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3" toytec coilover lift rough ride

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Cajun Taco, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    Hello everyone,

    I need help, i install the 3" toytec coilover lift and the front is very stiff when i hit a small bump in the road. The lift was per set. Should i change the setting to make the ride softer?
     
  2. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    do you have stock shocks?
     
  3. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    Are the 5100s set at zero?
     
  4. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    No i don't have stock shocks.
    How can i tell if they are set at zero?
     
  5. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    if you have little notches in the shock lower then your spring your not at 0.

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  6. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    Ok well i'm not at zero. Is that where i need to be? Is that still going to give me lift?
     
  7. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    are your coils stock? if so your probably at 2.5 if you move them down your going to lose lift but the ride will be better.
     
  8. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    I have the toytec ultimate lift kit and it came pre set for 2.5" of lift.
     
  9. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    And your ride is stiff everybody loves that lift. you can always spin the ring down and lower it.

    You really don't' like the ride from the Ultimate lift?
     
  10. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    I have had trucks with lits before, i have never had a ride this bad.
    When you hit a small change in the read it feels like it's coming apart.
     
  11. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    Wow that sucks I have 5100's and Eibach springs and mine rides great. you might want to have someone take a look at them to see if there installed correctly.
     
  12. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    Mine rode great at first then i cranked them up a little more to level out my truck and it rode a little more rough. So if you want it to ride better then just take the spaner wriches and lower them down a little ant it should ride a lot better.
     
  13. Sep 20, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    Ditto on this, except I started to blow CV boots after I adjusted mine. That's why I sold it and went with the 4.5" RCD.
     
  14. Sep 20, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    I will try to lower them a little and see what differance that makes.
     
  15. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    I had problems with my Toytec lift from day one.
    I call Toytec and explained the issue and there reply was that all trucks are not the same, but they clam the lift i got from them was pre set for 2.5" and when installed it turned out to 5" of lift. I bought the lift because it was supposed to be a bolt on and was under the impression i wouldn't have any other cost once installed but i was wrong. I had to pay a shop to adjust the coilover down almost to bottom of the adjust ring to get 3". Just something for you to think about before you spend the money for a coilover from toytec.
    I spoke to toytec about this issue and sent them pictures and i was told everything looked fine except the lift was only safe up to 3". If anyone has had a problem like this please let me know.
     
  16. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    my ride on my toytec sucks..when i go over speed bumps my front wheels catch air
     
  17. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    I have the same exact set up and ya they are pretty rough man, I have realized on the little small bumps it rides stiff as hell but on huge bumps and really messed up roads it rides pretty smooth. I am thinking these are more along the lines of a digressive shock rough on little bumps softer on bigger bumps. Do you have the eibach coils cause I do and from what I imagine the coils and just having it cranked up for a lift will make it pretty rough I catch air on railroad tracks dips tons of stuff but I mean its what you get when you go with toytec i would imagine. Really nice offroad I have to admit though .I have gotten use to it but I definitely think I will switch to a better coilover set up soon.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    Post a picture of the coilover. If it is cranked up to high, it is going to ride rough.

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  19. Oct 27, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    The point i am tring to make is toytec says the lift will be pre set at 2.5" and that's not always true.
     
  20. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    So because you had the wrong impression and the fact that you can't turn a spanner yourself you come on here and pass blame? I have these coilovers and they ARE stiff but hey it's an offroad suspension so if you liked stock then go back to stock.
     
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