1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Fox 2.5 coilover Resi adjust to 3in lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by FBGW01, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Jun 5, 2012 at 11:13 PM
    #1
    FBGW01

    FBGW01 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Member:
    #71559
    Messages:
    2,119
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kaleb
    East Mesa AZ
    check my build
    so i installed my fox's and idk how much the top collar on the spring needs to be tightened so im at 3in of lift(max lift) im running 1in uniball ucas so thats covered. i do need a spanner wrench but when i get a hold of one, i would like to know how much to crank them so im at 3in:D anyone know about this?:confused:
     
  2. Jun 5, 2012 at 11:24 PM
    #2
    tsfenrir

    tsfenrir Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Member:
    #27631
    Messages:
    20
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Fort Bragg, NC
    Vehicle:
    DBL SB TRD Off Road 4X4
    Fox 2.5 RR and RR in rear, Dakar 2.75 leafs, TC UCA's, Shrockworks front bumper
    I just had mine rebuilt and adjusted a month ago. The guy told me that about every 1/4" of threads is about 1/2" of lift, so about a 2:1 ratio. Now every truck sits slightly different and unless you took before and after measurements, it may be a little difficult to determine how much of a lift you got. My driver side is cranked significantly higher than passenger. I placed a level on my hood in even terrain to get as accurate as possible. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2012 at 11:37 PM
    #3
    tsfenrir

    tsfenrir Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Member:
    #27631
    Messages:
    20
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Fort Bragg, NC
    Vehicle:
    DBL SB TRD Off Road 4X4
    Fox 2.5 RR and RR in rear, Dakar 2.75 leafs, TC UCA's, Shrockworks front bumper
    Just noticed you posted in 1st Gen. I do not know if what I suggested still applies, mine is for 2nd Gen. My apologies.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2012 at 11:41 PM
    #4
    FBGW01

    FBGW01 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Member:
    #71559
    Messages:
    2,119
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kaleb
    East Mesa AZ
    check my build
    Thankyou:D and no worries about the whole 2nd gen thing, some help is better then none:) thankyou
     
  5. Jun 6, 2012 at 12:15 AM
    #5
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Member:
    #48500
    Messages:
    50,490
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Monte
    Wyoming/St. Louis
    Vehicle:
    96.5 FrankenTaco & 03 Stock dbl cab
    BFG KM2 33x12.5 tires, Wheelers Type B rims, Allpro 1.5'' Wheel spacers w/extended thread lug nuts 2 Alpine 10'' Type Xs 2 Kicker 6X9s 4 Sony 5 1/4s Pioneer 4100 HU Sway bar removed 4 Hella 500 HIDs Frankenstein Leaf packs 1'' lift shackles Eibach coils 5100s front 10'' 5150s rear BAMF BPV bracket Deckplate mod Elite Front bumper Magnaflow 14'' muffler Elite Off Road Rear bumper with Tire gate with jerry can and fold down table, BAMF sliders, Custom Homemade Bed, rack/roof rack, CVT Mt. Shasta Roof Top Tent, 20lb CO2 tank, BAMF diff skid custom front skid, GM CS144 140 amp alternator Blitzpro 21s HAWK side LEDs Blitzpro Custom made side mirror lights, LightForce 240 Blitz llights, Piaa 510 ION fogs, XRC8 Winch w/in cab controls,
    yea..just crank until your happy really..Just keep an eye on your CV axles angle and you'll be fine.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2012 at 12:39 AM
    #6
    06yoda

    06yoda Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    Member:
    #4326
    Messages:
    342
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tanner
    Point Loma, CA/ Emmett, ID
    Vehicle:
    06 Double Cab TRD OffRoad
    Typically you would measure your before height for comparison. ( ie. hub to bottom of fender) also that 1/4" = 1/2" of lift is a rough estimate and is not necessarily fact for every brand of shock. I have the exact same setup you're running except I chose to be at 2 3/4" lift because I felt it rode smoother at that level. My measurement is 38 3/4" from ground to top of fender running 285/75/16 at 40 psi. You should be roughly at 39" depending on tire size and all the other factors you may have. G/L mine is 2nd gen though.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2012 at 9:09 AM
    #7
    FBGW01

    FBGW01 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Member:
    #71559
    Messages:
    2,119
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kaleb
    East Mesa AZ
    check my build
    no CV axles:anonymous: ha wish i did at times though:eek:
     
  8. Jun 6, 2012 at 9:13 AM
    #8
    FBGW01

    FBGW01 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Member:
    #71559
    Messages:
    2,119
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kaleb
    East Mesa AZ
    check my build
    thankyou:) i run 265/75/r16 so that could play a height factor too. and bein a first gen in all
     
  9. Jun 6, 2012 at 9:20 AM
    #9
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,978
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Get another stock 1st Gen to give you measurements from the center of the hub to the fender and start with that. That would take tire size out of the equation.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2012 at 9:30 AM
    #10
    KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    20,994
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Front Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon ET Coilovers, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, TSB Leafs, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps, Deeza HD Sway Bar Links
    Judging by the pic in your gallery, you already have a rear lift? If so, simply crank the front coilovers until you sit level (as determined by fender height measurement).

    If you want to be accurate with the measurement, park on a level surface with half a tank of fuel. Make sure the tire pressures are correct. Temporarily disconnect the sway bar (it would otherwise mask some side-to-side lean).

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jun 6, 2012 at 4:40 PM
    #11
    FBGW01

    FBGW01 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Member:
    #71559
    Messages:
    2,119
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kaleb
    East Mesa AZ
    check my build
    ya the orignal lift had me like 4 in high in the back! hah i dumped two leafs out per pack and had alot of wieght in the back. i only got like 200lbs of sand and my spare tire in the back. so it brought the back down a little. i bought a spanner wrench today, but its a bitch tryig to torque the ring on top of the coil with the shock installed. i got a bit of cali/bro lean now:D but it almost looks level. driver side is an inch shorter then passenger to:mad: but its because it was like that b4 the shocks and still needs to be cranked up more
     
  12. Jun 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM
    #12
    KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    20,994
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Front Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon ET Coilovers, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, TSB Leafs, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps, Deeza HD Sway Bar Links
    LOL, so the "Taco lean" affects 1st Gens too.
     
  13. Jun 6, 2012 at 11:47 PM
    #13
    FBGW01

    FBGW01 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Member:
    #71559
    Messages:
    2,119
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kaleb
    East Mesa AZ
    check my build
    Ya that damm taco lean!:annoyed: haha the whole passenger side sits a little higher! but ill fix that tomorow morning.
     
To Top