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winch and front tube bumper..

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Nitronick, May 8, 2011.

  1. May 8, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    so is anyone running a front tube bumper that is similar to the all pro one as in weight, and also running a winch?

    i noticed about a 1/4 inch in drop in the front end beacuse of the weight difference. should i be concerned about changing my front struts to heavy duty ones? Also if i would change the front 2 should i also change the rear ones also?
     
  2. May 8, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    It looks like you currently have a spacer lift with the stock shocks and coils based on your vehicle description so changing out the front struts would be a good idea. Eibach springs with 5100s or ome 883 or 882 and new shocks would be a good replacement. The springs would depend on how much the bumper weighs and winch weighs together. You don't really need to change out the rear suspension for a new front bumper. What is your setup in the rear? AAL/ blocks and extended length shocks?
     
  3. May 8, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    yea that is exactly what i have in front and in the rear. well im guessing the tube bumper probably weighs about 50 pounds and the winch is about 80. so 130ish.

    what would be the cheapest way to do it? i can already tell i huge difference with all the weight in the front. its not gonna be on my truck for very long. maybe a year and a half.. my buddy has a dana 44 out of a wagoneer for me so hopefully next summer ill have a sas.
     
  4. May 8, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    OME coils and 5100s up front would probably be the best/cheapest way to handle the extra weight.
     
  5. May 8, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    dude Trail Gear is hands down the best 1st gen tube bumper. check out my build and box rockets build
     
  6. May 8, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    yeah OMEs and 5100s would be ideal. eibachs might be a little cheaper than OMEs. either way, you can sell em for a decent price on here when you do your SAS
     
  7. May 8, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    Yeah I have eibach coils in my toytec coilovers and I really like them. I said OME because the eibach springs are out of stock and I heard they might discontinued or something. Don't hold me to them being discontinued or whatever though.
     
  8. May 8, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    thats what i figured. so pretty much its gonna cost me about 300 bucks total for the springs and the 5100
     
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