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Coil over question spring differences

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Specalt, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Specalt

    Specalt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if any one knows the difference in the Tacoma coil over springs

    So there is the 3 different types off suspension(s)

    The SR5 (Stock)
    The Sport
    The TRD Off Road

    I would imagine that the get progressively more stiff between the 3 What I would like
    to know is the difference only the shocks or does the spring stiffness change?

    I am looking for a stiffer coil over with out gaining lift. As I add more and more
    to the truck I'm starting to sag. Bumper, wench and armor.

    Currently I have just the basic SR5 4x4, will putting say a set of TRD off road
    springs help? Or does any one know of a spring that is stiffer than stock with out gaining lift?

    I was looking at the OldMan 886's, but I don't want to gain the 2.5 inches over stock.

    Any input will help a lot.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    I'm not so sure about the correct answer that you may be looking for, however i think that most coilovers are adjustable. I have no experience with them as i have never owned a pair, in my setup i went with the 884 coils which will give you a lift and is not recommended if you plan on putting more wieght on the front.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    oh i reread your post and just figured out what you are trying to achieve. i do not think that they are differant but never looked into it. however if someone else chimes in and they are indeed differant let me know as i still have my stock TRD OR ones.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    I might have used the wrong wording, I guess I just mean coil springs and not coil overs.

    I think a more direct question would be:

    I don't want to add a lift to the front of my truck but I want to add a stiffer spring. Due to the wait of the bumper and wench
    what would be a good choice?
     
  5. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Thanks for the responses.

    Awesome info.

    Thanks.

    Oh and the (wench), I was pulling into my drive way and mother-in law stepped out in front of my truck. Needless to say I picked the added weight of a wench.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    Great visual thanks.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    My SR5 has the blue and yellow bilsteins and same coil springs as the TRD Off road, from the factory...maybe another difference between Cdn and US trucks....
     
  8. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    Do some more research, but it is possible that OME 883 springs are higher spring rate but about the same length as your factory springs. (I've also seen something that said 883 springs are much longer but softer -- so be sure of your data; perhaps call Wheelers or Downsouth motorsports.
     
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