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Bilstein 6112s with 700lb Springs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yotatotaco77, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:05 PM
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    shr133

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    Yeah the most you should run is 3" if you ever want to go off road or go over a bump...
     
  2. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:07 PM
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    Yeah, I'd rather take my chances with keeping the 700s on than having a cheap rental spring compressor explode in my face! Lol I don't trust those things with my cars little struts let alone a heavy spring:rolleyes:
     
  3. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:11 PM
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    Yeah, I installed them the first time. Its a pretty simple job, but I had lots of tools and a place to work on it before, I don't anymore, I dont even have a drive way anymore, lol:(
     
  4. Mar 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM
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    THIS. Sorry I am just now coming out the woodworks @Taco-Obsessed I have been MIA.

    I have a 3rd gen DCLB with steel skids, dual batts, and sliders. I am on clip 3/4 w/ 14" 700lb springs but personally feel like I barely have any lift. The 3rd gen is heavier stock for stock. I don't know of too many 2nd gen access cabs running 700s regardless of armor.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    Ok, got my truck back from the shop this morning, so I'll post some pics. I lowered the 6112s all the way down to the 1st clip on the PS and the 2nd clip on the DS. Its giving roughly about 2 inches of lift, about even both sides. So it came down about 2 inches overall in the front. I had the shop install my JBA UCAs as well, I'll post a pic. I'll post a pic of the alignment too and feel free to chime in, I'm not sure what its supposed to look like after the new UCAs were installed.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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    Driver side
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  7. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    Alignment, sorry idk why its sideways
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  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    CV angle and UCA clearance 20190315_094246.jpg 20190315_094240.jpg
     
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  10. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    One more of the UCA
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  11. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    I like how the ride height is pretty level side to side. Alignment is with in specs- depending on your level of OCD of where you want the alignment at may get different response. I guess the proof is how does it drive and track. Soooo now that you have it lower and sitting more in the suspension range of motion-how is it riding- Had a chance to hit some pot holes and speed bumps for effect? Hit some dirt ruts and like? Also how is it cornering... one thing I was thinking is with the stiffer spring and shock set up I would consider removing the front sway bar for articulation off road.
     
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  12. Mar 15, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    Haven't had the chance to take it offroad yet. I plan on going out on the dunes, take it out on some of the sand rail trails here this weekend. As for on road handling, it's doing great, drives straight, it used to pull left the tiniest bit before the alignment, that's gone. It didn't ride especially harsh before, but it soaks up more of the cracks in the road than before. All in all, in lowered in the front just a little more than I'd like, its sitting right at 2". Maybe 2.5" on the PS. It has quite a bit of rake now as well, but I plan on adding some other stuff to the rear, new bumper, cargo rack, etc.... should bring it down. But I'm happy with the results... for now:D
     
  13. Mar 15, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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    How dare you not post a full side view of the truck again lol. Happy things turned out good!
     
  14. Mar 19, 2019 at 3:02 PM
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    Hey just pinging you again to see how that is still working maybe you got some off road mileage in or a least a few whoops and ruts. I saw your original post was edited on 3/12 saying go with the 650lbs but your update at the alignment was 3/15- just seeing how your liking everything that its now set where you should be.

    My truck is a double cab- little heavier so if it is working reasonably for you, thinking it should be good for me.

    Thx
     
  15. Mar 20, 2019 at 7:37 AM
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    I haven't had the chance to take it offroad yet, my weekends are wed-thur, lol, but hopefully today. The reason I recommended someone go with the 650s is because of the huge backlash I was getting for running the 700s, lol Though I haven't had any issues with them other than getting the lift height right. With them at the 1-2 clip setting I'm getting about 2 inches of lift, it should be similar with yours being a double cab. I have about 200+ pounds of wieght in front, so it should be close to what the front of a double cab would be with no additional wieght.
     

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