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aftermarket shocks and struts

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by budweiser08503, May 11, 2014.

  1. May 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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    Well I am new here, I live in ND so I have a truck suited for the conditions we face on a d2d level. My question is can you after already having a 6" RC lift add new front and rear struts or shocks to that kit, or do you have to tear down and start from scratch thank you ahead of time
     
  2. May 11, 2014 at 9:31 PM
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    Front coilovers and rear shocks can be upgraded anytime.
     
  3. May 11, 2014 at 9:43 PM
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    so even though it doesnt have coilovers, just stock suspension, I can put on coilovers?
     
  4. May 12, 2014 at 8:26 AM
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    If you have stock suspension on a 6" RC lift then you need to upgrade quick. Looking online at the kit it has 3" spacers for the front struts. For adjustability you should get coilovers with a 6" lift. The ride will be so much smoother for you. I would image it is rough right now. The coilovers you get need to be ones that are build longer for the 6" lift vs ones built for stock height.
    For the rear just get matching brand shocks. They will need to be extended ones as well. A 4x4 shop will be able to give you your options for the proper sizing based on a 6" lift.

    Brands you should highly consider for the front coilovers and rear shocks are OME, Bilstein, Icon, Fox and Kings. You could start with a call to Toytec to see what they offer. When I was looking at buying a used Tundra with a 6" lift already installed I was looking at Icon Coilovers from Toytec for a price around $1200. They offer a forum discount too.
     
  5. May 12, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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    That kit uses a spacer and is designed to work with factory shocks. You can upgrade the shocks with any OE replacement like a Bilstein 5100, or a bolt on coilover set which will greatly improve the ride. Some coilover manufacturers like ICON & King offer longer lift kit replacement coilovers which are designed to replace the spacer offering a better look and better shock performance.

    We offer some of these options so if you have a question post up here or shoot me a PM.
     
  6. May 12, 2014 at 7:53 PM
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    Awesome feedback, I will def look into that, yea the ride is harsh on the roads here, when it comes to cost it isnt important, I want a better look then just the spacers, but I notice it more when I am driving on the dirt roads, I also get alot of bed bounce, can this be curbed as well with better suspension?
     
  7. May 12, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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  8. May 12, 2014 at 8:18 PM
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  9. May 12, 2014 at 8:20 PM
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    See i have the aftermarket bilstein shocks, or I did, I had the Turd addition and came with em, fronts are still Bilstein shocks but rears are the RC 2.0. So I am looking into the coilovers from Icon. Are those the better or are the king? Again price isnt issue
     
  10. May 12, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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    About the same. Kings I think are a little pricier. Send some money my way :)
     
  11. May 13, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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    Bro come on out to D and get some of this free money yourself, i think were going to CO next
     
  12. May 13, 2014 at 6:35 PM
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    Will having a body lift on this truck affect my coilover decision or type that I get. Also if I get a 7" coilover how would that affect the 6" rc lift?
     
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    ICON would be the way I go. I think the ride is slightly better on the street.
     
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    I do 80% onroad, and 20% offroad. I just bought some monotubes from skyjacker for the rear, damn RC shocks died, the bushings were shot, fixed that issue after I put em in, no the front I am looking at the icons they look to be the best, so I will hit you up Tap in two weeks to order, now once I replace front of these will I need a realignment
     
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    73 days of offroad in the Tundra. Or 36.5 weekends out of 52. Or 3 weekends a month. Nice. (Sorry had to do the math.)
    That's a lot of offroading.
     
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    Viper you have no life, lol. I bought it to be a poser, lol
     
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    I would love to hit the trails that often in a dedicated offroad rig. Way to much offroad to beat up the tundra.
     
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    Just did an F150 with a full ICON setup over the weekend. Did not like the stock, but with the shocks it felt great. The customer got the adjustable CDC Valves which is a cool feature.
     
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