1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

The checklist, Offroad to pro

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jrain904, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Feb 3, 2018 at 12:53 PM
    #1
    jrain904

    jrain904 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Member:
    #209521
    Messages:
    222
    Gender:
    Male
    I am a noob and was wondering if someone could write me a list of all the suspension upgrades/parts needed to turn an Offroad into a "pro"? I appreciate the help!
     
  2. Feb 3, 2018 at 12:59 PM
    #2
    Unchained 5150

    Unchained 5150 Rick

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2014
    Member:
    #139054
    Messages:
    63,239
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Auburn Ma
    Well if you want the overpriced non adjustable 3100.00 Fox Shocks here they are. But for that money you can do 10x better with KINGS, or actual FOX Adjustable Coilovers or even all ICON. Then I believe 2,000.00 for Headlights, 500.00 for Rigid Fogs 400.00 for an actual OEM Grill not the China Knock Off. And I am sure there is more, like a full Leather Interior.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-OEM-TO...-FULL-SUSPENSION-KIT-/272877134081?rmvSB=true
     
    stealthmode likes this.
  3. Feb 3, 2018 at 12:59 PM
    #3
    tnel12

    tnel12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Member:
    #234610
    Messages:
    294
    Gender:
    Male
    Oklahoma
    Vehicle:
    2017 QS TRDOR SB
    icon stage 2, icon rebound, wildpeak at3 285/70/17, rago fab light bar, Cali raised led fogs
    Really it’s just the factory fox suspension, trd skid plate, and trd exhaust from what I know. I’m sure someone will add on more to this very short list. But there is much more quality options out there.

    Edit: ^ beat me and more complete list.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2018 at 1:02 PM
    #4
    Unchained 5150

    Unchained 5150 Rick

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2014
    Member:
    #139054
    Messages:
    63,239
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Auburn Ma
  5. Feb 3, 2018 at 1:03 PM
    #5
    Unchained 5150

    Unchained 5150 Rick

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2014
    Member:
    #139054
    Messages:
    63,239
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Auburn Ma
  6. Feb 3, 2018 at 1:03 PM
    #6
    Unchained 5150

    Unchained 5150 Rick

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2014
    Member:
    #139054
    Messages:
    63,239
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Auburn Ma
  7. Feb 3, 2018 at 1:07 PM
    #7
    tnel12

    tnel12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Member:
    #234610
    Messages:
    294
    Gender:
    Male
    Oklahoma
    Vehicle:
    2017 QS TRDOR SB
    icon stage 2, icon rebound, wildpeak at3 285/70/17, rago fab light bar, Cali raised led fogs
  8. Feb 3, 2018 at 1:11 PM
    #8
    Unchained 5150

    Unchained 5150 Rick

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2014
    Member:
    #139054
    Messages:
    63,239
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Auburn Ma
    So O.P you could actually turn your truck into a better Off Road Beast than the over inflated Pro. With different aftermarket parts.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2018 at 2:51 PM
    #9
    SearArtist

    SearArtist Player Hater #001

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Member:
    #174151
    Messages:
    16,956
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    NC
    Sell it and just buy a Pro?
     
    remgu2000 likes this.
  10. Feb 3, 2018 at 2:58 PM
    #10
    ICU1

    ICU1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2016
    Member:
    #196340
    Messages:
    4,542
    Gender:
    Male
    “Bro Pro” bust out the check book
     
  11. Feb 3, 2018 at 4:48 PM
    #11
    jrain904

    jrain904 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Member:
    #209521
    Messages:
    222
    Gender:
    Male
    Thanks everyone with the helpful answers. Let me just throw it out there that I am not going for a pro clone, just a more capable vehicle than I have now. I am also not interested in a huge lift and huge tires as I tow my boat a lot. I think the the capability of a truck with pro sized lift and tires would give me the best of both worlds, a vehicle that does no sacrifice its towing capabilities yet allows me to do some decent 4x4. I would much rather use better components than the pro at the same price or less.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2018 at 4:52 PM
    #12
    jrain904

    jrain904 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Member:
    #209521
    Messages:
    222
    Gender:
    Male
    Now there is some terrible advice...
     
  13. Feb 3, 2018 at 4:56 PM
    #13
    jrain904

    jrain904 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Member:
    #209521
    Messages:
    222
    Gender:
    Male
    Did you buy one of the kits on Icons website or just certain parts?
     
  14. Feb 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM
    #14
    jrain904

    jrain904 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Member:
    #209521
    Messages:
    222
    Gender:
    Male
    I dig your truck @BlueFalconActual. I am thinking your route makes the most sense.
     
    BlueFalconActual likes this.
  15. Feb 3, 2018 at 5:09 PM
    #15
    jrain904

    jrain904 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Member:
    #209521
    Messages:
    222
    Gender:
    Male
    I think that my original post was misleading as I never wanted a pro clone just a truck with similar capability and size. Calling it a "pro" was just the easiest description I could give regarding the idea in my head without knowing all the technical specs and terms. It seemed that most guys on here either want to lift their truck 3" up or just try and shove the biggest tires that they can on stock suspension, neither of those options were right for me so I decided to seek out some advice.

    About the towing - I tow a lot BUT the weight is not much. My boat and trailer is less than 2k LBS but I tow on long trips quite often. My truck has been great for this and I dont want to sacrifice that.
     
  16. Feb 3, 2018 at 5:13 PM
    #16
    jrain904

    jrain904 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Member:
    #209521
    Messages:
    222
    Gender:
    Male
    http://maverickboats.com/boats/18-hpx-v/#specifications - this is what I tow the website specs the boat out at 1400LBS and I figure the aluminum trailer and gear on board has to be less than an extra 1000LBS. Do we still think new springs would be necessary?

    20170618_172559.jpg
     
  17. Feb 3, 2018 at 7:14 PM
    #17
    Drunken Chewbacca

    Drunken Chewbacca Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2017
    Member:
    #238172
    Messages:
    1,018
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Vehicle:
    3rd Gen Taco
    Not enough to list
    How about OR to something better than PRO? Don't short change yourself!
     

Products Discussed in

To Top