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TRD Pro Suspension drooping front after bumper, solutions?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by KindaSortaGood, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Jun 17, 2020 at 3:13 PM
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    KindaSortaGood

    KindaSortaGood [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I've been bolting on more and more weight to my 2020 TRD Pro.

    Now that I've successfully added frame sliders, front hybrid bumper w/ winch, roof rack & a bed rack my front seems to be drooping lower than the rear.

    Are there any solutions to gain an inch or two lift on the front without sacrificing performance?

    Am I screwed and doomed to remove the FOX TRD shocks & replace them with some Kings or Icons?

    To that extent - any suggestions on what kit?

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  2. Jun 17, 2020 at 3:17 PM
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    I call dibs on your suspension if you decide to sell. :bananadance:
    But you could add a spacer up front to level it out. My buddy has a Pro and added spacers for leveling but kept the factory Fox setup.
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2020 at 3:18 PM
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    Maybe you just need a new suspension.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2020 at 3:26 PM
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    Eibach is working on replacement coils for the Pro. There's a thread in the 3rd gen section about it.

    Edit:
    @Ryan at Eibach
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-pro-owners-interested-in-a-spring-upgrade-for-front.643212/
     
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  5. Jun 17, 2020 at 3:48 PM
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    It's a slippery slope when starting to mod your ride, I am worried about the same thing, with the 1,175 lb weight capacity of the SB, adding armor and racks quickly forces additional suspension mods, and more money. My wife is already starting to really question my sanity, and I am only a couple of thousand dollars into it. At least my dog still thinks I'm the bomb, lol!
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  6. Jun 17, 2020 at 4:04 PM
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    You could throw a 1/2" headstrong spacer on the front to hold you over but the shocks aren't valved to handle (dampen) the extra weight so your ride quality will be sacrificed. Personally, I would (and did) replace the suspension with something nicer. I went with Kings, but Kings or Fox, or ADS, or ELKA would all be good replacements (You can refer to this thread on why to avoid Icon :) )
     
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  7. Jun 17, 2020 at 4:05 PM
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    Bro you gotta drop that weight. We’re all doing super light builds now.
     
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    Time to go full retard.

    You are doomed, putting that much weight/aftermarket on OEM suspension leads you down a dark path, unfortunately. :fistbump:

    I hope you won’t mind all the quirks aftermarket suspension will give you. Not being a smart ass, it’s just how it goes. :annoyed:

    **edit** Bertw’s suggestion is a good route but honestly I’d think you’d have to AAL to get your rear up to match new fronts. Good luck.
     
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    Fasting, cut that weight, lose the fenders and doors
     
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    Indeed, I was going to keep it stock but the truck was hit in a way that it damaged the bumper right below where the cut line would be and I decided to just use the insurance money to upgrade the bumper.

    If I end up having to sacrifice ride quality for that setup I might as well go with some Kings and sell the stock setup while it's still new and recoup some of the money.

    None available as of yet I believe.

    I wanted a Joop before I got the Taco, don't think the wife would approve since she hates Joops.
     
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    What’s your centre of hub to bottom of fender measurements front and back?
     
  17. Jun 18, 2020 at 12:53 PM
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    I think stock for Trd Pro is 22 inches front and 23 rear. Not sure exactly.
     
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    Ballpark weight estimate.

    BAMF Hybrid Tube Bumper : Said it was coming it at under 100 lbs so lets call it 100lbs with hardware
    Winch (Warn EVO 10-s) : 72 lbs
    BAMF Sliders : around 150lbs
    BAMF Expo Bars : I have no idea lets call it 50-70lbs?
    Roof Rack : I have no idea, it's a bravo from Uptop
     

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