Road King Shocks a rip off!!

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Curtis83, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Curtis83

    Curtis83 Bobtail Member

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    I'd like to start this post to let others vent on what a bad product road king shocks are. I've had mine 3 years and there totally shot. $2000 down the hole. They all leak and even the rubber is cracked. Just don't want others to waste their money thinking these shocks outlast factory like I did. PS Road King Shocks bought out silver road shocks so don't think these are a better alternative. Please tell your story so others don't throw away good money. Safe Trucking
     
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  3. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    We all knew this. Anyone that spends $2000 on shocks are a idiot. Unless they have life time warranty. Transferable to another truck then just maybe.
     
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  4. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Seems to me these shocks are rebuildable .. and no one is an idiot for trying something new .
     
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  5. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    Okay would better word be fell for snake oil? They don't have any warranty listed. They can't even say how long they last. Its a huge scam....
     
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  6. Curtis83

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    bringer your wrong I'm and idiot. I read the bad reviews and thought it was the exception not the norm. I'm ok with blowing the money. I just hate to see an individual getting rich off these shocks. Just think they don't make the shocks they just contract them out. He doesn't answer the phone he has someone else do it. All he does is go to truck shows and sell a ridiculously overpriced product that's no longer lasting than factory shocks. They only have a one year warranty so all they can do is sell you replacement for $200 plus dollars per shock. I wasted good money my family could have used. We buy better products because we think we get what we pay for. When a company our Lonnie is ripping people off its time for him to get out of the shock business. The only way that happens is when owner operators spread the word and there's plenty of stories like mine
     
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  7. Cat sdp

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    Just spent $1700 on rebuilding the forks / shock on a moto bike :)

    Truck gets the oem crap shocks.... Life span on those are a couple years at best......$150 for two shocks
     
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  8. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Point taken and ive taken a chance on things a time or two and it didn't work ...also been told I have poor delivery too lol, were good .
     
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  9. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    Alright then, this begs the question, "What are the best brand of shocks to buy?"

    I need new shocks, with a fair amount of off road in my mix of driving.
     
  10. ramblingman

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    3 year shock life is really good IMO. i do 150k or more a year with heavy shifting loads on bad roads though.

    How was the shock performance over the 3 years i may buy some. Rebuilds every 3 years isnt bad.
     
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  11. Curtis83

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    I was never happy with them since day one. Noticed no difference from the factory shocks I took off. As far as when they started to go was year two. By year three SORRY no warranty. I feel for those that want to believe but Santa Claus ain't real is just old dependable mom and dad. And wearing out completely at 3 years is a joke. Are you married to his sister??
     
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