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OR to TRD Pro Fox shocks impressions

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Madtown, May 5, 2018.

  1. May 5, 2018 at 12:46 PM
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    Madtown

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    So I was looking for a suspension upgrade for my OR. My requirements were to level truck, be rebuildable, hold up to Midwest winters & under $1,500. Short list was either Fox stage 2, 6112/5160's or take offs from a TRD Pro. I rode in a 6112/5160 equipped Tacoma & was not to my liking. Last week I was able to buy used TRD Pro Fox shocks from a member of this site. During the install today I took a few pictures of the size comparison to the OR shocks. Pretty funny. Install took no time. Did a alignment afterwards & got great numbers. 2 degrees of caster was no problem. I did a before & after ride height measurement as well. Gained a inch of height up front. Drove about 50 miles so far with mixed roads. First thing noticed is the brake dive is greatly reduced from the OR setup. The compression & rebound seem much more controlled as well. Overall very pleased with the purchase. IMG_0039.jpgIMG_0038.jpg
     
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  2. May 5, 2018 at 12:55 PM
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    So can you compare it to the 6112/5160? What I'm trying to get to in here is their a real deference between bilstein pro and fox pro? Or it is just toyota landing a cheaper contract with FOX!
     
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  3. May 5, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    the OR suspension really is kinda shitty... Mine wanders on the roads and dives like a SOB, feels like I'm driving on a trampoline at times...

    Toyota is the master of hype and over-marketing basic shit... and we all fall for it.
     
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  4. May 5, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    The TRD Fox shocks feel more compliant/controlled over everything you drive over. The 6112/5160 really felt harsh over small imperfections in the road & rebound felt off. Mind you he had K02's & im on Wildpeaks. My truck is a daily driver & wont be doing serious off-roading. My off-road will consist of fire roads & gravel access roads.
     
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  5. May 5, 2018 at 3:14 PM
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    How much preload were on the front coils with the 6112's
     
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  6. May 5, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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  7. May 5, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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    Enough to raise it 2 inches up front.
     
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  8. May 5, 2018 at 3:36 PM
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    Ok, so that's the most lift you can get out of them from what I'm aware. The fact that you said they have a harsher ride to the Pro shocks is more to do with that than the shocks themselves I would think.
     
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  9. May 5, 2018 at 3:50 PM
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    The bilsteins are also digressive and fox is linear/progressive. No doubt the preload is playing a bit part tho
     
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    I agree, though not all of us fell for it.
     
  11. May 5, 2018 at 4:31 PM
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    The brake dive is the worst part about the OR suspension I think. I wanted a Pro but couldn't afford one so a Certified OR was what I got. I knew before buying it that the suspension would need to be replaced right away.
     
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  12. May 5, 2018 at 7:04 PM
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    KO2s will do that. I had KOs on my first Tacoma and I think I had gotten used to how the truck rode with them. It's been about 2 years since it got totaled on me (grrrr) and I've run my 3G on either the OEM tires or P-rated Hankook snow tires and have gotten used to the more car-like ride. I put KO2s on two weeks back and was surprised how much harder the truck rode over bumps. I'm sure I"ll get used to it again, so that could be a big reason for the harshness, but the rebound is likely a product of the suspension, not the tires.
     
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    My 2nd gen 6112s that are going on my 3rd gen have 5 notches, 5th being 2.5 4th being like 2.14ish
     
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    I was just going by

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    I have no real world experience.

    My point was just that you can't really compare the two shocks if one is using springs already pre-loaded by quite a bit
     
  15. May 5, 2018 at 11:44 PM
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    I see. My 2nd gen ones have a different table.
     
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    Glad I made the switch as well, yes they ride better than the OEM Bilsteins.
     
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    But wait, how can this be possible when all the TRD OR owners who bash on TRD pro trucks say that there is no ride height gained? Are they wrong?.................:rofl:
     
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    You must've went with an E load tire, because I noticed hardly any difference at all after putting on 265 70 17 in a C load.
     
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