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Show me your mid travel setups!

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Walker-Wheels, Jan 6, 2021.

  1. Jan 12, 2021 at 3:32 PM
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    I was really happy with the OME shocks, not coilover, but good quality and the ride was really good on and off road.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2021 at 3:54 PM
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    I would call them to get clarification for your options since their website seems to indicate that it is necessary for the chassis design. Those 4WD spindles/ hubs are beautiful.

    "** 2004-2006 4-Door Tundra models will REQUIRE the 1″ Lower Uniball & 7/8″ Heim Steering Upgrade to work with 2/4WD Fully-Fabricated Spindles due to factory Sequoia chassis design. If your lower ball joint that bolts to the spindle has a “square” bolt pattern, then NO 1″ Lower Uniball & 7/8 Heim Steering Upgrade is required. If you have a “rectangle” bolt pattern, then it is required. Call for any clarifications."
     
  3. Jan 12, 2021 at 3:57 PM
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    If you're considering the spindles keep in mind they eliminate your ABS. That was a deal breaker for me, if you get into an accident and insurance sees you disabled a safety feature you might be declined coverage.

    You can run the coilover and upper arm combo without the spindle.

    00-03 lower arms should fit fine.
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:33 PM
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    I knew you'd come in with this. :D

    Without the spindles, the the only thing that is unique to the Solo kit is the uppers which they also sell separate without shocks.
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:36 PM
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    I was really hoping he wasn't going to say that too. really ruined my dreams of owning it
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:26 PM
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    Gotta keep it in mind man. I really wish they went the extra mile and used Toyota hubs and provisions for the abs sensor. I would have bought their lift spindles and been on 35s years ago if they had.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM
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    Get mine on next week... WooHoo!:)
     
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  8. Jan 15, 2021 at 7:21 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    What’s going on here?!! :eek:
     
  9. Jan 15, 2021 at 7:25 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    I have Kings and I’m happy. But it’s long travel, so front sway bar is removed... entire ride is different, on and off pavement.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2021 at 7:40 PM
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    I would imagine the Kings are valued similar to the Fox. Fox ride great, just made stupid design choices.
     
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  11. Jan 15, 2021 at 7:52 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Yeah, I’ve followed the troubles you’ve had with Fox on your 1st gen... interference with the brakes is no bueno... and I warn anyone with a 1st gen to avoid Fox. But generally, apart from our 1st gens, I know Fox and Kings are top of the heap in reputation. and similar value/cost.

    Because I have long travel, with new LCA’s as well as uppers, that push the wheels and tires out, I don’t have the same issues with clearance. My issues are with body and, after cutting the bedsides, I have issues with the insides of the wheel wells.

    All this stuff is really kinda vehicle-specific; there’re just not enough modded 1st gens (yet :cool:) to have tested all the conceivable combinations, to know for certain in advance what will fit best for each application.

    Edit: What we DO know is, we don’t need no steenkin’ sway bars!
     
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  12. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:04 PM
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    Accordion shock! I had just finished taking a quick rest at the end of a trail and filled the tires and such before hitting pavement. So when I took off, I hit a hole and there was a boulder partially sticking out of it; I hit it at a relatively low speed, the type of hit I've experienced plenty before and fully expect the shock to take. It made an ugly noise, driver's side dropped slightly and I instantly noticed the shock oil everywhere. The oil wasn't very warm to the touch. The top cap of the shock body came off and the two pieces of the shaft were moving freely inside the spring. I personally think it was inferior/ weak shock manufacturing that fought the spring and the spring won. This failure didn't happen when I was really "driving" the truck and the shock wasn't more than a year old. Since the spring flexed in towards the frame I was able to drive it home like that.

    You know, I purposely kept my sway bar connected because I had hoped it might prevent this exact scenario from happening. Starting to think I don't need no steenkin' sway bars.
     
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  13. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:15 PM
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    You'll also notice that this shock has an inverted body when compared to the Kings, Icons, and Foxes also shown in this thread.
     
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  14. Jan 15, 2021 at 10:52 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    So, what maker shock was this? And when did this happen?
     
  15. Jan 15, 2021 at 11:01 PM
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    This was Toy tec and it happened in May 2020. I initially went with these over Kings back in 2018 because of budget concerns and good reviews on this forum.
     
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Wow, that’s a lot goin’ on there!
     

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