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Lift with 3rd Generation Tacoma Coils and Shocks

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by Libagui, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Sep 7, 2019 at 8:45 PM
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    Libagui

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    I just bought this set of shocks and coils in Tacomaworld. Will pair rear shocks with Bilsteins B12 coils SKU 36-2817. I expect to get 2" to 2-1/2" lift front, and 1.8" to 2" rear.
    Tacoma 4 corner $ 325.00
    Rear Bilsteins B12, $208.00
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    This are the rear coils that I've selected. Pending to buy.
    Screenshot_20190907-233321.jpg
     
  2. Sep 13, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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  3. Sep 13, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    If it were me.....I would hold off on the rear springs. Install the shocks and see where you are at up front.

    also I can't be quite sure but i think this is going to change how your 4runner rides as the shocks look to be from an off road model and the springs could very well be progressive
     
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  4. Sep 13, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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  5. Sep 13, 2019 at 12:15 PM
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    Yes, they are from a 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road.
    I was thinking same as you, regarding doing the front and see how it looks, since this 4runner has a lot of rake.
     
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  6. Sep 13, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    Are the eyelets in the front shocks the same size on a 4th gen 4Runner as a 3rd gen Taco? Might need to press in some new bushings if not.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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    As per my research, only the rear shocks need new bushings. Fronts are plug and play.
     
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  8. Sep 13, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    Tacoma OR front and rears, FJ coils.
    I can confirm this, I have 18 trd or front and rears on with fj coils. The front is direct the rear requires 9.8108G 3/4 eye bushing. Easy install and better than stock but mine still has a little sway to it! Curious as to how the billies work in the rear!
     
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    The sway could be from the progressive coils. or that you dont have the rear matching shocks?

    You could see if there are some SR5 coils available from a third gen Tacoma. I know the 2016 Tacoma I traded in had linear springs. That is if it doesn't quite feel the same after adding the rear shocks
     
  10. Sep 14, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    Tacoma OR front and rears, FJ coils.
    The rear Tacoma shocks don’t handle the rear weight of the 4runner very well which is why it happens. It was a huge improvement from the worn out xreas but not quite as nice as Toytec or more expensive setup
     
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  11. Oct 27, 2019 at 10:54 AM
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    Can you share a picture of your ride?. I'll like to see how it looks like With this setup
     
  12. Oct 28, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    Finally, today I changed front coil over.
    Measurement before and after:
    FRONT LEFT
    ( ground to fender)
    Before 32-3/8 after 34-7/8
    Center to fender
    Before 18-1/4 after 20-3/4
    FRONT RIGHT
    ( Ground to fender)
    Before 32-1/2 after 35
    Center to fender
    Before 18-1/8 after 20-5/8

    Total lift is 2-1/2"

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  13. Nov 17, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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    How’s the ride comfort?
     
  14. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    Just received Bilsteins 36-281817 rear coils. Preparing for a fun Saturday.
    Also got 1/4" and 1/2" thick spacer to level the front and get 1/2" average additional lift.

    IMG_20200325_184844467.jpg

    This is how she is sitting now
    IMG_20200325_195258700.jpg
     
  15. Mar 29, 2020 at 2:48 PM
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    Finally Bilsteins B12 36-281817 are in. Could not change the shocks due to not being able to change the bushings. Ride feels a little firmer than OEM.
    BeforeIMG_20200325_195258700.jpg

    After

    IMG_20200329_165656758.jpg

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    IMG_20200329_151935481.jpg
     
  16. Mar 30, 2020 at 7:10 AM
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    Mostly OEM like. A little firmer.
     
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  17. Mar 30, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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    That’s pretty high quality manufacturing! They say 1” and it measures 1”. I’m impressed.
     

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