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best coilover for 01 tacoma

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacomaholic, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Aug 26, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    tacomaholic

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    im gettin ready to put a coilover in the frount of my 01 3.4l v6 trd autolocking hubs...what kind should i go with for best ride and quality???
     
  2. Aug 26, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    Icon Dynamics or SAWs. I have some unused SAWs 2.0 if you're interested.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    they are all pretty much the same. only diff is the sprins rates can vary from brand to brand but only like a 50lb diff. the fox's and kings have a resi option if that flots your boat
     
  4. Aug 26, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    youre going to get a ton of different answers


    the biggest thing you have to decide is what youre going to be doing with your truck

    are you just lifting it for looks...or are you going to be wheeling it...
     
  5. Aug 26, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    Im interested, how much?!
     
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    $500 shipped.
     
  7. Aug 26, 2009 at 11:13 PM
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    hmmm very tempting, let me get back to you on that. i'll see if i can get a loan out of my parents, seeing how im a starving college student in between jobs right now.
    ill let you know ASAP
    im in sacramento too so shipping shouldnt be that much.
     
  8. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    i will be doing so boggin and sand pit every now and then.i would like somethin that will last not sag and give me a good ride. i have a 4x4 btw
     
  9. Aug 28, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    I sent you a PM, not wanting to hijack this thread.

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  10. Aug 28, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    w/ good brand CO's (icon, SAW, king, fox) your not going to have to worry about sag. if you go w/ some OME coils or bili 5100 struts then sagging could be an issue. sounds like you gonna want some super swapper tires for your bogging adventures
     
  11. Aug 28, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    If I'm not mistaken all coilover shock systems can be rebuilt like SAWs, Kings or Icons.
     
  13. Aug 28, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    you are correct. the only non rebuildable coilovers are the toytec and first gen all pro's. because all they are is a threaded bili shock w/ a spring and collar
     
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    what about fabtech or toytech???
     
  16. Aug 29, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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    true, but i still think it's overpriced for what it is...but thats me.

    what about them? are they rebuildable or have a life time warranty? only toytec offers the lifetime warranty on their CO's (i beleive) and only the fabtech dirt logics would be (the ones that look like SAW or Icon CO's but are the fabtech blue) and the toytec's... just scroll up a bit
     
  17. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    if i get the icons can i get a full 3in of lift with a good ride still?
     
  18. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    no, beacuse the coil will be so compressed that the ride will suck and be stiff and bouncy as hell.
     
  19. Aug 31, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    can i use a 1/4in spacer and set them ant 2.25?
     
  20. Aug 31, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    nope...or at least you shouldn't
     
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