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Dobinsons 16+ Taco Suspension

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Crikeymike, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Aug 15, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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    tweakit88

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    Yup yup, love em so far. They are comfy on road and ride well off road. There a lil stiff at low trail speed but i prefer em that way and its not that bad. Only thing i wish for is more droop lenth on the front and rear. But for the price point on them i cant complain one biy.
     
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  2. Aug 16, 2018 at 7:44 AM
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    Yes, they will, as we use the same top and bottom ends as a stock coil, which they do too.

    I have C59-352 in black as well.
     
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  3. Aug 16, 2018 at 11:23 AM
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    What type of warranty do your products carry?
     
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  4. Aug 16, 2018 at 11:29 AM
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    The suspension has a full 2 year warranty. If it's not something that we can easily fix, we just replace it. Same with our MRR shocks too.

    https://www.dobinsonsprings.com/warranty
     
  5. Aug 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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    Thanks that is great I’ll be in touch.
     
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  6. Sep 13, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    Hello @Dobinsons Mike ,
    I recently put a 2 inch spacer lift on my 3rd gen TRD Pro, but I'm not happy with the rear blocks. I do not want to have the ride any more stiff, but i would like to replace the block with a new leaf spring pack.
    Do you guys have a leaf spring pack which will provide the 2 inch lift without stiffening the ride?
    I also like the fact that the bushings are greaseable, hopefully this prevents any squeaking.

    Cheers
     
  7. Sep 13, 2018 at 8:13 AM
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    Hey man.

    No, we don't have a "comfort ride" lifted spring for the back of those. Even our lightest spring with no weight in the back rides firmer than stock. The only way to get around this is to add weight to the rear. By adding lift into the leaf springs, it firms the up a little by default, because there is more arch in them.

    How is the ride with the blocks? What don't you like about them? Is the bed always empty, or do you carry weight?
     
  8. Sep 13, 2018 at 8:42 AM
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    Well, the first issue i don't like is the squeaking of the stock spring leafs, and after adding the blocks, the leafs deformed to an S shape and lost the arch.
    Not sure if this is normal. the leafs have a flat shape now,
    Also,im reading a lot of bad stuff on spacer lift kits on this forum,
     
  9. Sep 13, 2018 at 9:17 AM
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    Geez, I didn't know that new trucks were suffering from squeaking leaf springs. That's usually an aftermarket problem with some brands.

    Are you loading it up? That causes the leaf springs to deform quickly when adding the blocks.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2018 at 8:01 PM
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    Yeah, the leaf springs in the rear really squeak badly.
    But anyway, if there are no stock ride quality aftermarket springs, i might keep the blocks a bit more and when these leafs are all bent, move over to the aftermaket leaf pack.

    i usually don't load the truck, but some instances there is cargo of about 1500 lbs in the bed. but that is for short period of time.

    thanks for the help mike.
    really appreciate it.

    Cheers
     
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    You could buy our greasable bushing kit and greasable pins front and rear to see if that will shut them up?

    Yeah, adding weight with blocks in place, the springs get worn out pretty fast and start to curve. If you do add that sort of weight once a month or something like that, upgraded/stronger springs would be recommended.
     
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    Yes, that's correct. With that weight and those parts, you would be at 2" front lift
     
  14. Nov 9, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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    @Dobinsons Mike What are the extended and collapsed lengths on the front and rear shocks? What are the free heights of the various coil springs?
     
  15. Nov 10, 2018 at 2:21 PM
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    @Dobinsons Mike i sent you an email about front suspension, look forward to hearing from you.
     
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  16. Nov 10, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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    I'm just trying to figure out the difference in the 220 and 221 struts. Also trying to figure out if the lift heights on the springs are for 2nd or 3rd gen. Your site says 2005-2019 soooooo.
     
  17. Nov 12, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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    The app guides can be viewed here to see the different coils and lift height options.

    Here for up to 2": https://www.dobinsonsprings.com/edocman/catalogues/4x4-suspension/toyota/TOY-106.pdf
    and here for 3": https://www.dobinsonsprings.com/edocman/catalogues/4x4-suspension/toyota/TOY-121.pdf

    And 221 vs 220 struts:

    Front Strut Options
    GS59-221 - Twin Tube, fixed mount (not adjustable), suits 0-2.5" lift (21.3" extended length), can be used on stock height or lifted vehicle, use with OE or aftermarket coils, coil seat mount same as OE. Diff drop kit not needed
    GS59-220 - Twin Tube, fixed mount, suits up to 3" of lift, higher coil seat height gives extra 1" lift at the wheels over listed coil spring heights above. (22.28" extended length), longer travel than normal, recommended to run with diff drop kit. Use this with 2" coil to get 3" of lift.

    Rear Shocks
    Our rear GS59-940 shocks are 361mm compressed and 614mm extended. That's the maximum allowable length that a shock could be on that vehicle. Even with the shocks removed, the leaf springs won't reach any further than our shock at full extension, at least not under their own weight.


    Also, in case anyone finds this thread and needs to see other vehicle app pages, you can go here and select your vehicle: https://www.dobinsonsprings.com/catalogues/4x4-suspension-catalogue
     
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    Thanks Mike.
     
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