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Difference between SR5 suspension and TRD suspension

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by carletos, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. carletos

    carletos [OP] Member

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    After reading the plethora of info that is available on the site I am left with one main question. What is the difference between the SR5 coils that are on my 09 regular cab prerunner and the TRD coils? The reason I ask is because I would like to emulate the TRD ride of my friend's tacoma. Should I just purchase the coils or is the better option. Any help would be appreciated. This is also my first post so let me know if I made any newbie mistakes.
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    SR5 and TRD Sport use a non progressive rate spring, while the TRD Off Road uses a Progressive rate spring.
     
  3. carletos

    carletos [OP] Member

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    So should I just go to the dealership and order TRD off-road coils, or is there a better aftermarket choice?
     
  4. NotstockTRD

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    sr5 indicates chrome package I thought?
     
  5. Brunes

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    SR5 is an interior package more than a suspension thing- I think he means the base suspension.

    And there are much better options in aftermarket purchases- OME, Bilstien both make shocks, OME also makes coils...as does eibach and a few others.
     
  6. Juggernaut

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    If I already picked up some stock trd bilstein shocks, can I use them with eibach coil lift? Thanks for all the help.
     
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    I think you can...but you are better off getting shocks made to be used with a lift kit....The TRD coils are not built to be lifted.
     
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    Also remember the TRD Off Road has a smaller sway bar to go with the progressive coils, your PreRunner has the TRD Sport coils and sway bar (which is bigger). To avoid a mismatch in your suspension set up, you should just get the TRD shocks.
     
  10. chris4x4

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    The Off Road, and SR5 have the same sway bar, but the TRD Sport has a larger diameter.
     
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    I am running the Eibach coils with stock TRD shocks. On road it is great, if you are going to do serious of road with large compressions then a 5100 would be a better shock. Myself, I only do service roads and the odd rough road so I don't feel the need to change out my TRD's. I do find the odd large bump it would be nice to have more dampening.
     
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    I have a 07 Prerruner double cab with SR5 package (no TRD). What size in mm is my swaybar?
     
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