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Toy tec coilover ride quality

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by gtmiller1001, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Mar 28, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    gtmiller1001

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    Thinking about getting the toy tec coilovers. I don't go offroad, just want the height. Can anyone comment on the on-road ride quality of these vs icon, fox or OME set ups? I'm going from a 3" spacer kit that is installed now. I know the ride will be better than those, but by how much? Enough to justify the cost?
     
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    just did the install yesterday and it is very impressive
     
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    I went from spacer's to the Toytec coilovers, I it was a huge difference! way better ride.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    So I went ahead and ordered the coilovers. Here's my question:

    If I set the coilover to a 2.5" lift and leave the top plate spacer installed on top of it would that be a better, worse or same ride as just setting the coilover at 3" ???

    I know that you're not supposed to stack lifts, but I really don't see this as being any different than putting the top place spacer on top of the OME springs to get a 3" lift. I figured that by setting the coilover down at 2.5" it would compress the coil less and be a better ride.

    Anybody???
     
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    anybody have a clue?
     
  8. Mar 30, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    When you start stacking lifts, you run the risk of over extending the ball joints and the cv's.

    Our top plate on our coilover is actually thinker than the OEM mounting plate, so in essence, we have already included a bit of a top plate spacer on the coilover for you. :)
     
  9. Mar 30, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    I actually bought the kit that utilizes the stock top plate.

    The angles should be the same with the coil set at 2.5" plus the spacer or with the coil set at 3" and no spacer, right? Either way you look at it it's 3" of lift.

    I figured that by setting the coilover to 2.5" and utilizing the top plate spacer to obtain a full 3" lift that the spring would be less compressed and give a better ride. You still think I should just set the coilover at 3" and roll with it?
     
  10. Mar 30, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    I see what your saying...

    Let us know what you decide..

    (I'm not sure that 1/4 compression on the coil would be that big of a difference on the ride quality)
     
  11. Mar 30, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    NO. We set the coilovers at the stock or '0' lift setting.
    You adjust the height with the adjustable collar that compress's the coil to achieve the lift.
     
  12. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    as far as adjustment, they come with a spanner wrench.

    haven't gotten the coilovers in the mail yet but i'm assuming they either have indicators on them or it says how many threads left for how much lift or something to that extent. I'll find out in a few days!
     
  13. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    So, using the coilovers up front. Stick with the AAL in the rear?
     
  14. Mar 31, 2010 at 5:38 AM
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    that's the route i'm taking. it's either that, blocks or an entirely new leaf pack. the order of quality from good to bad would probably be new leaf pack, AAL and then blocks.
     
  15. Mar 31, 2010 at 5:45 AM
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    Agreed. I think when I get enough money saved up, I'll order some coilovers, and a some new leaf packs.
     
  16. Mar 31, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    I had spacers in front and AAL in the back with no TSB. I just had the TSB done and am putting the AAL back in this weekend along with the coilovers up front. I'll let you know how the ride quality compares with the coilovers and AAL installed on the TSB springs vs the spacers up front with the AAL on non TSB springs. I think it should be nearly as good as replacing the leaf pack (at least for road driving).

    That being said, no one has really answered my original question. Besides the fact this this is techincally stacking lifts (which I don't think really applies in this case) does anyone out there have any experiences or good info on what the ride diff would be with the coils at 2.5" + a top plate spacer or the coil just set at 3" w/no spacer?


    I personally think the ride would be better with the spacer and the coil at 2.5" b/c the spring is compressed less to achieve the lift, but this is just speculation. I was really looking for some first hand input prior to the weekend so i don't have to trial and error this thing.

    Anyone?
     
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