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4cyl springs the same as V6?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kite, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Nov 12, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    Are the springs the same? Just wondering as I image the 4.0l is a heavier engine.
     
  2. Nov 12, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    good question...
     
  3. Nov 12, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    i seriously doubt it cause of what you said, the heavier engine
     
  4. Nov 12, 2010 at 11:47 PM
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    well for the 5 lug or 6 lug. I would imagine the 6 lug would be the same as the SR5 tacos but the 5 lugs are all alone.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2010 at 11:56 PM
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    Many car manufacturers have different spring rates for different engines in the same car. If the V6 is 100+lbs more than the 2.7l, it would cause the 4cyl to sit higher than the V6 with the same spring rate. That being said, I haven't heard of different rates for the 4 vs the 6 and also don't think the 4 sits higher than the 6...so ????
     
  6. Nov 13, 2010 at 12:04 AM
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    I believe the V6 is an aluminum block while the 4 is cast iron (I think).
     
  7. Nov 13, 2010 at 12:13 AM
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    Yeah like I said, I seriously doubt they're the same
     
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    Ahh, gotcha. I read that the other way.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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    not likely.. but no one knows?
    I looked it up.
    Looks like they're different for long wheel base, short wheel base, 4x2/4x4, 4.0 and 2.7.. so different springs out there AND right and left of each.
     
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    no they are not the same the v6 is 120lbs per inch and the 4cyl is 80lbs per inch the v6 springs lifted my buddys 4cly about a inch with the v6 springs
     
  11. Feb 16, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    Uh, those numbers are no where near the right spring rates for these trucks. With those spring rates, you'd be sitting on the bumpstops in the parking lot.
     
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    But ......... there are 5 lug SR5s ....... :cool:.
     
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    i would love to know if theres a difference so when i get an offroad bumper i can put the v6s springs on my truck and hopefully they wont sag
     
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    yo moose, I got a full OME lift installed and checked out your threads a lot while making my decision.

    btw I'm not sure about the different springs rates for our trucks, but I know these (my OME's) are definitely higher haha:

    IMG_0217.jpg
     
  15. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:02 AM
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    5 lugs have two different suspensions, regular 5 lug and XRunner.

    I remember reading all of the 6 lug SR5 and base models (tokico shocks) are the same spring rates. could be wrong though
     
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