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how to?!?!?!?!? struts shocks and springs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by br217398, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Dec 10, 2008 at 1:41 AM
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    br217398

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    Ok, so after a bit of searching, I'm not sure if i should or not... Ill be attempting to put a stock TRD suspension on my base (from mytoytaco), so if im able to think a "how to" would help anyone????
     
  2. Dec 10, 2008 at 2:13 AM
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    Whatta ya mean by 'base'? Do you have a 4WD truck? The TRD suspension you are referring to, is it off a V6 or a 4cylinder?
    Are you referring to the front & rear suspension?

    4WD only:
    If you're talking a TRD 4cyl suspension to a non-TRD 4cyl - personally, is it worth it? Is the 'ride' quality THAT much better between the two? If you're talking TRD 6cyl suspension to your non-TRD 4cyl susp- then you might get a little bit of LIFT with it and you'd feel the ride quality difference for sure.

    As for the rear suspension - I wouldn't bother unless you're getting the TSB leaf springs and not the original ones.

    edit: Here's some writeups to look at. I don't know if they're exactly what you're looking for but it should atleast give you an idea.
    http://www.lieblweb.com/tacoma/Mechanical/CornbredLiftInstall/CornbredLift.htm
    http://www.lieblweb.com/tacoma/Mechanical/DayStarLift/Daystar.htm
     
  3. Dec 10, 2008 at 10:17 AM
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  4. Dec 10, 2008 at 2:15 PM
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    So... is it a 5 lug Tacoma then, because if it is, the 6 lug suspension definitely won't work on it.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2008 at 4:08 PM
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    It won't work. The suspension on the Prerunners and 4x4s is different than that of the 5 lug, which you have.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2008 at 5:02 PM
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    how so??? what is the big differance??? because lots of people say it cant, but no offense i am just needing to know why. today i put an aal and shocks from a 6 lug trd and it works just fine.... today i couldnt get my wheel off because i managed to crack the lock tool to get my lugs off.


    thank you in advance for all of the information to all of you
     
  7. Dec 12, 2008 at 10:31 AM
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    bump??
     
  8. Dec 12, 2008 at 11:05 AM
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    I can see the shiocks/springs for the rear suspension working ok, but not sure about the front. Another guy had the TSB done on the rear suspension of his 5 lugger. I think the dealer told him the rear shocks/springs were all the same, just how they mount to axle is different. I think the front springs are different though.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/20805-rear-tsb-done-5lugger.html

    Sorry, I don't have any knowledge of the Prerunners or TRDs, as I have a base model too. I'm interested to see how it turns out though.:popcorn:
     
  9. Dec 12, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    ok... i received the parts and the coils are longer on the trd and prerunner, but the mounting positions are the same (duh).... this coming weeked ill try and put it on my base and let ya know whats up. i was stoped the other day because my wheel lock cracked and i cant get the tires off.....
     
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