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Who runs 700lbs springs?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by rlx02, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Jan 30, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    rlx02

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    Looking at changing out my stock 13" 650 lbs springs on my Icon coilovers. I'd like to go to 14" to run less pre-load but was wondering if I should stick with my 650s or move up to 700?

    I'm currently running CBI t3 aluminum bumper w/hoop up front and steel sliders. I plan on getting a winch and steel skids as well.

    Would 700 be too stiff? I don't plan on adding a 2nd battery either.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    naked farmer

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    It will stiffen slightly at first, but once you add all those add ons the ride may soften back.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    Icon's all around, Deavers, Falken, Methods
    I run 700lbs Spring on my extended travel Icons. I don't have the extra weight of a bumper and I think it rides nice on road. Drives really smooth off-road at high speed. I say go for it.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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    THATCH11B

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    Running 700’s with my ADS and stock bumper. I also don’t run a sway bar and I love the way it rides/drives.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    rlx02

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    Not sure if that will be the case because the springs are linear?
     
  6. Jan 31, 2019 at 7:40 AM
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    sagexp

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    Can't speak to the Icons, but I'm running 700lb Kings with compression adjusters, C4 LoPro, and Warn M8000 with synthetic. Not harsh at all. I've got the adjusters dialed down to 6 clicks front, 3 rear. Ride is perfect on road. Better than the OEM OR suspension.

    Same set up on the Gen1 (less the compression adjusters) and the 700lb coils were a bit harsh on road. When I pulled the winch out to put on the Gen3, the ride is definitely what I would consider too harsh.

    It seems 700's are the sweet spot on the Gen3 if you are adding weight by way of bumper / winch.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    Alesimo

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    It'll be perfect. Love mine. Bumper is steel but you'll be fine
     

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