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Dobinsons 16+ Taco Suspension

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

  1. Apr 3, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    65skyturbo

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    @Dobinsons Mike I was seriously thinking about ordering a set of MRR with my tax return but now I want to wait for the MRA. Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully they don't get delayed or have the release date pushed back. I know it is too early for pricing, but would you guess that they will be roughly $100 more per strut than the MRR?
     
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  2. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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    Dobinsons Mike

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    2" Dobinsons front and rear suspension, Dobinsons prototype front winch bumper. Coming soon will be rear roller drawer kit, and parabolic rear leaf springs.
    Honestly, we won't know the final price until we see what old man combover decides to do with import tarrifs. If he bumps them up, we have no choice but to raise it up.

    We're shooting for ~$400 per front MRA coilover (without coil or top mount) and ~$350 per MRA rear shock. So about $50 each more than what the current MRR's go for.
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    Installed the Dobinsons thanks to Tandem Automotive in Fort Worth. Also, Thank you for the help Mike (and Dobinsons).

    Rear: GS59-940
    Front: S59-221 w/ C59-302 coils

    Compared to the OME 3" lift kit I had before:
    Ride is overall softer and smoother. Firmer than stock but an improvement over the OME kit. Noticeably soaks up bumps/potholes better than OME. Handles almost the same as the OME with only a slight increase in brake nosedive but definitely preferable to the harsh/stiff ride of the OME kit. Still, much preferable to stock or the OME 3" lift.

    Tandem removed overload leaf which in result lowered rear by about .5"-.75". Front sits noticeably lower with the 302 coils compared to the 886 OME coils. Although I prefer a complete level look with either the front sitting higher or the rear a little lower, it is fine as it is. Now, the front has all the joints, axle angles, at almost stock specs to save all the parts from premature wear and the wheel alignment came out almost perfect.

    This is how my truck sits now. I estimate about a 2" to 2.25" lift in rear. And 1.5"-1.75" in the front.

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  4. Apr 9, 2019 at 6:58 AM
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    2" Dobinsons front and rear suspension, Dobinsons prototype front winch bumper. Coming soon will be rear roller drawer kit, and parabolic rear leaf springs.
    That's good to hear!! The removal of 1 leaf in the rear really helps the ride quality a lot too. Thanks for the details in your review.
     
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  5. Apr 17, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    ADD Honey Badger Front Bumper TRD Pro Grille Raptor Lights 6 Baja Designs Squadron Pods (Bumper) 2 Baja Designs 10" Amber S8 (Bumper) Switch Pro 9100 Dobinsons Lift Kit and Leaf Pack - 2.5" lift Smittybuilt 9500 Synthetic Winch Factor 55 Flatlink Ultra Hook Meso JDM Stage 1 Taillights Meso JDM Ultimate Turn Signals Meso JDM Stage 2 TRD Pro Shifter ARE z series topper Hood Decal Bed Side Decals Meso JDM 7 switch panel for console with Cig lighter port Not yet installed _______________ Clazzio Nappa Leather Seats with heaters 5 TRD Pro SEMA T4R Falken Wildpeaks 275/70/r17 UpTopRack XL and EX - With meso light pods (6 baja rock lights; 2 baja s2 flush lights) 42" Caliraised light bar for UpTop Rack ARB twin compressor Expedition Essentials Air on Board Mount in Bed Cubby RSG Rock Sliders with top plate no kickout CBI full skid plate - powder coated CBI High Clearance Rear Bumper with 2 Baja Design s2 flush mount reverse lights
    Just added the full Dobinson lift kit to my truck with a new leaf pack.

    It drives like a dream! I honestly can't tell the difference in ride from the stock setup.

    This is without my HC rear bumper (hopefully arriving in the next 4 weeks). I have a feeling when I load the back down a bit more, it will feel even better.

    (Wheels and tires in 2 weeks, oh and sliders are almost done too...don't make fun of my chrome tube steps!)

     
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  6. Apr 17, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    2" Dobinsons front and rear suspension, Dobinsons prototype front winch bumper. Coming soon will be rear roller drawer kit, and parabolic rear leaf springs.
    Glad to hear that it drives like a dream!! Now just don't fall asleep at the wheel....

    Yep, bit of weight in the back will make a difference again in the feel of it.

    Black and teal, that looks sooooo good!!
     
  7. Apr 17, 2019 at 10:51 AM
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    Just placed my order. Eric was very helpful. Got the all black kit. Will post pics when I get it installed. Been staring at the 285/70 Ridge Grapplers sitting in my garage which made me more pissed by the day. Finally had to man up and get sh!t done.
     
  8. May 3, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    what is the difference in the Black vs Yellow shocks/struts?
     
  9. May 3, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    Nice topper too. Which one is it?
     
  10. May 3, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    One is black, and the other is yellow. Same price, same product, different color.
     
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  11. May 3, 2019 at 9:49 AM
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    An ARE z-series, scooped it off Craigstlist for a steal!
     
  12. May 3, 2019 at 9:55 AM
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    haha excellent! Will be contacting you when Im ready to pull the trigger! Hopefully will be when the MRA are released. In addition to the bundle, what else would be needed to complete this lift? Longer brake lines, diff drop? and will the lift allow the stock rims and tires to be used?

    Thank you in advance!
     
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  13. May 3, 2019 at 9:59 AM
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    2" Dobinsons front and rear suspension, Dobinsons prototype front winch bumper. Coming soon will be rear roller drawer kit, and parabolic rear leaf springs.
    No brake line change is needed. If you keep the front at 2.5" or less, no diff drop or UCA's are needed.

    The MRA's will be all black, like the MRR's.
     
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  14. May 20, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    Hey Guys,
    Just finished the install of my MLO Dobinson 2" lift on my 2019 TRD Sport. Faulken WildPeakes 265/70r/17 on Fuel Hostage III.
    Eric from MLO was great to deal with. Answeres all of my questions.

    Dave

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  15. May 20, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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    I'm guessing it's a softer ride than your old sport shocks?
     
  16. May 20, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    Any chance there is a forum discount on this kit? Very tempting.
     
  17. May 20, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    The ride is very compatible if not a little stiffer. Not sure, but maybe the new suspension needs to brake in.
     
  18. May 20, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    Stiffer? That's.... Impressive. And not in a good way.
     
  19. May 20, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    Yes, just send a PM
     
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  20. May 20, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    Loving this lift...no rub what so ever with 275/70/17r wildpeaks and T4R 17" SEMA wheels.
     

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