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Which produces a softer ride?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Joe B, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Mar 25, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    Joe B

    Joe B [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Getting the aal tsb done this week.
    I want to lift the front about an inch.
    Which would give me a smoother stockish ride?
    5100's at .85 or Icons at 1" or so.
    I don't go off road.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    jolayiv

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    Nothing but good things have been said about the Billie's. As far as the Icon's go I couldn't tell ya. What Icon's are you referring to?
     
  3. Mar 25, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    The very expensive coilovers.
    That's how important a smoother ride is to me.:eek:
    I've read a few rough ride 5100 posts here and on TN but they were set higher.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    Gotcha....I still can't help you w/the Icon's. Sorry. I don't think you would be disappointed in the Billie's though.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    I still don't know which way to go but I'm leaning toward the Icons.:)
     
  6. Mar 25, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    Those icons are are pretty peeny to drop on just a smoother ride. The billies would probably be syffient. But since you have no worries about spending a little, ever thought of OME shocks and coils?
     
  7. Mar 25, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    I can get the Icons for a couple hundred less and they're brand new off someone but I have to decide fast.
    I don't know much about this kind of stuff but from what I read,the 885 spring rate is 590 and is right for a nice ride but the lift is 2.5-3" with the spring.
    I don't know much about the OME shocks.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    The OME shocks and the 885's are made to pair up with eachother. I love mine. Rides better than stock IMO
     
  9. Mar 25, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    I know it's a nice set up because Chris 4X4 has the same set up.
    How much lift do you have,jd?
     
  10. Mar 25, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    It gave me about 3". All I have in the rear in the tsb like you are getting. I dont even have an aal with the lift and my truck sits perfectly level. Ill show u a pic later on today. Im uploading pictures as we speak. Looks great too.
     
  11. Mar 25, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    the draw back on c/os in our climent is the salt.salt and alumium dont get along to well.i just try to keep mine clean(heated garage)and spray them with a good pent.spray.i got the fox 2.0 resis and i just love the ride.i can set them 1 thru 8 on ride control all from a thumb clicker.1 being like a caddy to 8 being like a 3/4 ton truck.AWSOME RIDE.GOOD LUCK TO YA.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    Oh man,I never heard of those.
    They sound interesting.
    What springs do you have?
     
  13. Mar 25, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    check out all pro off road.i got a heelava deal on mine.and yes u wouldnt be dissapointed.i to did the spacer lift 1st.rode like crap.also put the billy 5100s on the rear.the stock trd billys i thought were good untill this set up.wow what a diff.drives ALOT better.i fly over the speed bumps(what speed bumps)at my kids school .and they r the lonnnngggggg ones.they love it to.oh and i just have a aal in the rear.no tsb done.missed the cut off.
     
  14. Mar 25, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    They look nice.Pricey suckers.

    How many inch lift you running with?
     
  15. Mar 25, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    Get the ICON coilovers. If you set them at one inch they will be all they way sagged out, but that is close to how I have mine. They soak up everything. They are a little firmer than stock, but that is good. The great thing about coilovers as well is you can compensate for the Tacoma lean. All Tacomas sit 1/2 inch lower on the driver side. With coilovers you can adjust it to sit dead level.
     
  16. Mar 25, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    Get the ICONS then you can raise the truck up in the future if you want to, they will pay for themselves due to the cost of redoing your suspension a second time. The 5100's will have to be removed if you want to increase them to 1.75 or 2.5". I went with a spacer, would love a coil over.

    Eibach makes a 1.6" lift spring which looks promising as well. They won't sag, I have used Eibach for lowering cars and they were very high quality springs. Eibach Part#8292.620
     
  17. Mar 25, 2009 at 11:24 PM
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    I haven't heard anything about these, but they do make good stuff that is for sure. I would get these over the OME anyday.
     
  18. Mar 25, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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    As promised above
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  19. Mar 25, 2009 at 11:57 PM
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    looks good, now you need wheels/tires.
     
  20. Mar 25, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Yup. Im saving up for those. Hopefully in a month. :D
     
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