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Sick of the Revtek...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kenny650, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Jun 6, 2009 at 1:12 AM
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    Kenny650

    Kenny650 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So basically, the ride quality of the RevTek 3" lift sucks! I commute on the highway for school everyday and whenever I hit a pothole, I feel it...really bad! It's to the point where it gets so rough that my whole change tray comes off whenever I go over a speed bump or pothole.

    I hope I am not the only one that experiences this for those who have spacer kits also. :(

    Anyways, I have a 2WD and I noticed that many people have expensive coil overs such as Icon's with rear add-a-leafs, etc. Would I be wasting money if I invest in such a type of suspension option? I do plan on doing minimum off-roading in the near future when I move to the central coast, however, I only have a 2WD. I want the best quality ride possible, I miss stock but don't want to go back! :confused:

    Summer is here which means new, long hours = big bucks. I can save enough to lift this truck the way it's suppose to be. I was thinking I could go with Icon Coilovers, Total Chaos UCA's, and Alcan Leaf Springs.

    Give me your thoughts/suggestions!
     
  2. Jun 6, 2009 at 1:28 AM
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    Dellosa89

    Dellosa89 Love peace and Taco Grease

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    perfect set up highly recommend the icons im saving up for them right now. also i have the 5100s on a 1.75 lift when i put them on i got new tire that day. but on the drive home my truck was way too rough then checked the tire pressure the shop had them at 55 psi (they are a max of 65 psi) so i lowered the pressure to 40 in the front and 34 in the back it helped so much it also stopped better and took turns better. just putting out a suggestion.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2009 at 1:34 AM
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    Kenny650

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    hmmm...haven't really paid any attention to the tire pressure...
     
  4. Jun 6, 2009 at 1:45 AM
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    nurseboy

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    there are so many different options you can go with a 3 inch lift. I suggest going to the suspension threads and see whatpeople installed and how much they spent. You can find really good setups with new shocks + coils and an add-a-leaf to get a good ride for a 3inch lift.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2009 at 3:03 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I hate my spacer lift too. Its going away in a few weeks.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    Padilla1880

    Padilla1880 "Let's Ride!"

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    The Icons, TC's, and Alcan leafs are a good setup.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    brian

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    Mine is the same. With the weight of my tires and the stock shocks, my truck tends to 'slide' a little bit when I hit big bumps and washboarding. I just figure I'll save money with this for a 6" later down the road.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    Kenny650

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    What kind of brand are you going with? Stage 1 or 2?
     
  9. Jun 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    zero niner

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    I had Donahoe Racing (Icons) on my Tundra and it was the best riding truck I ever had. Well worth the investment, you do get what you pay for, suspension is the best investment in my opinion, next would be a great stereo... Good luck, if you can afford the full lift and UCAs go for it!

    Rob
     
  10. Jun 6, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    T-rev

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    I still feel the pain of the revtek:( maybe one day things will change:cool:
     
  11. Jun 6, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    TacoNut

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    = no more horrible ride
     
  12. Jun 7, 2009 at 5:18 AM
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    brian

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    I don't remember, I haven't looked at it for awhile. I do know I wasn't looking at going overboard with it. Which brings me to this:

    edit: nvm what I just deleted here.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2009 at 5:27 AM
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    wfbont007

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    My original setup was Toytec spacer lift with the Toytec aal and stock shocks. My truck looked great but the ride was horrible. I recently made the switch to Icon coilovers with TC UCA's. I left the rear aal and went with Bilstein 5125's in the rear.

    I got the Icon's on ebay because I got a special promotion from them for $100 off an auction. I picked them up for 650.00, brand new. I got the TC UCA's from DSMS (ebay) for $650.00. I got the 5125's from ebay for $189.00

    My ride is much better now!
     
  14. Jun 7, 2009 at 5:43 AM
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    stanman9

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    Toytec co's and aal, tc uca's
    thats a good deal on the icons, does the seller have any more at that price??
     
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