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So what suspension are you running

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by frogger, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Jul 19, 2016 at 10:28 PM
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    frogger

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    I've been wanting to lift my 08 mild though like 2-3 in. Any advise on good kits? Brands? Etc..
     
  2. Jul 19, 2016 at 10:42 PM
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    matluth

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    All about $$$ and where you plan on taking your Tundra. I have the Old Man Emu coil overs/rear shocks that I got from ToyTec. More than good enough for my use and within my budget. Some folks use spacers to get a mild lift. Fine if you don't off road a lot or ever. There are so many brands. You will get a lot of responses here. I recommend calling ToyTec. They are locted here in CO. Experts on Toyota suspensions for all budgets. Give them a call, tell them your budget, what you are looking for as lift. They won't sell you something you don't need. They will recommend what you want for your use. Here is their info:https://www.toyteclifts.com/
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2016 at 10:49 PM
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    Fox 2.5 coilovers w/ remote resi's and fox 2.5 triple bypasses up front with the Mazzulla Long travel kit. It only lifted my truck about 3 inches technically....
     
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  4. Jul 19, 2016 at 11:06 PM
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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Yeah, that's a mild 3" setup. You're one of guys here that's doing some serious Sh*t with your Tundra suspension. I can't imagine how good the ride is. You can actually haul some serious ass at a fast clip without breaking something. (I guess if you get too much air something can always break. heh heh) I can't wait to see when you are done. Off road mag cover shots for sure.
     
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  5. Jul 19, 2016 at 11:15 PM
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    Its a conservative 3 inch lift ;)
    The ride is absolutely incredible. Hands down, i've never rode in anything as smooth as this in any facet.
    I'm certain I'll break something very soon! haha
    OOOOH there's a goal! That would be pretty cool for the truck to be on the cover of a magazine! #lifegoals
     
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  6. Jul 19, 2016 at 11:26 PM
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    Kings all the way around!
     
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  7. Jul 19, 2016 at 11:26 PM
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    A good example is my OME's. This past weekend I was able to reasonably go at a fairly good clip trying to keep up with this FJ that I stupidly let go ahead of me on the Kingston Peak JP trail. Stupidly because I instantly had to eat his dust. I was able to keep up until I hit a 2' bump (for lack of better words) that I didn't see because of the dust and my front end got a little air. Not much air, but enough to slam down pretty hard. I stopped and took a look and all was good. Nothing bent or broken. The OME's aren't built for a lot of that kind of shit. I know my limits. I slowed a little after that incident :cookiemonster:. I may upgrade again at some point in a few years. All about $$$

    That being said, the OME's are apparently pretty tough. I don't plan on doing the the air born thing again. At least not on purpose. The ride was great though. Way different than OEM KYB's/TRD 4600's. The new Bilstein C/O setup looks to be real good too. Either setups are worth the money unless you want to go full monty and go for Fox's or King rebuildables which can add up $$ quickly.
     
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  8. Jul 20, 2016 at 5:42 AM
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    Those bad boy's cost a lil jack
     
  9. Jul 20, 2016 at 5:48 AM
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    The last good place we had for trails shut down due to neighbors on the damn street (that is in the middle of nowhere) complaining because of "mud on the street on the weekends", from guys leaving was a place called "Dirty Turtle". I just normally go off in the woods now a days on my dad's land
     
  10. Jul 20, 2016 at 5:53 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    I just purchased the Bilstein 6112 front shock/spring kit and the rear 5160 Bilstein shocks. Look into that.
     
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  11. Jul 20, 2016 at 6:01 AM
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    Thanks I will look into that. Are you happy with the set up? How many inch lift?
     
  12. Jul 20, 2016 at 6:45 AM
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    ColoradoTJ Calm your tits

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    Not sure yet if I like it yet. Should be here next Monday.

    Everything I have read and talked to people said it it a 100% improvement.

    Lift is up to 2.5
     
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