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Any 2023 TRD Pro owners running Eibach lift springs?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by UATahoe, Jan 2, 2024.

  1. Apr 26, 2024 at 6:19 PM
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    I wouldn't mind seeing 1.5 in the back...
     
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    Stock tire size?
     
  3. Apr 27, 2024 at 7:15 PM
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    Just to keep this going... Wescotts 2" lift kit states you should run 2" springs in rear, recommending Icon (#52700) or OME (#2895) . Eibachs 2.5" front should definitely run 2" in the rear, if not more... While spring rate increase may not cause it to squat with load, lack of height seems like it will.

    Eibach, please advise.
     
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  4. Apr 28, 2024 at 5:44 PM
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    agreed 100%, which is why their change in lift kit between the 2021-2022 and 2023-2024 makes no sense to me. I believe a little rake is good.
     
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    Bummed to hear this, as I just picked up a 24 pro and was told the Eibach springs would be the way to go. Now I’m leaning Westcott.

    Just getting up to speed on all this, but the posts have been a big help. Any thoughts / recommendation for a basic entry road setup?

    I’m thinking WD 2” front kit, Dobinsons rear 1.75 - 2” coil springs (C59-505), Dobinsons billet UCAs and 285 K02s. Hoping for a good ride for a dd and a level stance able to clear the 285s w no bmc. Appreciate any advice or input!
     
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    Interested in hearing about the ride if the 2.0 WD.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2024 at 8:45 AM
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    1rst gen Pro spring set with a small 3/8 top spacer, it's smaller than the 1/2 spacer Westcott uses.
    upload_2024-4-30_10-44-10.jpg
     
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    Looks good, Stock uca?
     
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    Yup, and drives perfect with 2 deg caster, no wander at all. I was of the thinking I can always add them if it does drive any worse or wander. Why not try it and see, ya might save a pile of cash otherwise spent for nothing! I can tell NO difference in the way it drives on or off the highway, and as someone who's done hundreds of alignments, I would know.
     
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    I’ll keep you posted as I’m expecting to head down this path.

    Anyone have any feedback on the dobinsons springs / UCAs?

    Ive read good things on other posts but not necessarily matched w WD 2.0
     
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    Looks good!!
     
  12. May 1, 2024 at 5:39 PM
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    heard good things about Dobinsons in regards to reliability and not requiring as much maintenance because it's an OE style sealed ball joint.
     
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    I have actually been considering removing the from top hat spacer from the wd front end and replacing the rear spacer with 1 inch Eibach springs in the rear.

    Think this could sit fairly level and be a little stiffer in the rear for loads
     
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    He also put 275/70r17. he could fit 285/70r17 easily in there.
     
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    These new Eibach springs have been out long enough. But no one is posting yet with the both front and rears springs. Not even seeing any on Facebook. The pic I posted from Eibach is definitely too high in the front compared to my westcott.
     
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    Yeah it’s just too high in the front for me. I don’t need that much lift and it just looks off to me honestly. I also bet he ends up having alignment issues and drive issues until he gives in and gets UCAs.
     
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    Here you go, installed yesterday at Apex Overland. On the alignment rack the vehicle set perfectly level. I did change UCAs like all of you, didn’t see by it being smart to not. Stock tires so looks like missed leg day a lot. First/before next set after. IMG_1762.jpg IMG_1764.jpg IMG_1763.jpg IMG_1767.jpg IMG_1769.jpg IMG_1768.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the pictures. Is the rear spring rate higher than the oem springs? Also, have you done a measurement from center hub to fender front and back? Interesting how it compares to Westcott’s measurements. Looks good.
     
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    Thanks for the pics. Maybe it’s me, but the front looks a little too high relative to the back. The back would benefit from another 1” of lift IMO
     
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    Have not done measurements will post when I have.
     
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    Yeah I agree, about 1/2" less in the front, it may settle a bit though, mine did. Hub measurements please.
     
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    There are 100 factors that affect the pics. When I first saw it thought same thing. I drove the chase car 90 miles home and can tell you from an enthusiast and OCD patient, I liked the way it looked in the wild. Someone has to be the first to put new things on or how else will we judge. I am not one to say it’s great just because I spent money. There will also be settling. I do need to load it up and see if I get a reverse rake. If it happens full lift goes in. For $500 I was willing to take a chance. Not disappointed!
     
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    I think that worst case, you can replace your rear springs. Per the website, it’s a total 3.5” front and 1” rear vs a stock non-TRDpro model.

    I’ve been considering doing the front eibach springs w/ 2” icon rears.

    how does the new ride feel?
     
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    Definitely appreciate the pictures and honest feedback. I think it confirms a couple things for me. It’s not the lift style for me personally because I like to have some rake to my vehicles and UCAs definitely are needed. Very confusing why Eibach would actively pitch this as not needing them.
     
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    Ride is great, felt stock springs were a bit soft for my liking. Had what I felt was a lot of corner roll. Solid and planted is what I would say. I also have FJ/Taco/2 Jeeps that they are all set up the same as far as ride. This feels good.
     
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    I got the same story from Eibach and Apex Overland that the geometry wasn’t enough to require UCAs so I’m not discounting their response I just didn’t want to risk something on the edge.
     
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    What year is your 4runner? Is this the new 2.5" eibach lift springs?
     
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    2024/yes
     

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