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Best coilover for lightest tacomas?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by PreRunner, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    PreRunner

    PreRunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im trying to research which coilover to buy for my 2010 prerunner. I see stiffness as being a complaint at times. I was thinking, i have the regular cab 4 cyl so im the lightest. maybe many of the coilovers are for heavier trucks and have stiffer springs. which coilovers should i be looking at? thanks.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2010 at 5:59 AM
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    any ideas? my order submission finger is getting itchy :)
     
  3. Feb 9, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    mikesdoublecab

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

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    go Kings...

    they are user rebuildable and you can customize your shock oil, valving, and coil spring rate...
     
  4. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    And really, the stiffness aspect really comes into play with how YOU like your truck to ride. Of course if you have a coilover maxed ouut it's gonna ride a bit stiff, but if you go up halfway, it will be half as stiff and so on, you know?

    That being said, i absolutely LOVE my ICON CO's! I would recommend them to anyone wanting to lift their truck.

    I vote ICON all the way!
     
  5. Feb 9, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    PreRunner

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    thanks guys. sounds like both kings and icons are a safe bet. but do you think, since i have a light reg cab 4 cyl, i would benifit from using a 2.0 vs a 2.5 shock? anyone know about this? im just trying to match this suspension the best i can, since it's going to cost an assload of money. :eek:
     
  6. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    2.5 won't heat up as much, so your shock will last a bit longer... most of the coilovers are 2.5 although Fox I think makes a 2.0...
     
  7. Feb 9, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    Icons are super stiff. That's why I took mine off.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    ToyTec Lifts

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    I've got a 500# spring rate coil designed perfectly for the 4cyl regular cab!!!

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    This coil over gives you the freedom of lifting 0-3.5 inch's.

    comes with a Life Time Warranty also!!

    Plus, a forum discount!
     
  9. Feb 9, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I would say this ^^^^^
     
  10. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    PreRunner

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    Thanks alot guys. I decided to go with the icons. Wheelers said they could special order extended icons valved for my specific truck (4cyl-reg cab). I got those, camburg UCA's, the 3-leaf AAL, and bilstien 5100's. :D
     
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