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Suspension for 2017 DCSBOR - PNW fireroad running

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by nosamk, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Mar 11, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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    nosamk

    nosamk [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a used 2017 and looking to upgrade it for exploring the PNW. I dont do any crazy rock climbing or mud bogging. Mainly rutted out PNW fireroads and some light wheeling and snow wheeling.

    Want something SOFT. I wanna be able to run fireroads at 25/30mph without feeling like my truck is going to shake apart. I had a 2011 t4r trail with a stage 2 Icon setup and it was NOT soft.

    Already talked to headstrong. they are ok for answering basic questions but dont seem to wanna give an actual opinion....

    Im considering the Fox setup here:
    https://www.headstrongoffroad.com/s...OME_Dakar_Leaf_Packs_-_05-Current_Tacoma.html

    Any opinions?
    Should I get ext travel? adj rears? ucas?

    truck is currently stock. plans for wheels/tires, sliders, lights. no bumpers/winch/cap/

    Thanks for any help
     
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  2. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:34 PM
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    mjs90

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    I'm in the same boat. Hope someone replies lol
     
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  3. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:44 PM
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    That set up will be perfect for you. pull the trigger.

    I opted for level 3, with adjuster front and rear and glad I did because I do actually make adjustments from time to time and i do notice a difference. Yes to UCA's if you go with ext. travel (It's only a 1/2" but I opted for it and glad I did). I use my truck a lot for what you say you want to do, so feel like my testimony is a good one for you.
     
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  4. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:11 AM
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  5. Mar 12, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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  6. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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    Thanks for the input everyone! It sounds like Fox is a good choice.
    Appreciate the link accutune - $4k is well over what I am willing to spend. I hoping to get out for less than 3
     
  7. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:29 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Why waste money on Fox. Just get the old man emu setup with 887’s and sport shocks. Skip the upper control arms as it’s only a 2” lift. It’ll ride like butter. Plus it’s a world wide proven application with a price tag of only $1200...

    I’ve ran icons and Fox. Neither will be as smooth as the OME under your listed driving conditions.
     
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  8. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    I’ve ran bilstein, ome, and now kings. Hands down Kings ride the best (I’d sure hope so for the price) and where they really shine is what you’re talking about. You could get kings all around and Dakar leaf pack and be right at $3k
     
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  9. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:38 AM
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    Where you buying Kings for that?
     
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    If your budget is around $3k, you can get away with just getting front and rear shocks. If you opt out of getting the DSCs, that will save you a lot more as well. Either way we will tune what ever shock option you choose.

    Front Coilovers with DSC adjusters
    Front Coilovers, no remote reservoir and no DSC

    Rear 2.0 remote reservoir with CD adjusters
    Rear 2.0 Shock
     
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    I just looked at accutune website to check out their king prices. I would buy from them. A little more money but they tune the shocks to what you want, and IIRC they’ll do one more free tune later on. That’s worth it.

    I’d still get dakars from headstrong though. They’re cheap as hell from them.
     
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  13. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    What about UCAs?
     
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    You really don’t NEED them. Sure they’re nice to get your alignment a bit better, but based on what you want to do, you don’t need the extra little bit of travel they extended Kings offer, so standard length are fine. Plus the only difference between the two is a little internal spacer that can be removed to turn standard travel into extended travel.

    So IMO i would hold off because those can be added later. And for those I recommend JBA. $450ish shipped and an excellent, no frills product.
     
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  15. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    Cut & broke some stuff.
    Just so it's been said, tire size and pressure will have a big effect on how soft the ride feels. Even just a few psi can be noticable.
     
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    That’s very true. I air down to 20psi if I plan on bombing fire roads. 12-13psi for slow speed crawling.
     
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    Why not just get ARB shocks and springs and be done. You don't need fox suspension to drive around on fire roads...just saying.

    Edit: or kings either
     
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    same shit as everyone else

    Hey you’re ruining it. This guys about to buy $3,000 shocks to drive on a gravel road. :evil:
     
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  19. Mar 12, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    I've honestly thought about just going OME.....never ridden in a truck with them on so dont know how they feel
     
  20. Mar 12, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    You’re in the PNW, modded Toyota’s are everywhere haha

    Try and find the local guys and ask about their set ups and take rides with them.
     

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