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dual shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mandg401, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Jan 16, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    are there any companies that make dual shock setups for the 09 tacoma?
     
  2. Jan 16, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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    Not really. Its pointless. Unless your talking about a Coilover and Bypass.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    You can run a secondary shock using the TC LCA and upper hoop. Very expensive route but it is what it is... LCA is like 1600.00 and the upper hoop is around 350.00 :cool:
     
  4. Feb 7, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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  5. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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    Has or can this be done with the factory LCA?

    [​IMG]

    Edit: just went and looked at my truck... I'm thinking not LoL
     
  6. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    cant be done with stocks
     
  7. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    I'm still learning how to setup a good suspension setup... but in a typical dual setup wouldn't you want one to be the Coilovers and the second one something like a dual or triple bypass? So you can tune it?
     
  8. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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    If you're still trying to learn how to set up a good system. I'd recommend searching through the lift threads that are all over this forum. Learn the basics of what people use to lift a Tacoma. Figure out what you want from your lift. If you want double shocks with a stock UCA/LCA setup because you're most concerned with getting that "bro" look, then you're already on the right path. If you want performance, you are not.

    If you want help building a setup. Many of us would be willing to help you, but it would help us more if you started with a performance goal (looks, going fast in the desert, mud, etc.) and a price range.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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    I hear ya on the LT but I haven't decided if I'm just being stubborn and want to build a beefy MT setup or join the club and go LT. The shitty part about a beefy MT setup is that I could just go LT for the same price or less even... I've already got Dr Coilovers and Camburg UCAs so I'm half way there in a sense...

    I've already got a mild MT setup and was just curious more than anything about the stock LCA thing. Ideally I want my truck low with great suspension and good tires. :)
     
  10. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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    I don't know man... A fully built mid-travel I would think would cost much less than a full long travel. The fronts might come to about the same but the rear would be much more right? Though I suppose you could spend as much on a crazy mid-travel setup as you could on a lower end long-travel.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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    I feel you there. That's pretty much what I'm going for as well. In fact, I'm getting ready to shave my cab mounts so I can drop my front end down about an inch. Do you already have upper UCA's?

    Have you considered getting air bumps?
     
  12. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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    When you run a dual shock, you make your coil overs a coil carrier (basically take the valving out) and put all the valving into the triple or double bypass and tune hell out of that. Of course there are different schools of thought.

    I dont understand how you can get extra tuning out of running a coil over and a smooth body
     
  13. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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    Some how i don't think these were the answers op was hoping for...
     
  14. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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    Yeah that's kinda how I see it.. either a beefy MT or a lower end LT...


    TC LCA: 1600
    TC dual 2.5 shock hoop: 375
    TC UCA: 650
    Racerunner 2.5F 2.0R Coilovers/shocks: 1700
    Racerunner 2.5 piggyback bypass shocks: 15-1800
    Deaver J66 leafs: 650

    This is just an example as I pulled some parts that came to mind.. yeah we can swap out arts here n there but this is just for quick reference... so totalling about 5600 for an above average MT setup?

    Edit: forgot to add front n rear air bumps :)
     
  15. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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    I guess to answer the OP.... Yes :D
     
  16. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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    which equals just under $4000.

    You can get a new LT kit for around $3000 and find 2.5x8" coilover for $800.

    Just sayin
     
  17. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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    Yeah, that's close to the route I'd go. I'd save a little money by dropping the second shocks front and rear and go with air bumps up front, with a 10" +/- rear shock.

    Also, with most long travels you have to get new fenders or take a sawzall to the stock ones.
     
  18. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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    Oh no doubt I understand that going this route is just as costly as a LT setup... I was just kinda referring to the OPs question plus adding a little bit of what I've been thinking about and wondering how it would handle.
     
  19. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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    There seems to be a little misconception running dual shocks, I wouldn't call it a waste of time, anything that has wheels & uses springs for suspension whether front or rear, IFS or solid axle has to have dampening to compensate & soften heavier spring rates, dbl the shock value you dbl the dampening, now is it possible to dbl shock IFS ? Yes, Is it practical, I'd say no, but dbl shocking the rear wouldnt necessarily be a bad thing, I had 8 shocks on my '72 Power Wagon, it had 1 ton leafs & needed all the dampening i could give it...;)
     
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