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Coil Questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Bosshoag, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Bosshoag

    Bosshoag [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My goal is to keep a soft smooth ride similar to stock while lifting my Taco 2". What would be closest to that if I go with bilstein 5100's?
    884's?
    Eibach's?
    Or the preloaded factory springs?
     
  2. Bosshoag

    Bosshoag [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with comparing different coil springs?
     
  3. Bosshoag

    Bosshoag [OP] Well-Known Member

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    75 views and no suggestions?! I did just read that billies set at .85" and Eibach springs would be an excellent set up, far superior to preloaded '08 TRD Sport coil springs and billies set to 2.25. Also that you should never set billies to 2.5" with a "lift spring" like Eibach's. Any thoughts? Or further info?
     
  4. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    884's and billies @ 0
     
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    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    This is absolutely true. Never use a LIFT COIL and adjust the billies.
    One or the other.
    Lift coil + billies at ZERO (or stock)
    Stock Coils + billies set to your desired lift

    Why? Too much preload & pressure. A long time ago, I've seen what a LIFT coil and a coil spacer can do - and that's blow out the lower coil seat on the strut.
     
  6. Bosshoag

    Bosshoag [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks for the input guys!

    So 884's and billies set at zero will be about 2.5" of lift and ride smooth like stock? I don't want my new truck to ride really rough. That's the goal here.
     
  7. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    2"

    That's what you said in the OP

    and they aren't going to ride like stock
     
  8. Bosshoag

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    well whats the stock TRD Baja suspension? isn't it equivalent to a 2" lift? It must be a similarly smooth ride compared to bone stock TRD Sport but taller right?
     
  9. Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    I went from stock straight to Toytec coilovers preset at 2.5" and rode equal to better than stock. No change in ride when I upgraded tire size to 275/65/18 Dynapro ATMS in a P-metric. Now ride is a tad stiffer but still smooth going to 285/75/16s Rocky mountains due to AT D load tire. Keep in mind the rear lift and shocks will have quite an effect on ride quality too. An AAL will ride stiffer than stock vs. a full soft riding leaf pack. I temporarily ran 1.5" block for the rear with no change in ride quality but it did wear out my factory springs and gave me an occasional axle wrap 'clunk'. My full leaf pack eliminated that.
     
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