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Are they all BASICALY the same, in that they are nitrogen filled and rebuildable?
I had a set of SAW's on a tacoma several years ago and only did occasional mild wheeling/trail riding. Within six months one of them developed a leak.

I'd like to put adjustable (non reservoir) CO's on my FJ, but I want something that isn't going to require off-the-vehicle maintenance and/or have a bunch of seals, O-rings, etc. that can develope leaks for no apparent reason. I like the adjustability feature but want something I can "set & forget". If that's not possable with CO's then I'll consider something like an OME lift.
 

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If you run hard and want adjustability, you NEED these. If you want no maintenance and easy install, you might be better off with your second choice.

Leaks may develop over time, and eventually you will have to have them resealed. (I am not sure the likelyhood or interval, but I have 2 that leak of of 4 after 2 years and have seen others). To the credit of the Walker Evans shocks, I have never had to slow down for a speedbump, and run up curbs all the time (as well as alot of really fast 4 wheeling and some mind boggling landings). I definately would have blown a stock strut, and maybe even an OME shock by now. And even though there is leakage, they still work great, and I have not had to rebuild them yet.
 

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I went for the better ride and adjustability, Im super happy with my Icon suspension. because of its adjustability I can level the front end and compensate for mods later like a front bumper
 

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Yes, generally speaking all coilovers are pretty much the same....be they King, Fox, Radflo, SAW, Bilstein, etc.

They are performance items and therefore generally require more maintenance than a standard coil and shock arrangement. If you want very little hassle, go with the traditional shock/coil set up.

If you want performance, go C/O.

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Thanks for thourough and concise reply, now I can make an educated decision; I'm going traditional.

Yes, generally speaking all coilovers are pretty much the same....be they King, Fox, Radflo, SAW, Bilstein, etc.

They are performance items and therefore generally require more maintenance than a standard coil and shock arrangement. If you want very little hassle, go with the traditional shock/coil set up.

If you want performance, go C/O.

HTH,
Sean
 

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I had the DR/Icon COs for few years already and they work great off road as well as on the pavement. They have never leaked so far and seam to hold pretty well for the type of wheelling I usually do.:bigthumb:
 
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