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Off roading lift question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sambojee, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Mar 28, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    sambojee

    sambojee [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100 all around set at 2.5. 1.5 AAL in the rear. 265/75/16 Hancook Dynapro MTs on Black Moto Metal 951s. Black badges. Aftermarket grill. TRD seat covers.
    I just got 5100s set at 2.5 and 1.5 AAL on my 06 Tacoma and i really like the ride quality off road and hits bumps sooo much smoother but im worried about taking it to the extreme. Im worried my AAL will break (its a toytec) and springs will come off that perch or something else breaking. Everything is stock except the shocks and aal. Anyone have the same set up or close to it that has taken it on some bad trails or bumpy ass feilds? and also since i have an extra 1.5 inches of lift in the back with stock shocks, if i max out one side will the shock snap with it? i know its alot to worry about and im sick of worring about it so someone please call my mind, thanks
     
  2. Mar 28, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    sambojee

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    no ones got anything to say?
     
  3. Mar 28, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    David K

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    No 5100s on the rear? That would be the first place I would put better shocks (and did on my '05, along with Ride Rite air bags).
     
  4. Mar 28, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    well im going to sooner or later but i was just looking into getting the tacoma off the ground
     
  5. Mar 28, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    bjmoose

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    Trouble is, no one can really answer because "extreme" means different things to different people. No matter how much you build it out - you can always break it if you try hard enough.

    I can't really answer because I'm running different equipment than you. Also, my objective is always to see how slowly I can crawl any non-trivial obstacle.

    But why don't you try describing how you want to drive it in a little more detail, and maybe someone else with similar setup can chime in.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    achirdo

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    Ive hit speed bumps and rutty ass bumpy feilds at 20+mph where it shook the truck to where I felt like I
    broke something but never
    have. I have a 2in aal w/ 2in
    blocks in the rear with trial
    master shocks and a 3in
    spacer in the front
     
  7. Mar 28, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    I would be much more worried about the weak points in the front end, like spindles and alignment tabs. I have the exact same set up in the rear, with some 2.0 fox smooth body shocks and I beat the shit out of my truck. Im going to be running that rear with long travel up front for a while, but still im more concerned with gusseting up the front than I am with anything in the rear.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    I tried to call your mind but no one answered.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2011 at 12:22 AM
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    hell, i've hit 50 in the desert all stock and the truck felt completely smooth... i was aired wayyyyy down tho... i find airing down is a massive difference

    looking for front fox shocks w/ resivoirs now, but i'll beat up the stock billies a little more before then heheh
     
  10. Mar 29, 2011 at 1:31 AM
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    When I was revalving my legit rear shocks I threw the stock ones back in and went out for an evening to beat on the truck. The next day the billy's were discolored from how hot I got them the night before. They hold up ;) Atleast until you wear out the seals but that take a long time and some hard beating.
     
  11. Mar 29, 2011 at 2:01 AM
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    send it a text
     
  12. Mar 29, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    well extreme hear in boring iowa is some mud with deep trenches that have pot holes in them and flexing to the max and hitting all this kinda hard. i just feel like this truck can break really easy but i know its tougher than i think it is
     
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