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Help with suspension setup

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by 4TasticRunner, May 11, 2024.

  1. May 14, 2024 at 3:46 PM
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    Depending on what you go with, my point is if you use swaybar relocate you will have issues with this mount, unless you shim it or remove it. Skid or no skid.
     
  2. May 14, 2024 at 3:56 PM
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  3. May 14, 2024 at 3:58 PM
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    RCI skid plate, RCI Roof rack, 265/70/17 Ko2 C,
    this looks like its from the Fox instructions. The quality and black/white picture makes it look like its from the 60s.
     
  4. May 22, 2024 at 3:17 PM
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    RCI skid plate, RCI Roof rack, 265/70/17 Ko2 C,
    bumping this thread to share my experience with OEM suspension with 265/70r17 Ko2 C rating (air downed to 25 psi). Only had maxtraxx, large air pump, and ratchet set in the trunk.

    Went to Orosco Truck trail and, in my opinion, I definitely had to chance to test out the OEM suspension. I researched the trail on youtube and google, and thought it would be easy, but it was more technical that I expected, for a noob. This is only my 3rd trail.

    Primary objective of the trip was to have fun, learn, relax, and engage 4Lo for scheduled maintenance.

    During the trail, I ended up hitting my bump stops (I think) and skid plate, and stretching/bottoming out my suspension. I even ended up teetering on two wheels. This trail definitely tested my patience with very slow speeds, but I used this opportunity to lube up the 4Lo drivetrain.

    From this experience, I definitely need new bump stops and a more supportive suspension/shock system. Definitely felt too soft on small whoops/washboards (not sure on the terms) on the trail where i was moving left and right too much and bouncing up and down while going 5-10 mph.

    Any insight would be helpful to my initial post about which suspension to get with this experience.
    For the UCA, i changed my decision to Dirt King ball joint cause they changed their bushings to the Pro2 series.
     
  5. May 22, 2024 at 3:35 PM
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    Front Bumper: C4 Fabrication Low-Profile Bumper Warn Evo10-S Winch w/ Warn wireless adapter Extreme LED dual color light bar w/ Cali raised LED OEM style switch Bumper Cover Trimmed For Clearance Rear Bumper: 80% Off Road Rear Bash Bar *coming soon Armor: RCI Skid plate package C4 Gas tank skid RCI Rear diff skid RCI Shock Skids RSG Angled/ Plated Sliders Total Chaos Cam Tab Gussets Total Chaos Spindle Gussets Suspension: Dobinsons IMS long travel kit (Front: IMS59-50574 w/ C59-352 Springs) (Rear: IMS59-50575 w/ C59-675v Springs) Apache Off Road UCAs Apache Off Road HD Rear Links (Upper and Lower) Apache Off Road Rear Sway Bar Links Dobinsons Track Bar DuroBumps Rear Bump stops PerryParts Front Bump stops DRKDSS Track Bar Correction kit Dobinsons Diff Drop Wheels/ Tires: RRW 17x8.5 -12 RR6-H Wheels 285/75/17 Falken AT4W 1.25" SpiderTrax Spacers BMC, Pinch Weld Folded. MinWin End Caps Storage Solutions: LFD Cross-Bars Aiden James Customs Gear Plate w/ Slide Out Tables *Backordered, coming soon Rado Designs Molle storage panels and top shelf Glove Box organizer Center Console organizer Performance: Scan Gauge II for Temp Monitoring Yota Shop Diff Breather Interior: Diode Dynamics LED Interior lighting (Warm white ftw) Meso Customs Hatch lights Meso Customs Door Handle Covers Garmin Dash Cam Mini II with Dongar power solution Ram ball mount for Garmin In-Touch Mini II Scosche phone mount Misc: Nano Ceramic Tint (Including windshield and sunroof) Midland MXT575 and Ghost Antenna Cali Raised 27W Ditch Lights OVS Nomadic Awning 6.5' AVS Low Profile Vent Visor AVS Bugflector II Diode Dynamic puddle lights LasFit Reverse lights LED license plate lights Ark Splash Guards Ark Mud Flap Deletes AJT Push-To-Start Button +Midland handheld GMRS radios, Baofeng UV-5R Ham radio, recovery gear, water purification system, lifeboat food rations, trauma kit, fire extinguisher and fire starting kit stay on board.
    These UCA's?
    https://dirtking.com/collections/4runner/products/bushing-upper-control-arms-dk-812902

    For suspension my vote still goes to Dobinsons IMS. Extended travel version if your budget can swing it (trailing arms are necessary.)
    MRR extended travel if you're a baller and wheel a lot. :cool:
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2024 at 11:42 AM
  6. May 22, 2024 at 3:42 PM
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    RCI skid plate, RCI Roof rack, 265/70/17 Ko2 C,
    Nope, these
    https://dirtking.com/collections/4runner/products/ball-joint-upper-control-arms-dk-812991

    I like MRRs and i think they would provide better specs for my needs compared to other 2.5 race shocks, but i dont like the routing and mounting method of the MRRs.
     
  7. May 22, 2024 at 3:45 PM
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    Mounting the MRR's reservoir can be a little tricky but I'd rather have too much hose than not enough.
    I went IMS long travel and I'm super happy with them.
     

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