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Which suspension and tire setup should i go with?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Hunter'06FLKY, Jan 18, 2010.

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Which suspension setup?(read options below)

Poll closed Feb 17, 2010.
  1. Option 1

    23 vote(s)
    54.8%
  2. Option 2

    11 vote(s)
    26.2%
  3. Option 3

    8 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. Jan 18, 2010 at 6:47 PM
    #1
    Hunter'06FLKY

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    I drive a 2008 Tacoma SR5 4 cyl. and I'm trying to decide what I should do with my suspension. I have a couple options and need some help deciding. I currently have the stock suspension and tires.

    Option 1: Bilstein 5100's set to 2.5 with and 1.5 in. progressive add a leaf in the rear with 265/75R16 Wrangler Duratracs load range C to cut back on the weight.

    Option 2: Bilstein 5100's set to 1.75 with no change in the rear and 245/75R16 Wrangler Duratracs

    Option 3: Some different combination(please post).
     
  2. Jan 18, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    Tsenekos

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    I like option#1
     
  3. Jan 18, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    go big i went 3 and not big enough with 285s cant tell its lifted really
     
  4. Jan 18, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    I wonder what the 265's weigh as the stocks weigh 34lbs. I did the 5100 lift and the toyotec springs. I also did the AAL in the back. I could not be happier with things. I still have the stock tires and get close to 25 mpg.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    Hunter'06FLKY

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    the 265's weigh 45 lb's and the 245's weigh 40 or 45 depending on the load range.

    do you have any pictures of your truck set up like that?
     
  6. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    hwork50

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  7. Jan 18, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    08pretaco

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  8. Jan 18, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    go with 5100's set at 1.75 with 265/70/16 or 265/75/16 tires
     
  9. Jan 18, 2010 at 10:53 PM
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    After seeing your truck I'd say go with option 1 for sure :) But keep in mind once you go 2.5 or higher you'll need new UCAs :)
     
  10. Jan 18, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    Yea thats a better choice :cool:
     
  11. Jan 18, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    I would go with option 2. I am half way I just need the tires.
     
  12. Jan 18, 2010 at 11:00 PM
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    option 3: 5100's set @ 1.75, tsb aal, and 265-75-16.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    i would love this option but unfortunately i am a poor college student.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    does anyone have a pic of a setup like this?
     
  15. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    This is the same set up I have and it look great and rides great. Ill see if i can get a pic. for you tonight or tomorrow. Same tires also... great choice
     
  16. Jan 21, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    is MPG and lose of power gonna be a big deal deal for you?
     
  17. Jan 22, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    that's my main internal struggle right now with it. i really like getting 20-25 mpg. as far as a loss of power i'm more worried about that off-road than on-road.
     
  18. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    i'm gettting the 5100s and the OME 883 springs...will get about 1 1/2" lift up front at the 0" setting
     
  19. Jan 22, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    Keep us updated on this option. How does the 883 differ from the 884, and is there a reason you are not going with the ome shocks?
     
  20. Jan 22, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    option 3....bilstein 5100s set at 2.5 with top plate spacer to get full 3" of lift and then 2" AAL in rear and then put some 285's on there so you have the 33" tires. Ive got the 3" in front and 3" in back on 285's and i love it.
     
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