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2007 SR-5 Suspension Upgrade

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2007 4x4, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Sep 20, 2013 at 5:56 AM
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    2007 4x4

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    Hello All,

    Long time lurker (years and years), first time poster.

    Thanks to all of you that posted up DIY how to's and videos. I have used a bunch of them! Saved me a bunch of time and money.

    Anyway, I have a 2007 SR5 4x4 DCLB Auto V6. 95K miles. Owned since new. I don't offroad much, but I do tow a boat that weighs up to 4.5Klbs. (short trips, in FL, no hills :) )

    Incredible truck, not one problem, but I feel the suspension needs to be upgraded at this age, and one of my leaf springs is creaking and it bothers me.

    A few months ago I bought a full set of Billy 5100's from downsouth motorsports, havn't installed them yet. I figure if I need new shocks, I might as well replace the leafs and springs right? Below is what I ordered.

    Front : Toyota Tacoma 05-2013 Front & Rear Bilstein 5100 Ride Height
    Adjustable Shocks (24-186711/24-186728)

    Rear : Choose Your Rear Shock: 05-13 Tacoma 5100 Rear Shocks (pair) -
    24-186728 (24-186728)

    I wouldn't mind a slight lift, and will go as high as I safely can without worrying about LCA's and other problems that might occur. Maybe 2 - 2.5 inches? Not looking for a super harsh ride. I just want a tough truck that can roll comfortably when I'm on the highway, and do the dirty yard work/towing/move heavy loads without problem.

    Currently run a set of 265/75/R16 yokohama geolanders AT/S with 50K. Looking to get new tires soon after the suspension mods.

    So after that long intro I have 3 questions.

    What Springs should do you recommend?

    What Leaf Pack do you recommend?

    What Tire size do you recommend after the suspension mods?

    Thanks again!
     
  2. Sep 23, 2013 at 6:26 AM
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    2007 4x4

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  3. Sep 23, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    3in lift, 5100s front and rear, OME 887 springs 2in aal, 285 75 16 Duratracs, mb 352 black wheels, white sport grill, derp'd lower valance, derp'd front toyota emblem white, tinted windows, tinted tail lights, trd shorty antenna, trd hitch cover, trd valve stem caps, trd neoprene covers, trd all weather floor mats, kenwood double din, stampede window visors, flyzeye interior leds, anytime fog light mod, flashlight mod, kool vue intake, LED dome light, Lund bug shield, TRD shift knob,front mud flaps removed, Debadged, truxedo roll up bed cover, led fog light bulbs, led parking light bulbs, led dtrls bulbs, led headlight bulbs, led back up light bulbs, led license plate bulbs, tinted license plate covers, 18" magnaflow muffler, 32in ebay, light bar, coverking neoprene resr seat cover, oem trd skid plate, trd decal on center caps, oem trd exhaust tip, blacked out pinch welds, color matched mirror covers.
    for the billys you can use stock shocks
     
  4. Sep 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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    3in lift, 5100s front and rear, OME 887 springs 2in aal, 285 75 16 Duratracs, mb 352 black wheels, white sport grill, derp'd lower valance, derp'd front toyota emblem white, tinted windows, tinted tail lights, trd shorty antenna, trd hitch cover, trd valve stem caps, trd neoprene covers, trd all weather floor mats, kenwood double din, stampede window visors, flyzeye interior leds, anytime fog light mod, flashlight mod, kool vue intake, LED dome light, Lund bug shield, TRD shift knob,front mud flaps removed, Debadged, truxedo roll up bed cover, led fog light bulbs, led parking light bulbs, led dtrls bulbs, led headlight bulbs, led back up light bulbs, led license plate bulbs, tinted license plate covers, 18" magnaflow muffler, 32in ebay, light bar, coverking neoprene resr seat cover, oem trd skid plate, trd decal on center caps, oem trd exhaust tip, blacked out pinch welds, color matched mirror covers.
    but if you insist on changing the springs id go with ome 884 springs and set the billys at 0
     
  5. Sep 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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    3in lift, 5100s front and rear, OME 887 springs 2in aal, 285 75 16 Duratracs, mb 352 black wheels, white sport grill, derp'd lower valance, derp'd front toyota emblem white, tinted windows, tinted tail lights, trd shorty antenna, trd hitch cover, trd valve stem caps, trd neoprene covers, trd all weather floor mats, kenwood double din, stampede window visors, flyzeye interior leds, anytime fog light mod, flashlight mod, kool vue intake, LED dome light, Lund bug shield, TRD shift knob,front mud flaps removed, Debadged, truxedo roll up bed cover, led fog light bulbs, led parking light bulbs, led dtrls bulbs, led headlight bulbs, led back up light bulbs, led license plate bulbs, tinted license plate covers, 18" magnaflow muffler, 32in ebay, light bar, coverking neoprene resr seat cover, oem trd skid plate, trd decal on center caps, oem trd exhaust tip, blacked out pinch welds, color matched mirror covers.
    here is a members truck on 5100s set at 0 with ome 884 springs and a 1.5in aal

    j0d2ed_16674c3157d5f72a70cd25c1ff253db689ab7dc7.jpg
     
  6. Sep 23, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    265/75/16 tires if you dont want to trim or if you want a fuller look and want to trim some 285/75/16s which is what i would do.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    3in lift, 5100s front and rear, OME 887 springs 2in aal, 285 75 16 Duratracs, mb 352 black wheels, white sport grill, derp'd lower valance, derp'd front toyota emblem white, tinted windows, tinted tail lights, trd shorty antenna, trd hitch cover, trd valve stem caps, trd neoprene covers, trd all weather floor mats, kenwood double din, stampede window visors, flyzeye interior leds, anytime fog light mod, flashlight mod, kool vue intake, LED dome light, Lund bug shield, TRD shift knob,front mud flaps removed, Debadged, truxedo roll up bed cover, led fog light bulbs, led parking light bulbs, led dtrls bulbs, led headlight bulbs, led back up light bulbs, led license plate bulbs, tinted license plate covers, 18" magnaflow muffler, 32in ebay, light bar, coverking neoprene resr seat cover, oem trd skid plate, trd decal on center caps, oem trd exhaust tip, blacked out pinch welds, color matched mirror covers.
    leaf pack id recomend ARB/Dakar leaf pack but if yours are creeking pressure wash and add some grease hope i helped
     
  8. Sep 23, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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    Yeah Bro, I appreciate it.

    I have done some prelim research, and you confirmed what I read, but its always nice to get a consolidated answers

    Thanks for your time.
     
  9. Sep 23, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    3in lift, 5100s front and rear, OME 887 springs 2in aal, 285 75 16 Duratracs, mb 352 black wheels, white sport grill, derp'd lower valance, derp'd front toyota emblem white, tinted windows, tinted tail lights, trd shorty antenna, trd hitch cover, trd valve stem caps, trd neoprene covers, trd all weather floor mats, kenwood double din, stampede window visors, flyzeye interior leds, anytime fog light mod, flashlight mod, kool vue intake, LED dome light, Lund bug shield, TRD shift knob,front mud flaps removed, Debadged, truxedo roll up bed cover, led fog light bulbs, led parking light bulbs, led dtrls bulbs, led headlight bulbs, led back up light bulbs, led license plate bulbs, tinted license plate covers, 18" magnaflow muffler, 32in ebay, light bar, coverking neoprene resr seat cover, oem trd skid plate, trd decal on center caps, oem trd exhaust tip, blacked out pinch welds, color matched mirror covers.
    No problem good luck
     

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