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

to coil or not

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacoskim, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Feb 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM
    #1
    tacoskim

    tacoskim [OP] Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    i know, another thread on suspension. i have spent the last 3 weeks, spending hours of reading of everyones set up and threads. i know what i want but just stuck on this one thing. i wanted saws 2.0 but read alot of people have rust issues and a squeeking noises. i only wanna lift the front about .85 to maybe a little over an inch. i know i can get billies 5100 all around which is what i plan on doing. now heres where i dont know what to do, since im only lifting about an inch i know i can use my stock trd coils with the new 5100s and set them. but the thing is that my suspension is going on 3 years old and if im gonna change suspension mine as well do everything. i know the ome coils are for heavier loads but i dont plan on adding a massive bumper to the front. now should just get toytecs c/o kit which is pre set at 2.5, if i lower it how much of the ride will suffer? or am i better off just getting the 5100s and some how find brand new trd coils which i cant find anywhere? thanks for reading yet another suspension thread, all suggestions welcome
     
  2. Feb 2, 2009 at 1:37 PM
    #2
    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    14,185
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras: Sparks, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I don't think the age of the front springs matter really. Just get the shocks and throw them on there!
     
  3. Feb 2, 2009 at 1:56 PM
    #3
    tacoskim

    tacoskim [OP] Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock

    hmmm :rolleyes: i could use that extra money for UCAS
     
  4. Feb 2, 2009 at 1:58 PM
    #4
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    You could. :D



    Just slap the Billies on there. I love the ride. :D



    Set them at 1.75 though. Just a suggestion. :)
     
  5. Feb 2, 2009 at 2:02 PM
    #5
    tacoskim

    tacoskim [OP] Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock

    yea i was thinkin bout 1.75 but i dont have the TSB done nor an AAL in the rear. dont want the nose to stick up to much, u got the stock springs with ur billies?
     
  6. Feb 2, 2009 at 2:04 PM
    #6
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    I have the TSB. Here it is with them at 1.75. The back is still a tiny bit higher.


    [​IMG]
     
  7. Feb 2, 2009 at 2:08 PM
    #7
    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5289
    Messages:
    2,977
    Gender:
    Male
    Socal
    Vehicle:
    08 Dbl Cab 6spd 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Black Headlights, HIDs, Tinted Fogs, Powdercoated Black Wheels, 5100s @ 2.5", Diff drop, AFE Exhaust, AFE Stage 2 Intake, Black Emblems/Grille, LED Tail lights, 265/75/16s Good Year Duratracs
    derek youre not going to put them at 2.5?
     
  8. Feb 2, 2009 at 2:09 PM
    #8
    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10148
    Messages:
    35,850
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    12 Tundra TRDRW
    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    xall - no need for coils in your situation... you'll be happy with the Billys... :D
     
  9. Feb 2, 2009 at 2:17 PM
    #9
    tacoskim

    tacoskim [OP] Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    niice thanks guys. now just gotta save up for those ucas
     
  10. Feb 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM
    #10
    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1146
    Messages:
    8,136
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve-0
    So*Cal
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner Dbl Cab
    What Mods!
    Saws knows this issue and has addressed it and stands by there product but cant go wrong with billys
     
  11. Feb 2, 2009 at 3:55 PM
    #11
    tacoskim

    tacoskim [OP] Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock

    Im just thinking since i only hit the trails like twice a month, do i really wanna sacrifice my Daily driving on-road. and alot of people forget to add that c/o is a maintenance job. im gonna have to get those saws re juiced every couple years
     
  12. Feb 2, 2009 at 3:57 PM
    #12
    betz.steven

    betz.steven Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Member:
    #10552
    Messages:
    365
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Southern NJ
    Vehicle:
    2011 TE 4Runner
    i have a question reguarding this but for the 5100 coilovers from toytec, since they are maint. free shocks do their coilovers need any maint.?
     
  13. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:32 PM
    #13
    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1146
    Messages:
    8,136
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve-0
    So*Cal
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner Dbl Cab
    What Mods!
    the shock in the toytec which is 5100 shock goes out you would have to buy a new shock for if you had a fox, icon, saws they are rebuildable bigger advantage.
     
  14. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:35 PM
    #14
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,151
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Actually, the Bilstiens have a lifetime warranty. If one goes bad, they send ya a new one. ;)
     
  15. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:39 PM
    #15
    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10148
    Messages:
    35,850
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    12 Tundra TRDRW
    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    and Chris to the rescue! :D
     
  16. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:40 PM
    #16
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,151
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    *landing amongst the masses*

    Just doing my job, My good man!

    *Spreading cape and rocketing skyward to the next thread*
     
  17. Feb 2, 2009 at 8:37 PM
    #17
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.



    Yes I am! Eventually. :)
     
  18. Feb 3, 2009 at 10:24 PM
    #18
    ToyTec Lifts

    ToyTec Lifts Toyota Suspension specialist Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Member:
    #12472
    Messages:
    965
    Gender:
    Male
    Rocky Mountains
    Vehicle:
    Toyota's are awesome
    hey,
    just wanted to correct, if you purchase a 5100 bilstein shock from toytec lifts and it leaks, you send it back to us and we will replace it with a new one!
     
  19. Feb 3, 2009 at 10:32 PM
    #19
    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1146
    Messages:
    8,136
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve-0
    So*Cal
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner Dbl Cab
    What Mods!
    I stand corrected i know bilstein has a lifetime warranty but was hearing different things on part numbers, good to know you will swap them out.
     
To Top