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Suspension Suggestions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BmanDad, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Jul 27, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    BmanDad

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    Remember, I'm totally new to offroading...

    OK, still don't have the Taco yet (will be a 2011, OR, TRD, 4x4, rear locker, etc), but I'd want to upgrade the suspension when I get her.

    I'd be doing mostly mild trails and hit the desert on occassion for higher speed fun.

    What upgrades would you all suggest? Coilovers? 5100's? I'd want no more than like a 2 inch lift... so, what size tires would work best in this hypothetical setup?

    Thanks again for helping me plan my future!
     
  2. Jul 27, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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  4. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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  6. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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  7. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    He said 2 inch lift but I guess he will be "offroad." 5125 or 5150 then.
     
  8. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    It's debatable :D
     
  9. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    x2, I'm glad I got mine used and for a decent price and that my truck is a pavement pounder otherwise I'd be pissed also!
     
  10. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    Fox resi > 5100
    All day
     
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    Thanks... so Fox, King, Icon, SAW coils in front, Fox, King, Icon, SAW shocks in back. Whats the new leaf pack thing? I know its the leaf spring, but please enlighten the ignorant one here (aka: me).

    *Is a 2" lift worth it? I mean to say, is it versatile or would I be better off with 2.5" or 3"?!

    How about tire sizes? I'd likely want the biggest I could get under there and still have some travel for trail work.
     
  12. Jul 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    Ok, what's aal?!?!

    So, given your statement that the higher the lift, the less travel... I could care less if the vehicle is raised, I just want performance (wheel travel, obstacle negotiation... general off road performance enhancement). So would it be wise to get the coilovers and shocks mentioned here, but to NOT raise the height of the truck? I mean if it rides 9-10" off the ground, but can take a trail and some desert high speeds and maybe a short jump here and there, I'm fine with 9-10" of ground clearance.

    The Taco will be a weekend/errand vehicle... no major hauling, just family items. It'll see some offroad work for sure... I'm in socal, so it'll be mostly trail and desert.

    *Ideally, I'd turn the Taco into a truck that LOOSELY resembles the capabilities of a mini-Ford Raptor, but with more trail friendly tunings.

    *I'm coming from a muscle car into the offroad world, so please forgive my ignorance.
     
  13. Jul 27, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    AAL - Add a Leaf

    What's your budget for this lift, that would help narrow down a product range.
     
  14. Jul 27, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    AAL: gotcha. Thx

    As for budget: Nothing INSANE... a grand or two, give or take... it depends. I would want it done right the first time, without going balls deep and making the wife want to file for divorce, you know?!
     
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    Anyone else care to offer an opinion?
     
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    King , dsm dezert runner uca, add a leaf or possible leaf pack like dakars?
     
  17. Aug 6, 2011 at 12:47 AM
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    BmanDad......I hear yea...you're clueless....if you got the coin then see below

    I just got this lift on my Tacoma....and it is the best mod yet!

    my buddy Joey at Infamous Metal Works in Santa Clara did it....this guy is legit.....

    King coilovers up front....Total Chaos Upper Control Arms...King shocks in the rear....with an add a leaf.....the truck rides so far from stock...F stock!

    all i've heard is really dont lift with spacers...

    I'm waiting for wheels ....method wheels on backorder...truck looks like a scared cat till i get the "set-up"

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  18. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:37 AM
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    If he doesn't plan to go crazy wheeling I think fox, king and icon are over kill. The Old Man Emu setup sounds like it'd be perfect IMO
     
  19. Aug 6, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    Overkill???

    whatever dude.....this from a guy showing some idiot crapping himself....really nice

    seriously....why bounce around on the road with a weak lift.....get what all of us want...a bitchen top quality ride.....enuff said....now go crap yourself
     
  20. Aug 6, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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