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I'm going to lift my truck soon, but I'd like to hear from guys who live in area's with snow. I read a post a while back where a guy had problems with his Dhoes after the winter. He said they were all pitted from road salt and he could no longer adjust them. I'd like to go with the the Dhoes, but am wondering if I will run into the same problem, they like spreading the salt where I live. Should I save some money and just go with revtek spacers?
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This is my first winter with my DR coilovers. I'm sure the winter is gonna wreak havoc on them, but what can ya do? They'll still work fine, just look like crap.

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Like Fishbone said, they will corrode and there is little you can do. There is another thread around suggesting anti seize to keep the threads from seizing. I'm coming up on winter #2. They work fine but look like crap.
 

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If you got the money for a coilover lift, go that route and not spacers, because both will look like crap after winter. I've got spacers now, and I would rather have a coilover lift.
 

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tbrown said:
I'm going to lift my truck soon, but I'd like to hear from guys who live in area's with snow. I read a post a while back where a guy had problems with his Dhoes after the winter. He said they were all pitted from road salt and he could no longer adjust them. I'd like to go with the the Dhoes, but am wondering if I will run into the same problem, they like spreading the salt where I live. Should I save some money and just go with revtek spacers?
Thanks for any input!
We don't have allot of Rain or snow here in SoCal but I spray my frame, axles, shocks or anything else that might rust with a little wd40. I buy it in the big gallon can with a sprayer. It seems to work fine for me but thats here where we don't have road salt
Let me know when your ready to order I have free shipping right now.
 

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Anti-seize or what ever your weapon of choice is on the threads and something else on the rest of them.

That and giving your wheel wells a good scrubbing and washing between storms will certainly slow down the corrosion.

Mine appear to be holding up fairly well so far with the above.

But, it's not even January yet... :rolleyes:
 

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No matter which coil-over you decide to put on whether it is the Dr's, Camburgs, Sway-A-Ways, Fabtechs, etc you will need to take the proper precautions in those types of enviroments otherwise you will have the corroding issues aasociated w/ the road salt and snow. I suggest you keep the shocks clean and coated with some sort of protectant and use anti-seize on the adjusting collar.
 

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In Hawaii, we use a product called corrosionX. It is a spray on dialectic water repelling grease. Works wonders on outboard engines in the ocean. Search HFN(hawaii fishing news) . Just keep them rinsed off weekly, and wd40 or whatever them weekly or so. You'll be fine.
 

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cb77DEMELLO said:
We don't have allot of Rain or snow here in SoCal
Dude you need to get out of the shop more the last few days...LOLl.. I actualy got to use my snorkle the other day on the way to work.. :D Shaved about 20 minutes off the crapy rain traffic.. it was funny looking at the face on other people in other cars as I went around them.
 

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Thanks for the input, I may see if i can get my hands on some of that stuff and test it before I spend the money on the lift. I don't care what they look like as long as they do their job. :D
 
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