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Eibach PRO TRUCK Sport leveling shock initial review...

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Oey12, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Apr 1, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    Thanks very. Onward and upward
     
  2. Apr 1, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    Best of luck! Let us know how it goes and post some before/after pics.

    I think you'll be happy with the way the Eibach shocks ride. They do a really good job on and offroad.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Hey Folks
    is there a valid reason why one should use the full kit (including springs) instead of just shocks and stock springs?
    just wondering why Eibach supply the full kit.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    I do not have experience in this myself with Eibach, but everything I've seen suggests that their springs create a much more stable ride. In fact, some folks do nothing but add the Eibach springs to stock struts for this effect.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    The Eibach springs that come with the Pro Truck kit give you 2.75" of lift and it's the coil adding the lift.

    When you use your stock coils and the adjustable Eibach shocks together, you're able to move the bottom of the spring perch up to achieve lift.

    You will get a better ride when the coil is providing the lift, but the adjustable shocks with a stock coil feel good as well (I run a stock coil and Eibach shocks set at 1.6" currently).

    Some people don't want 2.75" of lift, so that's one reason not to get the Pro Truck Kit coils. But with the adjustable shocks and your stock coil, you can set it at 0", 0.8", 1.6" or 2.5" of lift........so you have more adjustability.

    I eventually want to get away from the spring perch lift and do so with taller coils, but I don't want to go all the way to 2.75". For this reason, I plan to go with some Dobinson's coils in the future. I'll set my Eibach shocks to 0" and add a 1.5" or 1.75" lift coil and improve the ride even more!
     
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  6. Apr 2, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    Thanks Guys.
    clearer and clearer:)

    so, for 1.6" on the front, there is (almost) no point in rear mods?

    and, is there any beneficial/mechanical reason why one would just use 1.5" spacers to achieve the same outcomes?
     
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  7. Apr 2, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    If you want a level truck, then no need to mod the rear. But if you like factory rake, then you would want to lift the rear.

    Spacers are fine and will do the job of lifting the truck, but I'd never recommend them because they are the cheapest solution to lift and will not give you any on or offroad performance benefits other than tire clearance.

    But you can improve ride quality with good coils and shocks and it's really not that expensive to do properly........unless you go the coilover route.
     
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  8. Apr 2, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    great thanks. i'll do the front @ 1.6" first
     
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    Saved for later … Thanks !
     
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    Resurrecting this thread due to wanting to pick up the front of my '19 TRD OR, and am very interested in this review of the Eibach shocks, thanks for that @Oey12.

    One question I have is where would the KDSS figure in all this - help, hinder? Anyone with Eibachs with KDSS?
     
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  11. Dec 1, 2019 at 5:56 AM
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    I’m also looking at this mod. Is everyone still happy with the outcome a few months later? I was thinking 1.6 upfront and .8 in the rear with stock springs. Any pics out there with this setup? I am ok with a small rake. It’s the ride & the nose dip I want to improve. Also, anyone tow with this mod? Does it squat as much? Thanks!
     
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  12. Dec 1, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    The rear shocks are not adjustable but you can get a 1/2 rear coil spacer which would look perfect with with 1.6 front lift. This is preference but I prefer the .8 setting with stock rear suspension. And the reason I say this is because the truck is almost level when I fill the rear storage area up with typical kid stuff (full tank of gas as well). I have airbags and even with those there is a decent amount of sag when my trailer is attached...8A793528-4195-4A03-8EC0-E96445C4652D.jpg
    This photo is with about 80 pounds of gear in the rear deck and a light tongue weight. I usually put about 20 PSI in the bags.
     
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    And I also forgot to add that the ride is still great after 15k. I think Eibach did a awesome job matching the valving to stock coil springs. The nose diving and body roll has been greatly reduced.
     
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  14. Dec 1, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    Still love my Eibach front shocks. I'm probably close to 18,000 miles with them and enjoy the ride every day.

    Mine are set at 1.6" in front with stock rear, but I don't carry much weight in the back so I don't get any sagging.
     
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    Is the photo in your sig with the 1.6 installed?
     
  16. Dec 1, 2019 at 12:18 PM
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    Yes. When measuring center of hub to bottom of fender, my truck still sits 1/4" higher in the rear on this setting. I'm also running 285/70/17 on Offroad wheels. Caster set at 4* and I've done the fender liner mod. No rubbing at any time.
     

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