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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. Jan 21, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    Diezel

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    Has anyone used the Eibach Pro adjustable shocks with OE springs in the front with the Eibach Pro shocks & Pro springs in the rear?

    My goal is to get a 1.6” lift up front & 1” lift in the rear. I don’t mind a little rake.

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  2. Jan 22, 2020 at 4:40 AM
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    I have the full Eibach Pro Truck lift kit on my 4Runner. Bought it from Tire Rack ($748 w/ free shipping) in July of 2019. A shop in Springfield, MO - BKS Trucks installed it for $475. I love it - removed the body sway and nose dive on braking. Supports my winch and bumper + sliders and skids. Comfortable riding on my mile long muddy, rocky, private road.

    I took my 4Runner on some extreme hilly, rocky, muddy trails in the Ozark National Forest in October - the suspension worked just fine.

    Only complaint which I believe applies to all suspension lifts - towing my boat 1000 miles from MN to MO I had good bit of rear end sag. The fix for that is to add airbags to the rear springs. For local towing, couple miles to the lake and back, there's really no sag.



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  3. Jan 22, 2020 at 4:57 AM
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    Looks great!

    Can you share the tire size along w/ some more pics? Thanks!
     
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  4. Jan 22, 2020 at 5:37 AM
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    Sure.

    Those are P rated Falken Wildpeak AT3W 265/70R17. I had Falkens put on the same day I bought it. Also have Falkens on my Nissan Frontier.
    1st mod on my 4Runner other than the tires was a TRD Skid plate and Warn Winch / Winch bumper (200lbs combined) so heavier springs than stock were a must.

    Crappy little video of me doing a water crossing in the Ozarks National Forest:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRZadwzYX5Q

    Brown pics are from Sunday. Pics are newest to oldest.

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    LFD Cross Bars.jpg

    Pic with Shrockworks rock sliders and Caliraised light bar.
    Shrockworks Sliders 2.jpg

    Lift, tires, Trd Skid, and winch/bumper only (no sliders / light bar):
    Eibach 2.jpg

    Lift, tires, Trd Skid, and winch / bumper only:
    Eibach 1.jpg

    No lift - winch, TRD skid, bumper, nerf bars removed - note the front end sag.
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    Day 1 home from the dealer after getting tires put on.
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  5. Jan 23, 2020 at 5:30 AM
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    2 more pics...

    Ozark National Forest:
    ONF1.jpg
    Aftermath:
    Safe at the Ozark Inn Motel.jpg
     
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  6. Jan 23, 2020 at 6:50 AM
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    Looks great. I like that you lifted it and kept the stock size tires, which would be my preference. Does your 4R have KDSS?
     
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  7. Jan 23, 2020 at 7:51 AM
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    Mine doesn't have KDSS but pretty sure the Eibach kit works with KDSS.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2020 at 8:13 AM
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    The Rear 5100's allow for up to a 2" lift
     
  9. Jan 23, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    Read some complaints on Bilsteins being stiff / rough riding. That said, I just put 4 Bilstein 5100's on my Nissan Frontier 2 weeks ago in addition to a PRG spacer lift.

    Spent hours on the other board looking at Dobinson spring / shock combos. That ugly 1980's teal color turned me off. The Eibach has an adjustable front and more or less one size fits all. If looking at buying the full Eibach kit, I'd wait for their new adjustable rear to come out in the next couple of weeks.
     
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    Pretty sure you can get the Dobinsons in black. Just have to order them.
     
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    @DRobs your ride looks great ,
    i have question so you are using the whole Eibach pro kit with the springs and also what did you set the front at 1.6? what is the difference between using the OEM spring to Eibach
    i just want a more leveled Rig than lifted one thanks
     
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    Thanks for the additional pics - looks great!!
     
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    spring rates are 660 lb/in. front and 205 lb/in rear.
     
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  14. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:51 PM
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    @Oey12, last update was December 2019...anything new to add or report? Also, do you still feel the next setting up would work ok? I'm just so paranoid about a reverse rake, but would like the front end up, with a bit of rake.
     
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  15. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:29 PM
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    Nothing different to report, they have been set it and forget it. I honestly can’t find any cons really. Maybe it rides a little stiffer than stock...I think they are perfect. Best suspension mod I have done on a truck. As far as rake is concerned that is going to be a personal preference. I didn’t want a leveled truck due to towing and filling my cargo area. The one inch setting is noticeable especially with stock tires but obviously the next setting is much more noticeable. I love my setup but stock highway tires look a little small. I am planning to go to a 255/75R17 soon.
     
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    So taller, but a bit narrower?
     
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    Eibach Pro Sport leveling shocks, Firestone airbags, and Baja Design fog lights...
    Yes sir... It’s like upsizing without all the weight penalty...in my mind at least. The Continental Terrain Contact ATs are a front runner for me due to their excellent rain and dry traction reviews. And they make the trusty Michelin LTX Defenders in that size as well if I decide to run them again. A slightly narrower tire should give me better performance in the rain and snow. Tirerack tested them and said they are a great tire however their winter performance is so so. But every other user and commercial review state the exact opposite. They are also cheaper than stock size in that particular model as well.

    EDIT: I am not 100% sold on that size yet. I put 265/70r17s (1 upsize from stock 265/65r17) on my 2nd gen Tacoma and it seemed my ABS and Traction control became more sensitive. I used to hand calculate my gas mileage and it went down but 1 mpg. Interesting enough I went from a Nitto Terra Grappler (42 pounds) to the larger Michelin Ltx Defender (39 pounds) so in theory I should have gotten better mileage...definitely NOT the case in my experience with 90% highway.

    Not that I have ANY need for an aggressive All Terrain...those General ATXs seems be be getting above average ratings for road use including rain and handling.

    Pretty damn tempting...
     
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  18. Feb 13, 2020 at 1:33 PM
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    According to Eibach, these are coming out in a couple of months.

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    Adjustable rear set-up comes out in roughly 1 month.

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