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Old 01-04-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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Ford suspension on taco?

Looking into putting some f150 coilovers on my 96 tacoma, any risk?
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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lol was that a no to the risk or the sugestion? lol I'm probably not going to do it but just wanna know if it could be done.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
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No....No......NOOOOOO!....No good sir. that would not be wise. or safe.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:56 PM   #7
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Looking into putting some f150 coilovers on my 96 tacoma, any risk?
random question but, where are you from?

and to answer your question, yes theres risk.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #8
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:46 PM   #10
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All I hear are a bunch of "No's" .... OP you can put any coil on that measures up dimentionally, it can be slightly taller but other factors have to match up (I.D./O.D. , etc
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Again I'm not doing it, but why does everyone keep saying no and it's not safe yes they would be stiff but what else?
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random question but, where are you from?

and to answer your question, yes theres risk.
I'm from Illinois.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:57 PM   #13
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Again I'm not doing it, but why does everyone keep saying no and it's not safe yes they would be stiff but what else?
They wont fit. Trying to make them fit would create a dangerous situation. many people on here have tinkered around with suspensions, some have even made their own springs (Doug ), so you should heed the advice. All we are trying to do is help.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:02 PM   #14
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Thanks, just wondering how it would work.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #15
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What did you mean by not fit? Bolts or what?
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:44 PM   #16
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I'm from Illinois.
hmmm, not the area i was thinking of, anyway, by not fitting i think they were talking about the spring being (possibly) a different length, ID, OD, and pring rate.
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Again I'm not doing it, but why does everyone keep saying no and it's not safe yes they would be stiff but what else?
OP I misread , I thought you were just talking about using a diff coil spring on an existing strut, if you're talking about a coil over, then I'd say too much geometry to figure in to make it woth it probably, as far as results I'd say you'd end up with a truck that would jump around like a pogo stick with serious "Toe-in", maybe to the point of being dangerous,


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They wont fit. Trying to make them fit would create a dangerous situation. many people on here have tinkered around with suspensions, some have even made their own springs (Doug ), so you should heed the advice. All we are trying to do is help.

I had to.... I don't have the $$$ for them thar fancy store bought sprangs...
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^ I'm not positive but wouldn't that just give a little lift and not hurt anything else? ^
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^ I'm not positive but wouldn't that just give a little lift and not hurt anything else? ^

Exactly, this is a legitimate MOD . The OME 2nd gen spring sits on my 1st gen Tundra 5100's (see, the Tundra 5100 isn't spec'd for 1st gen Tacomas but work very nicely, .. & its safe)

The OME gives me 3" lift in front without the pre load, therefore no harshness related to pre loaded struts..

Now using Ford /Chevy etc; leaf springs on the rear is another matter tho' do it all the time..
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