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Toytec vs Sway-A-Way coilovers

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dylandercole, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    dylandercole

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    I want coilovers (im on somewhat of a budget) and i was looking at the toytec coilovers for the past month while i get the cash. but in the meantime 4 wheel parts screwed me with a grille guard and said they owe me a favor. they said they can get me Sway-A-Way 2.0 coilovers for $600 flat. they toytecs are $700. Which ones should i get? i havnt heard much about Sway-A-Way maybe someone with experience could let me know how they are? thanks in advance
     
  2. Sep 21, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    Sway-A-Way has been around for years and make some really killer shocks. alot of offroad race trucks run SAW's. i'd go w/ the SAW's for $600 and get 4wheelparts to give you an alignment too. you plan on hitting the dirt? if so i'd see what kind of deal they can give you on the 2.5 CO's cause those 2.0's will heat up and fade pretty quick.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2009 at 2:24 PM
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    well im not doing like rock crawling or anything but i do hit trails and stuff. How quick of fading are we talking about
     
  4. Sep 21, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    ive got saw's 2.0's they ride great for me. Saw's are rebuildable Toytec's arent
     
  5. Sep 21, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    i LOVE my SAW 2.0s

    ive pushed my truck way beyond what should be its limits and i havent had any fading or dampening issues
     
  6. Sep 21, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    right on. thanks for the input guys
     
  7. Sep 21, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    but one more concern. The spring rate on these is 650 and i heard that thats too much for an ext cab. will it affect my ride quality that much?
     
  8. Sep 21, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    i have an ext cab...though i do have an ARB bumper...i actually feel my truck handles better lifted than it did stock...i havent noticed any ill effects from mine (and my spring rate is 675...and i dont have a sway bar
     
  9. Sep 21, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    well the extra weight of the ARB bumper equals it out. I do have a grille guard so it should be fine
     
  10. Sep 21, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    the ARB bumper only weighs 85 lbs or so...its not THAT much heavier...
     
  11. Sep 21, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    yea your right i should be allright. thanks for the input. I really appreciate it
     
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