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Suspension Upgrade, best bang for your buck.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by hossler1788, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. Dec 29, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    hossler1788

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    I see a lot of guys selling off the bilsteins and fox, icon suspension setups for the next best thing....

    So what do you all i sugguest... i thought of bilsteins 5100, then trd pro fox setup. yada. and simply there is to much info.

    I know i dont need or want long travel, nor do i need anything for extra weight. Id simply like to increase ride quality and stability, somewhat increase suspension travel. while only lifting the truck a 1"-2".

    $2000 budget
     
  2. Dec 29, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    MattCowsmasher

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    Can’t go wrong with a old man emu setup and some 5100s.
     
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    6112/5160 imo
     
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    ^^^ what he said. Hands down the best bang for the buck. My choice and no regrets. Normal street, highway, towing or off road.
     
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  5. Dec 29, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    I recommend reading the suspension forum, complete your research, then make an informed decision, that way you don’t end up selling for the next best thing. :)

    The most important thing is to find a suspension that meets your specific needs
     
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    This and OME 95R’s to lift the back 2”
     
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    The one that's on it
     
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  11. Dec 29, 2019 at 7:50 PM
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    yea theres a lot of info there.

    the bilsteins 6112/5160 combo seem like a solid setup.
     
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  12. Dec 29, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    I'm loving mine so far. Rides great.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    I put Bilstein 5160s in the back of my 2017 TRD 4x4 DCLB and it's a great value, so same with everyone else on the thread.
     
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  14. Dec 31, 2019 at 4:28 AM
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    about ready to place my order for 6112/5160.... should i order uca's with them? im only lifting the truck 1.5"...will they help increase travel and suspension performance?
     
  15. Dec 31, 2019 at 4:29 AM
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    I only raised my front a half inch and did not. I know you don't need them for that height but it won't hurt either.
     
  16. Dec 31, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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    There isn’t a way to increase travel unless you go with a long travel setup up front and a shock relocation or spring under axle in the rear.

    Most aftermarket shocks are essentially an OEM replacement. The “extended” version of shocks only offer about 1/2” but require UCA.

    As far as general shock performance, that depends on how they are used. The Bilsteins are just an OEM replacement.

    They are also a digressive shock which many people like for road performance but are not generally liked for offroad performance.

    Here is a good write-up about the difference in shock valving.

    https://accutuneoffroad.com/articles/digressive-vs-linear-vs-progressive-pistons-shock-valving/
     
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