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I ordered the King OEM series a friggin month ago, after chewing on King for two weeks, they landed at my doorstep this evening.

I opened em up and took a few pics down and dirty. These shocks are no joke. I ordered the adjustable pin top fronts, with remote resi's and the rears, adjustable with remote resi's as well.

I'm hoping to install tomorrow, keeping track as I go.


If ya wait a month, you can get some free stickers


Fronts are adjustable pin tops, with remotes mounted. Heavy monkeys, fo sho.




From the King site, I assumed the rears were piggyback adjustables, but apparently they are not.





I think I can get em on in the am, if not, tomorrow night. Turkey Day and all.
 

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what did those cost if you don't mind me asking? I'm looking at ordering the king 2.5 resi's here pretty soon...also what travel did you get?

Chad
 

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these are the King OEM Performance Series for stock or leveled. IDK if you can stretch em any more than that. lol. They were just a little over $500 a corner as they sit. The coilover fronts were about $2k for the pair, so I opted for these. Its a work/drive/ranch/cow turd/haul stuff truck, so I didn't wanna get em too pretty
 

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Gorgeous, love my Kings and I'm sure you will feel the same. Congrats.
 

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How long do they last???? and what are they for warranty????
Kings are designed for racing and for most of us will be "over engineered.". Which is good, because it means they'll last a long time. I've had 2.5" coilovers on my truck for over 4 years and about 90k miles. The only disappointment is that the finish on them sucks. They'll look like crap in about a year.
 

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Kings are designed for racing and for most of us will be "over engineered.". Which is good, because it means they'll last a long time. I've had 2.5" coilovers on my truck for over 4 years and about 90k miles. The only disappointment is that the finish on them sucks. They'll look like crap in about a year.
Thanks! In order for it to be worth it they would have to last at least 10 years. at 500 a shock. I could buy 10 of the shocks i run.. So they would need to last a long time. Well more then ten years really. the ones i have now have lasted more then two years and still work better then most new shocks...
 

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Thanks! . So they would need to last a long time. Well more then ten years really. the ones i have now have lasted more then two years and still work better then most new shocks...
they are rebuildable
 

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I ordered the King OEM series a friggin month ago, after chewing on King for two weeks, they landed at my doorstep this evening.

I opened em up and took a few pics down and dirty. These shocks are no joke. I ordered the adjustable pin top fronts, with remote resi's and the rears, adjustable with remote resi's as well.

I'm hoping to install tomorrow, keeping track as I go.


If ya wait a month, you can get some free stickers


Fronts are adjustable pin tops, with remotes mounted. Heavy monkeys, fo sho.




From the King site, I assumed the rears were piggyback adjustables, but apparently they are not.





I think I can get em on in the am, if not, tomorrow night. Turkey Day and all.

Anybody gotta towel? LOL
 

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The only disappointment is that the finish on them sucks. They'll look like crap in about a year.
The finish is amazing. It's aluminum and billet parts that have been anodized. If you don't take care of them (like any alum, billet ano part), they will look like chit. Ask me after Winter how mine look (praying for good results).
 

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so, an update... I'm half done. lol.

This am I got up and because I've swapped shocks on this and my other F250 several times, I didn't think it would be a big deal, so I thought I would knock em out.

As I mentioned, all the shocks are marked "driver" or "passenger". I originally thought for tuning, but apparently for clearances, etc. I took off the passenger shock (near the exhaust) in about a minute, and grabbed the King rear markef "passenger". Simple.

The way I THOUGHT it should go, put the hose too close to the frame, so I turned it around. Nothing getting in the way, so I mounted it up, BAM! easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Flopped over to the other side (driver) and pulled the Rancho and grabbed the King. I mounted it same as other one, with the hose away from the frame (if I mounted it the other way, the hose squeezed between the shock body and the frame.

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these damn things are on the wrong sides, and why? King marked em wrong. Happy Thanksgiving to me !!!

(heres a pick of the passenger side, mounted with the drivers side shock. you can see if I turned it around, the hose would compress between the frame and the shock body.)


I take a break, go have lunch with my family and get back into it later today. Swapped em OPPOSITE of what the tags said (thanks King) and they fit perfect, look great.

I start on the front shocks. I know with the OEMs you can literally unbolt and push em together with your hands and pull em out of the mount. Simple. I bolted the top of the new King to the mount, and the shock appears to be too long. I know they are already extended, but if I compress em and get em into the mount and the suspension goes back to the height it WAS, I literally am gonna have 2 inches of travel until the shock body compresses 100%.




Before I tackle the front, I gotta call the King guys and see if they have actually installed one of these on a 2011 F250, lol.

**Does anyone know if these shocks are gonna lift that front at all? I'm doubting they can lift that 1,000lb diesel engine, but I'm not getting into that front until I hear from these guys.
 

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The finish is amazing. It's aluminum and billet parts that have been anodized. If you don't take care of them (like any alum, billet ano part), they will look like chit. Ask me after Winter how mine look (praying for good results).
The blue is anodized, the grey isn't. Unless King has changed something (and hopefully they have), there isn't enough care in the world to keep the grey looking as good as it is now. It's bad enough that you'll see people have gone as far as putting map laminate on to try to protect them.

Don't get me wrong. I LOVE everything else about them.
 

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those shocks are two long and no they won't lift the truck at all
I am wondering if KING has a clue?

the Grey AKA Silver AKA Bare aluminum you would hope it is at least a clear anodized? But with Snake's input it doesn't sound like it ?
 

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I couldn't get to the King guys until Monday, as they were out for an extended holiday, unlike the rest of the world. lol.. Anyway, found they made these for a truck with a level/lift kit, so They told me either way it would be fine, but I opted to get a 1.5" kit from ReadyLift and have it shipped out.

I got the ReadyLift 1.5" today and had some time to get on the lift and knock it out. I started about 5, and by 6:20 or so, it was all done, wheels back on truck.

I pulled the wheels, unbolted the shocks, disconnected the lower end link bolt and the axle dropped enough to pull the spring out, unbolt the spring perch and install the lift with the new bolt (its pretty straightforward, and if you have the tools, its pretty quick. If I was in a hurry, or just did the level, I could have done it and back on the tires in 30 minutes).

Before I jacked the axle back up, I installed the Kings, and they actually needed more space than I had with the front axle lowered as far as it would go, so I had a friend step on the axle and force it down another inch or so. Damn shocks. lol

Anyway, these are down and dirty from my iPhone, I'll get some of the road dirt off and clean it up a bit and get some better pics.



 
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