and highly recommend them to keep your investment lasting longer. Plus why not, they're cheap!
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Re: Covers for coilovers?

And if you don't want to advertise Icon, here is an option (make sure you know the length and diameter you need): http://www.kartek.com/parts/eibach-1...ings-pair.html
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Re: Covers for coilovers?

I am not willing to spend 50-60 bucks for that.

Has anyone just made some? Or had them made?
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Re: Covers for coilovers?

Assuming you spent $1200 plus on decent coil overs, what's another $60, other than cheap insurance? I get being frugal, I have a hard time parting with my money too, but the investment in protecting your shocks is worth it.
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Assuming you spent $1200 plus on decent coil overs, what's another $60, other than cheap insurance? I get being frugal, I have a hard time parting with my money too, but the investment in protecting your shocks is worth it.
Don't disagree. Just seeing if same protection or even better could be had for half that price.
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Don't disagree. Just seeing if same protection or even better could be had for half that price.
Good luck with that.....if you find a set for $30-40 for e pair, let me know.

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Good luck with that.....if you find a set for $30-40 for e pair, let me know.
If you look down the page here: Eibach 12" Long Nylon Shock Spring Covers Fit Over 4" To 5" Outside Diameter Springs - Pair - Kartek Off-Road you'll find the PRP or Dirt Bagz covers for $30-40 a pair.

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Guess I have to get out and measure my Camburgs... like the PRPs for the buck!



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Re: Covers for coilovers?

A little late to the party......

My preference is the neoprene over the nylon. Neoprene will breath and not trap moisture.

At the end of the day the $60 is real cheap insurance to protect your gear. I will update my cover thread with new pics.
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