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Suspension

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by goatman, May 17, 2011.

  1. May 17, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    goatman

    goatman [OP] Grandmaster Flash

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    I got an 03 prerunner and I was wondering what would be the best way to level it out. I was looking for the bilsteins 5100's but I can't find a website that sells for my year. Any help?
     
  2. May 17, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    YotaDan

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  3. May 17, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    rcfreak201

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    contact the guys at downsouth motorsports, from what ive read they seem like an awesome company to work with! they are a vendor on here as well!
     
  4. May 17, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    JBear

    JBear Spiral Out... Keep Going!

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    2" suspension lift with King Coilovers up front. Standard Bilsteins on rear with a Fabtech 1.5" AAL. Leer 100XL Shell.
    I just threw on some King Coilovers in the front, with standard Bilstiens and an AAL in the back. Gave me an easy 2", and I can still raise the front about 1" more (at the cost of a stiff front ride) Right now my truck is sitting at 38" in the back, and 38.5" in the front (measured from ground to top of wheel well)

    Oh, and also try 4 Wheel Parts since nobody else has mentioned them. I live 10 min from them, so that was my best option / pricing.
     
  5. May 17, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    Anthony250

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    Lucky, Im going to be getting a Fabtech AAL, how do you like the ride of yours?
     
  6. May 18, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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    JBear

    JBear Spiral Out... Keep Going!

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    2" suspension lift with King Coilovers up front. Standard Bilsteins on rear with a Fabtech 1.5" AAL. Leer 100XL Shell.
    Well, I bought the thing with blown suspension, so the ride is 1000X better than before. I was swaying like crazy on the freeway. Now, I have NO complaints... the ride is perfect, and exactly what I was looking for. The AAL I have in the back is the Fabtech. I was gonna get Bilstein 5100's in the back, but I carry almost no load when wheeling (except maybe a cooler full-a-beer) so that wasn't really necessary. The standard Billies do just dandy for my purposes.
     
  7. May 18, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    kingston73

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    I've had the Fabtec 1.5 AAL on mine for nearly 2 years now, and it's been good to me. Until recently I had a cap on though, with the cap the ride was improved over stock and very comfortable. Without the cap it's a little more bounce and hop, so I may end up putting a couple sand bags in the back to settle things down a little.
     
  8. May 18, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    scocar

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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
  9. May 18, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    ok this is off topic, but OP's truck apparently has a 3.7 liter? bahahaha
     
  10. May 18, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    Good to know guys Thanks.

    So yes DOWNSOUTH MOTORSPORTS! or WHEELERS!
     
  11. May 18, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    Must be supercharged...
     
  12. May 22, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    JBear Spiral Out... Keep Going!

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    2" suspension lift with King Coilovers up front. Standard Bilsteins on rear with a Fabtech 1.5" AAL. Leer 100XL Shell.
    Scocar... your truck could be my trucks twin... I can't see any diff other than my top being a leer.
     
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