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Coilover question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Budisweiser, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Jul 9, 2008 at 6:46 PM
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    Budisweiser

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    Not real familiar with coilovers. Currently have a toytec spacer kit with aal installed. Love the look, however with the spacers the ride aint so great. Will the CO's help the ride not to mention the take of shuttter?
    Tacoma DC 4x4 trd offroad.:confused:
     
  2. Jul 9, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    Getting a set of coilovers would mean completely ditching your front spacers. You remove yoru front coils and shocks and bolt in the coilovers. The C/Os are adjustable so you can have as much lift as you want (from 0-3"). They will ride better than your spacers. But they are also expensive.

    Can you describe the shudder your feeling?
     
  3. Jul 9, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    wat?
    that takeoff shutter sounds like axle wrap possibly...and that can be fixed/lessened by toytec shims and or carrier bearing drop
     
  4. Jul 9, 2008 at 8:48 PM
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    coilovers arent all adjustable...however adjustables are the way to go...if you spend the money they'll be worth it ride wise...good ones will prob run you from $700 on up...however you wont need to pay anyone to put them on for you because its a simple 4 bolt deal per side...youll just need to pay for the coils and an alignment


    are you running a single aal? you might look into a 3 leaf progressive aal from www.wheelersoffroad.com that'll help the ride out as well

    aal come in several flavors with the shortest being the harshest ride...longer single aal are better...but the 3 leaf is the best bang for the buck...

    you can also upgrade to a full leaf pack in the rear but youre gonna pay good money for that
     
  5. Jul 10, 2008 at 7:02 AM
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    First of all let me thank everyone for their input. I get a shudder on take off to about 10-20mph. Feels like the front but I know these feelings are deceiving. Prob the driveshaft or rear axle. I have the CB drop in already and have toytec shims in the box. Going back to my installer for the shims. Why I asked the above because if this doesn't fix my prob them I'm looking at CO's or removing the lift. Just seems like a destructive shudder.....also get that 55-65 vibe from the drive shaft but not untollerable.....Does it seem like there are more vibe problems with the AAL's vs the Blocks?? I have the long alcan's... Can someone describe the actual process of axle wrap to me..
     
  6. Jul 10, 2008 at 7:04 AM
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    wat?
    more issues w/ blocks than the aal....but i have the tsb done (basically a stock aal) for about 1" lift and then 2" of blocks. after the shims, my vibes are gone
     
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