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Best riding suspension for 4x4?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by cmytacoma, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 8, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    cmytacoma

    cmytacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What is the smoothest riding shock for an 05 double cab 4x4? I hear great things about the 5100s as compared to the Icons that ride a lil stiff. Don't offroad much but drive a lot and don't want to sacrifice ride and performance for looks. Thanks for your help
     
  2. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    Ese Loco

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    I've never rode in a truck with 5100's up front but my Light racing coilovers (same as icon/donahoe) are amazing while my 5100's in the rear seem a bit stiff.

    I say the best would be a toss up between icon (light racing), king, and fox
     
  3. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    dylandercole

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    my buddy got icons on his 04 and they ride amazing. I thought my sway-a-ways were nice but those take the cake
     
  4. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    ktmrider

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    king coilovers are sposto ride super smooth, but i have never actually ridden with them.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    tiger955

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    I bought a used 05 Access Cab base model (60k miles) last spring and the stock suspension was too soft and bouncy for me, particularly off road. I found a set of slightly used (6k miles) factory TRD Bilsteins for a real good price on e-bay and installed them. The handling and ride on the street is very, very good, and it is much more controllable off road. I don't do any real serious stuff off road but a lot of the dirt roads around here have some pretty bad washouts with big rocks. For a basically stock truck I am very happy with the way it handles.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    YotaDan

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    The Plushest ride, especially in a non lifted application is going to be the OME shocks.
     
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