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Updates to best practice suspension?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tenguns, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Jun 13, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    tenguns

    tenguns [OP] New Member

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    Just looking, hasn't overland been out of the business for a number of years. There may be new products to consider from spacer lifts to the real deal. Coilovers, spring kits, links, UACs,... how's what's out there holding up? How's the new stuff doing in comparison. I'll try pull an update together but if there's an expert out there that had the goods I'm thinking the options for 4th gen - totally rad to posers, if like to hear your perspectives, experience etc.
     
  2. Jun 14, 2017 at 5:00 AM
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    Just bought dat bish
    Head Strong Off Road, talk to Marie
    ToyTec Lifts
    Wheelers Off Road
    These are my three go to that have a good range of parts, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service.
     
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  3. Aug 2, 2017 at 10:14 PM
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    Well.. I picked out all my components and got delayed two weeks on the commit. So, slight wait until wrenching.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2017 at 6:00 AM
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    What ya gettin?
     
  5. Aug 3, 2017 at 8:11 AM
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    Looks like this at the moment:

    ... tic-tock, tic-tock:

    JBA Heavy Duty UCAs
    Radflo 2.5 extended travel coilovers in 700# spring rate for the front. I have a Demello bumper and Warn 12k winch up front and I'm adding armor... 3" lift or near there is the target so I think the 700 will be better than the 650s.

    RCI Metalworks steel skid plate

    I'm not sure I'll keep my sway bar on or not.

    Out back I'm getting the Metal Tech 4Runner Stage 4 Long Travel Suspension package for the rear with the 2.0 Radflo shocks.
    • RAD-5ST 001 2E MT - Radflo 2.O" IFP Long Travel Shocks
    • MT-GSJ-2200 - Metal Tech 4x4 3" bump stop extensions
    • CRWN-FJC - Stainless steel extended brake lines
    • MT-GSJ-4025 - Metal Tech FJC/4Runner Offset Lower Links
    I have an air bag setup with auto fill pump and pressure gauge / regulator and thought I'd consider using it with the toytec superflex springs for the rear with the new set of Bilsteins I have sitting in the garage for the rear, but 1, with those Radflo's kind of progressive or preloaded springs, I'm not sure I'll need them, and 2, I've heard from friends that the Bilsteins might not take my level of abuse. I thought the ToyTec Superflex might get me more articulation and do better with the air bags when under load... but who knows.

    My funds should arrive in a week or so and it will be commit time. I guess I'll make up my mind then on the front spring rate (650 or 700#), the rear springs (radflo or toytec).

    I think that will do it for now.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2017 at 10:43 AM
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    Very nice, I await install pics.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2017 at 5:42 PM
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    So, as an update... I'll have to go a cheaper route. Today I ordered the Toytec Superflex HD springs for the back. I'll have to use the Bilsteins I have with the air bag kit, compressor combo. I'll still order the Radflo front 2.5s with 700 lb springs and skid plate but I'll have barter more expensive mods for new sonar for the boat. Decisions, Decisions.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2017 at 12:12 PM
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    I've got the JBA UCAs, rear Superflex, rear shocks and airbag kit in hand. Just waiting on the Radflos for the front and I'll be ready to wrench. Picked up a new synthetic blue winch cable for the Warn 9.5ti and installed that with a new hause to kill my patience fuse which can only be measured with a spectron microscope
     
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