1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Suspension Performance Question

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by a.wilson013, May 18, 2014.

  1. May 18, 2014 at 6:09 PM
    #1
    a.wilson013

    a.wilson013 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2014
    Member:
    #134
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Vehicle:
    1999 IJM Highlander
    Lifted, Locked, Supercharged, Etc.
    Alignment is done every few months... It's aligned.

    I am curious what I need to do to make my 4Runner able to handle washboards better than it can now.

    Currently with the BOSS Coilovers (550 lb), OME 890's, and Bilstein 5125's, and 285/70/17 Duratracs, I cannot go over washboards faster than 5-10mph without losing a couple teeth, and nearly flying off of the road. Even around corners on the freeway if I hit a series of potholes or just a rough section of road it feels like I may hop off the road.

    I need this to not be the case.

    What do I need to replace in order to fix this? Is it the coilovers? The springs/shocks in the rear?

    Any help appreciated...

    Alex
     
  2. May 19, 2014 at 4:47 PM
    #2
    YotaDan

    YotaDan New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2014
    Member:
    #68
    Messages:
    162
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    YotaDan
    Grants Pass
    If you can lower the ride height up front some, that will help. Part of the problem is that the tires you're running are probably a load range E and have very stiff sidewalls. Try lowering the tire pressure some. The rear springs you have are a good spring rate, and the 5125s are about as good as you can get unless you want to jump up to a 2.5" Diameter shock.
     
To Top