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tougher coil springs?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fireturk41, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    im dropping the ball and buying a winch to go in my front bumper, i was wandering if i need to get some beefier coils. if so what kind? im running a 3 inch spacer lift, are there any stiffer coil springs that will also give me the lift? i just dont want the front end to sag.



    also is there anyone that makes trail armor for the rear diff?\



    thanks!
     
  2. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    OME has heavy duty coils that are designed to help off set the weight of bumpers, winches, etc on the front of the truck. you'll want the "firm" coils and prob gonna need to run OME shocks with them too. also you'll have to ditch the spacer

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/ometaco.htm

    as for trail armor, i'm not much help there. check out budbuilt, skidrow, allpro and see what they got. there's more companies too it's just too early to remember them all
     
  3. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    I know a few companies make armor for the rear diff e-locker... I think Marlin Crawler has a full-on diff armor plate, but it may be for the older Toys. (pre-1st gen)
     
  4. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    would it give me the 3 inches of lift?
     
  5. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    with the firm coils and the trim packer and lift enhancer you can get damn close to 3" lift.

    your next best option would be adjustable CO's
     
  6. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    Depends how much weight you plan on adding to the front. all suspension settles out after installation, so depending on the weight applied to that area, you could go from 3 inches to 2.5... or even less if your stuffing an extra 300lbs or more on the nose. If all you're doing is a winch (and bumper???) then you will probably settle out at 2.5... (correct me if I'm wrong guys.) Plus you get the bonus of a much better ride compared to the spacers.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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  8. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    yup, all ill have is the winch (aprox 100 lbs,) and The UFAB bumper in the front, i just dont want too much of a rake lol
     
  9. Apr 9, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    Get some coilovers and call it good.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    See, I do pay attention to what others say on these forums. :D

    And to the OP, then I would say go with the coilovers. No sense in going halfway and not liking the setup, then having to do it all over again. It's why I bought my lift with the heaviest setup, for the eventual bumper/winch combo. :cool:
     
  11. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    I have the Eibachs made for second gens. They gave me 3" of lift easy. Ride is firm too.
     
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