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tundra front coilovers on tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by killzone90, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Oct 18, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    killzone90

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    Will a tundra front coil over fit on my 96 tacoma?I was reading on another fourm that i could put them on my truck and get a 2.5 inch lift
     
  2. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    I believe they have a different bolt pattern on the top plate.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    Look at build!
    4WD or (Doug) has the tundra 5 setting bilsteins on his truck, But im sure it has to be from a certain gen tundra, not the new ones.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    I have a 96 tacoma and they said a 2000 model tundra front stock coilovers will fit on a tacoma and fit and lift it 2.5 inchs
     
  5. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    Look at build!
    then i say go for it, im sure its similar in price plus you will have 5 lift settings rather than 3 & to tell ya the truth if i woulda known about it i would have done the tundra billies
     
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    They do fit but only certian years. But then agian valving inside the shocks is meant for a fullsize truck, so unless you have lots of added wieght on your taco. The shocks are going to be somewhat stiff.

    Edit: I think he may be talking about real coilovers, not billys 5100
     
  7. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    I have Tundra TRD coils and shocks for my front end lift right now (I have a 4runner, but the same front suspension as a Tacoma). I added a set of 3/8" spacers to get ~2.5" of lift. The ride is good and better than stock, but I just bought a set of Tundra 5100's to replace the spacers and stock shocks. It should ride a lot better after I switch over.
    Just to clarify the 2000-06 Tundra 4wd TRD coils (marked yellow/yellow and yellow/blue on the coil) are the right ones. They come off the access cab and are kind of hard to find. The only modification you need to do to the coilovers is switch over the tacoma top plates for the tundra top plates.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    I have a 99, so if I get like 01 or 02 Tundra front shocks, coilovers, and a top plate it will give me roughly 2.5" of lift?
     
  9. Oct 19, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    ^^ You can get 00-06 front TRD 4x4 coilovers with the correct y/y y/b color codes and swap the top plates you will get roughly 2"-2.25". 4runners get ~2" with just the coils, but Tacoma's are a little lighter so you might get some more lift out of it. Add the top plate spacers and you will get roughly 2.5-2.75" of lift.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    So if you had to throw out a price for the tundra coils and shocks from a junkyard, what would it be?
     
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    ^^ I would say $150 tops, but you should be able to find them from $100-150. I paid $110 from a guy on craigslist. It's a cheap way to get a lift and works pretty good. I'm switching the stock Tundra shocks for some Bilstein 5100's soon to get a better ride and adjustability.
     
  12. Oct 19, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    WOW! $150 or less for the coils and shocks for the front is great! I think I am definitely going to do this!
     
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    Yeah it's a cheap lift compared to new parts, but remember they are used. You might have to pay for the springs to get compressed to swap top plates or you can use the auto store ones. I have $200 into the whole front lift including getting the top plates swapped. Much better than spacers and totally tolerable till you can get new shocks for them.
     
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