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Walker Evans Suspension

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cutter29, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Jan 3, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    Cutter29

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    i've been thinking about doing a 5100 lift on my 06 and just came across this set of walker evans. says used about 3 months asking $800. anyone have any info... the good, bad, ugly?
     
  2. Jan 3, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    They're not bad. If you're getting that entire setup for $800 then that's a really good deal.

    Not sure if they dump salt on Colorado like they do here in NJ, but the W/E stuff will corrode under those conditions. The finish on the 5100s is nicer.

    I ran a W/E setup for awhile and liked it. Rode great on road and crawled really well. At speed offroad I had a lot of shock fade, but Barstow will do that to most any shocks that aren't meant specifically for the desert.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    Seems like a good deal. The 5100 set up with ebiach springs and an AAL would save you a little money but not that much. Its around $600 for everything.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    thanks guys. i stumbled on this and was thinking about offering $600. i don't know much about suspension but i've been reading and learning here. seems just getting new UCA's would put my in the $400-600 range alone. i've haven't seen much about these here and didn't turn up anything specific on a search. just trying to get an idea if this would be worth it or just go new 5100's all around. i'm mostly highway miles between Utah and Colorado with some light off road (old mining roads, forest service etc) to get in and out of some places we BASE jump. i'd like to gain about 2" and would still need to get an AAL with this.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    Whenever buying used coilvoers like that a rebuild would be a great idea. Just cause people say something about its use doesnt mean its true.
     
  6. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    If you do the 5100's the TSB aal will be enough for the rear or just drive into denver and pick up toytec's AAL. I dont know the install on the others but the 5100's are easy and can be done under 2 hours.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    colinb17

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    if they are in fact only 3 months old, and nothing's wrong with them, i'd make an offer, and work from there to get a price yall both like. the 5100s are a nice shock, i ran them in the rear before i redid the whole setup with icons. i don't want to say that walker evans are a "budget" coilover nssesarily. i'd put them as a nice compromise between a 5100 type shock and a full blown king, fox, icons, etc coilover.

    i think it's a good deal with the UCAs included.

    and listen to mjp2, he knows suspension
     
  8. Jan 5, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    think i'm going to pull the trigger and grab these. anyone have a recommendation on an AAL for this set up? from what i've read i should get about two inches out of the front. i'm looking at toytec 2" and 1.5" but open to options. i do not have the TSB done. i'd like to keep a little rake for hauling the motorcycle around in the summer (450lbs)
     
  9. Jan 5, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    For the best ride, a 3 Leaf AAL set is the way to go. But if you need to support the weight of a bike in the back, then a Single Leaf aal set will work better at helping to prevent the rear from sagging as much when loaded.
     
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