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sport package with progressive rate coils?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by island808, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Oct 12, 2010 at 11:34 PM

    island808 [OP] Me l've got brains.

    Oct 9, 2010
    First Name:
    '10 6speed 4x4 access cab
    EDIT: I've decided to go in a different direction (probably OME) but its still a valid question for posterities sake.

    SO, I've recently come into possession of some lightly used trd off road coils.

    Was thinking of putting them on my sport package. Get a little progressive rate insurance up front... Rears are just "cambered" for off road as I gather and possibly firmer valving on shocks. Maybe I could do a middle of the road version?

    Wondering if this has been done, if it should be done, and to what effect.

    I dig the ride and handling of the truck as is, but I'm always looking for off road performance tweaks. Not that I'd seriously off road a pickup. But I get curious as to whats past the end of the road sometimes.

  2. Oct 13, 2010 at 4:57 AM

    Brunes abides.

    May 31, 2008
    First Name:
    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    Don't think there is any difference in the shocks between the two models. The axle sizes are different, the sway bar sizes are different, and the springs are different. Not sure what you mean by "progressive rate insurance" All progressive rate means is "stiffer as you load them" so you aren't really "protecting" anything I don't think.

    My sport did just fine off road with the sport springs...and that much better with the OME

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