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BOSS suspension or TOYTEC ultimate

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ArMarine04, Oct 31, 2013.

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BOSS suspension kit or TOYTEC ultimate lift kit

Poll closed Dec 15, 2013.
  1. BOSS suspension

    34.4%
  2. TOYTEC ULK

    65.6%
  1. Nov 2, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    ArMarine04

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    The Boss system specificly says its better valved redesigned shocks for the Tacoma and the springs are Eibach. The front lift on this kit is different from the original ultimate kit that you are comparing it to.

    So with that, shouldn't it be better than the original Ultimate lift and maybe avoid some of the concerns you are expressing?
     
  2. Nov 4, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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    Sublime

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    Dang... Callin me out man haha its cool, its true tho spend the little bit extra and you'll definitely be happier in the long run.[/QUOTE]

    Sorry man, was just sharing your experience. No harm meant!

    There's no way in hell the BOSS system is better than Icons. You're still looking at a slightly larger generic bilstein shock (still not as big as a 2.5" diameter coilover), with an off the shelf eibach coil and a top plate spacer added (don't know why they add that as if they couldn't get the correct length coils?). The valving is not that much different, probably not even noticeable. If you really want the BOSS system have at it man. Was just giving my experience and wish I would have just saved my money originally. The fact that you can get high end for the same price as a middle grade system is a no brainer but to each their own.
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2013 at 12:57 AM
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  4. Nov 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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    I just installed the BOSS kit yesterday. So far I'm happy with it.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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    Do you have any pictures of it?
     
  6. Nov 8, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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    If you go to my pics I have a few
     
  7. Nov 8, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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    I went with the ULK. What made me choose it over the BOSS was long term replacement parts. The BOSS kit has custom Toytec in-house built shocks designed by Toytec themselves. If for some obscure reason Toytec went by the wayside or I couldn't get ahold of them, my ULK has shocks that are available off the shelf from Bilstein. That plus the BOSS is $60 more for something that I wouldn't really notice. Whatever you choose. Please share pictures! Good luck!
     
  8. Nov 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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    What options did you go with? I want to get a full 3 inches out of mine so I want the dakars and UCAs.

    You should post some more feedback after a couple weeks or so and maybe a little off roading and let me know what you think.

    *****

    I suppose the replacement parts if TOYTEC went out of business could be something to think about and if that slim chances happens I goes it's new front. Coils for me!!
     
  9. Nov 9, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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    The only thing I went with was the silver coil. Eventually I will get the UCA's. Even without the Dakars the rear sits pretty level with the front and I went the full 3" upfront.
    As soon as I get off road and have a little more hours on them I will definitely share my experience.
     
  10. Nov 24, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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    I went with the ulk, LR UCAs, and dakars and am very happy. Would do the same all over again.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2013 at 6:41 AM
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    For those like me that don't want to make the extra click and want to see side by side comparison...

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  12. Nov 25, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    How many miles do you have on it so far? I'm going to pull the trigger on the BOSS set up probably Thursday, just waiting around to see what other sales ToyTec will offer for black Friday.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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    I'm about 3 weeks into my lift (BOSS) and i'm loving it. The ride is excellent, around town it feels better then factory, not to stiff when hitting the speed bumps or dips in the road.
    Off road, again feels better then what was originally on.
    The only thing i have noticed is a little vibration when i hit 15 mph, but does go away immediately...
    I didn't go with the Dakars or 5160's....
     
  14. Nov 25, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    Thanks for the update man, I really appreciate the feedback especially since not many ppl are running that set up yet!
     
  15. Nov 26, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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    No problem...
     
  16. Nov 29, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    Alan,

    Keep us posted. I've just purchased a Taco and I'm very interested in your findings with the BOSS system. My buddy just installed the ICON Stage 4 last week on his 2013 Tacoma. He really hasn't had the time to experience this system yet and I wasn't able to help him with the install. I just don't have this type of coin to spend right before xmas on myself and was contemplating the BOSS vs the Ultimate. Thanks in advance.
     
  17. Nov 29, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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    That's a valid point! Bilstein has been around for years.
     
  18. Nov 30, 2013 at 7:23 AM
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    CJD3112,

    Toytec is a very reputable dealer and I trust their R&D is solid on this new set up they offer, IsaacG is the only person I've found on here that is running the BOSS set up on a second gen and you can see what he has to say about it. I can't wait to give you my own opinion on it. I ordered it yesterday and its on "backorder" so idk when I'll get it but that's ok I can wait.

    I'm not worried about toytec going out of business and me being SOL if something happened, the shocks are rebuildable and any reputable shop should be able to work on them. IF is destroyed then it would be easy to find another set of coilovers that paired up well with the rear dakars. I have no worries about that.
     
  19. Nov 30, 2013 at 8:14 AM
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    You don't need the stage 4 to run Icons......non-resi coilovers and rear shocks is pretty close to same price as the BOSS system. Toytec's a good company but their R&D doesn't compare to the big race shock companies. I've been through 3 different suspensions on my truck trying to "save a few bucks" and finally did it right and it's apples to oranges comparison......night and day the way the truck rides too but some won't ever know.
     
  20. Nov 30, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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    Thanks for your advice Sublime. Trust me, I plan on riding and possibly driving my buddies Taco with the Icons. Although I am brand new to TW, I've been reviewing this and other sites for weeks and I have not heard one person complain about the Icons. The thought has crossed my mind to purchase a set of UCA's from somewhere else (or use Icons tubular looking UCA's) and order a Stage I or II set from Icon.

    I simply don't have the cash for the Stage 4 kit like my buddy just installed. But when Icons can be pieced together to be in a similar price range of the BOSS or Ultimate, than my mind needs to wonder a little more.
     
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