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Ordered: ARB "Bull Bar" Bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AzogSS, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Dec 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    AzogSS

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    After doing some research, I decided to go with ARB's new style with the fog lights. Need to start looking at lifts for the front now, any suggestions on what is the best in the long run??

    Need Help with LIFT selection... please read below.
     
  2. Dec 22, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    ForeRunner

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    Congrats! I like the OME setup they offer. Are you going to run a winch on the bar?
     
  3. Dec 22, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    The ARB + Winch has been a great purchase. You will like it. I would suggest the 886 springs with the OME front struts.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    chris4x4

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    All depends on the amount of lift you want. For a 3" lift, they all have their pros and cons. Example:

    Old Man Emu: Solid dependable lift, non adjustable, but you can add trim packers to account for extra weight of the driver side. Proven dependable.

    Bilstien 5100's. Can be adjusted off the truck, up to 2.5". Life time warranty against defects. Can be used with OEM springs, or aftermarket springs, and adjusted acccordingly.

    Coil over sets: Example Fox, King, Icon,
    fully adjustable and rebuildable. King is the most money, but (IMHO) the best.

    Icons have a digressive dampening, giving a more firm ride on the dtreet, but softer on larger hits.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    best bang for your buck (IMO) -> Skyjacker Platinum adjustable coilovers. Made by Fox. Rebuildable. Mine have been great!
     
  6. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    AzogSS

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    No plans on a winch at the moment. I had been checking out the OME setup, I want a couple inches of lift, don't want to have to buy new tires, as I just bought these BFG AT's in 265 75 on my FJ wheels (don't want them looking too small). Cost isn't that important, I don't halfway do anything. What is the point that that you need new control arms after lifting a 2nd gen??
     
  7. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    I'm mounting my arb as we speak! Just waiting on my winch to get here...common UPS!

    You guys who have winches in this bumper-did you need to turn the gear box for proper fitment? the instructions say to turn it 72 degrees??? Also does anyone have suggestions on wiring the lights?
     
  8. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    This is my install article The gear box is very easy to clock 72 degrees but do not lift it higher than needed to turn the housing.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    I'd go 5100's and set them at 1:75 there's your coule inches, I have this same setup on my truck with the relentless fab bumper, sits about dead level and you're only out $180 for the billys
     
  10. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    I used a relay and spliced my OR lights into my hi beams, they come on whenever my hi's are on
     
  11. Dec 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    5100s at 1.75" is pretty safe to get properly aligned. The caster is what seems most limiting due to the forward shift of the control arms. It seems that each truck is a little different, in my experience. Mine JUST makes it into alignment spec at 1.75", so would never make it at 2.5. I've heard of others who have made it in spec at 2.5. Mine is aligned, but very little caster, so the truck does wander more than OEM. Also, 1.75 levels just about right with the rear spring TSB. It might be a bit low though with the ARB and a winch. The 5100s also give a nice ride.

    I'm jealous--I'd love the ARB and winch--nice call.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2010 at 2:20 AM
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    I really love my toytec coil=over lift, they utilize bilstein 5100's
     
  13. Dec 23, 2010 at 5:13 AM
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    x2. Great ride quality.
     
  14. Dec 24, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    Thanks for the input... here is what I am planning
    -TACOMA OME NitroCharger Sport Suspension Kit (TrdParts4u)- Heavy Duty
    -Toyotec 3 deg shims
    -Total Chaos Upper control arms.

    Opinions on quality and longevity?
     
  15. Dec 25, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    Merry Christmas Bump.
     
  16. Dec 25, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    I have a ARB Bull Bumper as well and currently I'm running Toytec CO's cranked up to about 2.75" (maybe a little more) and with the weight of the bumper it sits at about 2.5" Front lift so it doesn't make the suspension sag and ton but enough to be noticable.
     
  17. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    Thanks theduck911, do you know anyone running the setup I am looking at? It is around 2.75-3 inches of lift as well. Are you running UCA's?
     
  18. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    Yea, I'm running Light Racing UCA's and not that I know of or can think of right now
     
  19. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    Just a little update.

    I got everything mounted, wired and ready to go! It was a pretty easy install, and it looks awesome. I'm very happy with the bumper/winch combo and it lowered the front of my truck less than 1/4 inch with 885 coils. I will post some pics soon.

    Thanks everyone for all your input!
     
  20. Dec 28, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    Congrats on completing the project. Can't wait to see the pics!!!!!:D
     
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