LSC15's 95 Tacoma 4x4

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 1st Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Replacing STOCK Suspension and New tires Advice!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-23-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
MRBOND101 [OP] MRBOND101 is offline
Agent
MRBOND101 is on a distinguished road
 
MRBOND101's Avatar
Name: Dylan
Joined: Jul 2012, #83271
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 308
MRBOND101's Tacoma Gallery
Arrow Replacing STOCK Suspension and New tires Advice!

Hey guys looking to replace my stock suspension soon on my 01 Tacoma Prerunner. Was looking for advice on what to get, or how I should go about it, meaning should I buy a whole system at once or go on a easter egg hunt for all the parts.

Sick of seeing my truck with rake
[/IMG]
As some fellow TW members already told me it can be solved by replacing the stock coils with new ones but since im replacing them anyway why not do the rest.

Also I wanted to get some new tires so figured I get the suspension first then the tires. Budget is about 1500$ for suspension and 650$ for tires.

Looking at this suspension system
http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-76...m-stage-1.html
Thoughts?

Tires debating about it still. Want to run 33's but need clearance first hence the reason why im doing the suspension first. But maybe I should just stay with standard 285/75R16 with 16X8 wheels. Brand, leaning towards Wrangler Duratracs , or ofc the obvious picks for most of us the BFGoodrich AT's.

This truck is my daily driver btw and Im frequently on back roads and highways most of the time when im driving. So I believe my suspension and tires would be a good investment. Any reccommendations, thoughts, or opinions you have feel free to share. Id rather have a bunch of opinions and ideas that I can bounce around to come to a final decision on this. Thanks guys!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
:POOPCORN:
98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
98tacoma27's Avatar
Marines:
Name: Ben
Joined: Dec 2008, #11714
Location: Beech Creek
Gender: Dude
Posts: 52,624
98tacoma27's Tacoma Gallery
ICON is great but there is nothing in that kit for the rear lift. If you're leaning towards that kit, just give DSM (Sonny or Marco) a call. They will answer all you questions and get you set up for exactly what you want.

The Stage 2 will come with a rear lift
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #3
Senior Member
JDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JDMcQ's Avatar
Name: John
Joined: Nov 2008, #10561
Location: The Mushroom Capital of the World
Gender: Dude
Posts: 39,340
JDMcQ's Tacoma Gallery
The suspension you have chosen is very nice. Be advised that if you need to get your coilovers rebuilt, and you likely will, you will be without a truck for a period of time while you send them out for the rebuild.

My advice would be to not get the 285/75/16 tires, I installed them on my truck and while they look great, they are the worst thing I have done to my ride. If you want 33" tires, get the 255/85/16. They are just as tall, but way more narrow. There will be fewer issues with fitting them. Unless you need a 33" tire, stick with a nice 32, like a 265/75/16. You do not lose much ground clearance and they fit with no trimming or rubbing issues.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:28 AM   #4
MRBOND101 [OP] MRBOND101 is offline
Agent
MRBOND101 is on a distinguished road
 
MRBOND101's Avatar
Name: Dylan
Joined: Jul 2012, #83271
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 308
MRBOND101's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98tacoma27 View Post
ICON is great but there is nothing in that kit for the rear lift. If you're leaning towards that kit, just give DSM (Sonny or Marco) a call. They will answer all you questions and get you set up for exactly what you want.

The Stage 2 will come with a rear lift
Awesome thank you! This is why I was asking around before I bought anything! Appreciate it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:33 AM   #5
MRBOND101 [OP] MRBOND101 is offline
Agent
MRBOND101 is on a distinguished road
 
MRBOND101's Avatar
Name: Dylan
Joined: Jul 2012, #83271
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 308
MRBOND101's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdmcq View Post
The suspension you have chosen is very nice. Be advised that if you need to get your coilovers rebuilt, and you likely will, you will be without a truck for a period of time while you send them out for the rebuild.

My advice would be to not get the 285/75/16 tires, I installed them on my truck and while they look great, they are the worst thing I have done to my ride. If you want 33" tires, get the 255/85/16. They are just as tall, but way more narrow. There will be fewer issues with fitting them. Unless you need a 33" tire, stick with a nice 32, like a 265/75/16. You do not lose much ground clearance and they fit with no trimming or rubbing issues.
Dam I didnt think about that, thanks for pointing it out for me. May need a rental for a week.

255/85/16 sound exactly what im wanting less headache also. Do you have a brand you would reccomend btw? Thanks for the help!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:38 AM   #6
Senior Member
JDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JDMcQ's Avatar
Name: John
Joined: Nov 2008, #10561
Location: The Mushroom Capital of the World
Gender: Dude
Posts: 39,340
JDMcQ's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRBOND101 View Post
Dam I didnt think about that, thanks for pointing it out for me. May need a rental for a week.

255/85/16 sound exactly what im wanting less headache also. Do you have a brand you would reccomend btw? Thanks for the help!
The 255's are only made by a few manufacturers. BFG offers them in the KM2 mud terrain, but not the All Terrain T/A. 98Tacoma, above, has that size on his Tundra, but I cannot remember the brand.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:39 AM   #7
:POOPCORN:
98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
98tacoma27's Avatar
Marines:
Name: Ben
Joined: Dec 2008, #11714
Location: Beech Creek
Gender: Dude
Posts: 52,624
98tacoma27's Tacoma Gallery
$650 isn't going to be enough for 4 255/85's

KM2's will run in the $850 range along with Cooper STs

Maxxis Big Horns will be slightly cheaper.

Honeslty, you probably won't get a set of 265/75 -16 for less than 8 bones.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:39 AM   #8
:POOPCORN:
98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
98tacoma27's Avatar
Marines:
Name: Ben
Joined: Dec 2008, #11714
Location: Beech Creek
Gender: Dude
Posts: 52,624
98tacoma27's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdmcq View Post
The 255's are only made by a few manufacturers. BFG offers them in the KM2 mud terrain, but not the All Terrain T/A. 98Tacoma, above, has that size on his Tundra, but I cannot remember the brand.
I had the Big Horns.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:41 AM   #9
Senior Member
JDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JDMcQ's Avatar
Name: John
Joined: Nov 2008, #10561
Location: The Mushroom Capital of the World
Gender: Dude
Posts: 39,340
JDMcQ's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98tacoma27 View Post
I had the Big Horns.
What do you have now?
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:43 AM   #10
:POOPCORN:
98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
98tacoma27's Avatar
Marines:
Name: Ben
Joined: Dec 2008, #11714
Location: Beech Creek
Gender: Dude
Posts: 52,624
98tacoma27's Tacoma Gallery
Duratracs in 265/75-16
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:44 AM   #11
Senior Member
JDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JDMcQ's Avatar
Name: John
Joined: Nov 2008, #10561
Location: The Mushroom Capital of the World
Gender: Dude
Posts: 39,340
JDMcQ's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98tacoma27 View Post
Duratracs in 265/75-16
BOyd got to you, didn't he?

J/K

He could also get the Treadwrights in 265/75/16. They are cheap as hell.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:45 AM   #12
:POOPCORN:
98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
98tacoma27's Avatar
Marines:
Name: Ben
Joined: Dec 2008, #11714
Location: Beech Creek
Gender: Dude
Posts: 52,624
98tacoma27's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdmcq View Post
BOyd got to you, didn't he?

J/K

He could also get the Treadwrights in 265/75/16. They are cheap as hell.
No, he didn't. I tend to do the opposite of what Boyd says anyway.

Forgot about the Treadwrights.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:47 AM   #13
MRBOND101 [OP] MRBOND101 is offline
Agent
MRBOND101 is on a distinguished road
 
MRBOND101's Avatar
Name: Dylan
Joined: Jul 2012, #83271
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 308
MRBOND101's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98tacoma27 View Post
Duratracs in 265/75-16
Im assuming around 800$ as well? Not that it matter's much either but how is the noise with KM2's on? Ive heard the Duratracs are pretty subtle from TW members.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:51 AM   #14
MRBOND101 [OP] MRBOND101 is offline
Agent
MRBOND101 is on a distinguished road
 
MRBOND101's Avatar
Name: Dylan
Joined: Jul 2012, #83271
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 308
MRBOND101's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdmcq View Post
BOyd got to you, didn't he?

J/K

He could also get the Treadwrights in 265/75/16. They are cheap as hell.
Realiable? I dont mind spending the extra dough if I have to on KM2's. I just tried to set a budget for myself. Realistically I have about 3500$ to spend with my backpay for ot at work these past few weeks. Rather still put some into savings for later down the road. But ahh what the hell lol
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:55 AM   #15
:POOPCORN:
98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
98tacoma27's Avatar
Marines:
Name: Ben
Joined: Dec 2008, #11714
Location: Beech Creek
Gender: Dude
Posts: 52,624
98tacoma27's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRBOND101 View Post
Im assuming around 800$ as well? Not that it matter's much either but how is the noise with KM2's on? Ive heard the Duratracs are pretty subtle from TW members.
The Big Horns are suprisingly quite for an MT tread. The Duratracs are quiter also. Duratracs run about the same price.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 11:03 AM   #16
Senior Member
JDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JDMcQ's Avatar
Name: John
Joined: Nov 2008, #10561
Location: The Mushroom Capital of the World
Gender: Dude
Posts: 39,340
JDMcQ's Tacoma Gallery
I would look at a full OME setup and get the KM2s. Great setup that you will not have to fuss with and you save a little money.

You should know that I am biased as I run OME.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 11:14 AM   #17
MRBOND101 [OP] MRBOND101 is offline
Agent
MRBOND101 is on a distinguished road
 
MRBOND101's Avatar
Name: Dylan
Joined: Jul 2012, #83271
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 308
MRBOND101's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdmcq View Post
I would look at a full OME setup and get the KM2s. Great setup that you will not have to fuss with and you save a little money.

You should know that I am biased as I run OME.
I keep looking at those KM2's and the more I look the more they grow on me.

I read your 1st gen suspension thread awhile back, great thread btw. I have a wheelers near me actually in downtown. How much would the full setup run me? Your DIY is pretty informative helps out alot since I wasnt planning on taking it for someone to do anyway so thats a plus if I can work out something with Wheelers!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 11:16 AM   #18
Senior Member
JDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shedJDMcQ is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JDMcQ's Avatar
Name: John
Joined: Nov 2008, #10561
Location: The Mushroom Capital of the World
Gender: Dude
Posts: 39,340
JDMcQ's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRBOND101 View Post
I keep looking at those KM2's and the more I look the more they grow on me.

I read your 1st gen suspension thread awhile back, great thread btw. I have a wheelers near me actually in downtown. How much would the full setup run me? Your DIY is pretty informative helps out alot since I wasnt planning on taking it for someone to do anyway so thats a plus if I can work out something with Wheelers!
Glad I could help. It was a fun project.

I do not remember what I ended up paying, you can call Dan at Wheelers and he will give you a list of everything you might need to get it done.

http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 11:21 AM   #19
MRBOND101 [OP] MRBOND101 is offline
Agent
MRBOND101 is on a distinguished road
 
MRBOND101's Avatar
Name: Dylan
Joined: Jul 2012, #83271
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 308
MRBOND101's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98tacoma27 View Post
The Big Horns are suprisingly quite for an MT tread. The Duratracs are quiter also. Duratracs run about the same price.
Probably wont get the tires till next month. Trying to get the most out of what's left on my Michelins. Amazing tires. Been on my truck about 3 1/2 years now.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 11:24 AM   #20
MRBOND101 [OP] MRBOND101 is offline
Agent
MRBOND101 is on a distinguished road
 
MRBOND101's Avatar
Name: Dylan
Joined: Jul 2012, #83271
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 308
MRBOND101's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdmcq View Post
Glad I could help. It was a fun project.

I do not remember what I ended up paying, you can call Dan at Wheelers and he will give you a list of everything you might need to get it done.

http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/
Sweet appreciate the help man!
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice: Will 17x9 atx artillery with stock tires tires Rub? Taco73 Wheels & Tires 2 02-21-2012 07:58 PM
Advice on replacing tires on 05 double cab sport DrDelay 2nd Gen. Tacomas 4 11-06-2011 08:33 AM
Replacing Stock Suspension vtman 908 Suspension 2 02-08-2011 12:52 PM
Questions about replacing my p245/75r16 stock tires l2yangop Wheels & Tires 3 04-13-2009 10:02 AM
Basic Stock Suspension Advice Request NH95 Suspension 13 07-08-2008 12:03 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.