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what to do as far as susp

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bhead, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    bhead

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    Hi im new to the TW forums. I mainly exist on the z400 forums for my quad but its time to redo my susp and i was wondering what would be best for my truck. I do some offroad but nothing major, i travel about 500-1k miles a week so i would want something that gives me the offroad capabilities and still offers some what of a smooth ride. Ive read that bilstein 5100's are popular but what all should i do?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    you should research

    not to be an ass but use the search, just like you probably would on the 400 forum
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    billies up front with eibach coils, if you want a lil lift. and new spring pack in back would be best. imo
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    MTNative

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    After doing some extensive research I chose to go with the full OME kit. Sounds like the right kit for both highway and offroading. I will be putting mine on this weekend. Check out my build next week and I will have pics up and post the results of handeling. Good luck with your search.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    X2. This is what I hopefully will be doing come 2012
     
  7. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    ^I thought you had CO's and UCA's with a leaf spring kit out back?
     
  8. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    Is that with new Deaver springs in the rear?
     
  9. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    Are you talking about me?
     
  10. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    yes
     
  11. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    Right now I'm running Toyota UCA with their Struts set at 0. Out back I'm running the non TSB springs. :p
     
  12. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    wouldnt a little lift put some pressure on the a-arms?
     
  13. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    if by a arms you mean the uca and lca, yes some on the uca, some buy light racing ucas but i still have stock and mine have been fine.
     
  14. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    ya sorry im used to quad lingo. havnt got this truck lingo down yet. but ya. i have a friend that put 2" spacers on his fronts and his uca and lca are super stressed. but i was just thinking of doing the 5100s then. how well do they perform offroad? and as far as eibach springs which did u do? i was prob just gonna run the settings to run it level. i would prefer not to aal in the back though. (sr in college, not a whole lot of cash)
     
  15. Aug 22, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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    Aal is pretty cheap. I got mine from wheelers offroad. I really like my ome 90004 with 881 coils. At first they were a bit stiff but now they are just firm with awesome resistance to body roll. Off road they are nice too. I drove down a river rock trail (dried stream) for 5 miles at a decent clip and while it felt like a washboard im surprised at how well it soaked most of it.

    Btw I know it how u feel on the quad lingo. Took me a couple months to figure out a iva was just an a-arm and a strut or coil over is just a front shock.
     
  16. Aug 23, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    well i was thinking and il prob just go with 5100s and stick with stock coils and leafs.
     
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    Don't mean to thread jack or anything but since everyone is on the topic, I want to order the eibach coils tonight, I want to make sure I don't need anything else like a diff drop or something
     
  18. Aug 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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