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5100s vs Dobinson Quick-Ride?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Mack7n, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Jan 18, 2019 at 9:19 PM
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    Mack7n

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    Photo was when it was up in the lift. It's not 1/2 of that angle when on ground. I'll get photos in the daylight tomorrow.
     
  2. Jan 18, 2019 at 9:20 PM
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    Oh good
     
  3. Jan 18, 2019 at 10:39 PM
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    So, first impressions of the suspension on my short drive home. Absorbs bumps way better than the stock sport suspension did, don't feel the smaller bumps I did in stock suspension, and barely feel the larger ones that would thump hard on stock. Does bounce a little though? Not enough to annoy me, but something I noticed. Highway driving was fine, did bout 65mph with no issues (truck needs to still have alignment done though, so I'll wrap up the odd feelings to that). Only other thing, which I expected, was body roll when taking corners. Sport suspension had 0 roll, and now it has a slight roll in the suspension. Nothing for me to ever worry about, but threw me off, and need to get used to it. All in all, loving it. 2-3ft of snow this coming weekend, so will have more updates after I'm done blasting around and playing in that. Will have a bunch of drone videos of us playing too, so may upload those too.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2019 at 5:12 AM
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    Awesome man! I’m pumped you’re liking it. Thanks for posting up the review.

    Enjoy!
     
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  5. Jan 20, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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    sortof stock. 5100s and thats it.
    is the lean still present with this kit? or should i order a trim spacer aswell? I just thought of this.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    Honestly, don't know. Maine has extremely crowned roads, and our driveway has a crown to it also, so never really looked for it. I haven't noticed it, but also, as stated, wasn't looking for it. :/ sorry.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    There should not be a lean with any of these kits. We’ve installed a bunch and they’ve all been level.
     
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  8. Jan 20, 2019 at 6:45 PM
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    Sub'd!
    Looks like a great alternative to the 5100's. Interested to see what you think after you have a few more miles on them.
     
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  9. Jan 20, 2019 at 6:51 PM
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    I'm getting ready to make a new thread talking about the suspension, tires and exhaust. Has a couple videos (little boring, but me cruising on back logging roads unplowed with 8-10" of snow during the current snow storm, and then doing roughly 55-60mph on a section that was plowed a few hours before with roughly 2-3" of snow on it.) This suspension soaks up the bumps like crazy, and keeps the tires planted. Not once did I feel uneasy during the whole trip. I'll post a link to the thread on here once I get it up.
     
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  10. Jan 20, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    Looking forward to the review! I’m pumped you’re enjoying the kit
     
  11. Jan 20, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    Review is up. I think I tagged you in it correctly. Little long winded, but wanted people to actually know what I thought and felt about it all. :D
     
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  12. Jan 21, 2019 at 4:26 AM
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    Dude, that’s great. I appreciate you putting up a review.

    Give me a shout sometime. We start our monthly trail rides in April if you want to join us!
     
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  13. Jan 21, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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  14. Jan 21, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    You're welcome, and definitely, hopefully the hand is better by then so I can join you guys on a run. Sounds like a-lot of fun.
     
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  15. Jan 21, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    Sounds good!

    We’ve got 8 trail rides planned for the year starting in April.

    Take care brother!

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  16. Jan 23, 2019 at 9:19 AM
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    I would be interested in the coils that are black. I went to the site and could not find them. Looking in doing a lift really soon on my 2018 TRD 4x4 long bed. I do more street and highway driving then off road but would like the truck to sit higher. Been wanting to do a 3" lift but I've read that with some 3" lift you start running into issues if you dont upgrade the UCA. Not really sure what my best option is.
     
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  17. Jan 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    If you had read my longer over winded review of these, I'm actually loving them. Changed how the truck feels on highway, backroads, cities, and dirt roads, all for the good. You said 2018 TRD Long Bed, but not specific if it's a Sport or OR, which will make a difference in what you'll be going from, and into as far as differences.
     
  18. Jan 23, 2019 at 12:45 PM
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    I have a white 2018 TRD 4x4 long bed. Not the Sport or Pro. Not sure what OR stands for, so it might be that one. I did read everything in this thread. I was looking at the Bilstein 5100 with AAL and OME 888 coils. I found a kit for around $1100 but then peiced together the same parts from the same seller that added up to $740, which I'm really confused why buying all those parts separately would be that much cheaper...hahahaha It is very well possible i have missed something.

    My comment was to try and find the black coils, that Eric had mentioned. I rather not have the red ones. However I did just watched a video on YouTube of a Taco being left and the owner had powered coated other parts red that made it look way cooler looking and more custom, even though most of those parts were already in the truck. However that will require me to not have any truck for a while.

    Thanks for the thread and updates. I am like you and doing research to see what I want. I'm glad I found this thread and have other options rather then the Bilstein 5100s
     
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  19. Jan 23, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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  20. Jan 23, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    If you have the Rear end locker button up above your head in the center, you've got an OR (off road) also, if you don't have a hood scoop, it's an OR. If you have a Hood scoop, then it's a sport. The Dobinson will have a slightly stiffer feeling in the road then your stock OR suspension (if that's what you have) or a slightly softer ride than a Sport (if that's what you have)

    Hood scoop = sport/pro
    No scoop = Off Road/limited/sr5/sr
     
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