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ToyTec Coil overs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by das56170, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. das56170

    das56170 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    never really hear about them, im sure they are not to good if nobody is buying them, they are sure better than getting spacers. but i am interested to know as well x3
     
  4. das56170

    das56170 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm looking to upgrage my spacer lift. I love the way my truck sits now so I don't want my upgrades to change the stance just improve handling and performance.
    Here's what i'm thinking:

    Either Icon or toytec coil overs. $1050 vs. $799
    Either Total chaos or Light racing UCAs. $669 vs $449
    Alcan rear leaf spring pack $599
    Bilstein 5100 rear shocks $158

    (i've been looking at a lot of different leaf packs. Many of the sites say that they're not good for carrying weight in the bed of the truck. I don't haul stuff around that often, but I don't want to kill my load carrying capacity either. Wheelers offroad says that there's only a "slight" reduction of load carring capacity when using the Alcan rear leaf spring pack. I also considered getting the Timbren suspension enhancment system to help. Maybe I'll just stick to the AAL that I already have.


    What do you guys think?
     
  5. luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    Here is my toytec 3". Go with the 885 springs up front toytec now recommends them for the dc models. I also have the Belstien shocks, got when I did the Spring TSB, 3 days before I installed the lift. I haven't had any problems truck rides like stock, I haven't really put them to the test but thus far I love them.
     
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    i haven't heard much negative feedback on the icons. but i'd like to hear more feedback on the toytecs. a couple guys on here love em. its a fairly new product so not many people have them. i'm just wondering if the icon co's and uca's are 500 bucks better than the toytec co's w/ total chaos uca's. as far as the timbrens are concerned, get if you do a lot of off-roading. haven't heard much about those either
     
  7. Brunes

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    They really diminish the bed load capacity?? That sucks- I kinda don't want to lose load capacity but I DO want to put 3 inches all the way around.

    Back to the drawing board....
     
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    not sure on the coiovers. stick with the ad a leaf. the tacos dont carry much from the factory. so if the leaf pack from alcan is less? that dont sound good.
     
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    Ive got them, Not bad I havent had any problems with them.
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  10. random hero

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    somthing to think about, you can pick up a set of 0-3" adj. Sway-a-way 2.0" coilovers for toyotas for under $650, they perform great and are made by a proven company in high performance off-road suspension industry, they're fully rebuildable and tunable, and realistically are night/day better that these toyotec's imo, the toytec is a set of $180 shocks paired w/a coil, not rebuilbable, smaller diameter shaft and shock body
     
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    According to the S.A.W. website a set of theirs are $830... Am I looking at the right item?
     
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    Saw's, 2.0 fox 8" travel rear shocks, downey coils
    Search on ebay, i bought mine from a shop on there for $640 shipped, had them in 3 days
     
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    you can check with www.wheelersoffroad.com or search forums for a used set and get them rebuilt...

    the thing that bothers me most about the toytec coilovers is how THIN the assembly is at the bottom...it looks like the slightest amount of pressure in the wrong direction could result in snapping that shaft off the lower mount...

    ICONs are good, but theres other more affordable solutions out there that are almost or just as good

    I'd personally go with something adjustable and rebuildable

    with a bit more beef to it
     
  14. sooner02r1

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    The toytec coilovers are bilstein 5100s with an eibach spring on them and a height adjust collar. So you are getting a pair of $150 shocks with $150 springs on them for $799. Not such a smokin deal. They do not compare to the real coilovers of SAW, Fox, King.
     
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    you left out Icons
     
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    the 650 dollar SAW's are still overkill for 95% of the driving any of our trucks will ever see... i couldnt' be happier w/mine, i ended up doing both front/rear for the price of Icon coilover's alone... If your doing baja just spend the extra $$ and go w/walker evans:rolleyes:
     
  17. RicnDenver

    RicnDenver Stop talking and START wheeling

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    Im running them, and I LOVE mine.. over a year now, ZERO complaints, ok one, was I got them sooner :D
     
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    Well if I was gonna do BAJA I'd set it up for CRAWLIN' and MUDDIN'!!!
     
  19. Neubs

    Neubs Sold my Tacoma. Goodbye TW.

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    I have been very happy with my 5100 coilovers. I am sorry that you missed out on our group buy at TN. All of the machined pieces are very well made and the Eibach springs work great. My only complaint is that they are a little tough to adjust.

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    :eek: Wow that is a great price!!
     
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