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New coils, struts, and AAL's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 650H1, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Nov 16, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    650H1

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    So I just dropped my truck off to have trd bilstein struts, OME 884x coils, and fab tech AAL's put on. Finally getting rid of the rear blocks, and front spacers. What do you guys think? Will it ride better than the base struts, spacers and blocks? Anything I should/shouldn't do? Let me know! Next on my list is a set of UCA's..


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  2. Nov 16, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    What do you mean trd bilstein shocks? did you go with 5100's up front?
     
  3. Nov 16, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    Whatever ones come with the trd models...
     
  4. Nov 16, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    Uh don't know if it is going to come out how you want. Those shocks aren't for lifted vehicles
     
  5. Nov 16, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    It was either those or the base model shocks... I think they will be better than the base shocks base coils and spacers
     
  6. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    I know they are the softest coils of the three (884x 885x 886x) but will still give me 2.5 inches of lift and hopefully be better than my spacers were (they sucked)
     
  7. Nov 16, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    Shortest, but not softest.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    It'll all work right?
     
  9. Nov 17, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    i would call whoever you purchased the coils from and confirm that they are compatible with the shocks.

    If nothing else call the boys over at DSM (listed in the vendor section) and pick their brains a bit.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2011 at 5:54 AM
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    The TRD shocks will be better than the base Tokiko shocks for sure, just nto as good as something like the 5100 series. I've actually heard of some poeple running Eibachs on TRD shocks so it's been done. They'll wear out a bit quicker but they will do alright.

    Stock is 540#/in I believe, the 884's are around 580 #/in and taller than stock.

    If there are no compatibility issues with the coil seating on the shock, it will work :thumbsup:

    (I believe the OME's will seat on the TRD Shocks, I have no reason to believe they wouldn't but I'm not 100% certain of it since I have not done it personally)
     
  11. Nov 17, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    Shocks, not struts.


    And I echo what others said. The trd shocks are not properly valved to dampen the stiffer springs. The ride will suffer.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    Can't be as bad as spacers on base model shocks/springs
     
  13. Nov 17, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    Well I guess if I blow these shocks I will have an excuse to tell my gf I need nitro chargers or 5100s. They are on and it rides a fuck of a lot better than it did, got rid of some of the rake, was worth the 200 bucks it cost to get everything put on. Will post pics here in a minute.
     
  14. Nov 17, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    Here are some pics...

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  15. Nov 17, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    Looks good man, it's got a nice stance to it! :thumbsup:
     
  16. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    thanks man! im pretty happy with it. cant imagine how nice 5100s would be
     
  17. Nov 18, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    Yea it worked out well, rides a little stiff but no more bump steer
     
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