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Need a smoother ride for lifted double Cab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ffr3064k, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Jul 31, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    ffr3064k

    ffr3064k [OP] Active Member

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    Ok. I want to ditch the blocks as they are bouncing me off the road. I have a 3 inch spacer with a rear level blocks in the rear. Are the Billy 5100's my answer?
     
  2. Jul 31, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    ToucanV13

    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    Definetly! I love mine and I just got em!
     
  3. Jul 31, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

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    its not just the shocks alone.... you may want to ditch the blocks and look into a replacement leaf pack... the Deaver J59 8 leaf pack works great on a first gen double cab...

    couple them with some 5125s or if you can afford them, the 7100s and you will have a much better ride...

    there are always guys upgrading to LT who will dump their Deavers for about $400... you could wait for that or take the plunge and get them brand new... wheelers offroad may have some kind of TW discount and downsouth motorsports stocks the bilsteins...
     
  4. Jul 31, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

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    oh, and also all-pro makes a rear leaf pack and sells a couple others that ride great... they might have a TW member special too...
     
  5. Jul 31, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    my brother n law did the toytec ultimate lift on his 04 double cab. he swears his truck never rode that good.even off the showroom floor
     
  6. Jul 31, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    ToucanV13

    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    Downsouth FTMFW! Talk to Sonny and Marco, they went to great lengths to get me mine
     
  7. Jul 31, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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  8. Jul 31, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    Matic

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    My toytech aals ride fine until you get to about a quarter tank of gas with no load in the bed. Then it starts behaving like a pickup. Pro comp 9000? shocks. Cant remember.
     
  9. Aug 1, 2010 at 1:04 AM
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    ETaco23

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    I switched from spacers to the Toytec coilovers, and AAL with 5100's in the rear. It is like a night and day difference! Its soo much better on-road. takes bump and even railroad tracks like nothing. smooth and not too harsh.
    But I think you really cant go wrong with either the Toytec coilovers or the OME kit. Both will give you a better ride. And go with either a full leaf pack or AAL and some 5100's for the rear.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2010 at 2:05 AM
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    Country

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    check out alcan leaf packs, they hand make theres and they ride superbly well
     
  11. Aug 28, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    ffr3064k

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    Alright.... Since I now have the Bilstein 5100's in the front I need to make changes to the back. I want to ditch my blocks and go to a lifting leaf spring. I would not mind another inch lift on my Double cab. So, I called Toytec since they are located in my city. I now have plans to install OME Dakar 2.25 lift leaf springs with Bilstein 5125's in the rear. At that point I plan to analyze how the truck sits and may change out the springs in the front for a 3 inch lift spring like Eibach or another brand to try and level the truck out again. How have the OME leafs worked for everyone?
     
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