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Old October 24th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default FOA coilovers

Dont really know if this is the right place.

Me and a buddy will be working on a project this winter. ANd i was wondering if anyone has used the FOA coilovers. They seem cheap and decent.

I am very new to coilovers, so any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old October 24th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #2
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call justin at UORC we put a set on the brute when it was built they were a big shock and ended up having to take them off because the coil over hoops that poly performance sells were to small for them. his friend now owns them and they are on his rig
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Old October 24th, 2008, 01:47 PM   #3
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in dezertrangers.com there is like a 25 page review/discussion with the owner chris of FOA and they seem to be a reasonably priced shock...i know i will be using them on my ranger...just a thought if you want to do some reading
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Old October 24th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #7
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I think junk90xj on here is a dealer in them?? you can pm and find out more I'm sure.
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ive been doing research on coil-overs myself lately. from what i can tell, they are a good product, and slightly more affordable than brand new "race" shocks, or whatever you want to call the others that are out there. however, it seems that you can usually find one of the other brands used, or nib/pre-owned, for a little less. i guess if you need a warranty, or better company support, or whatever else you get with buying new, the foa's are a good buy.
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I can say I am very happy with them and the service from the company, so happy that we are going to use their Coilovers & their new Bypass shocks on our Desert Race 7200 truck.

They only sell direct, they do not use dealers and that is a big part of why they are reasonably priced, I think they start around $275 VS. $500+ for the other guys.....Their Bypass shocks are supposed to be $399.....!
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what shock is 500+ thats comparable to a 2.5 foa?
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kings are 450 http://www.offroad-engineering.com/2...ecoilover.html
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They only sell direct, they do not use dealers and that is a big part of why they are reasonably priced, I think they start around $275 VS. $500+ for the other guys.....Their Bypass shocks are supposed to be $399.....!
incorrect. if you buy enough you get a pretty good discount
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incorrect. if you buy enough you get a pretty good discount

About a year ago I had a long conversation with Chris (BTW, he is not the owner unless he bought the owner out). He was determined to only sell direct, his shocks are the best bang for the buck going and his are a great fit to our products so I wanted to sell them.

I have never spoke to him again on the matter but I do speak to him every month or so, FOA is a sponsor to our 7200 desert truck. We are using his shocks on everything and I have found no reason to think any others are actually better performing than FOA's. Some are prettier but the performance and internal adjustability of all are equivalent in my eyes. And that is after trying many different manufacturers coilover shocks.

I have not tried their Bypass shocks yet but we should be testing them on the truck in 8 weeks or so.....
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all i know is i called to get set up with them and was told if i sold "x" amount of them i would get a much better deal. typical of how most outfits are run. over all i think their coilovers are just fine and that is comparing them to several others too. i have no experience with any other products from them but the bumpstops will be next on my list to try out.
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my only complaints about the foa's are:

1. the remote ressy hose needs a 90deg swivel mounted to the shock

2. the body is not coated or plated. i'm sure it's fine in the dessert- but this is called the rust belt for a reason.

3. the valving was not marked on the out side- which is not a problem untill you order different rates for the front and rear and you dont know which is which to mount them.

the pros:

1. Price

2. price

3. price

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