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Coilovers or gears

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 04taco2wd, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    04taco2wd

    04taco2wd [OP] Take your flame, ignite the world!!!!

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    Well, I am finally gona drop a good amount of money on my truck. My 06 has the Fabtech Basic DB Kit with the huge spacer up front. I am eventually gona get the Fabtech adjustable coilovers AND new gears, but i will have the money for ONE of them soon and i am just wonderin if one should be higher priority than the other. If it were one of you guys, what would you do? Either way I'm droppin about $1300, but I think it will be money well spent. Thanks!!

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  2. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    08pretaco

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  3. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    gears. less stress on the truck.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    x3 gears
     
  5. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    04taco2wd

    04taco2wd [OP] Take your flame, ignite the world!!!!

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    I was thinking gears too. I will eventually get the coilovers any way. Does Icon make coilovers to fit the Fabtech kit out of curiousity?
     
  6. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    what do gears exactly do. i got 35s heard gears would be better for my truck
     
  7. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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  8. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    gears allow the truck to move. In all seriousness though how do you have 35's and not had whoever sold you the tires and lift or whatnot ask you to regear. If I worked at a shot I would upsell the shit out of your setup. Gears are a must. They will bring back all your power and performance.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    04taco2wd

    04taco2wd [OP] Take your flame, ignite the world!!!!

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    I appreciate the opinions. Ive talked to Chase at ECGS and I'm thinking i will probably go with the 4.88s. You guys that got your gears installed by a mechanic, about how much was the labor?
     
  10. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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  11. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    04taco2wd

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    I didnt know they were in raleigh. Screw shipping. Ill just go there and get them to do it. My brother lives in raleigh any how. Thanks.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    04taco2wd [OP] Take your flame, ignite the world!!!!

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    Was that to me or arturo? I know the importance of regearing (thanks to TW) but I just bought the truck in November with the lift already on it. I wanted a six inch lift so i figured it would be cheaper to buy this truck and then upgrade to coilovers and gears instead of from stock. TW has helped me out a crap load with this whole lifted truck thing.:D
     
  13. Jan 3, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    I would do a gears for sure.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    04taco2wd

    04taco2wd [OP] Take your flame, ignite the world!!!!

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    I just looked at your build. Very nice!!:D Yea I'm thinkin 4.88s. By the way, do you like your Pro Comp tires? Ive heard mixed reviews and my BFGs got about another 10-15K miles b4 they are shot.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    Thank you. I like the pro Comp tires alot. i would probaly do alot better once i regeared with them. I have about 30k on them right now they probaly have good 10-15k left on them. The next tire i was looking at are Kumho venture lk70 they are price at like 220 a tire for 315/70/17 which is not bad. Once i get them i going get them siping so i have more traction :). KUMHO KL71 KUMHO KL71
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