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Great Weight Debate - What's really needed?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 254runner, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Nov 19, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    254runner [OP] New Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Greetings all!

    I've been scoping older threads, both here and in other forums, but haven't found a clear answer yet.

    Currently Im rocking bilstein 6112s in the front with 5100s in the rear, accompanied by 2 inch icon springs. The extra weight will be comign from -
    full length prinsu roof rack
    roam batwing awning
    full steel skids
    c4 rear swingout
    full hoop steel CBI front bumper
    and at some point a decent sized dometic and RTT during trips(everything else would stay on at all times*)

    I know with all of this added weight, I'll probably not only be saggin' but really pushing the limits on my ride's weight with it's current suspension.(275/70/17 tires for what it's worth*).

    I really don't see the need to go all out on a new suspension, as this is a mall-crawler 75% of the time(downtown Austin, Tx). I also have to keep my overall height under 6'8(this is what Im at currently). Could I simply swap out the springs and be safe? Little mechanical knowledge(growing as my T4R does for sure), so please keep the spec talk to a "auto-mechanics for dummies" version if possible haha.

    PS: Originally, I didn't plan on adding much to my build... not sure what I was thinking, haha.
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  2. Nov 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM

    WallyT4R New Member

    Aug 7, 2018
    Call Dobinson's and see if they can help you. I think they have higher capacity springs that add no height or are stock height.
    Strandskov likes this.

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