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suspension

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blackyota, May 17, 2012.

  1. May 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    blackyota

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    I was wondering what i can do to make my truck ride better off road... i have a leveling kit and then a 3" body lift. It still has the stock springs, and shocks. the truck rides great on road, but once i turn down a rough road... boy hold on. any suggestions???
     
  2. May 17, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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    I'd suggest scrapping the body lift and leveling kit (sell it on Craig's list or here) and get something like this:
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  3. May 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Remove sway bar? The sway bar makes your front suspension work as one unit, which is great on the highway...it minimizes body roll and helps prevent a roll over at highway speeds. But off-road, it SUCKS. Taking it off will allow your suspension to drop and rise truly independently of the other wheel, therefore minimizing "the bobblehead effect"

    EDIT: Just saw you have a body lift...yeah get rid of that first. lol
     
  4. May 17, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    What's your budget OP ?
     
  5. May 17, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    ok so the body lift is having some to do with this then... correct me if im wrong. i went with this set up a few years ago... and i think its time to make a change.
     
  6. May 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    irish020 that is a 3" suspension lift? cuz i have the nitto 33 x 12.50 on the truck. originally i had just a leveling kit, the previous set of mud tires rubbed like crazy. i couldnt even park.
     
  7. May 17, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    Yes, 3" lift...those are 285/75/16's BFG AT KO's, had to lose the mud flaps and just a smidge of grinder work on the inside of the fender..this was install day to give you an idea of the difference....

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  8. May 17, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    as far as buget... 1000 at the most. i would have to save for awhile. haha
     
  9. May 17, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    ok this might sound like a dumb question, but how could i get it back to stock when i have added the body lift. i mean i would have to get back all the factory size bolts, brackets, etc....???? cuz it has been yrs since i did the lift. and i have no clue where all those parts are.
     
  10. May 17, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    i would have to take awhile to save up that much... i have some to spend now, but would that be enough to make the switch?
     
  11. May 18, 2012 at 3:27 AM
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    For the setup I showed you, the $1000 won't get you the new UCA's which makes a huge difference in drivability and alignments....

    Look around in here, you'll find reasonable options for under $1000 that would improve your off road capabilities!
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