Ive done a lot of learning the last week and am really excited to purchase a kit from MCMfab but I have a few dumb quy questions I cant figure out from research.
Spring rates- I have a 96 4runner v6(3rd gen). I wont have easy access to to automotive scales to do sprung and un-sprung weight. I see the normal thing is 600 lbs springs up front for a V6, but the trucks crawling with that don't flex all that great. Granted I am heavier then a similar Tacoma, but is a 500 lbs spring out of the question? Would it need excess preload to achieve ride height that it would cause it to droop out the suspension on all hill climbs?
Valving- FOA recommends "medium" rebound for crawling and that makes perfect sense, but will that be a scary handling truck on the road or on the Mojave trail? If so wheres a happy medium? The rocks are my favorite, but the truck takes long distance trail trips just as often.
thanks in advance for any and all info!
oh and are fiberglass fenders delicate? They are kinda pricey but if they can take some rock rash I might look into them to avoid trouble with the cops.