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DeMello\Donahoe Stage 1....?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mttomb, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Aug 14, 2007 at 10:28 AM
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    mttomb

    mttomb [OP] Member

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    Anyone running this setup?

    Donahoe Stage 1 Tacoma suspension package:
    Donahoe Racing spent several months developing valving and spring rates for the perfect Toyota shock. This front suspension system features a 2.5" diameter nitrogen-charged race style coil-over front shock. The spring gives you a 30% increase on a Tacoma. The system also allows for an additional 0"-3" lift to provide increased performance and clearance of larger tires. 3 LEAF REAR ADD LEAF PACK: This 3 leaf add pack is designed to replace your overload leaf spring with a 3 leaf add leaf that Improves the stock ride, Offers 1.5" of lift. BILSTEIN 5100 PERFORMANCE REAR SHOCKS: Shocks Feature Bilstein superior mono-tube high gas pressure design for the utmost in consistent fade-free performance and long life.

    Questions:

    How does it ride compared to the stock setup?

    How long have you had this setup, any problems?
     
  2. Sep 11, 2007 at 9:12 AM
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    TRDnAZ

    TRDnAZ Well-Known Member

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    WOW! I guess by all the responses that no one is running this set-up.
    I was wondering about this set-up myself and was hoping to read some feed back from real world users. :confused:
     
  3. Sep 30, 2007 at 10:47 AM
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    scard

    scard Active Member

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    El Centro, CA
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    Magnaflow Exhaust, Total Chaos Upper Control Arms with Donahue Racing Coilovers, Bilstien Shocks in the rear.
    I am running the total chaos upper control arm with 1" uniball and the Donahue extended coilover for an advertised 9" of travel. I LOVE the ride with this setup.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2007 at 10:34 PM
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    wingnutt111

    wingnutt111 Member

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    venice,ca.
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    07 prerUnner sr5 black
    k&n,westin bull bar, kc lights,A.R.E. top with Yakama rack,custom tonnoue tent,stock roof rack with destination surf pads, de-badged, donahoe coil-over,deaver spring 12 leaf,5100 bilsteins,custom grillcraft, leather armrest,pro-comp 17 knight chrome,pro-comp extreme ATs 305/65/17
    this is the exact set up im waiting for!!!ill post pics when it comes in
     
  5. Nov 9, 2007 at 5:15 PM
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    scard

    scard Active Member

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    El Centro, CA
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    2001 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Total Chaos UCA's with Donahue Racing Coilovers
    Magnaflow Exhaust, Total Chaos Upper Control Arms with Donahue Racing Coilovers, Bilstien Shocks in the rear.
    You won't be disappointed with the ride and offroad capabillites. I don't have the rear end setup yet but I am looking forward to get the deaver springs.
     
  6. Nov 10, 2007 at 2:31 AM
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    wingnutt111

    wingnutt111 Member

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    k&n,westin bull bar, kc lights,A.R.E. top with Yakama rack,custom tonnoue tent,stock roof rack with destination surf pads, de-badged, donahoe coil-over,deaver spring 12 leaf,5100 bilsteins,custom grillcraft, leather armrest,pro-comp 17 knight chrome,pro-comp extreme ATs 305/65/17
    i heard the tatal chaoes arms sqeek. the donahoes are arms super expensive but i heard there better and dont sqeek. whats your experience and is it worth the extra 500 bucks thanks wingnutt
     
  7. Nov 11, 2007 at 9:14 PM
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    scard

    scard Active Member

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    Magnaflow Exhaust, Total Chaos Upper Control Arms with Donahue Racing Coilovers, Bilstien Shocks in the rear.
    I haven't had any problems with the total chaos or with any squeaks.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2007 at 11:37 PM
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    wingnutt111

    wingnutt111 Member

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    k&n,westin bull bar, kc lights,A.R.E. top with Yakama rack,custom tonnoue tent,stock roof rack with destination surf pads, de-badged, donahoe coil-over,deaver spring 12 leaf,5100 bilsteins,custom grillcraft, leather armrest,pro-comp 17 knight chrome,pro-comp extreme ATs 305/65/17
    good to know! save myself like 500 bucks or so thanks!
     
  9. Jan 10, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    ericbjjblue

    ericbjjblue New Member

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    Tow Package, Daytime Running Lights, Vehicle Stability Control w/ TRAC, Curtain Side Airbags, TRD Supercharger, Alpine Stereo, Roof Rack
    Guys,

    I know I am a little late on this one but I just joined. I am planning on getting the same setup but w/ the Deaver 10 pack in the rear. I noticed that your tacoma has VSC/TRAC also. I heard that certain suspension lifts won't work on tacomas with VSC & TRAC. Have you had your new suspension installed & if so have you had any problems? Have you heard similar comments. Please let me know what your thoughts are.

    Thanks,
     
  10. Jan 11, 2008 at 11:09 AM
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    Big Guns

    Big Guns Well-Known Member

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    Aero Turbine 2525 exhaust, Black Headlight Mod, DO Rock Sliders
    Im going to be running this mid travel setup within the next couple months. I hear its leaps and bounds over the stock settings as far as wheeling goes.
     
  11. Nov 3, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    fullontrdaction

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    allpro upper arms,camberg coil,allpro springs donahoe rear w/res. 285/70r17 bfg km2,
    does anyone have warrenty contact inf for icon/donahoe
     
  12. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    neither have i iv had them for 20k miles. they probably squeak if you dont keep them clean or something
     
  13. Nov 3, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    nelson18matt2

    nelson18matt2 same guy as other nelson18matt

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    Icon CO, Camburg UCA, timbrens, bili 5100, deaver J59, glassworks fenders, BFG AT, AR mojave teflons
    lol. 2 years ago...
     
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