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New coilover struts for a lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Losi-5iveT, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Feb 23, 2021 at 10:15 AM
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    Losi-5iveT

    Losi-5iveT [OP] Active Member

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    Hi all ✋
    I'm looking at new shocks for my 16 2wd sport dbcb, the ones I have now are shot and sound like shit going over speed bumps, under dips, and making left or right turns, at first I thought the front end clunks were coming from the front radiator mounts or cab mounts, but those all checked out fine.
    Took the truck to the dealer and they said they tightened everything up and said the shocks were junk at 45129 miles.
    So while I was looking into new shocks I also was considering doing a leveling kit while I was at.
    I've heard spacers were junk and cause more problems down the road with ride comfort.
    I came across these https://www.roughcountry.com/toyota-tacoma-leveling-strut-500075.html
    I like that they'll add a 2 inch lift to the front without needing much of anything else to basically make the truck level.

    Just want to get some opinions on the setup. I hardly take the truck or road and it's a daily commuter in Phoenix.
    Running 270/70 R17 tires

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  2. Feb 23, 2021 at 10:39 AM
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    LC7

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    The Rough Country may or may not be ok, just too many unanswered questions to say, like what are the specs on the coil. Maybe someone who runs them will chime in.

    You might be better off and less expensive with adjustable height Bilstein 5100's in the front, using your factory coils. or

    https://www.amazon.com/Bilstein-Sho...ds=bilstein+5100+tacoma&qid=1614104929&sr=8-6

    Normally I would suggest @HeadStrong Off-Road as a vendor also, but there seems to be a National back-order on Bilstein 5100. Wheeler's and Amazon seller above have them now.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2021 at 12:30 PM
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    Here are the specs

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  4. Feb 23, 2021 at 12:48 PM
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    I meant, what is the length and rating of the coil? Like, is it super stiff, so it gives a 2" lift to all Tacomas, but you feel potholes in your teeth?
    Or maybe they are softer springs, so it gives a different amount of lift for a reg cab, access cab, DCSB, and DCLB because they weigh different amounts.
    Your truck might only get 1" lift from those, or get the full 2" lift but are too stiff on the road. See what I mean?
    That's why Bilstein 5100's, and better fronts options like Fox, King, Icon, Elka, ADS, etc have adjustability.
    You will be stuck with whatever that Rough Country gives you out of the box.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2021 at 12:53 PM
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    Losi-5iveT

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    Oh ok, I got what your saying. I'm looking for the stock feel just with a lift. Wonder how I found out the info on the coil rating?
     
  6. Feb 23, 2021 at 12:59 PM
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    Online chat at the website you listed? Or Google search under part name/number maybe?
     
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