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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. blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 [OP] wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    I texted you. Jen has 14" 600lb and wants to go 700lb. Trade?
     
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    i want to do the defined kit with the engage bed saver cage and 16" king rr smooth bodies!
     
  3. blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 [OP] wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    updated the first post.

    the 1.5" bearing/misalignment spacers are for the lower shock mount ONLY. The Tacoma stock lower control arm lower shock mount spacing between the two tabs is 1.5"

    The TOP plate adapter is most likely 1.25" spacing, which is the most common misalignment spacer on most shocks. CONFIRM this with the company you are buying the top plate spacers from first BEFORE buying the misalignment spacers for the top shock mount.
     
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    anthony250f Well-Known Member

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    haha i found that out the hard way ^^ lol

    the resi didnt work here

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    I'm pretty interested in running a set up just like this, but I have a couple of questions if someone is willing to help solidify my decision:

    Does this set up still provide the lift that an Extended Travel Coil Over (Icon, King, Etc.) does?

    Is there a predefined valving spec that the shock should run or is the normal valving straight from king nice? Or is it a matter of personal preference?

    Do Engage, Camburg, or TC still offer the Coil Bucket Adapters for this application?

    Does the suspension still bottom out on the Bumps or does it bottom on the shock?
     
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    yes you can buy a top plate from engage or camburg...i bought for for like 100 from camburg...if you need one pm me...mine was used for like 1 hour and i dont need it anymore and was trying to sell it.
     
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    Would you these be able to work for a first gen also?

    Edit: or are there different adapters to make it work
     
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    Would I be able to use 2.0's for this same application?
     
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