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Bumper blues

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by lennys, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    lennys

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    Put my Elite bumper on today (without winch) and It dropped the ft end 1/4" the stock bumper is 32lb the Elite is 100lb with my light bar and lights,put a smity built 8k winch on that adds another 80lb...............What did you guys do to get your ride height back?????????????:eek:
     
  2. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    i dealt with it... realigned it and went with it... i didnt want top make my cv angles any worse. it made them better:)
     
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    Stiffer springs. 883's maybe.
     
  4. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    882 are stronger then 883
     
  5. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    my elite and winch didnt do a thing to my toytec ultimate i thought it would so know i have to crank the coilovers down
     
  6. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    View the build. Too much to list.
    Oh didn't notice the 882's.
     
  7. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    When I put the OME kit on with the 882 they sagged alittle over a 1/4" so I put a 1/4" spacer from toytec in and its been fine,toytec has a 1/2 spacer has anyone did this????????????
     
  8. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    I would say thats a good plan... you would just have to deal with the sag from the weight of the winch then
     
  9. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    Im thinking of just putting the stock bumper back on.
     
  10. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Pictures of your truck with the bumper on with the sag?
     
  11. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    its a 1/4'' kinda negligible IMO. Not worth taking the bumper off.
     
  12. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    The only reason I put the bumper on was for the winch and I really dont want to screw with my setup,if 68lbs droped it a 1/4" the 88lb winch is going to kill it and will the 882 keep sagging????
     
  13. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    oh, I misread. I thought you already put on the winch...my bad. Maybe sell the elite bumper and buy a tube bumper? Then again, with the winch you may be only sagging 1/2-3/4'' Maybe just see if it makes a noticeable difference?
     
  14. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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  16. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    what sping rate
     
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    If mine still sags ill be dealing with it until I save enought to get ICON's
     
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    620. I just have an Elite bumper in the front. Not sure how it will handle the winch if/when I get one
     
  19. Sep 20, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    One thing you can do is get rid of that wire rope and go with a synthetic line. Its safer and will weigh about 25# less.

    I had a net gain of 130# over stock. That's with the Elite bumper and winch. My XRC8 only weighed 60# with synthetic rope. I've also added BudBuilt skids, neat gain of another 100#.

    The SAWs with 650# Eibach coils are handling the weight pretty good.
     
  20. Sep 21, 2011 at 5:51 AM
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    thanks for the info
     
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