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BOSS Performance Kit

Discussion in 'Toytec Lifts' started by Photosozo, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Aug 14, 2016 at 8:41 PM
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    Hey All,

    New to the whole aftermarket suspension world! Had a question about the BOSS Performance:

    http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com...uspension-System-for-2016-Tacoma-_p_1620.html

    Would it be correct to say, the difference between this one and the "regular" BOSS is larger tube up front and reservoir in the back?

    And Would it be in my best interest to get the BOSS Leaf Spring pack? After researching, from what I could gather, it would be "best" to replace the springs on a lift as opposed to add a leaf to stock leafs.

    Any suggestions would be grand! I am looking at this specific kit, because I want something robust, durable, reliable, and I do not plan on hardcore rock climbing, but just taking some fairly rougher terrain, hard uneven passes all that jazz.
     
  2. Aug 16, 2016 at 8:06 AM
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    You are correct on the differences of the kits. The one you put a link to has 2.5 inch shocks in the front and reservoir shocks in the rear, whereas the "regular" boss has the 2.0 shocks and monotubes in the rear. As for the add a leaf, usually an older leaf pack can put some stress on the add a leafs in the rear causing them to fail sometimes. With a 2016 you would have no issues with an add a leaf having problems. If you wanted to go with a whole new leaf pack, that would probably be the best way to get the lift you are looking for while providing excellent off-road capabilities.
    Let me know if you have any more questions.
    -Justin
     
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    Hello I'm new TW! I'm inquiring about the Icon coilover sets for the front of a 2016+ Tacoma. What should I be expecting from this set up?
     
  4. Jan 31, 2017 at 6:50 AM
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    So the Icons are a digressive valved shock. This means that the more speed you have the smoother/softer the ride quality will be. At slower speeds you are going to get less body roll around turns, but still feel some of the road. Its nothing uncomfortable by any means. We do have a guy here running ICON on his 4Runner and he absolutely loves it. Digressive valving really shows its colors on off-road applications, but does work great for everyday driving.
    Let me know if you have any more questions or give me a call 720-457-0140 - Justin
     
  5. Feb 1, 2017 at 7:42 PM
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    Awesome! I see that it shows on the website they are for an 05+ meaning they will fit for the 16+ as well correct? I also noticed the Boss setup is very similar except for maybe right height? Which is a better coilover for my 17?
     
  6. Feb 2, 2017 at 7:11 AM
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    It all depends on the ride quality you are looking for on your truck. The boss is a good solid setup, i would recommend our performance 2.5 kit for the 17 since it is heavier so it will hold the truck better and take in the bumps as well. The Icon would be a strong choice too for that kind of weight. What do you plan to do with the truck?
     
  7. Feb 5, 2017 at 2:07 PM
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    Hello - I have an '03 double cab that currently is in to Toyota for frame replacement. I understand that the new replacememt frame comes with new leafs -
    Very interested in the Boss Lift Kit while truck is part as my dealer said no problem putting it in for me.
    Here is the question... the '15 double cab I am using as a loaner has this exact kit in it but has the 600 lb red front coils. Stock bumper, no winch. Is there a big weight difference between the '03 and '15 ? The 550's are recommended for the 03. I love the way the loaner fells just the way it is.. and want to make sure mine is as close to that as possible. Will the 600's be OK in the 03 with stock bumper and no winch - ? Thank you in advance. ~Jeff
     
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    Hey Jeff,
    Awesome glad you like the way it rides. The '15 Tacoma compared to the '03 is pretty different as far as weight. The '15 does weigh a bit more but using the 600lb coil on the 03 isn't going to be a hug difference in ride quality although you will notice some. The 550's will probably be the smoothest ride, good for everyday driving with no bumper or winch. 600's will be slightly stiffer on the 03 than what you are feeling now in my opinion.
     
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    I just plan on picking up the front end of the truck to give a little height and clearance for 20" rims and 33" tires. Maybe one day I'll be going trail riding, but nothing crazy since I would want to keep the truck in perfect condition.
     
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    The Boss kit is a good in-between kit that will perform very well on and offroad. Most of us run the boss here and use our trucks as daily drivers so we know how well they can do in everyday driving. Another kit you could look at would be the Eibach front coilover system. This uses an Eibach shock with our Toytec spring to provide 3" of total lift on the 16+ Tacoma. Very reasonably priced and a very good ride quality.
     
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    Ok great! I read a thread at one point that the spring rate of the eibach isn't quite high enough in comparison to the stock spring which eventually causes sagging in the front and the quality isn't sustained. Is that true? And if so, what is the spring rate for the boss and icon coilover sets and will I still achieve a 3" lift from both of those as well?
     
  12. Feb 8, 2017 at 7:09 AM
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    So both the boss and the ICON come with a 650lb coil rate. With both we could get 700lb coils for the '17 which would hold up a bit better to the weight.
     
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    Awesome, and how could I go about getting that specific setup?
     
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    If you went with ICON i would have to get the coil from them, if you went with us i think i have them in Silver only.
     
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    Well silver or black is fine with me in either of those. My truck is silver so I'd like for it to match.
     
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    Hey guys, I am about to lift my truck and have been looking at the Toytec Boss lift for quite some time now and plan on purchasing TC UCAs and going with the AAL option for the lift. I am new to this so I apologize in advance for stupid questions...


    I want to run Nitto Trail Grapplers in the 33" tire range and have considered the following:

    285 70 17
    285 75 17
    295 70 17

    They would be on 17" SCS Ray 10s with -10mm offset.

    Questions:
    1.Would I be able to run any of the aforementioned tire sizes? (Really don't want to trim unless necessary)
    2. With the boss lift, it seems the front of the truck is still slightly lower than the back (I am looking for an even stance) is this true, or are the pictures playing tricks on me?
    3. I am considering a 1" body for additional clearance. Thoughts?

    I am also considering the icon stage 1 or an OME lift...I just want a total 3" of lift


    All Pictures, thoughts, comments are appreciated!
     
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    3" ToyTec boss 1" body lift on SCS wheels and 315/70/17 (Slight Trimming required)
    IMG_2456.jpg
     
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    It looks perfect....when I viewed other people's boss setups, I couldn't help but notice this front was always still a little lower than the back. From your picture, it looks pretty damn even, how did yall achieve this?

    Also is there a height difference in terms of overall lift in the front between the 2.0 and 2.5 coilovers?
     
  19. Feb 10, 2017 at 10:18 AM
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    We are using the 2.5 diameter performance coil overs in the front which definitely can handle a bit more weight and pre-load. We have a very slight rake but its not too noticeable.. Maybe an inch
     
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    I don't plan on having an aftermake the bumper on the front, so if I went with the regular coils up frontnow can I still achieve the same 3" lift up front as the 2.5 coils?

    Also are yall running AALs in the rear?
     

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