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Dobinsons VS Toytec

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JBTRD, May 27, 2018.

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Dobinsons or Toytec Boss

  1. Dobinsons

    77.8%
  2. Toytec Boss

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  1. May 27, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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    JBTRD

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    I figured i would make a new thread for this, so if anyone was torn with this question later down the road they would not have to dig through other thoughts and questions of another thread. Also i need some thoughts sooner than later, due to im taking a road trip in the end of June and need a new setup before then.

    So as stated above:

    Dobinsons 3” with heavy duty front coils or Toytec Boss 3” with 700lb front coils?

    Also are the Spc adjustable UCAs maintmence free, i dont like the uniballs being a hasel and skeaking, too many flashbacks with that.

    Also to answer a question i know that will be asked and helps out the answers to some: my use for the truck is a daily driver, with mild to medium offroading, nothing extreme like rock crawling.
     
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  2. May 29, 2018 at 9:23 AM
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    Anyone? I need to order a kit this week.
     
  3. May 29, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    I fixed the spelling of the product names. Hopefully someone chimes in...
     
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  4. May 29, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    Thanks, im a math and physics major, spelling and grammar has never been on my side lol.
     
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    to be honest, Ive never heard of Dobinsons, go with Toytec. Ive had them on 2 rigs and now my 2007, 100% happy with everything.
     
  6. May 29, 2018 at 6:21 PM
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    As far as I can tell Dobinsons are more comparable to OME than coilovers. Everything I have read seems to be positive. They seem relatively maintenance free compared to coilovers. I think the Dobinsons kit is more geared for slow flexy travel and the toytec is more on the high speed desert end. Could be wrong, but that is what I have gathered so far. I am debating between Dobinsons and OME personally.
     
  7. May 29, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    Dobinsons is huge over on T4r.org. By all reports it is good stuff with good support.
     
  8. May 29, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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    Yea i have read through all of the forums there, Dobinsons are really close by to me and i can pick up the set and not have to worry about shipping, and get them next day. A friend of mine recommended them to me after lifting his lexus gx.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    If you're still around, would you please comment on what happened with your suspension experience and what you chose? Also, did you do the UCAs? How did that go and what kind did you buy?
    Thanks.
    Dave
     
  10. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:54 PM
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    I went with Toytech Boss with HD 700lb front coils and SPC UCAs. I have no complaints on any of it. Ive given the suspension a good beating on a torn up logging road with tons of stumps and drainage ditches in the road. I decided on the Toytech because I got adjustable coils for the same price as Dobisons with no adjustability, and I plan on adding more weight over time so I liked the fact I can adjust accordingly. I like the ride and the nose dive and body roll are gone and I can put an ice chest in the trunk without any sag. Both companies were very nice and answered all my questions. I know people with Dobinisons and they have nothing bad to say about them, and if I were to do it again I would still be 50/50 on both brands. On the UCA's I highly recommended the SPCs. IMO it gives the 4Runner really nice handling along with a proper alignment. The highway jitters are gone when I ran a lift with stock UCA's.
     
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    @Firstoneman I know a cyclone just hit Mozambique - hope you are doing ok!
     
  12. Mar 18, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    Thank you for asking. We are located far south out of the zone so we're ok (though at this very moment a potent thunderstorm is rolling thru and power is gone). Where the cyclone made landfall we have lots of friends (some we know are ok for the time being) and we are praying/hoping none who are in rural areas are harmed...but we just don't know and may not know for another week or more. There is another +/-meter of rain forecast to fall this week in that region. I have no idea how bad it will get. But since the initial rainfall with cyclone was half a meter...it's probably going to get VERY BAD!! In one area, overnight, the flooding raised additional 3-4 meters...that's a lot of water on top of almost 2 meters flooding. Rescue crews reported needing to break and sleep last night and returned immediately to the last zone they were covering and people who had previously been safe could not be found due to the rise in flood water. This is very difficult on these people...wondering if they should have made one more trip...but realizing if they had their state of mind may have caused them to also perish. It's a very sad and gut-wrenching thing to go through. Hope it's ok to have written it all out...but it's completely occupying the minds of most people here.
     
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    It's absolutely ok - definitely hoping for the best for everyone involved. Glad at least to hear that you are doing ok.

    A meter in a week is insane, if that happened here in the desert the entire world would wash away. And yeah, I think as a first responder or rescue worker you will always be presented with situations that will have you second guessing yourself.. Hopefully they are able to balance those second guesses against the clear and obvious good they are doing.

    Glad you and yours are ok. With some of the other recent world events I think these storms are being under reported here.
     
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