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I Chose....Kings (warning big pics)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by socal4x, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Jun 3, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    socal4x

    socal4x [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Did I choose wisely? Time will tell. So far, so good. Here's what I know/learned:

    1. They were pretty easy to install. I went in from the front since I couldn't get them to clear the front drive shaft, meaning I disconnected the steering tie rod.

    2. Definitely better ride quality than my Billy 5100s @ 1.75...most likely because of the preloaded stock coil w/ the Billys.

    3. There is a vast amount of info out there, especially from shops, etc. -- best bet is to only go to TW for advice/info...thanks guys.

    4. After install the resi hose contacted the UCA. Talked to a King tech who told me to whack it down closer to the coil with a rubber mallet -- it worked. I may upgrade UCAs in the future.

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    5. Despite all of the nay sayers, I was able to adjust them on truck quite easily...lubed up with breakfree w/tsp and made my own spanner since the one that came with the coils couldn't turn past the resi hose
    Just a 5/16 allen hammered halfway into a galvanized nipple.
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    6. Coils were supposed to give 2-2.25 inches out of the box but only gave about 1.5. In my haste, I took measurements, but didn't write down exact #s. It was definitely less that my billys @1.75. I adjusted them to level with 4 extra turns on driver side, 2 on passenger (difference due to Taco lean). I am now about 37 1/2" to bottom of fender flare on both sides. Out back I am running Wheeler's 3 leaf pack w/tsb, no overload leaf. Truck sits level on 26570/17s.

    Driver:
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    Pass:
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    7. Alignment is in spec, although on the border for caster: see below for printout.

    I hope this helps others out. I will post more as I enjoy them. Right now truck is at dealer for some CEL bullshit so I'll post more pics as I get them.
     

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  2. Jun 3, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    chose very wisely!

    king will be my choice!
     
  3. Jun 3, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    davidpick

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    beautiful! making me jealous, man!
     
  4. Jun 3, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    RAD

    RAD RAD@RECHELON/AESTHETICS Vendor

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    TOO MUCH
    You will learn from your mistake. Kings? :rolleyes:

    Should've gotten a Spacer Lift and done it right. . .
     
  5. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    socal4x

    socal4x [OP] Well-Known Member

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    If I don't like them I'm takin them off and just doin a 3" body lift:D
     
  6. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    TRICOMA

    TRICOMA Tacoma with the TRI package

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    King Off-Road Shock Coilover 2.5 with Resi in the front. King Off-Road Shocks 2.5 with Resi's for the rears, Rear Spring TSB, KMC XD Enduros 16x8, Black Vinyl Fenders, Bed compartment locks, Cobra 19 DX IV with Lil Wil mag mount antenna, CoverKing Seat covers front and rear, Built Right UCAs, Aluminess Expedition Bumper, GY Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar 265/75-16, Custom hybrid style rock sliders.
    Kings are the worst shock you can get...bad decision.

    Pay no attention to my signature please. LOL
     
  7. Jun 3, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    Special_K

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    Damn! I already bought 6 of them :(:(:(
     
  8. Jun 3, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    rcfreak201

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    I got some stockers with spacers that im selling, ill trade you guys your kings for my spacer + cash, sound good? pm me!
     
  9. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    damn dude 4 triple bypasses and some RR coilovers coming your way!!! ppffffff right.... :p:p:p:p
     
  10. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    TacoMatt02

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    do they ride like butta?
     
  11. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    damn ur going triples up front without even hucking your coil overs for a bit?
     
  12. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    meh just wanted to get it done in one fell swoop
     
  13. Jun 3, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    for sure, thats sick....i've been on my king coils for 2+ years and I think i've had just enough seat time to go faster for longer and move to triples.
     
  14. Jun 3, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    Special_K

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    Damn. Just do it!
     
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