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Tristan
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Hey all, I am looking at getting some new shocks for my coil cab gu and want the best possible ride. Kings are a bit outside my budget however I have been looking at Amada extremes (heard great things about these), SRC shocks (bit pricier, have they fixed the issues with the seals popping out?), and Profender shocks (haven't heard too much other than they are a bit soft for a daily driven patrol). Anyone have any experience with any of these or any other brands you suggest?

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Iv herd good things about the Armada's but no real life experiance in my hands, best shocks iv owned so far would be the 45mm Tough Dog adjustable shocks for the front they are great but the rear im not liking them.

When you do decide on a shock please post up your experiance with them as ill def be in the market for Armada's in a few months

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I put toughdog 45mm adjustables in the rear late last year and love them. My rig is a gu ute and we carry a slideon camper so I put the shocks on level 3 when the camper is on and back to level 1 when its off. Makes a huge difference in comfort and control. I had OME shocks all round before and they were absolutely stuffed, now the missus can read the map without getting carsick (the other female mapreading issues still exist unfortunately)

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Ok so I have talked to a local dealer of King and he says don't get the ones from USA as they have different valving, he says he has his own custom valving that he recommends. Now obviously he is trying to sell me his product however he is a trusted friend and I have known him for a long time. Anyone know if there is truth in what he is saying? Do they really have different valving?

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I like the Amadas as well, especially the built in bump stops. Also keep thinking of what else I could get with the money I save buying Amadas over kings. Superior told me they are dropping SRC shocks due to supply issues

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There was a thread on Amadas being under engineered on the old forum, Old Mand Emu (OME) sound like they have a good product and I was chatting to Shane from Suspension Stuff yesterday and he mentioned his is bringing out his own brand of Remote Res Shocks in a few weeks. I have dibs on a set and will see how they perform. Straight up the high country then out for the forum meet and we'll see what they are like.

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Ok so I have talked to a local dealer of King and he says don't get the ones from USA as they have different valving, he says he has his own custom valving that he recommends. Now obviously he is trying to sell me his product however he is a trusted friend and I have known him for a long time. Anyone know if there is truth in what he is saying? Do they really have different valving?

Yes they do, iv had kings I bought from sonny, and would buy again happily, but they are valved' better by Allan cuthill if that's who you are talking about, I took mine to him to get revalved and shimmed after I got them from the states, it actually isn't much cheaper getting them direct by the time you stuff around trying to get them to work properly, I'm just going to get them from Allan this time. I got a quote yesterday for new kings.

I have personally watched him strip/build these shocks.

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I've been pretty impressed with my iron man foam cells.

Dan

Me to actually. Very cheap shock, and a little jiggly if I'm critical(high speed dampening) but for half the price of ome you can't go wrong.

I would pay the extra and buy ome, but I had ironman foam cells for a year in my guiv. Like I say, impressive.

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