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Carrying the weight...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by hankgs, May 27, 2009.

  1. May 27, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    hankgs

    hankgs [OP] Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I just bought a "Wincher" bumper from KMA and it weighs in at close to 100lbs. The reason for buying it, is that the stock 2009 Toyota "Tupperware" bumper just doesn't look very stout should I ever (I hope I don't), hit a deer or other vehicle. I'm not planning on mounting a winch, but I'm guessing I could be changing the suspension load on the front end. Question: Should I install just the Bilstien 5100's with the stock coil set up or do I have to get OME shocks and springs...? My off road is limited to minimal rock climbing, mostly just washboard baja roads. The truck is a 4 banger if that makes a diff...
    Thanks!
     
  2. May 27, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    TengoTaco

    TengoTaco Wish i was wheelin

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    You can go either way. OME or Bilstien are good products that are used a lot on this site.

    I personally have OME and love it.
     
  3. May 27, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    I'd get the OME springs and shocks. They're more expensive but they're tuned to handle the extra weight. I have some 885 springs that i'm going to put on as soon as I have the money to get the OME shock set to handle the load of my bumper/winch.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2009 at 4:59 AM
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    SnoBoarder

    SnoBoarder Hardcore wheeler, try and keep up.... if you can.

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    I'd get adjustable coil overs. My Icons sagged a little less than 1/4 inch. 2 turns on each co and the ride height was restored. All coils will sag and settle over time and having the ability to dial-in the height periodically is a huge plus. Just my 2 cents. BTW my Kennesaw bumpers kick-ass.:headbang:
     
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