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Dobinsons 16+ Taco Suspension

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

  1. May 22, 2020 at 7:29 PM
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    thanks!! Been looking at the Dobinsons real hard and was hoping they were linear. Wanted the best possible ride on & off road :thumbsup:
     
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  2. May 22, 2020 at 7:35 PM
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  3. May 23, 2020 at 10:58 AM
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    So Im in the market for new leaf springs and have been doing my homework around here trying to find a pack with an ideal lift for me as well as not creating too many driveline issues. These definitely are meeting my criteria however I'm not too sure which option I should go with L59-111-R or L59-110-R. I have a topper with a rack and awning as well as a drawer system with gear at all times. Probably somewhere between 300- 500 lbs.

    Also doing a shock relocation with a 14" shock and was wondering how well these springs droop?
     
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  4. May 23, 2020 at 11:39 AM
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    I went with 111 set and am somewhat setup similarly, install going down tomorrow.
     
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  5. May 23, 2020 at 11:55 AM
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    With that weight you're carrying, I'd definitely suggest the 111-R's to properly support it at the correct lift height. Assuming it's a short bed?

    I can't say how they work with the long travel shocks though, as these pretty much max out with the shocks we use (GS59-940) under their own weight. Bigger/heavier tires and wheels would help pull the springs down for more travel though I'd say.
     
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  6. May 24, 2020 at 2:20 PM
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    So most all of my edc (tools, recovery gear, 285/70r17 spare, etc.) items are out in the photos/install.
    Took pre-leaf measurement off the hitch bottom:
    Before 16.25"
    After 19"
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    Install of the L59-111-R leafs went pretty smooth. Drilled out the e-brake bracket to mount using the @cubie fix a la the front bracket bolt.20200524_152132.jpgI ended up using some formula 5 poly bushing grease that was at the inlaws, turns out to be some pretty tacky goodness!!! Even saw torture tests using a pressure washer.
     
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  7. May 24, 2020 at 5:06 PM
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    Awesome to hear as far as the lift goes. Curious how you are liking the ride? Do you plan on testing them in the dirt soon?

    Think this is the pack Im going to go with.
     
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  8. May 24, 2020 at 5:41 PM
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    #randyFAB CMC, ARCHIVE GARAGE hammer hangers & bump stop ubolt fip kit, MOBTOWN sliders, SOS full skids, MESO lot o-things, TOTAL CHAOS bed stiffeners, SCS stealth 6s w_285/70r17
    So I drove home 30 miles interstate then 8 miles of country and dirt/washboard road I live off.

    Overall impressed, the ride without the extra 150-225 lbs in the rear tonight was firmer in a positive sense. Not "stiff" over bumpy overpasses. Our paved "ripple" road we take after the interstate was again firmer in a softer felt ripple sections if that makes sense. I also have Archive Garage's hammer hammers, and a cross tube which did a heck of job of removing lots of back end shutter/jittering.

    I will see if I can take if on my in-law property, the back field path is always really rutted in several areas...just gotta clear it to avoid range days!

    I am trying to convince the wife that we need to get up on some mountain views and drive out on some forest and unmaintained roads where we backpack and camp (prior to having our nearly 5 month old)...but that's another matter all unto itself.
     
  9. May 24, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    How you liking those Hammer hangers and cross tube?
     
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    Would be top 3 mods, highly recommend them, also went with his ubolt and bump stop options. Eric at Archive makes pure BEEF products. The felt (be it actual or perceived) jittering, shimmering is gone more or less. I would compare it more to feeling like I'm driving an SUV (unibody vs. truck bed and cab).

    Here's the write up I did, https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...a-archive-garage.519625/page-98#post-23334405

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    What’s the e-brake fix? Can you post a link to the post explaining the fix. I’ll be installing my leafs in the next couple weeks and any info is much appreciated.
     
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    Phone loaded multiquote backwards. There it is
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Sounds like what I'm looking for. Im sure the HH make a pretty significant difference just them alone. Good luck with that! Thats the struggle of 4 wheein haha
     
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    Thank you, it was a pleasure meeting you, let me know if I can ever help in the future, truck came out really nice! Hope you have lots of fun with it.
     
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    Hey Mike, been reading tons this morning, really thinking about a full kit for my FJ but gun-shy on those twin tubes, whatta ya think?
     
  17. May 25, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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    No reason to be shy on those. Every Australian truck that runs out into the middle of nowhere pretty much runs twin tubes. They're extremely tough shocks.
     
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    Trying to get 2" in front with a 1"rake in the rear. Maybe 296 & 574 up front with 599 & 705 in rear?
     
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    Actually...

    Looks like 302 & 700 up front with
    505 & 705 in back may be better?

    You know if that's a true 2.5" or a 2-3, depending on the day of the week, I'm stock right now, no extra weight
     
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