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Dobinsons 5th Gen 4Runner Suspension options

Discussion in 'Exit Offroad' started by Crikeymike, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. Jun 8, 2022 at 6:12 AM
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    BobbyB

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    Hi Mike,
    A couple of weeks ago, I installed the Dobinsins 302 and 599 springs on my 2021 OR along with Bilstein 5100's with the front set at OEM height. As others have experienced, I've got about 1/2" less lift on the drivers side than the passenger side both front and rear. I'm considering ordering the Dobinsons spacers to level it out and want to make sure I order the right parts so asking if you can advise which ones I should get. Also, asking if leveling is really necessary from a performance and reliability perspective as the lean doesn't really bother me. If I leave as is, are there any negative consequences down the road?

    Thanks,
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  2. Jun 8, 2022 at 7:55 AM
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    Crikeymike

    Crikeymike [OP] Exit Offroad, Dobinsons Specialist Vendor

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    Hey Bob,

    You'd just need to order 1 of each of these:
    https://exitoffroad.com/product/dob...-spacer-for-4runner-tacoma-fj-hilux-gx-prado/
    https://exitoffroad.com/product/dob...gen-fj-cruiser-prado-120-150-lexus-gx470-460/

    There are no negatives, since they're not thick and don't restrict the performance at all.

    Leveling is only a visual thing. These trucks are not level from the factory, but when lifted, they show the difference more easily.

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  3. Jun 9, 2022 at 1:48 AM
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    Mike,

    Thanks for the quick reply! Much appreciated…

    Cheers,
    Bob
     
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  4. Jun 16, 2022 at 8:58 AM
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    Quick question... are the gs series shocks and struts comparable to eibach and bilsteins 5100, or are the values completely different.....

    Do they ride smoother or harsher compared to eibach?

    Also whats the compressed measurement on the gs59-574 front struts?
     
  5. Jun 16, 2022 at 9:09 AM
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    Crikeymike

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    The GS are twin tubes, the others you listed are monotubes, so different types of shocks (like comparing gas to diesel). GS will be softer and more comfortable as they're low pressure shocks.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2022 at 9:11 AM
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    I knew there was differences... thanks man
     
  7. Jun 16, 2022 at 9:23 AM
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    Crikeymike

    Crikeymike [OP] Exit Offroad, Dobinsons Specialist Vendor

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    575mm extended, 430mm compressed
     
  8. Jun 21, 2022 at 4:57 PM
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    Thanks, im looking into the gs long travel. I currently have eibach struts im not sold on them. I think thy are kinda harsh. Im looking for more of a plush ride quality. Something comfortable on bumpy roads
     
  9. Jun 22, 2022 at 6:28 AM
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    Crikeymike

    Crikeymike [OP] Exit Offroad, Dobinsons Specialist Vendor

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    I haven't been in a vehicle with the Eibach's, but I heard they ride better than 5100's. I've not had anyone ever say the Dobinsons twin tubes are harsh in any conditions.
     
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