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

Stock 2012 Suspension?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by johnnief, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Jan 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM
    #1
    johnnief

    johnnief [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Member:
    #18921
    Messages:
    27
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Johnnie
    L.A.--Lower Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD SPORT 4x4
    I have a stock 2012 Tacoma that has 4 leaf springs in the rear. Does this mean I have the TSB already installed? It appears to sit a little higher than my 2008 did.

    Also, I read alot about the 5100's. Most of my driving is on the highway. If I go with them will I still have the smooth factory ride? Will it be smoother or a little rougher? I know everyone says they ride better than stock but in what sense, performance or ride smoothness?
     
  2. Jan 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM
    #2
    johnnief

    johnnief [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Member:
    #18921
    Messages:
    27
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Johnnie
    L.A.--Lower Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD SPORT 4x4
    I like the way it rides now, I am just looking to level it out. I considered putting a leveling spacers on top of the coils and shocks.
    Have there been any issues with this?
     
  3. Jan 6, 2012 at 9:18 AM
    #3
    SoCalTacos

    SoCalTacos Penis Bird

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Member:
    #66543
    Messages:
    3,111
    Gender:
    Male
    socal
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Sport 4x4 DC LB Black
    King remote resi coilovers, King rear resis, camburg 1.25" uca, deaver j66 pack, Method race wheels, bfg at ko 285/70/17, Retrofitted headlights FXR IV, debadged, tinted tails, JL audio stealthbox, focal v30, focal pc165, arc audio amp, 7" Kenwood hu, undercarriage led lighting, kibbetech custom bumper with 20" led light bar, RI duallies (6), dtlt's, urd intake, maf cal, urd y-pipe, roto pax gas tank and tacoma bed mount, pelfreybuilt bed bar.
    I have 5100 around with toytec springs..set at .85 and it rides much better than stock. If yours is TRD sport package our shocks are stiffer that usual. Hope it helps.
    Ps..don't do spacers.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2012 at 3:22 PM
    #4
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    How ya doing Brock ?......:p


    PEOPLE = [​IMG]
     
  5. Jan 6, 2012 at 3:28 PM
    #5
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now

    meh, like the last one , uneventful


    thankfully...;)
     
  6. Jan 6, 2012 at 3:28 PM
    #6
    XXXX

    XXXX Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Member:
    #62715
    Messages:
    20,913
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    sKiP
    Vehicle:
    05 Prius
    I don't think any lifted truck on TW drives better then a stock one if your comparing both while driving on the highway. I'm sure plenty will disagree, but I just don't see it happening. The whole concept is flawed.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2012 at 3:37 PM
    #7
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    All i can say is if this spring TSB shit is still going on with new production years , Toyota hasn't changed a fucking thing, they need to put some decent springs on & call it good... oh wait i've already said this.....nevermind
     
  8. Jan 6, 2012 at 4:15 PM
    #8
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now

    Shit, they should go back to pre- 95' & re learn they're roots except this time (3rd gen.) dont forget them & put it into production..:rolleyes::rolleyes:


    But like most makers they poll the public as to what they want in a truck..

    & too many people (here even) want all this unrealistic BS goes something like this.....


    " Uhhh, i want 10" of lift with 12" of droop & a cadillac ride where ever I go, I want to be able to jump my truck 10ft in the air & drive home on a silky smooth quiet ride... did I mention I wanted a firmer/softer suspension with 10" of higher/lower lift.? " "Well thats what i want"

    statement above is all over the map just like peoples expectations

    unrealistic
     
  9. Jan 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM
    #9
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now


    :rofl::rofl:

    exactly
     
  10. Jan 7, 2012 at 12:53 PM
    #10
    toyman2k

    toyman2k Toyman2k

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Member:
    #70132
    Messages:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Roger
    Milwaukee
    Vehicle:
    15 Tacoma Dble cab long box
    volant cold air intake cat back exhaust 5100's all around front set 1.75 AAL PACE EDWARDS JACK RABBIT ROLL TOP
    I need new shocks in front of my Taco seeing bushings are worn out and it does bottom out when towing my boat. So if I replace with original billies in front and upgrade to 5100's in back will this fix my bottoming out prob? or am I better off doing 5100's all around and AAL? :D
     
To Top