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Interested in getting Rago Fabrication’s shock skids for my ZR2. Unfortunately they only come in black so I was thinking of getting them powder-coated red to match the factory tow loops on the front bumper. Not sure if it will look good or gaudy. If anybody has done this, throw up some pics(from rear of truck if possible). Much appreciated. (y)
 

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How does powder coat stand up to skidding against rocks?
 

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I'd rattle can them to see how they look before I would spend the time and money to powder coat. It is an interesting idea since I have subtle red highlights along with the red tow hooks. Let us know how they look if you do it.
 

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I also +1 the rattle can idea because cheaper and infinite touch ups if you actually use them
 

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Hmm, I guess I can always spray them myself. Though, not sure how that will withstand the elements overtime versus powdercoating. If they scrape, it will most likely be the underneath part which isnt visible anyway.
Why do they hang them so low on these trucks anyway? Is there a reason? Ride quality? Eventually, after my factory warranty runs dry, I will do the relocation kit. I think seeing them so low when you are behind the truck is the thing that bothers me most about the truck lol.
 

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Hmm, I guess I can always spray them myself. Though, not sure how that will withstand the elements overtime versus powdercoating. If they scrape, it will most likely be the underneath part which isnt visible anyway.
Why do they hang them so low on these trucks anyway? Is there a reason? Ride quality? Eventually, after my factory warranty runs dry, I will do the relocation kit. I think seeing them so low when you are behind the truck is the thing that bothers me most about the truck lol.
While powder coating would withstanding scraping slightly better than spray paint, it would be much more expensive and time intensive to touch them up. If you spray paint them and they get scraped you can just recoat.

In my opinion, they hang about as low as full size trucks do in a similar orientation. Tacomas have nicely tucked up shocks and Jeeps have shocks that hang just as low, but are further outboard. Other than that, seems pretty standard.
 
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