Both Fox and King have great products to offer the OEM market. Most of their OEM shocks can be tuned, rebuilt or upgraded. Rebuild kits are usually stocked by suspension shops or can be easily acquired from the manufacturer.
So what are some things that would make you pick one over the other?
Fox is considered one of, if not the largest shock manufacturer in the off-road industry. They build shocks for everything from Mountain Bikes, Snowmobiles, UTVs, and Trophy Trucks to Factory options on trucks like the Ford Raptor & Jeep Rubicon.
Compared to other shocks, Fox uses better seals, shock oil and shafts, but are considered one of the more expensive options on the market. However, with price comes quality and you “get what you pay for”. The Fox shafts are more durable which will prolong the life of the shock. The surface hardening on these shafts are ideal for areas that may see harsh winters with snow/salt on the roads. Shock seals like clean and undamaged piston rods. In addition to the high quality materials Fox uses, their DSC Adjuster is one of the most advanced shock adjusters on the market. For towing or fine tune adjustments, the DSC Adjusters are a great feature to have.
King Shocks is one of the most well known shock brands in the off-road industry. They are Family Owned & Operated – 100% Designed, Manufactured & Assembled in the U.S.A since 1996. Their high performance shocks can be found on top tier race trucks all over the world. King offers a great variety of OEM fit high performance shocks at a reasonable price. These shocks look great, can be tuned, rebuilt and upgraded to fit your needs.
King carries over most of their race parts to their OEM line so your daily driver can have a touch of trophy truck technology. Their anodized blue components definitely stand out and look amazing. If you want the coolest off-road shocks look no further than King.
As you can see from this article there are some differences between the brands, and both are great choices with the AccuTune magic inside.