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Mild Off Roading Mod Suggestions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by speedyangie, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Mar 19, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    mjp2

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    Looks like a nice setup, and I'd go with the add-a-leaf over shackles and the full leaf pack over the add-a-leaf.

    I've had no personal experience with Toytec so I'd wait for someone else to chime in with a first-hand recommendation.

    What's your timeframe on this?
     
  2. Mar 19, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    Snyperx

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    I would have went this route if I had not already installed the 5100 Bilsteins and rear AAL. I will add that Toytec is a good company, good customer service. See if you can talk to Doug if you have questions.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    Yea, very nice kit. Did'nt know you had that much to spend :cool:
     
  4. Mar 19, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    speedyangie

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    Haha. I don't. Alas...too many toys, not enough funds. Grrr...

    I can do the install myself, so I'll save money there?
     
  5. Mar 19, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    Curious about this...

    "Looks like a nice setup, and I'd go with the add-a-leaf over shackles and the full leaf pack over the add-a-leaf."

    Shackles really aren't that good?
     
  6. Mar 19, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    shackles can cause premature leaf wear...as in...they can dearch your springs pretty quick
     
  7. Mar 19, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    Thats a great setup! I got the Toytec coilovers and AAL. Love the coilovers! they ride great. And Im waiting to wear out my Rancho shocks in the rear so I can the Bilstein's. I think you'll enjoy it!
     
  8. Mar 22, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    thats a beautiful dc4 you got there! i sold my dc5 to get my tacoma. good luck with your truck. do you have any more pics of the teggy?
     
  9. Mar 22, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    if from L.A., your best bet is to meet up with those of us in the area who wheel in the terrain you are likely wheeling in...

    even for mild wheeling in the so cal desert, you will want to invest in something a bit higher end than the budget stuff...

    whereabouts are you wheeling at?

    i am up in the Glendale area and i hit mostly Lucerne, Barstow, and the Mojave...

    you are more than welcome to roll with our crew sometime out there... we just went out for the M.O.R.E. Balls Out 250 this past Saturday and we are planning to do the Mojave Road run from Barstow/Calico to Stateline in the dirt this coming weekend... that will be a 2 day trip...

    our next day trip will be Saturday 4/4 for the MDR race in Barstow...

    here is the suspension on my truck...

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  10. Mar 26, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    Nice, thanks for the offer. I'd love to go out after I do a few things to my truck. I've only taken my truck out once before over in Cal City. I usually just have my dirt bike or quad on the back and just park the truck, but thought it'd be fun to take the truck for a spin and boy was it a blast. I'm hooked!

    You're right though. I'm thinking I've gotta put more money into this now, so I'm looking at some mid-long travel kits. Specifically Camburg and Total Chaos.

    Thoughts?
     
  11. Mar 26, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    Also, more pics of the Integra as requested. :)

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  12. Mar 26, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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  13. Mar 26, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    between the two, the boxed lowers of the camburg kit are pimp...

    there is a more affordable alternative that is comparable in quality and strength...

    the Engage kit is based off an actual tacoma race truck in the 1450 class... with King coilovers, the whole front end is $3,200 vs. the Camburg kit which is at $2,800 without shocks...

    just something to consider, given today's economy...

    we will be at the April 4 MDR race in Barstow if you would like to see the kit up close and in action...

    :headbang:
     
  14. Mar 26, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    I got a first gen and this is what I am going to do for a lift

    both the leaf springs and the coilovers are going to be order from donwey offroad

    the 3.5inch lift leafs are about $240 for a pair

    the 3.5inch lift adjustable coilovers are about $760 a pair
     
  15. Mar 26, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    I also got a set of Firestone M/T 31X10.50 15 if you want to go bigger then 31inch tires you will have to get a rim with at least 1inch more offset then the stock or you will have rubbing issues
     
  16. Mar 26, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll definitely look into it. :)
     
  17. Mar 30, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    Ok, so I think I'm going to go with long travel in the front. Question though...I want to do something mild in the rear, suggestions?

    I was just thinking about possibly AAL and some 5125 Bilsteins?
     
  18. Mar 30, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    the AAL and 5125s will have trouble keeping up with the front end... with a smooth front and rough rear, your lower back is going to hate you...

    while you may want to go mild now, once you get out there, you will progressively finding yourself getting more aggressive...

    at the very least, you want to get into a full leaf pack...

    Deaver 8s are a standard starting point, and they cost about $600...

    there is another alternative that is a bit cheaper in cost and has a limited warranty...

    you will have to PM me though as i aint blasting all my hookups... hehehe...
     
  19. Mar 30, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    Extremely true. I changed the direction of my build after just 1 day of real-world testing. If you're even considering long-travel, do it right the first time and save yourself the money and downtime in the future.
     
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