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3" Coilover Setup?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco11, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Oct 10, 2010 at 1:49 AM
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    Taco11

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    So I want to lift my 2011 Taco TRD Off-Road but I dont want anything crazy. I was thinking a 3" coilover setup. I tried searching but I got too confused with all the different variables...

    What would you all recommend?
     
  2. Oct 10, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    N3ZAT

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  3. Oct 10, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    I have an ome setup and its way to hard for me. I wish I would've bought camburg or icon coilovers.
     
  4. Oct 10, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    OME Lift w/885 coils (886 if you plan on getting a bumper) aal, light raceing UCAs or if you plan on going wheeling at all something with a uniball the'll perform better. you can get the lift from www.toyteclifts.com
     
  5. Oct 10, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    Razorecko

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  6. Oct 10, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    bjmoose

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    Compare the spring rates and damping. I'm guessing you'd find the same ride issue on either of those coilovers. Only difference is since they're adjustable on the truck you could dial down the ride height a little lower.
     
  7. Oct 10, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    So its between OME, Toytec, and Camburg for you guys. What about Fabtech? are they any good?
     
  8. Oct 10, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    ICON's and Camburgs/ SAW are different as well, digressive vs progressive.

    I love my ICON's, but everyone is going to tell you what they think is the best and you won't get an accurate comparison.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    To the OP:

    Depends on what you want to use it for, and how much tolerance you have for "follow up" tinkering - vibration diagnosis, VSC issues, trimming to fit larger tires, UCAs to correct alignment, front axle CV and diff bearing issues, etc...

    You say you "don't want anything crazy." The most bulletproof option, least likely to cause issues is:

    bilstein 5100s all around, set at 1.75" in front with 1.5" add-a-leaf in back and 265/75R16 tires (which at 32" diameter are about 1" taller than your stock 265/70R16s) You might have to remove your front mudflaps.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Taco11

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    I suppose I should ask do I really need coilovers.. Or would say some Bilstein 5100's be ok?
     
  11. Oct 10, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    the 5100s are good for everday use and occasional off-road use. Doesnt require new coils and relatively fair priced
     
  12. Oct 10, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    Taco11

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    This truck will be about 98% on road.. at least for now. So maybe this is the way to go. Tinkering doesn't bother me too much. Its what I do for a living so no big deal.
     
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