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Need suspension advice for MY uses

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nat, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    nat

    nat [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2007 Double Cab Tacoma 4x4. It is my daily driver, but I want to set it up for overland adventures too. I have a 1972 FJ55 Toyota Landcruiser that is built to be a wheeler, but it isn’t ideal for carting the family around.

    The Tacoma has just the stock (non TSB) rear leaf springs and of course stock front coils and shocks.

    So far I have done the AUX input mod, added a soft top and snorkel.

    I am unsure which suspension I want to go with. Likely I will stay close to the stock tire size as I need to try and keep my mileage as good as I can. I get around 18-19 for everyday driving. I love the way the trucks look with a 3” lift and bigger tires, but I fear I will lose too much.

    I want to improve my suspension. I carry loads in the bed and tow trailers. I will be adding a front bumper and winch and also a rear bumper with a swing out tire carrier. I am also going to build a drawer system and will have a roof top tent.

    I really like OME stuff, its what I have on my Landcruiser. I wanted to try and keep the lift under 3” but improve it for my uses.

    What are the best options for suspension? Any help and suggestions and web links is appreciated!
     
  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    OME 885's , no top plate spacer got me 2 1/2" up front on my DCLB 4x4 without any additional bumper / winch weight

    886's are made for a steel bumper and winch and will net you a full 3"


    I got the Dakars for loads , they gained me 2 3/4" out back .
     
  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    chacotaco

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    OZ-T,
    Any mods to the shocks?

    man:
    I'm in the same boat as you.
    I've thinking of some ICONS up front, bigger springs, and a Dakar or Allpro leafs in the back.
    But for the time being, I'm going to get my TSB's done around 20k miles and swap shocks first, keeping the ride height the same.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    I have OME 90000 Nitrocharger shocks up front , OME N182 shocks in the back
     
  5. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    +1 of OME, awesome stuff
     
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