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Should I spend the money on Racerunner rear shocks or not

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cr250mw2, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Nov 9, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    cr250mw2

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    I am ready to install my lift kit all I need is rear shocks. I have sway a way 2.0 coilovers for the front and I am wondering if I should spend the money for the sway a way 2.25 rears or should I just get bilstien 5100s for the rear.What do you guys think?
     
  2. Nov 9, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    How much lift in the rear? Bilstein 5100
     
  3. Nov 9, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    I have a pair of 2" blocks right now but I want to see how high I can go in the front and without it getting to stiff. I mite have to o with 1 1/2 ".
     
  4. Nov 9, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    Right now I have 3" out of my front coilovers..and the ride is soo stiff I hate it!
     
  5. Nov 9, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    I want to put 295/70/17 tires on it so I think I will need all the height I can get.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    Yea so 3" would be good for you...do you have a dirtbike? Have you done fork seals?
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    I have done fork seals in the past I remember it being a b#@ch! I guess I better get used to it.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    So do you guys think the racerunner rears are worth the $380 or should I get the bilstiens for around $180.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    I have the RaceRunner 2.0 rears. Sweet shock, high quality, but save your money and just go with the Bilsteins unless you really need the extra durability/performance off-road; they're not any smoother than anything else on the street; not magical off-road, just beefy. Look beautiful tho, sometimes I just clean my SAW suspension and leave the rest.

    As for the Coil-overs, my 2.0s are real happy at 2" lift, but crap at 3"lift, I run them at about 2.5" lift. I'm going to try running a 16"x700 coil on there to see if that helps get the full lift without sacrificing the ride (minus downtravel of course). The coil on them now is the 14"x650. In the end there will only be 1/2" of threads showing, 3" lift, and hopefully a better ride. I'll keep yoo posted.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    Cool man thanks!
     
  11. Nov 9, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    Then I will definitely keep you posted on the SAW coil upgrade (unless it turns out to be a downgrade), you're gonna need to get all the lift you can out of those.

    Remember too, you don't want to go over 3"- 3.25" max on these trucks unless you go to a mid or long travel suspension system.

    You'll need to do some fender trimming (most likely) for those tires. Check out this thread too: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/37734-how-tire-rub-cab-mount-mod.html. You prob need to cut that too, no big deal, just go off the pictures.
     
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