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What should i get for my Tacoma

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by gmata, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Jan 30, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    Hello guys i have a Tacoma 2002 TRD 4x4, i want to install coilovers for the trails, i was looking at the FOX coil overs with reservoir for the front and the Fox Shocks with reservoir for the back, my question is would this be enough for the lift? or do i need something else to raise the back i want to raise the front 3in.

    My second question is how would this setup perform on the trails? I am also getting 33 in Mud terrain tires, Is this a good set up? i am open to any recomendations.

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  2. Jan 30, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    The things required to pull bitches
    For the rear you can do an add a leaf, or a whole new leaf pack. Don't go Pro Comp, Their quality in shocks sucks.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    Then who would you recommed going with?
     
  5. Jan 30, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    Icon, Fox, Kings, Race Runners, Light Racing.

    And deavers in the rear
     
  6. Jan 30, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    yeah, pro comp is crap. esp for the 1st gens...it's a 4" DB spacer lift. no bueno. OP is def on the right track looking at fox CO's and the rear resi shocks.

    OP, contact downsouthmotorsports.com (they are a vendor here on TW) sonny, will be able to get you exactly what your looking for and at a great price too.

    that fox set up with some deavers or a decent AAL will blow your mind on the trails as well as the street.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    What do you mean by deavers or AAL??

    So if i put the Fox Shocks with reservoir in the back i still need to install ADD a leaf pack to lift it 3 inches?
     
  8. Jan 30, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    yeah the shocks wont lift the truck, you get lift from the rear leaf springs.

    AAL is and add a leaf that is installed into the leaf pack to give you lift

    when people say deaver they are talking about a brand new leaf pack, totally replacing the stock leafs
     
  9. Jan 30, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    Thanks for all the Help,

    So pretty much all i need to complete this set up is Front Fox Coilovers with reservoirs, Back Shocks with reservoir and AAL.

    Do i need a Diff Drop Kit or any thing extra? would i have any alignment problems with this kit? what about Upper control Arm? necesary would it be sooo much nicer if i add one? or just the Coil overs is enough?

    Thanks
     
  10. Jan 31, 2010 at 2:13 AM
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    Well It depends, You might want to look towards the diff drop kit if you are planning on 3+ inches of lift. Also when you do that you should get some UCA or your ball joint is going to wear out fast.
     
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    yeah, new UCA's would prob be a good idea. whats your budget look like? dont forget once you lift the truck your gonna wanna throw some bigger tires under there.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    My budget is about $3,000 for everything

    I saw the front coil overs for 1200

    Rear Shocks 189 each

    Tires, 200 each (33 Mud Terrain)

    thats about $2,400

    Can you guys recomend me a good brand of UCA? i read some of the Fox Coilovers are made for vehicles with TOTAL CHAOS Upper Control Arm Kit
     
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    when they descride a coilover as being made to be used with the TC UCA is is the extended travel version of the CO and will give you some extra susp travel when used with an aftermarket UCA. camburg and total chaos both make great products. i have camburg UCA's on my truck right now and i'm swapping out to a total chaos long travel kit very shortly if you would be interested in my used camburg UCA's. they are in great condition and you could save a couple hundred bucks from buying new ones.
     
  14. Jan 31, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    I would deff be interested, i will send you a PM
     
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    Dibs?
     
  16. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    Gonzalo... forget Fox... do it right...

    King Coilovers - $975
    Deaver J59 leaf packs - $600
    Bilstein 7100 rear shocks 8" travel - $380

    also take into consideration that with 33s, you may want to regear when you notice your MPGs and power decrease... since you have 2 differentials to regear, you are looking at about $700 per diff in parts and labor...
     
  17. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    Thanks mikesdoublecab

    Where do you find this prices at?

    About the regearing, should i stay with a smaller size tire so i don't have to regear? and if i do regear would this affect my Top Speed?
     
  18. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    King coilovers - Downsouth Motorsports
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    since they are both vendors here on TW, they may offer some kind of TW member discount...

    as for gearing, the higher the gearing, the better your top end... for those of us who desert pre run, we like 4.88s... the rock crawler guys, like 3.91s and so forth...

    with 33s, a happy medium is 4.56

    with 32s, you could get away with the stock 4.10s though... its not too bad... plus, with 32s, you wont need to crank up the coilovers so high as the higher you lift, the stiffer the ride...
     
  19. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    He should be good with a good 285/75/16. its a hair under a 33. and your mpg's and power loss wont drop all that much.

    Just a thaught...
     
  20. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    depends how he drives...

    i been running that size tire in a MT for 3 years now and i fill up twice a week and thats not even commuting...

    on weekend wheeling trips, im filling up 2 to 3 times between sat and sun...

    :frusty:
     
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