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Dobinsons 16+ Taco Suspension

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

  1. Nov 17, 2018 at 6:53 PM
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    This companies stuff reminds me a lot of ome.I am trying to find more than just standard shocks and coils,like resis and all the fancy stuff we like to blow our money on lol
     
  2. Nov 17, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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    Have you checked out their MMR line? Really neat.
     
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    Apparently it’s not normally stocked in the US, so be prepared to wait if you go that route. It’s definitely playing a role in my decision. Looks like really good stuff though for the price point.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2018 at 7:33 AM
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    I have but I cant seem to find an application for the Tacoma only finding the 4runner set.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    Shoot Mike a message, I know they have them as the tan truck on the first page was running them.
     
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    The thing many people do not know is the stock coils on the TRD OR (can’t say about the other trims) is that they are 700# stock! Why? Because the 3rd gen front end weighs 300#’s more than the second gen front end.

    Opt for 700# no matter what and correctly valved shocks to get the best stance and no sag with these trucks.

    If these Dobinson’s are similar to OME I’d be curious how they ride? I found the OME to be too stiff and harsh with a 590# spring because of how much preload is needed to achieve that 2” mark.

    I got better shocks with a 700# springs and it floats like a cloud and drives amazing.

    Just curious how these compare
     
  7. Nov 18, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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    So much misinformation in here. Stiffness is due to valving not spring weight. 700# is ideal for these trucks because that is the stock spring rate. Did your Tacoma feel stiff when you had stock front springs
     
  8. Nov 18, 2018 at 9:08 AM
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    I could have swore the stock spring rate was 600# and the TRD fox was 650#. If stock was 700# why do so many aftermarket lifts come standard with 600#. I personally opted for the 700# because the added weight of a bumper and winch
     
  9. Nov 18, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    I read the measure spring rate was 713# on the TRD OR, but I would have to dig up the thread
     
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  11. Nov 18, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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  12. Nov 18, 2018 at 9:57 AM
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    Works for me when I click on it. Here is a screenshot of the third post :hattip:

    48AACCB1-DEAE-4BD7-88C7-628D88F16672.jpg
     
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    If I’m not mistaken, the stock TRDOR coils are progressive. That’s why they don’t perform well when preloaded. Linear rate springs can be preloaded without the adverse effects that progressive springs experience.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    Ya the post is there but the resource is not, dead link, error 404 to the bilstein site.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    Oh bummer. Could always call Bilstein I guess but it has to be somewhere on Toyota’s specs
     
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    I swapped out my OME medium kit for a Dobinsons 2" kit and loved it. The Nitrocharger sports are known to be very firm even though they are pretty much bullet proof. The dobinsons struts are valved a bit softer but still provide the improvement in ride quality everyone is looking for when choosing a quality aftermarket suspension system. I also like that Dobinsons offers two different struts for the Tacoma which allow you to get even more lift if that's what you're looking for. Dobinsons has blown up in the 4runner GX world and Im sure its just a matter of time before it makes its way here.
    Tacoma Dobinsons strut.jpg
     
  17. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    Did you use the diff drop kit?
     
  18. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    I haven't yet, but I will probably look to add it soon.
     
  19. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:51 AM
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    Very nice, I was very interested in these bc I was planning ome and found this but couldn't get enough feedback and couldn't make contact with the company. I hope you enjoy it but I have chose to go a different route.
     
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    No worries! Sounds good
     

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