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New Bilstein 8112 Coilovers !

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Despized, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    Nitori

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    Very interested to see how you end up liking this setup. I have a truck just like yours (2wd 4 banger) and I had been ready to pull the trigger on a set of ADS shocks. This setup looks baller and seems like a higher quality but oof that price tag.

    I also don't want a crazy lift so I may pair the J66 with the longer shackles for the Archive garage hammer shackle hangers I have installed, to keep the lift minimal.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:14 PM
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    My new set up installed yesterday, friggin' love it.......xBWH6+fORyC7EOBbZz%wBw.jpg
     
  3. Jan 12, 2019 at 12:42 PM
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    Methadras

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    You better love it for how much you spent on it. :D
     
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  4. Jan 13, 2019 at 6:50 AM
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    The front DIY install pic. It was actually a pretty tough install since this model required reducing the preload and I didn’t have a spring compressor, so installed them and adjusted the spring under load. 1/8 turn at a time until no threads were showing.
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    Now I’m thinking...how to tune’em?

    Lastly, the difference in ride quality after installing the fronts, almost seems more stiff than the stock strut/coil, even at 0” preload. The rear install j66+8100s was a drastic ride quality improvement. Although, cornering has definitely improved a ton, still need a proper alignment before truley making judgements.
     
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  5. Jan 14, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    daks

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    How does it compare to your original Sport suspension?
    Small bumps, speed bumps, deep potholes, off-road, cornering?

    Did you do the rear too?
     
  6. Jan 14, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    Larmo63

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    I did do the rears, Bilsteins all the way around. It takes bumps really great. Very happy, it's only money.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    The 8112's are a digressive (for the first stage, Hard->Soft) and the original SR shocks were probably progressive (Soft->Hard).

    So for small little "features" on the road the 8112 may seem more stiff.

    How does it compare with a speedbump or a good pothole vs your original SR setup?

    Sounds like you love the Deaver-J66 with the 8100 shock. Can you post a pic showing the arch of these springs with an empty bed? Reason why I ask is because of this thread where the OP hated the J66 with the 5160's .

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/avoid-deavers-j66.331776/

    But it sounds like the J66's are more suited to the 8100's vs the 5160's.
     
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  8. Jan 14, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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    Pretty sure that due to the 5160s not the leaf.
    8100s is such a huge riding difference.
     
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  9. Jan 14, 2019 at 4:10 PM
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    My rears sit a little high, but I'm buying a shell.
     
  10. Jan 16, 2019 at 8:10 AM
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    Looking into upgrading my suspension and these look awesome. Bump for more feedback.
     
  11. Jan 16, 2019 at 1:42 PM
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    There’s many options in suspension. Choosing which one really depends on what you plan on doing with it.

    Fast desert racing in a light truck? Look at Kings/Fox for their progressive shocks. Also good for Overlanding builds that have lots of water boards that they cross

    Heavy truck and more Overlanding in nature? Look at Icon (which are linear compression and digressive extension) and Bilstein.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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    That is probably the easiest way of explaining suspension choices I've read on here
     
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  13. Jan 16, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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    Lol I try...
     

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