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Because Baja!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Brandon###, May 10, 2013.

  1. May 10, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    Brandon###

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    It's about dang time UPS man!!


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  2. May 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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    SoJersey

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    What did that cost you?
     
  3. May 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    DoorDing Someone was there .

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    Oh God no. $1500 for that?
     
  5. May 10, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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    DoorDing

    DoorDing Someone was there .

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    http://youtu.be/avr7enrZuJQ

    With that out of the way, let's be nice.
    That's the least expensive way to have the best OEM suspension available.
     
  6. May 10, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    Nice/Mean ain't involved. I just don't get it. But that's me. Party on.
     
  7. May 10, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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    Pm'd ya. :)
     
  8. May 10, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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    why OEM? it's meant to be as cheap to Toyota as possible. I'm just saying with a site like TW and all the aftermarket available, why OEM?
     
  9. May 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    they are the equivalent to setting 5100's to 1.75" but the baja's provide no lift in the rear over any other tacoma.
     
  10. May 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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    x2 on this. part of the reason i bought my truck is because of the large aftermarket.
     
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    That was the nicest thing I could say about it; that's my why. Of course, all products are "meant to be as cheap" to the manufacturer as possible.

    As for the OP, we may never know. My guess is they wanted the top of the line, OEM suspension, but without the cost (and decals) of a BAJA, and that's what they have.
     
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  12. May 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    They're not that bad . They do offer the same amount of travel as a extended length coilover . Same with rear . What leaf pack does a baja use
     
  13. May 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    I would be willing to bet , if it's an OEM part , the lift and any subsequent issues would be covered under warranty

    Just a guess though
     
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    same one that came stock on our trucks. there is no lift in the rear of the baja, just bilstein race shocks. those rear shocks cant accept a lift anyways.
     
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    ??

    inches, front wheel travel is limited by the the upper A-arm design which is retained from the stock Tacoma. The enormous 60mm Bilstein shocks (originally designed for motor home use) will support more travel should a buyer decide to swap out the A-arm for an aftermarket unit. The Baja receives new springs all the way around for two-inch bump in height and rear suspension travel is increased from 8.5 to 10 inches. To help in cooling and performance, the rear shocks are upgraded to 50mm units that sport a remote reservoir.
     
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    Congrats !
     
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    Uh, I guess you PM'd somebody. But it tweren't me.
     
  18. May 11, 2013 at 5:41 AM
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    Are 5160's considered OEM now that they come on a Baja? Vendors have been selling them for awhile for around $400/pair. The 9100's are not available in the "aftermarket" for our application the last time I checked.

    Also just because something is "aftermarket" it doesn't automatically make it superior to something you can buy from Toyota.

    IMO these shocks are better than any Iron Man, OME, or Toytec setup. Probably not as good as the almighty Icons or Kings, but not bad shocks either.

    Why buy from Toyota and not go aftermarket?

    It's true that TRD parts are not always the absolute best performing parts out there, but their fit, finish, and engineering are always top notch. This is why people shell out the money for TRD CAI's, superchargers, and exhausts when there are clearly cheaper or better performing kits.

    I do not anticipate having any issues with vibes, squeaks, or leaks with this kit. I may be wrong, but only time will tell. It's only shocks, nothing permanent, if I don't like it I will buy something else.



    The rear 5160's can accept up to a 1" lift, the exact same as the 5100s I have on the rear now. The almighty Icon kits only give you 1.5", so it's not that big of a difference. (I will have an add a leaf)




    If I decide to enter the Baja 1000 or the King of Hammers since I have Baja I will post a vid:p
     
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    Well I guess I feel honored to be the only one called out in this thread...
     
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    Translation: Street use/Dirt Roads, so it really doesn't matter.

    Which, sure, if you want, but I still think it's a poor value as a purchase.
     

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