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Front suspension recommendations

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Nemesis-dsl, Nov 24, 2022.

  1. Nov 24, 2022 at 6:17 AM
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    Nemesis-dsl

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    Hi all

    looking for some help. I’ve got billstein 5100s with an icon AAL for a 1.5” lift fully leveled out on 33s. Fender wells are all at about 38.25” with the driver side front lean at 37.5”

    I tow a travel trailer (3500-4200lb) about 4-5 times a year and not far (less than 100 miles).

    I’m starting to do light trails but no fast desert trails and going to load up an RTT, Billie bars and gear soon.

    my initial thought was to upgrade to billstein 6112/5160 and a full icon leaf pack stage 2. Hoping to gain 0.5” all around

    met someone who said that’s a nice setup but for an extra 500-1000 bucks upgrade the front to something like fox or king 2.5. His reasoning was the front was so important and to go all out.

    Anyone else mix and match like this?

    I think the billstein combo for me as a daily driver has the right dampening, roll, etc I would like. Fox maybe too bumpy daily driving.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2022 at 6:49 AM
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    Xero

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    18 Tacoma TRD off road OME BP51 front Fox 2.0 Resi rear OME Bakar Meduim BFG KO2 285/75r16 Black Rhino stadium wheels Cali raised ditch light brackets Baja Designs S1 pods Baja Designs Squadron SAE fogs Prinsu Cab rack TRD Pro grille AVS rain guards Backwoods adventure mods hi-lite bumper BL Apex 12k winch Dobinsons 4x4 snorkel Sy-clone prefilter ARB rear diff breather relocation RRW rock sliders RCI engine skid plate Factor55 splicer
    I have OME BP51 in the front. They’re internal bypass, reservoir and 10 levels of compression/rebound.

    Only downside is they’re 51mm which is 2”. Compared to 2.5” Fox or King.

    I’m running Fox 2.0 rear reservoir with an OME Dakar Medium leaf pack, and duro bumps. Good for slow speed stuff.

    I have no issues and no complaints on how the truck drives on or off road. No issue Mix/matching if you understand the type of driving you’re going to do and how the shock is going to react to it.

    Edit. I’ve seen a lot of people run Fox 2.5 DSC in the front with Fox 2.0 RR in the rear without issue.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2022
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  3. Nov 24, 2022 at 8:12 AM
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