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Let's See Your Mid Travel Set-up (5th Gen)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SixthSnail, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Mar 12, 2016 at 2:47 PM
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    SixthSnail

    SixthSnail [OP] I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Hey guys. I know some people were asking me to make an informative Suspension thread. I think it would be easier to do it this way. Post a pic of your set up, and some information. Follow my example. I will try to compile it into a good list.


    Example:


    2014 SR5 Premium
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    Front:

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    Icon RR Coilovers with CDCV
    Icon Tubular UCAs
    Icon S2 Modular Secondary Shock System With Omega Bypass RR Shocks
    SS Extended Brake Lines
    Spindle Gussets

    Rear:
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    Custom CCS Coils
    Icon Omega RR Shocks
    Icon Hydraulic AirBumps
    Heavy Duty Rear Sway Bar Links


    Stage 5 Icon @RanchoRat

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  2. Mar 12, 2016 at 2:58 PM
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  3. Mar 14, 2016 at 5:19 AM
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    I like the layout! Now we just need some participation. Good job on the threads.
     
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  4. Mar 14, 2016 at 7:15 AM
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    SixthSnail [OP] I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Thanks!
     
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    What's your opinion on spacer lifts to at least get a start? @SixthSnail I don't have a ton of money for mods right now but I do take her off road quite often. We have a small rock area and deep ruts here that I seem to high center on or drag my skid plates. Just curious how you guys feel about a leveling kit instead of mid to long travel.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2016 at 2:19 PM
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    SixthSnail [OP] I have no idea what I'm doing

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    I personally hate spacer lifts. I think that in the end, you will regret it. I would say for very little money, to get adjustable bilstein 5100s and some coils for lift. You can use the stock coils on the fronts and crank them up to 2.5" and you can get a 1" lift in the back for like 150 on toytec. Then you will sit level, and be better off than a spacer lift.

    Total cost would come to like 550 and you don't really need the rear lift if you just want to level it. You can set the fronts to like 1.5" and you'll be pretty level.

    Here are the shocks you need. Look on wheelers and you can probably get a deal.

    https://bilsteinlifts.com/shop/toyo...ng-5100-rear-shocks-for-2010-2015-4runner-fj/
     
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  7. Mar 14, 2016 at 2:21 PM
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    I appreciate the information man. I'll do some more research on this setup thanks.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2016 at 2:25 PM
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    SixthSnail [OP] I have no idea what I'm doing

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    No problem. I ran that set up in my Tacoma. It is not anything compared to my set up now, but it's a cheap alternative. If you didn't go off road a lot right now, I'd say save up and buy the good stuff. You can get a fox setup with 2.5" coilovers, 2.0" rear shocks with resis and new springs for just over 1500 I think. That is a big hike from Billies though.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2016 at 2:39 PM
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    I agree with the 5100s over spacer lift. Improves the ride vs worsen
     
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    That setup is awesome!
     
  11. Mar 14, 2016 at 2:43 PM
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    Thanks! Doesn't your wife's have a mid travel setup? I need more examples!
     
  12. Mar 14, 2016 at 4:01 PM
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    Agreed spacers are crap. You will spend almost half that on spacers and the alignment and not like it after two or three trips and then try to sell the spacer kit and get 50 bucks. I have the 6112's front and long travel 5100's in the rear amazing over my buddies taco with spacers. Check out my build and you'll see it. I spent about 2200 with tires.
     
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  13. Mar 14, 2016 at 4:08 PM
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    Would you mind posting it up in the format in the OP so that I can add it to it?
     
  14. Apr 16, 2016 at 2:56 PM
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    My set up is Toytec 3" spring lift, bilstein 5100s and SPC UCA. Not sure if that qualifies as mid travel. I can post pics once uca's and shocks are installed.
     
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  15. Apr 26, 2016 at 8:32 AM
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    Anybody help get more pics in the OP! haha
     
  16. May 2, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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    I'll post up once I get my UCA and 5100s on this friday
     
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    Nice! How do you like the Trailing Arms? I'm looking to upgrade when I pay off my bumper.
     
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    I love them. Kind of that sleeper look. Give that added pop to the aesthetics when you realize they are there. Im very pleased.
     
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    Question, i'm starting to work on my Trail.

    I have the front set up already, ICON's with the CDC vale and the Tubular UCA.

    What do you all recommend for the rear..? I think I'll go with ICON as well, but how important or better yet, how much of a benefit will a Track Bar, Upper & Lower Rear Links be..? IS this a MUST have right away..?

    So far i'm thinking of 2" springs mated with 56505 Shocks. Any problems with the O.E. break-lines like the Tacoma..?
     
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    The rear track bars are worth the money for tuning the rear end travel. Adjustability is key. I have my OEM brake lines and have flexed that rear end to its limits many a time and have had zero issues.
     
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    @RanchoRat thank you, do you also have the Upper & Lowers..? What shocks are you running..?
     
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    I'm running the V.S. 2.5 remote resivoir rear shocks that came with my stage 5 kit. No aftermarket links yet.
     
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    King, Camburg, Icon, and Toytec mixture.

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    I'm in the same boat at the moment... trying to decide if I should install some used spacers I got for $35 since I spent a lot on new wheels and tires, and eventually get the 5100's. Or if I should just hold off altogether on the leveling kit until I have enough to purchase and install the Bilsteins. What did you end up going with?
     
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    How do you like your Icon piece for the track bar?
     
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    I have the lower links, not the track bar.
     
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    Ah sorry. Well for the lower links then how do you like it? I am still learning my way around the T4R's suspension for the rear.
     
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    They work well. I think they would work better if I had the uppers to match but overall, the KDSS will be the limiting factor for my rear suspension. The extra strength is nice to have.
     
  30. Feb 15, 2018 at 5:23 PM
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    How much more droop do you think you could actually get if you removed the sway bars and KDSS system?
     
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