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Old 08-05-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
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Does anyone offer a 3 link rear kit for the Tacoma?

Does anyone offer a 3 link rear kit for the 2nd gen Tacoma? I dont want to use a fuel cell in the bed.
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Considering how much fabrication you'll be dealing with to link the rear, moving the fuel tank will be the least of your concerns. You'll have to punch through the bed to fit the coilovers anyway.

What makes you want to link the rear instead of going with a SUA conversion?

How much travel do you need? Deaver offers a spring-over setup that'll cycle 13" with the right shocks.
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I was really looking into SUA untill I saw this photo after USA was used on the rocks...

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/IMG_2662.jpg

I want more travel and a more compliant rear end but reall do not want to expose the leaf springs like that. I dont want a rear end with so much trvel per se so much as just making it more complaint and not bucking at speed.

How does a current Dodge 1500 use manage to use coils in the rear and not have hole in the bed?
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I was really looking into SUA untill I saw this photo after USA was used on the rocks...

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/IMG_2662.jpg

I want more travel and a more compliant rear end but reall do not want to expose the leaf springs like that. I dont want a rear end with so much trvel per se so much as just making it more complaint and not bucking at speed.

How does a current Dodge 1500 use manage to use coils in the rear and not have hole in the bed?
The Dodge does it with short links and very little travel.

Go with the Deaver replacement leaf pack that keeps the spring over the axle and properly configured shocks and you'll be fine for what you want to do.

Btw, that picture is my truck.
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I read on here Engage is working on a 4-link cantilever kit. Maybe that would work?
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Btw, that picture is my truck.
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I read on here Engage is working on a 4-link cantilever kit. Maybe that would work?
i think they are working on a kit for the tundra like that, not the taco...or they were just talking about it
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Hey DevL, what's you budget?

Anything is possible if you're willing to pay enough but most aren't willing to drop $5k-$10k on a rear suspension. Are you a fabricator or will you farm the work out to a professional?
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I cant spend more than $2500 or so on my rear suspension. Same with front. Baisically wanting some premium 1" extended coilovers up front with control arms and a rear that will match compliance and not buck or bottom out. I am not a fabricator. I have a friend who will help with lots of the mechanical install things including doing my rear end gear swap and giving me gears for free but he is not a suspension fabricator. Any welding has to be out sourced.
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Yeah, the linked rear is definitely not for you. Coilovers alone for the rear will eat up over half of your budget. Hell, my 2 rear shocks cost more than your budget for the entire rear.

Get some 2.5" Camburg (RaceRunner Sway-A-Way) coilovers for the front, Camburg or TC uniball UCAs, All-Pro 3" lift leafs, All-Pro u-bolt flip kit, and the All-Pro Fox shocks for the rear, and gusset your spindles.

If you've got cash left over get some Light Racing jounce shocks to replace your front bumpstops. It'll ride like a dream.

At least, that's my recommendation.
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i think they are working on a kit for the tundra like that, not the taco...or they were just talking about it
We did a first gen taco cantilever...

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I cant spend more than $2500 or so on my rear suspension. Same with front.
u would have to buy used and go mild steel... would sacrifice strength and safety...

average LT build is $4,000 up front and $5,000 rear...

or find a backyard fabricator who make u a $1200 suspension...
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