1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Simple pre-load spring question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Executive, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Jun 9, 2012 at 8:49 AM
    #1
    Executive

    Executive [OP] Conservative

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Member:
    #74510
    Messages:
    242
    Gender:
    Male
    Peabody, Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB TRD Sport
    I've been going back and forth on upgrading my suspension for about a month. I'm just nervous about tinkering with a new 2012 truck with less than 2500 miles on it. Anyway, when I finally do level the truck, either with a basic 5100 set at all four corners, or something like a Toytec ultimate suspension package, I have a simple function question:

    Does preloading a spring (as on a 5100 set to other than 0) reduce front suspension travel and if so is this a problem?

    Thanks from a newbie learning how this stuff works.


    Chris
     
  2. Jun 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM
    #2
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    105,329
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    it doesnt reduce the travel, but rather change how much travel you have in the up motion, and downward motion. For example (figuring the stock travel is 8"), if you lift 2", you now have about 2" down travel, but 6" in upward travel, thus keeping the same 8" total.
     
To Top