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Stock 2004 TRD in need of suspension

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dino, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Apr 4, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Dino [OP] New Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    2004 Tacoma 4x4 sr5 TRD off-road
    Hi this is my first post. I recently purchased a stock 2004 v6 5speed TRD off-road; it's black and has about 60000 miles on it (if anyone cares) I'm ready to put a suspension lift, bumper and winch on the truck.

    I've chosen a Arb bull bar and a 8000 warn winch. That was the easy part. The suspension on the other hand I need help with. I've been looking at the icon coil overs for front. Does anyone have first hand experience with Icons on a 1st gen? Any input would be much appreciated!

    Will they be fine with the added weight of bumper+winch?
    Also, should I go ahead and install new uca's?
    What is the benefit of new UCA'S over the stock one?
    Do I need to get a diff drop kit with the upgraded suspension?

    Im probably going to replace the entire rear leaf pack. Looks a little saggy. Any reccomendations on new packs? Also probably going with the icon shocks in the rear.

    Pretty much I need help/reasurance on spending my money the right way.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Apr 4, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    MTNative Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2010
    I went with the OME full lift from Downsouthmotorsports.com (Marco). 882 coils with the ARB and winch is a great setup. Take a look at my build. I just added a 1" daystar body lift to run 305/70s. Hope this helps.
  3. Apr 4, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Norton Senior Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    First Name:
    Colorado Springs, CO
    2013 Access Cab 4x4 V6 6MT, TRD OR & Tow Packages
    Magnuson S/C, OME Suspension Lift (885 Coils, Dakar Leafs, NitroCharger Sports); TRD Quickshifter w/TRD 6-Spd Knob; TRD Exhaust; aFe POWER Magnum FLOW Pro DRY S Air Filter; NSB-AGM27F Battery w/Coupe's TRD Battery Hold Down; Goodridge SS Brake Lines; Cooper Discoverer A/T3s on FJ SE Anthracite Rims; N-Fab 6-Step Nerf Bars; MetalMiller TRD Skid; jsi's Locker Anytime & ramonortiz55's Always on Power Outlet Relay Mods; crashnburn80's Ultimate Headlight & Fog Light Upgrades (RallyLights Harnesses, Osram 85/80W H4 & Flösser 90W H11 Bulbs); mattgecko's Underhood Lighting; ND4's Fog Light Anytime Mod; Interior & Reverse LEDs; AudioControl LC2i LOC, JL Audio XD200/2v2 Amp, Focal PS165V1 Spkrs, Sound Ordnance B-8PTD Sub, Hushmat & Noico Sound Insulation; Ltd Auto-Dim/Compass/Temp/Backup Camera/Homelink mirror on ImMrYo's Mirror Lift Bracket; 4Runner 4X4 & FJ Fog Light Switches; Husky Floor Liners; UltraGauge EM; Redline Tuning QuickLIFT Elite; Mobtown Offroad Locking Bed Storage Doors; Toyota Bed Mat; Toyota Bed Extender; Pop & Lock Power Tailgate Lock; ARE Z-Series Cap, SolarGard Tint; BlendMounted BEL Vector 995; CravenSpeed Stubby Antenna; Amsoil Lubricants; Adam's Detailing Supplies
    Welcome to TW, Dino! If you haven't already done so, I recommend you spend some time in the Suspension forum. Specific areas of interest include the Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide and Suspension Lift Info Stickies.

    In the meantime, I'll echo Mark's OME recommendation. (I'm very happy with mine.) In addition to DSM, you might also check with Wheelers Off-Road and Toytech. All offer competitive pricing and good customer service.

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