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2018 Lift kit recommendations with KDSS

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Wheeling Gman, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Sep 25, 2018 at 4:11 PM
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    Wheeling Gman

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    Hello I just bought a 2018 TRD ORP with KDSS. I am mostly going to drive the rig on the street and will be doing some moderate and medium offroading. I don't want it be too stiff and still maintain good onroad handling while improving the offroad handling. I have seen kits from Old man Emu, King, ICON and Toytec. What do you recommend? I'm sure this has been discussed before :). Also prefer to do a suspension lift and not spacers.
     
  2. Sep 25, 2018 at 5:01 PM
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    This is like asking for recommendations on beer. Everyone is going to have their own opinions and recommendations.

    I have OME and I prefer the harsher ride from it and I have zero experience with Fox, King, Toytec, and I won’t use Icon.
     
  3. Sep 25, 2018 at 5:39 PM
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    ruiz4251

    ruiz4251 "but it was funny huh?"

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    I like all beer...mostly.
    I run icon.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2018 at 7:48 PM
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    Not all beer is the same. Some is great like craft beers and others are crap like Bud and Miller. I am trying to rule out the Bud and Miller's of the suspension world. How do you like the Icon and how is the ride?
     
  5. Sep 25, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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    Dark Knight Get off my lawn

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    Icon is shit. It is harsh on small bumps like bridge abutments.

    Kings however are butter on everything.

    I like keystone light.
     
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    ruiz4251 "but it was funny huh?"

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    must have locked out on mine then, cause the ride is smooth. it's all personal preference bud. you can part things out to get that craft suspension you like. king uca fox shocks toy springs. I personally like a tight firm suspension hence the icon as far as harsh....not sure bout that. to each their own I guess
     
  7. Sep 25, 2018 at 8:49 PM
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    Correct
     
  8. Sep 25, 2018 at 9:12 PM
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    2018 4Runner ORP W/KDSS - ADS coil overs, ADS remote resi rear shocks, Total Chaos UCA's, Icon 2' rear springs, Nitto Ridge Grapplers, FN FX PRO wheels, AVID rock sliders, RCI Aluminum front skid, Bussman Fuse/Relay module, Canvas backs, Accessorides remote start, Rago Mole Panels, HID low beams, LED high beams, Morimoto XB fogs, Ceramic window tint, Ecotechne roof rack,
    I ran Icon on my Tacoma, and they are ok. Both my rear shocks blew the seal after just 4 years, and that’s with very light 4wheelin. I am running ADS on my 4Runner, and there is no comparison. The ride is amazing, very smooth yet firm. And awesome on the trails.
     
  9. Sep 26, 2018 at 6:51 AM
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    I have a Toytec Ultimate. Can't really recommend it because I haven't tried anything else. Works good and much better ride than a Rubicon.

    Bill
     
  10. Sep 26, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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    I appreciate the responses. I don't have any buddies with 4runners (only Jeeps) to see how their ride is. I am looking to not go any stiffer than stock for the road. If I need to beat the crap out of my kidneys I'll take my 1979 CJ5 out on the trial :).
     
  11. Sep 27, 2018 at 1:37 AM
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  12. Oct 4, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    This is what I have gathered so for. Fox, King and ADS are very similar as far as ride. Icon is stiffer and better for high speed off roading. I'm not sure how stiff or smooth Toytec is but it seems they are between Icon and Fox/King.
     
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