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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:20 AM
    GQ7227

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    how does it take 4 hours?


    and how bad are the roads in the Denver area?
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:22 AM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 600k

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    That’s what I thought, it should be 45 minutes per side unless I was missing something.
    Ok thanks
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:29 AM
    GQ7227

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    these are the local road conditions for me everyday,
    its near city wide too , not just the fast paced freeway

    5 mile stretch of stuff like this waiting to happen across 5 lanes


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  4. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:36 AM
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    That's a mini whoop for me to jump if I see something like that driving lol
     
  5. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:38 AM
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    There aren’t really any settings like Bilsteins, just a big threaded tube. Just have them set them to whatever they think stock is, then you can adjust for settling and such
     
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  6. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:43 AM
    nw_chris

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    I've been debating upgrading from the 650's to 700 lb springs myself but my truck is a bit of a pig soo..
     
  7. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:44 AM
    GQ7227

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    one of these days one of those semi trailers going 70+ mph are going to break off a huge chunk of pavement and throw it up onto somebodys windshield
     
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  8. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:07 AM
    1997tacomav6

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    no tax and free shipping. $1169 total to your door.

    From down south vender here on TW.
    WILL end up giving a 1” lift
     
  9. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:11 AM
    Blue92

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    Coilovers should be an hour per side max. Someone whos done them a few times could maybe cut that to 30-45 mins. 1st gens are easy because nothing except the sway bar link has to get undone. (Which may not need to be touched since you want stock height).
     
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  10. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:17 AM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 600k

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    Cool, guess I will order a set from down south and get these done.
    They said there probably will be an inch lift with them tho And that’s ok after the adjustment, does that sound right?
    Thanks
     
  11. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:23 AM
    Blue92

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    Idk, I dont have kings. But installing them should be no different then my 5100's. An inch of lift is to be expected, could even be more depending on how much your old setup has sagged. 1" wont hurt anything though, it may settle down to .5" or so after you drive on it for a bit. :notsure:

    What are your plans for the rear?
     
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  12. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:29 AM
    1997tacomav6

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    Not sure on the rears yet, I have the bilstien stock yellow.

    My rear springs are stock with helper springs, so the helper springs might interfere if I got kings back there with the trailer I pull
     
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  13. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:32 AM
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    IDK about the 1"
    not sure if my truck can handle any kind of lift
    i shall have to ask it or wait and see how yours turns out
    current plans to replace OEM rear shocks this summer that seem to be AOK still on bounce test
     
  14. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:34 AM
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    No reason at all whatsoever why your truck wouldn't be able to handle any lift.
     
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    but can i handle it?? that means another inch i have to climb on into it!
     
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    Sway bar and/or end links do not need to be undone at all.
     
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    You need driver mod :thumbsup:
     
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    If they do adjust them for you, have them do like a thread or two more preload on one, this will help take up any taco lean.

    You can adjust them on the truck as well to get it perfectly level, just a little tough sometimes depending on how the holes in the collar line up

    5 threads showing on mine with 650# coils for my double cab has me maybe .5” to an 1” of lift. My cv’s are perfectly straight though so I probably won’t go much higher until I upgrade the rear
     
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    To be clear, adjusting the collar doesn't change the preload on the coil. It is only moving the position of the top of the coil relative to the coil bucket. This idea that it changes preload is a fallacy that took me a while to understand.
     
  20. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:47 AM
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    Lol. Had to on mine. Couldnt get the LCA down low enough without un doing it.
     

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