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shocks vs. coils...for the front lift to compliment the rear TSB springs?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Larry, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Oct 27, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    Larry

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    Is there a 1" coil, or is my only option the Eibach 1-1/2" or OME 1-1/2"?

    And if I go with the 1-1/2" coils...will it be front high w/ a sagging rear?

    Or, do I just say eff-it and go with the 5100's set at .85?

    I don't rock climb or "wheel"...I do haul full loads and tow occasionally.

    I got the TSB for load. the lift is nice...but I want to raise the front...maintaining a factory look and ride (just a little higher). I rather have the rear a bit higher unloaded, but level is probably ok.

    Also, I'll be upgrading the Dunlap 245/75's for some 265/75 tires in the future.

    Thoughts? Opinions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    5100s will work better for you. Coilovers would be ideal cause you could adjust them to exactly where you want the height...but they are $$$$$$ so the 5100s will get you damn close.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    I agree with Brunes. Check out skistoy's truck. He has the billy's at 0.85 with the TSB, and is close to factory rake.

    If you want to be level, set them at 1.75. See my build for how that will look.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    I'm getting the new TSB springs Friday. I will be curious to see how different it looks. Sounds like I should give it a few months to settle down before messing with the front end.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    Just figure on it settling to about 1" of rear lift and go from there...no need to wait.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    Thanks man.

    Your build is awesome.

    I like the level look @ 1.75 as well...but with the 245's and even with future 265's...it probably wouldn't look as good as your's with those 18" wheels.
     
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