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SwayAway coilover lift kit... anyone?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jrloTACO, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Apr 6, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    jrloTACO

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    hi, i'm a noob looking to do a 2.5" - 3" lift on my '09 DC Taco TRD Sport 4x4. I've been looking at Toytec, Skyjacker, and recently a shop recommended SwayAway.

    I searched the forum, but only one thread popped up with not much info, but does anyone here have any opinions or experience with the SwayAway lift kits?

    thanks,
    jason
     
  2. Apr 6, 2009 at 9:49 PM
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    JimBeam

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    Sway A Ways (or SAWs) are fantastic coilovers

    Mine ride GREAT
     
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    x2, for the money they are great.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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    I've had -2- sets of Sway-A-Way/Camburg coilovers, the 2.5s both times (2002 Tacoma/2006 Tacoma). They are really well built, they perform great on the street and awesome offroad as well.

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  5. Apr 6, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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    great, thanks guys! i think my mind is made up then. SAWs it is... now i've just got to wait a week for the parts to come in. :)

    one other noob question... if i run a 3" lift, will i need a diff drop kit, or am i ok without it?
     
  6. Apr 6, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    wow, sweet truck. so you're running 2.5 inches up front? what about the rear? blocks? AALs?

    the shop i'm working with is recommending i go with the coilovers at 2.5" up front, and blocks in the rear, but only if it's needed.

    thoughts?
     
  7. Apr 6, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    When I initially installed the kit, I ran just the front coilovers, rear AAL and 1" block with Donahoe remote reservoir shocks. It ran fine, alignment was OK, not perfect.

    Since then, I have added the Camburg Upper Control Arms, Diff Drop Kit, and Driveshaft spacer kit. Runs smooth, better than stock on/off-road, and alignment is perfect.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2009 at 10:46 PM
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    Actually, Sway-A-Way makes two coilovers (or used to), the 2.0 and 2.5s. The 2.5s ran a larger diameter shaft on the shock and a heavier duty spring. I am running at about 3" of lift front/rear. Rear is AAL, 1" aluminum block, Donahoe(IKON) remote reservoir shocks. Also installed f/r braided lines that were longer to accomodate the lift.

     
  9. Apr 7, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    1" lift in rear, All pro coil overs in front.
    I bought SAW 2.5's. After about 150 miles, I noticed a knock in the right front when going over bumps in the road. Turns out the seal went bad.
     
  10. Apr 7, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Even on $5K Ohlins suspension kits, seals go bad, shocks prematurely leak. The one thing not mentioned is the AWESOME customer service of Sway-A-Way. They rebuilt my coilovers for free and did it in 1 day due to an error by the supplier of the internal stops.

    I'd purchase them again, no questions asked.

     
  11. Apr 7, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    Yep! Great product!
     
  12. Apr 7, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    get them. plus when you get them they will be brand spankin new! i ordered mine over a month ago and have been on back ordered but there just waiting to be plated
     
  13. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    you've been waiting over a month? i just ordered mine through a local shop yesterday. they'll be here on monday. :D
     
  14. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    P. Bauer, what tonneau cover are you running? me likey. :)
     
  15. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    Actually, The 2.5's run the same size shock shaft, but have a larger shock body for more oil capacity. The springs can be ordered 650#, or 675#. :)
     
  16. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    does saw even make a 2.0 for the new tacomas?
     
  17. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    yea they do


    to the OP thats great news!! that means mine should be on its way soon
     
  18. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:10 PM
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  19. Apr 8, 2009 at 12:37 AM
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    unless you plan on changing cv boots every 10k, then yes, get a diff drop. they are way cheap, and very easy to install...
     
  20. Apr 13, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    so did your shocks come in??? cuz just talked to someone from there and their still waiting on a piece for the kits... still on back order :mad:
     
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