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Suspension Upgrade

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by SKNKWRX58, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Feb 26, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    SKNKWRX58

    SKNKWRX58 [OP] Member

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    So Ive got a bone stock(except for tires) and a few non-drive train related add ons; 09 access v6 4x off road. I want to upgrade the suspension.
    I've pretty much narrowed it down to a 3" coil over swap w/ uca's in the front, and shock and new leaf packs in the rear.
    Just some related info...
    I carry about 200-300 lbs in the bed constantly
    Ive got a shell
    I live and work in the concrete jungle but like to get away to the high country and off the road when the urge/ need arises
    From research alone I've become familiar with the popular brands available and have read a number of posts on the matter but never submitted my own.
    So yeah I just turned 40, how I'll never know but I did ( a young 40) I'm a weekend warrior at best and value the $ or whats left of it anyway, and want to hook up my rig with some reliable, reputable, gear that can enhance the offroad enjoyment and funtionallity of an all ready Awsome Truck!
    Sorry for the leanth of this post
    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 26, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Bumper and winch ?

    Budget ?
     
  3. Feb 26, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    I'd like to but thats further down the road.
    As for the budget I think between 2500-3500
     
  4. Feb 26, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    Including wheels / tires ?
     
  5. Feb 26, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    SKNKWRX58

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    Wheels and tires SEPERATE
     
  6. Feb 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    DevL

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    Full OME suspension with Dakars and Desert Products UCA. Plate bumper. Sliders. Warn M8000. New front skid. That and some recovery gear and you are good for a while. That is all inside your budget MINUS wheels and tires. Sure you can get King bypasses all around and custom Deaver pack but will you use it? Its for highspeed wheeling only. The OME is just as capable for trails.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    That sounds about right. I was looking at the OME packages from All-Pro.
    They seem to have some good gear that matches my needs
    thanks
     
  8. Feb 26, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    SKNKWRX58

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    BFG A/T 265/75/16,w/locks Snugtop rebel; carpeted w/drop&slide,cstm wire harness switched&fused w/quick connect/,turnbuckle gate secure, gate anti thief mod DeeZee bed mat, Maglight,extinguisher Quickfist mount mod OME suspension w/Nitocharger Sport-f/r,OME leaf pack,timbren bumpstops in rear,U-bolt flip,885 coils,Camburg uni-ball UCA's, & Powerslot rotors,Hawk pads,7 pin relocate,K&N drop in. Wheelers Stainless brake lines, Rear diff. breather relocated to bed cubby,DTRM Future additions- ABS mod (soon), new 16" or 17" wheels km2's (maybe) or similar,wet okele's,thule/yakima type sys,cb/ham,and then we'll see?? poss sell the house live in the truck.
    Or matbe it was weeler's? I've looked at quite a few sites
    anyway thanks for the feedback
     
  9. Feb 26, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    Wheelers . good company and right up the road from me . I have only heard great things about the OME products
     
  10. Feb 26, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    Yeah right ! Oregon I bet it'sbeautiful up there, and some great trails too.
    Somewhere I could swear to it I saw a Package deal from OME front and rear with springs but i dont know where now.
    I guess most reputable 4x4 shops could get me what I want/need.

    How do the OME compare to the likes of Toytec?
     
  11. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    I would get a good coil over for the front. Keep the front lift to 2". Forget the UCA. If you get additional add ons later this set-up can be adjusted. All-pro standard leaf pack in the back with 27" 5100's. Way inside your budget and a great setup.
     
  12. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    All pro standards for 200 lbs weight plus a cap ?
     
  13. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    I was looking into the expiditions for my current and poss. load?
     
  14. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    OZ-T

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    The expos and OME Dakars are made for continuous loads

    I was questioning this vvvvv


     
  15. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    Anyone have any preferred "good coil over" recomendations?
    Which ones would be overkill for my needs?
     
  16. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    The All-pro expos can handle a ton of weight. I've got heavy sliders, a 300 pound cap, heavy tool box, In bed compressor, heavy rubber bed mat, CBI plate bumper with swing away and some heavy add ons. I'm still over 3". My rear axle weight 2,700#. The Expos are designed for loaded trucks. The standards should be perfect for the load described.
     
  17. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    good to know thanks
     
  18. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    king, fox and icon are good. Overkill is a relative thing. The better systems provide unmatched handling on the road. I don't think remote resis are over kill if you take the rig out to the boonies at all. I do a ton of ranch road driving and wouldn't want any less than the fox 2.5s I have now. You can go with a conventional shock in the back like the 5100 and be fine, but the front is better with the remotes IMO.
     
  19. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    OZ-T

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    You have the standards ?
     
  20. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    No, I have the expos. If I was just 500# over stock I would have 4" of lift from them. As it is I have 3 1/4
     
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