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what's the best 2" lift with the least harshest ride?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DestinTaco, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    DestinTaco

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    I wondering what would have the softest ride. Just curious. Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 9, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    anyone?
     
  3. Aug 9, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    What's your usage and price range? Best riding meaning on road or off road while taking a beating? Your question is too general to get good input from others. Help me help you :D
     
  4. Aug 9, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    No lift.

    But if you have the money I would say custom valved KINGS, Icons or FOX shocks
     
  5. Aug 9, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    Damn, jumping right to the good stuff!! I wish I could get a set of Icons or Foxs. :drool:
     
  6. Aug 9, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    Hey he said the softest ride and you can't custom valve 5100's :D
     
  7. Aug 9, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    It would just be for on road driving and I don't want to spend an arm and a leg.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    This is why you need to add all the details in your OP

    This ^ but with aftermarket coils not preloading your stock ones. I think you guys get just about 2" with the 5100's and Eibachs set at 0
     
  9. Aug 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    bilstein 5100s with eibach coils. billies and the eibachs give you guys 1.6 i believe.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    Thanks. Sorry for the lack of info.
     
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    The best option would most likely be what JLee mentioned but they are very pricey.

    A good option would be new struts with aftermarket coils such as OME or Eibach. OME coils have a softer spring rate and might be a little cushier than Eibachs. I believe to stay in the 2" range, you'd be looking at 884 coils. 885's would put you a little over 2" of lift. Eibachs would give you about 1.6".

    The least expensive option is 5100's up front set at 1.75. This would preload your stock coil to provide lift.

    In the rear, 1.5" 3-leaf progressive AAL with new shocks. Again, depending on what you want to spend, Fox, Icon or King would be best, Bilstein would work and would still ride nice.

    You'd have a firmer on road ride but I think it's a more planted feeling.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    does least harshest mean the most harsh? the most least harsh? the leastest most harsh...? :confused:

    :D
     
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    eibach coils up front and icon progressive 3 leaf AAL in back with new shocks, prob 5100's
     
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    I'm sure he'll bounce back. But maybe the mods should issue me a suspension.
     
  15. Aug 9, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    LOL, I could have used better grammar.
     
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    My confidence has definitely been swayed. I won't be strutting around here so arrogantly from now on.
     
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    this. eibachs only give you 1.6" though. so add in a 1/2" top plate spacer
     
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    I just installed Bilstein 5100 front shocks set on 0 with a set of OME 884 front springs. I feel it is firmer than stock but much less harsh. The stock setup was harsh due to hitting the bumpstops with the soft springs and a lack of proper compression damping. Now the spring rate is much more suitable for a truck and the 5100 provides the correct damping for the spring.
     
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