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How To Convert 2.5x6” Coilovers for OEM Replacement Use (2nd Gen Tacomas)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by blackhawke88, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    What lb springs did you order? The 600lb springs on my girls truck is still pretty soft so we're gonna try 650 or 700lb
     
  2. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    I went with 650, ill probably do the 700's when I put the bumper and winch on.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    Is a 14" coil best for 2.5x6 shocks?
     
  4. Jul 30, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    nice, 650 should be perfect.
    We had 12" coils and I had to crank them down a shit ton for a good ride height, but then again, they were 500lb springs.

    The 14" coils are really nice but because of the raised spring cup, you need to compress them a little bit for them to fit, about half an inch.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    just got off the phone with dsm, SUPER Cool to deal with, making sure everything was correct.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    I have 650# springs and had to loosen the passenger side collar to combat the lean. Im still 1/2" higher on the passemger side. That said, I drive with no swaybar and it's all good.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    did you order the top plates yet?
     
  8. Jul 31, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    no sir, i did not... do you have a set?
     
  9. Jul 31, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    no i was going to order some from engage today,,,, but was wondering about shiipping
     
  10. Jul 31, 2012 at 11:43 PM
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    They are small enough to fit in a small usps flat rate box
     
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    how did you guys mount the resi?
     
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    zip ties and hose clamps for now lol
     
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    Kartek sells weld on mounts with stainless clamps for 10 each
     
  16. Aug 7, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    iv'e been thinking of getting some king 6in. coilovers with res. i currently have camburg coilovers on 700# springs with no pre load. when i order my new shocks would 600#'s lower me down some? + what would be a idea valving set up for dual shocks up front? here is pic of front ride height
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  17. Aug 7, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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    600lb will definitely lower you compared to 700lb. How low do you want to be? How long are your 700lb springs right now, 14"?
     
  18. Aug 7, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    yes, the coils i have now are 700lb 14's, they have always seemed a little stiff even with no preload. i would like my ride height to be a inch or so lower.
     
  19. Aug 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    yeah 600 should be good....you have the defined rear right? how do you like it
     
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    going spring under is the best :burnrubber: did 40 miles last time i went out and there was no problems
     
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