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Coilovers or spacers?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Resmondo, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Dec 15, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    Resmondo

    Resmondo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Arb Bull Bar, Trailmaster 6" lift with 16"weld rims wrapped in 36 tls radials, Salt life sticker, spacer lift front, 9-10" total front
    Gettin a 6 in trailmaster with 36 tsl radials and need like and extra inch or two to clear em. Spacers or coilovers? spacers are a lot cheaper but i really want coilovers. Gimme your opinions and best quality brand for each if possible.
     
  2. Dec 15, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Resmondo

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    Arb Bull Bar, Trailmaster 6" lift with 16"weld rims wrapped in 36 tls radials, Salt life sticker, spacer lift front, 9-10" total front
    also regearing with yukon 5.29's and puttin a detroit in the rear
     
  3. Dec 15, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    texasbowhunter

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    Coilovers! Just do some searching, there is a ton of info. on the subject.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    ETaco23

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    ^^^ for sure! :D
     
  5. Dec 15, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    tacoman101

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    I'd definatly go with coilovers, I have spacers right now, and am regretting getting them
     
  6. Dec 15, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    contact King Shocks or TW vendor Downsouth Motorsports...

    you can get some King coilovers in extended length so as to eliminate the strut spacer, gain some extra inches, and get a smoother ride...

    example of a coilover system on a drop bracket lift...

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Dec 15, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Arb Bull Bar, Trailmaster 6" lift with 16"weld rims wrapped in 36 tls radials, Salt life sticker, spacer lift front, 9-10" total front
    ok thanks.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    How much would a set like above be??
    i was lookin at some toytech with 5100's....how do they compare?
     
  9. Dec 15, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    considering King shocks are used in offroad race applications, i would say they are pretty good...
     
  10. Dec 15, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    KINGs are legit. KING, Donahoe and Camburg are all awesome set ups. stay away from coilspacers, they make your truck ride like crap. save up and get the coilover set up you wont regret it.
     
  11. Dec 15, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    coilovers FTW
     
  12. Dec 15, 2009 at 8:55 PM
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    aight guys. thanks Ill post pics when im done with all of it. Should be about a week or 2
     
  13. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    Arb Bull Bar, Trailmaster 6" lift with 16"weld rims wrapped in 36 tls radials, Salt life sticker, spacer lift front, 9-10" total front
    What king setup would gimme 3 extra inches on top of a 6 in lift?
     
  14. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    body lift is the only safe and reasonable option
     
  15. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    should be something like a 2.5" x 12" coilover

    let me ask my buddy what size he went on the procomp drop bracket... on the fabtech, should be just another 2" over...
     
  16. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    its a trailmaster is that matters.....thanks for all your help btw
     
  17. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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    Resmondo

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    I personally hate body lifts....had a gmc with 3 in body and 4 in susp and the thing rode like crap. And i think they look goofy too haha.
     
  18. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    oh i meant TM earlier, not fabtech...

    you can always contact King and see if the 2.5x12 will work...

    i just saw a pair of Kings in the size with resi's for 900...
     
  19. Dec 17, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    Resmondo

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    Arb Bull Bar, Trailmaster 6" lift with 16"weld rims wrapped in 36 tls radials, Salt life sticker, spacer lift front, 9-10" total front
    itd be really nice to find a set for all four corners.
    And now i just got the offer of a 6 in fabtech instead of the TM. Which is better in your opinion?
     
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