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Lab-Roamer
04-13-2011, 06:17 PM
Wasn't sure where to put this.

Anybody have a Suspension they would recommend? Mine is shot so I have to buy new everything and I want to do it right the first time. I'm also looking to lift it 2"'s.

Thanks
L-R

scothill
04-13-2011, 07:02 PM
Check out Expedition Portal or Tacoma World it is really going to depend on what you want to do. It seems that the consenus is for good reliable, not to expensive most swear by Old Man Emu or Bilstens

Take-a-knee
04-13-2011, 07:54 PM
I'd use a one-inch body lift and use a one inch drop spacer on the front diff. You could just use longer shackles on the rear springs.

http://www.nbcanoe.com/index.php?main_page=product_noadd_info&products_id=639

http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/DiffDrop.shtml

Look around this guy's (Roger's) site, it is a gold mine of toyota info.

Be advised if you are going to run 33's, you'll need to re-ring the diffs.

berntboater
04-14-2011, 06:42 AM
Old Man Emu.

http://www.rocky-road.com/.

elmbow
04-14-2011, 07:15 AM
Old Man Emu.

http://www.rocky-road.com/.

Bernboater got it. If it's Toyota, Old Man Emu (OME) is what you're after. High quality, made for Yotes and reasonably priced. I did their kits on two LandCruisers, highly recommend.

Can't speak to Bernt's link for buying, OME is available lots of places.

http://www.arbusa.com/uploads/PDF/accessorizeYourRig/toyotaTacoma.pdf

We did a DIYourselfer 2" OME complete kit on my son's 98 Tacoma, Pieco o cake. A shop will charge a few hundred bucks.

Go here for a zillion forum threads on doing it: http://forum.ih8mud.com/searchresults.php?cx=partner-pub-1374792761471075%3Ah31w3ml6z7y&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=tacoma+old+man+emu&sa=%27MUDSearch&siteurl=forum.ih8mud.com%2F#1023

Scoutin' Wyo
04-14-2011, 08:55 AM
I had skyjacker 3" struts on my tundra and didn't care for them. I later upgraded to Bilstein 5100 2.5" struts and LOVED them. I also installed a differential drop and Camburg upper control arms with uni-ball joints. The stock upper ball joints wont last long with any lift. I'd stay away from the space lifts, they put the stock suspension geometry out of whack, while the new struts will retain the stock geometry. Also, beware you may be replacing CV boots more frequently. Mine ate porche 927 cv boots every 12 months. I got really good at replacing them.

Try here for your needs. http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/toyota.htm I had great luck with them. Also, try http://www.kartek.com/Product/Suspension/Camburg/Camburg.html Ask for "BAJA Mike", he's a stand up guy.

berntboater
04-15-2011, 07:33 AM
Elmbow-you should check them out. They are in your neck of the woods, outside SLC anyhow.

elmbow
04-15-2011, 08:10 AM
Elmbow-you should check them out. They are in your neck of the woods, outside SLC anyhow.

Just did Bernt, thanks. They're up in Heber east of Provo and they look like a great outfit to do business with and involved with ethical land use issues too, a good counterbalance to all those radical backpacking granola types that we have a plethora of on the Wasatch front:) Thanks for the heads up, although these days I drive a Ford truck and everyone knows that you NEVER take them off the pavement!

berntboater
04-16-2011, 09:12 AM
Just did Bernt, thanks. They're up in Heber east of Provo and they look like a great outfit to do business with and involved with ethical land use issues too, a good counterbalance to all those radical backpacking granola types that we have a plethora of on the Wasatch front:) Thanks for the heads up, although these days I drive a Ford truck and everyone knows that you NEVER take them off the pavement!

And for you Colorado guy's....
http://www.sleeoffroad.com/