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1st Gen Double Cabs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Croth51, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Jul 13, 2020 at 10:27 PM
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    CrippledOldMan

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    all right all you DC owners, I've posted this question in other areas and have had little to no response. 03 DC V6 Limited TRD, installing Bilstein 4600 shocks front and rear to keep stock ride height. What springs would you recommend. I've found some good deals on Genuine Toyota TRD and Non TRD springs. will even consider aftermarket, but I'm not looking at really cheap options. What springs are you guys using if your keeping your truck stock. help a brother out.
     
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  2. Jul 14, 2020 at 10:25 AM
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    Broke Okie Ty

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    I'd just get the cheaper of the toyota springs.
     
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  3. Jul 14, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    Captain Magma

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    If your truck is a TRD, I would go with the TRD springs to keep it stock as it likely came with them from the get go.
     
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  4. Jul 14, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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    They are 18" Level 8 MK6s, with OEM TRD center caps :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jul 14, 2020 at 2:22 PM
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    took some pics of my factory springs currently on the truck. 1st is the drivers side, 2nd and 3rd are the passenger side. Would you consider these springs worn out and replace them, or reuse them. Kinda thinking if I replace them with new TRD springs, then I know I'm good for another 140-150k miles. I have no doubt the shocks are bad just from all the bouncing around it does on rough roads, and the nose dives it does in dips in the road. I called a couple of Toyota Dealerships, and they couldn't even tell what weight the springs are rated for. Said Toyota doesn't give the engineering specs for them. Thanks for the replies.GEDC0330.jpg GEDC0331.jpg GEDC0332.jpg
     
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  6. Jul 14, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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    2002Tacoma4x4

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    mine is also a limited Trd 2002 , i just changed the shocks to KYB gas but kept the same Coils... whenever I reach the point of needing Shocks again, they I will evaluate the options, didn’t know that TRD has spcecial TRD coil but in your case I will not get anything else than TRD then or upgrade for FOX and alcans leafs If i could budget that set up. Now if the reality $$$ calls for 4600, definetely take the TRD coils.
    93K on mine, regardless of miles and years if they are good then dont replace them :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jul 15, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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    3" Old Man Emu Complete Lift Kit with 1.25" spacers on new 287/75/16 BFG K02s! Also sanded the frame and repainted with Rust-Oleum rubberized undercoating.

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  8. Jul 15, 2020 at 12:49 PM
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    Wheel spacers? What is the backspacing/offset of your wheels?
     
  9. Jul 15, 2020 at 12:52 PM
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    how do you like the soft topper?
     
  10. Jul 15, 2020 at 1:22 PM
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    My wheels have 0 offset with 4.5 back spacing.
     
  11. Jul 15, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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    Took a long hard look at my cooling system this morning. Everything looks fine. Transmission fluid is pretty and pink. No leaks on the radiator anywhere, no milkshake shit going on. So for now, I'm going to keep an eye on things, and if the Transmission Temps start creeping up on 200-205, getting my truck home and ordering an external cooler. Also thinking hard about just reusing my stock TRD springs for the front, and getting that job done next week. I stayed at a holliday inn last night, and I woke up a car mechanic.
     
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  12. Jul 15, 2020 at 1:26 PM
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    what coils and leafs did you end up with.
     
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  13. Jul 15, 2020 at 1:56 PM
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    But you are running 1.25" wheel spacers with that setup?
     
  14. Jul 15, 2020 at 1:57 PM
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    881's with the Dakar Leaf pack in the rear!
     
  15. Jul 15, 2020 at 2:03 PM
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    Yea! From what I have seen from people with similar setups is that the spacers should help with fitment issues.

    I did the pinch weld mod already but I'm still getting some rubbing on the rear side of my inside fender, as well as the plastic from the bottom corners of my front bumper though.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2020 at 8:02 PM
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    Love it. I mainly liked that it hides and protects the RTT but I've recently learned after rolling up the sides for safari mode offroading that having the sides down also saves all of my gear in the back from getting covered in dirt and dust. The RTT bars were kind of a pain to make myself as far as getting the dimensions right for the softtopper to fold forward but still maximizing bed space but this combo has been working out perfectly for me.
     
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  17. Jul 16, 2020 at 1:22 PM
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    My 2002 Tacoma SR5 PreRunner V6 Double Cab.

     
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  20. Aug 2, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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    Here's my 2001 Tacoma Double Cab that I won on ebay back in may. I've been slowly bringing this thing back to life over the past four months but there's still a lot more work to go.

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