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Suspension 15 - Off-Road

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 000doodie000, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Feb 14, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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    000doodie000

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    I was told my truck had a 3" lift, but (if its lifted that seems over stated). I am trying to learn and, from what I understand, there are no spacers on the vehicle.

    I am not sure what standard leaf pack vs one with extra leafs looks like either.

    I am at a point where I am trying to plan for weight of a front bumper, rear bumper, skids (aluminum), and a bed rack, topper, or habitat (undecided), etc.

    All that said suspension is not an easy thing to understand for a newbie. I did some basic searching through the forums to try and figure it out, but didn't have a lot of luck. (if you can point me to some good threads that would be helpful) If you can help answer what I have (is it more than stock?) that would also be helpful. The ride is currently pretty stiff/rough both on and off-road.

    here are a few pics:
     
  2. Feb 14, 2017 at 5:54 PM
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    you have what looks like a 2.5" spacer lift on the front. and the tsb 3+1 leaf springs in the rear with stock shocks. it looks like you have a 1" block in the rear as well
     
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  4. Feb 14, 2017 at 7:01 PM
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    I have a 2" lift on my truck, and it feels like a firm version of the stock Taco. It has tremendous high speed driveability, and goes off road to all the places I need to go. You don't need to sacrifice anything to modestly lift a Tacoma. A good lift is smooth and comfortable at any speed. Good luck!! There are lots of options, it's all explained on here, including the TRD Pro lift + ICON progressive lift that I used. It's fun searching it out. There's a ton of great information.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2017 at 7:09 PM
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    Its a lot to take in. :) I don't think I need to be any higher. I'm not interested in rock crawling, just traveling and camping, getting off-road and out away from most people. (I do enjoy spending time around a fire with a good beer, but not with too many ppl) I want to get the ride right so I don't lose a comfortable ride. (My rig is a daily driver also.) From what I have read adding armor requires a bit of change from stock.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2017 at 7:16 PM
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    look into ome lift I think it will suit your needs very well. good for heavy bumpers and more. have you talked to Marie @HeadStrong Off-Road yet?
     
  7. Feb 14, 2017 at 7:27 PM
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    Nope, Still learning and trying to figure out options. I'm heading out on a trail run this weekend with TrailsoffRoad group and figured I'd ask some questions there too. I want to do it right the first time and if it costs more that is ok. Been doing some reading over at TTORA forums too. I do appreciate all the input from everyone.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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    it's good your doing your research. best thing you can do.
     
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  10. Feb 15, 2017 at 5:25 AM
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    You don't have to add much weight to your truck if you're not driving in extreme conditions. I have driven in Northern Canada with mostly stock 4x4's, and never needed skid plates. I'm a slow and cautious driver when I'm off road, but I've been in some very wild and remote places. The weight of a winch is well worth it though. But I've also used come alongs to get unstuck.
     
  11. Nov 27, 2017 at 7:04 PM
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    Well I am taking the plunge, I purchased an Icon Stage3 with the AAL this last weekend. I have a buddy that has installed suspension in several vehicles so I get to do the DIY on it... Looking forward to it in the next few weeks.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2018 at 9:21 PM
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    Well.. I took the plunge the S3 was ordered and is now installed.

    Here is the front:



     
  13. Feb 8, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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    ... and here is the rear...


     
  14. Feb 8, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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    ... Before ...


    ... After ...

    Alignment completed and there is no rubbing anywhere. Next will be to update wheels and tires.
     
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