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Old 03-24-2013, 09:47 AM   #41
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Another thing to concider is the speed... sometimes faster is better. Around here the fire roads get rough with wash board and you get a better ride at around 30 mph.
This is true...faster is smoother as you don't fall all the way into the next divet, you skip over the top. Myth Busters did a demonstration of this a few years ago...on my phone, but you can look it up.
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ICON has some pretty cool stuff for the Tacoma. They just released a bunch of new parts like bolt on rear bumpstops
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I love my Icons. However, if I were to do it again, I would most likely go with Kings as they aren't as proprietary when it comes to valving, springs, and rebuilding ( based on my understanding).
When I first got my OME lift, I was blown away by how much better it was than stock. The diffefence was just as great, if not more when I upgraded to Icons. I was on a powerline rd out by Barstow. It was close to sunset and I had no offroad lights at the time. There were solid mile stretches where I was between 60-70 mph and it rode great , except for the surpise ruts.
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[QUOTE=The Traveler;6611320]What color FJ? If it was green, I know exactly who that was I live 2 miles from Holy Jim, so needless to say I've driven it 100's of times, with different suspension setups.

Stock SR5 Tokico shocks - 10-15mph TOPS otherwise you'll rattles your brains loose.

Bilstein 5100's and TRD OR springs - 20-25mph but you'll still feel all the washboard.

Icon ext. travel remote resi coilovers with uniball UCA's, Icon 2.0 rear resi shocks, no sway bar - 45-60mph at 25psi and it's like a damn Cadillac.

I was stupid one day when the road was pretty empty for a quarter mile stretch, potholes, washboard, ruts...I hit 60mph and didn't feel a THING. Gotta love digressive shocks.

I DO NOT CONDONE DOING THIS...that is a very popular road for hikers and mountain bikers...I was stupid and wont ever do it again. But for the sake of the OP knowing, yes coilovers make a huge difference over stock suspension.

Sped up video of me on the trail at safe speeds. Playback is at 1.75x speed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAtWwcmfsLE[/QUOTE]
I love the video man that shit is pretty dope
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