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Ford suspension on taco?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by vette6991, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. vette6991

    vette6991 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking into putting some f150 coilovers on my 96 tacoma, any risk?
     
  2. krimson

    krimson Nothin

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    No....
     
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    Not a good ideas
     
  4. vette6991

    vette6991 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    lol was that a no to the risk or the sugestion? lol I'm probably not going to do it but just wanna know if it could be done.
     
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    Oowen Well-Known Member

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  6. Mr. Biscuits

    Mr. Biscuits Salesman by trade, Gentleman by habit

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    No....No......NOOOOOO!....No good sir. that would not be wise. or safe.
     
  7. 95 taco

    95 taco Cornfed

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    random question but, where are you from?

    and to answer your question, yes theres risk.
     
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    They won't bolt up
     
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    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    All I hear are a bunch of "No's" .... OP you can put any coil on that measures up dimentionally, it can be slightly taller but other factors have to match up (I.D./O.D. , etc;)
     
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    Again I'm not doing it, but why does everyone keep saying no and it's not safe yes they would be stiff but what else?
     
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    vette6991 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm from Illinois.
     
  13. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    They wont fit. Trying to make them fit would create a dangerous situation. many people on here have tinkered around with suspensions, some have even made their own springs (Doug :p), so you should heed the advice. All we are trying to do is help.
     
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    Thanks, just wondering how it would work.
     
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    What did you mean by not fit? Bolts or what?
     
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    hmmm, not the area i was thinking of, anyway, by not fitting i think they were talking about the spring being (possibly) a different length, ID, OD, and pring rate.
     
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    OP I misread , I thought you were just talking about using a diff coil spring on an existing strut, if you're talking about a coil over, then I'd say too much geometry to figure in to make it woth it probably, as far as results I'd say you'd end up with a truck that would jump around like a pogo stick with serious "Toe-in", maybe to the point of being dangerous,



    I had to....:notsure: I don't have the $$$ for them thar fancy store bought sprangs...:p
     
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    Here's a 2nd gen OME 883# coil next to a stock 1st gen TRD 4x coil...

    this is kinda what i thought you meant...


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  19. vette6991

    vette6991 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ^ I'm not positive but wouldn't that just give a little lift and not hurt anything else? ^
     
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    Exactly, this is a legitimate MOD . The OME 2nd gen spring sits on my 1st gen Tundra 5100's (see, the Tundra 5100 isn't spec'd for 1st gen Tacomas but work very nicely, .. & its safe)

    The OME gives me 3" lift in front without the pre load, therefore no harshness related to pre loaded struts..

    Now using Ford /Chevy etc; leaf springs on the rear is another matter tho' do it all the time..;)
     
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