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Old 12-02-2008, 05:28 PM   #1
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Fox racing suspension

Is this a good lift / suspension? Please post pics, details and reviews if u have it!

How does it handle on and off road..

How does it compare to it's rivals: toytec, etc...

Does it require new uca or does it come with them?

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Old 12-02-2008, 05:47 PM   #2
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Fox makes some really nice coilover kits for our trucks no they do not come with uca's you will want to buy some though might want to hit up downsouthmotorsports for some more info he just sold a kit he would help you out more.
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I think the Fox is one of (if not THE) best coilovers you can get for the Tacoma. Street ride will be more firm than stock, but off road it should perform great!
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While I don't know from any personal experience, mjp2 is running Fox coilovers on his truck that he plans on running the Baja 1000 (I think it's that race...) so I'm going to guess that they're pretty nice, if not the best coilovers for these trucks. If you're looking for something a little less but still pretty good, check out Icon coilovers.


Icon's can be found on wheelers (http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/05uptacoma.htm) and they might even be having a special on the Fox coils you want.
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I was just going to post the same thread..Luckily i searched!

they have to different sets for the taco a 2.0 and 2.5 i believe whats the diffrence???
are they no better than the ICON coils ?

ive used fox on every sled, bike and quad ive owned and they were far superior IMO than anything else for those apps
im assuming they would keep up the great work with the truck stuff...im leaning either towards the ICON's or the FOX racing ones..im not concered about price i just want something that will handle and ride noce on the street and keep up when off road and i wont be going to hard with my TACO
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:44 AM   #7
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I was about to buy fox's 2.5 RR coilovers. Were these the coilovers you were looking at? To run new UCAs, you have to also buy a 3/4" spacer. For $1400 I thought they should have thrown the spacer in for free. Thats why I went Icon. The Fox one look sweet though!
You can pick up the Fox coilovers that AllPro offers they come come with everything you need to bolt up.



I had some 2.0" Walker Evans shocks on prior to this and the Fox's are much more firm. The stock valving from AllPro is great, but I'll be changing that around in the near future as I'm going to back these up with some 2.5" bypass shocks to survive the race. As I learned at Barstow, a single shock on each front wheel will lose dampening in a surprisingly short amount of time at speed in the desert.

Go for the Fox coilovers. You won't be disappointed.
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Mjp2, is this the setup your going to be running for the race( the picture you posted)? Or was it just an example of the Fox's?
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Mjp2, is this the setup your going to be running for the race( the picture you posted)? Or was it just an example of the Fox's?
It's the current iteration of my suspension. More modifications are on the way during the first couple months of next year.
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If you dont mind me asking Mpj2, what exactly have you added (according to the pic)? I see you have some other mods on there and i wanna research this setup you have because this is what am leaning towards. Would you consider this a mid-travel suspension? Thanks in advance....
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Travel isn't much more than stock, but that's intentional since I have 4wd and stock length control arms and don't want to bind the CV joints. Prerunners can pull the trick of raising the upper coil bucket and installing longer coilovers to get more travel.

That picture shows Total Chaos upper control arms, 2.5" Fox reservoir coilovers, Light Racing jounce shocks, dual 10" limiting straps, Total Chaos lower control arm skidplates, Total Chaos spindle gussets, and BudBuilt skidplates.

Pretty much all bolt-ons for now.
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Thanks for the info! I will be looking into these parts, if i have any more questions, do you mind if i shoot them at you, seeing how your pretty well informed about all this? Thanks again!
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No problem at all! It'll be far less expensive to do stuff right the first time and learn from my mistakes.
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Thanks bro! I really appreciate that!
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You can pick up the Fox coilovers that AllPro offers they come come with everything you need to bolt up.



I had some 2.0" Walker Evans shocks on prior to this and the Fox's are much more firm. The stock valving from AllPro is great, but I'll be changing that around in the near future as I'm going to back these up with some 2.5" bypass shocks to survive the race. As I learned at Barstow, a single shock on each front wheel will lose dampening in a surprisingly short amount of time at speed in the desert.

Go for the Fox coilovers. You won't be disappointed.
setup looks amazing!!!
are the fox coils good on the street ( daily city driving??)
if i bought the the fox coilovers and some TC uca's and a diff drop would that be ok for the setupin the front or would i need anything else??.. im not doing any hardcore off roading.
for the rear im thing the fox shocks with some deaver leafs...other suggestions, improvements are welcome!
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You can pick up the Fox coilovers that AllPro offers they come come with everything you need to bolt up.



I had some 2.0" Walker Evans shocks on prior to this and the Fox's are much more firm. The stock valving from AllPro is great, but I'll be changing that around in the near future as I'm going to back these up with some 2.5" bypass shocks to survive the race. As I learned at Barstow, a single shock on each front wheel will lose dampening in a surprisingly short amount of time at speed in the desert.

Go for the Fox coilovers. You won't be disappointed.

I hate to say it but I just got wood looking at that setup.
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setup looks amazing!!!
are the fox coils good on the street ( daily city driving??)
if i bought the the fox coilovers and some TC uca's and a diff drop would that be ok for the setupin the front or would i need anything else??.. im not doing any hardcore off roading.
for the rear im thing the fox shocks with some deaver leafs...other suggestions, improvements are welcome!
thanks ahead!
Skip the differential drop. Other than that your setup is solid. The stock valving on the Fox coilovers (I bought mine from AllPro) is perfect. A bit stiffer than stock but you'll be very happy with them both on and off road.

I'm running AllPro rear leaf springs at the moment and they've done well for me. In the near future I'm swapping out to a spring-under conversion with some custom Deaver leaf packs. I've only heard good things about their products and will post a first-hand opinion once I have one.
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mjp2, wheres ur sway bar? did u jus not have it on wen u took the pic? or is it intensionally off for the suspension setup? if it is off, how much did that affect the handling? is there alot more body roll?
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mjp2, wheres ur sway bar? did u jus not have it on wen u took the pic? or is it intensionally off for the suspension setup? if it is off, how much did that affect the handling? is there alot more body roll?
I ditched the sway bar. It's less necessary than you might think and the offroad handling improvement is well worth it! No problems with body roll for now, but that's gonna change once I'm done softening up the rear suspension.

If you're curious, just disconnect it and drive around for awhile. If you like it (and you wheel), pull it off. If it makes turns a bit too squishy for you, it's an easy enough process to hook it back up.
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Is there any type if quick disconnect that would allow you to have it on while driving and let you disconnect while off roadin??
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