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

Stiff suspension help

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by FLAtacoma05, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Mar 7, 2011 at 11:23 PM
    #1
    FLAtacoma05

    FLAtacoma05 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Member:
    #25552
    Messages:
    157
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Wes
    Crestview, FL
    Vehicle:
    2005 BSP Prerunner DBL Cab
    toytec spacers body lift 315/75/16
    Have the ToyTec Ulitmate lift leveling kit 3" with the 885 coils and rear AAL and factory shocks. The ride is really stiff, a lot more stiff than stock ride from the dealer. The kit says I can use my factory shocks with the kit.

    Question: I really want to buy the bilstein 5100s. If i do what do i set them at? Can I set them higher and get more front lift for more clearance for tires or is that a bad idea and why?
     
  2. Mar 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM
    #2
    FLAtacoma05

    FLAtacoma05 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Member:
    #25552
    Messages:
    157
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Wes
    Crestview, FL
    Vehicle:
    2005 BSP Prerunner DBL Cab
    toytec spacers body lift 315/75/16
    If it helps, I feel like the coils are sagging. I am running the top spacer on the front.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2011 at 12:11 AM
    #3
    FLAtacoma05

    FLAtacoma05 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Member:
    #25552
    Messages:
    157
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Wes
    Crestview, FL
    Vehicle:
    2005 BSP Prerunner DBL Cab
    toytec spacers body lift 315/75/16
    its the $300 kit. bought it with the body on it. not sure what the spacer size are
     
  4. Mar 8, 2011 at 12:12 AM
    #4
    raycie

    raycie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5205
    Messages:
    2,215
    Gender:
    Male
    Oahu, HI
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Locked Sport
    OME 885s w/ 13mm Top Plate, LR-UCA, Dakars, Timbrens, 5100s all around, Pilfreybilt Aluminum front plate bumper, Snugtop Shell w/ Thule racks, AFE ProDry S, Foglights w/ parking lights, DIY DTRL mod, Rigid Industries LEDs, Weathertech Digifit, Bed Mat, DIY Maglight Mod, 265/70/17 on 17x9 Procomp 7069s.
    Kinda threw me for a loop at first. I think the kit you got and the ultimate are 2 different. (well at least on their website)

    Notes: website says that the med(885) and heavy(886)require a different shock. Nit sure you are supposed to run the 885s with the stock shocks.

    Billies can be run, but at the lowest setting. With the 885s alone, many get 3" or a bit more..
     
  5. Mar 8, 2011 at 12:17 AM
    #5
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,243
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Brock in the shocks
     
  6. Mar 8, 2011 at 12:35 AM
    #6
    FLAtacoma05

    FLAtacoma05 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Member:
    #25552
    Messages:
    157
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Wes
    Crestview, FL
    Vehicle:
    2005 BSP Prerunner DBL Cab
    toytec spacers body lift 315/75/16
    what happens if its set at .85 with the spacer? alignment issues?
     
  7. Mar 8, 2011 at 1:43 AM
    #7
    FLAtacoma05

    FLAtacoma05 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Member:
    #25552
    Messages:
    157
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Wes
    Crestview, FL
    Vehicle:
    2005 BSP Prerunner DBL Cab
    toytec spacers body lift 315/75/16
    correct. how much lift is that going to give me? i dont really care about stiffness just height and clearance for tires
     
  8. Mar 8, 2011 at 4:24 AM
    #8
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,399
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    That's going to to give you almost 4" of lift. Not a good idea for alignment and downtravel.

    I agree that if you buy some OME shocks, which are designed to dampen the stiffer spring, your ride will vastly improve.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2011 at 4:34 AM
    #9
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,925
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Wasn't the whole purpose of starting this thread because your suspension was too stiff?? :confused:

    How large of tires are you trying to fit? With 3" of suspension lift and a body lift, you should be be able to clear some pretty big tires. Adding more lift won't be your issue, it's rubbing on other parts like when you make a turn or flex the suspension.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2011 at 6:38 AM
    #10
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    104,122
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    OP, Use the OME shocks (N90000, or N142s), with the 885 spings, if you want the best ride. If you use the 5100's, set them at the 0" setting. Downsouth motorsports sells all 4 (front and rear) 5100 shocks for about $300.00.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:42 AM
    #11
    FLAtacoma05

    FLAtacoma05 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Member:
    #25552
    Messages:
    157
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Wes
    Crestview, FL
    Vehicle:
    2005 BSP Prerunner DBL Cab
    toytec spacers body lift 315/75/16
    What would be the better ride then? 885 without spacer set at .85 or higher. Or with spacer on coil and set at .00?
     
  12. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    #12
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,399
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    Do not set the billy's at 0.85 with the 885's.
     
To Top