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Radflo coilover and Dakar lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by meafordmike, May 12, 2010.

  1. May 12, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    meafordmike

    meafordmike [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Edit: Sorry for the photo format, Its looked good when I did the preview, now the photos are all over the place.
    I finally finished my lift install.
    1 month ago my new rims (gun metal FJ rims) and tires (265 75 R16 BFG All terrain TA/Ko) arrived and installed.
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    2 weeks ago OME Dakar’s (I removed the 3rd leaf) and OME N182 arrived and installed.
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    Last weekend Radflo coilovers and Camburg balljoint UCA's arrived, and installed this week. [​IMG]
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    I was going for a 2" rear and front lift. New height # are 22" front from center of hub to wheel well and 23" rear.
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    Problems encountered were: Removing UCA long bolt, I did the wheel well bend and all. (I had to re-install from the top again, because I couldn't get them in from the bottom). I also had/ having one hell of a time adjusting/ cranking the shocks up to 2 ". I should have tried before I installed but didn't, now I crank scrape knuckles and then drive measure and crank some more.
    I did the install by myself so a few times I was wishing I had a helper, and I was doing it in my driveway raining; dark and cold.
    I loved the drive of the Dakar’s, they are great, but once I installed the coilovers my ride is stiffer (to be expected) and I have a vibe at about 50Km an hour.
    Tomorrow night I will recheck all bolts (for the 5 time) and I have an alignment appointment at Toyota on Friday. They already warned me that they may have a hard time getting my #'s I want: Toe=0, camber=0, Caster= 2.4. I will post alignment print out once I receive it. But if Toyota doesn't want me returning 15 times they will get it right the first time.
    Thank you for all your help Tacoma World!!
     
  2. May 12, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Looks good MM ,

    OZ
     
  3. May 13, 2010 at 4:16 AM
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    meafordmike

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  4. May 13, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    375taco

    375taco controlled pair?

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    how much were your coilovers? looks sweet bro
     
  5. May 13, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    meafordmike

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    About 800$ Canadian shipped.
    Thanks
     
  6. May 13, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    shitroc

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    looks good, props for doing your own install
     
  7. May 13, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    meafordmike

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    I got some vibes at 50-60km or (25-35MPH). Now I have read a lot of info on here and have used search lots. But when I installed the rear Dakar's (with 3rd leaf removed) 3 weeks ago I had no vibes! Now when I put my coilovers (set at 2" lift) on I have a vibe. I currently have a CB drop installed and am getting aligned tomorrow at Toyota. If the Alignment doesn't work I may try the shims but I am not sure its (the vibe) is coming from the rear. Any Idea's
    Thanks
     
  8. May 13, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    They shouldn't have any trouble getting those alignment specs because you installed aftermarket UCAs. When they said they may not be able to get good specs, they must not have been aware you have aftermarket UCAs
     
  9. May 14, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    My Alignment #'s, I spent almost 3hrs at Toyota getting this done! They let me in the bay to watch and the young guy doing it had a real hard time. I felt bad for him but I am sure me being there ensured it was done to my liking. The young guy worked his A## off doing it, so I was happy. My numbers look pretty good going in I think.
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  10. May 14, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    looks good mike!
     
  11. May 21, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    Did your vibration problem go away?
     
  12. May 21, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    375taco

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    Im going to be buying Radflo's how do you like them?pro's cons? im debating Radflos or Icon's PM me details if you would. thanks brother looks sweet
     
  13. May 21, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    Also PM Texasislandboy, he has them for a six inch lift and also lives close by them as well.
     
  14. May 21, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    375taco

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    I will PM him thanks for the info brother.
     
  15. May 21, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    The truck looks great Mike! How are you liking the lift so far? Those Camburg ball joint UCA's look good to....how do you like them? I'm having a tough time picking between those ones you have or the Light Racing UCA's... did you have the same problem? How much lift would you have gotten without removing the one leaf from the dakar's?
     
  16. May 21, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    looks great man! the white taco on those fj wheels with the lift is nice.
     
  17. May 21, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Sorry for the delay, I was out in the field all week


    I removed the CB drop and its a little better. I will probably get some shims soon.



    I like the Radflo, I think they have the same springs as the Toytec Coilovers, a little stiff at 2". A pain in the ass to adjust up the first time, my knuckles are still sore. But I love them, I was able to get them from a Canadian supplier so that's a bonus.



    I love the Camburg's, they seem beefier then the LR to me, and got a good alignment no problem, and they look better then the LR.
    Removing the leaf was super easy and (5 minutes). I got about 2"-2.25" from the Dakar's with 3rd leaf removed. And I can re-install the leaf if I want at a later date, if I ever start to sag.
    I would have got 2.5" - 2.75" with the full pack.
     
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