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What parts do I need?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4runningMan, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Aug 12, 2019 at 6:11 PM
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    4runningMan

    4runningMan [OP] New Member

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    Hey, crew. We are replacing the stock suspension in my buddy's 2008 T4R with the KYB coilovers (no lift).

    I've never done a suspension swap before so this is all new to me. What other suspension parts should be replaced right now, since we already will have it taken apart?

    Are there any other parts we need in addition to just the coilovers and rear shocks?

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  2. Aug 12, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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    4Runner fun

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    I would say any bushing.
    Especially sway bar (rear also if applicable).
    Any piece of rubber that looks deteriorated.
    How is the steering stabilizer?
    I don't know '08 4runners.
    I just know general maintenance.
    Also, check ball (& axle if 4x4) joints, tie rods etc...
    That is a start.
    I know more intelligent people will chime in!
    This is my unseen assessment.
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    4runningMan

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    Another question- was gonna go with these Monroe springs for rear but it says "with rear air suspension".

    What does that mean?

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  4. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:09 AM
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    nimby

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    Maybe it's referring to air bags?? Air bags sit in the coils and are designed to prevent rear end sag while carrying/towing heavier loads.

    You probably don't need new coils anyways. They are typically a lifetime part.

    If you replace the shocks only and leave the stock coils, you will notice a big improvement. Also replace the bushings like 4Runner fun mentioned and it will tighten things up nicely.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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    4runningMan

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    New suspension installed and we’re disappointed. KYB front coilovers and new oem rear springs.

    here’s the deal. Everything I read about the KYB fronts said, if anything, the front might come up a little bit. But we are now 3/4” lower in front than we were with the old OEM parts. And a half inch higher in the rear with the new oem springs.

    and now we’re sitting with an insane amount of rake. Like 4”. Stumped.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    Make sure the rear springs are completely seated in the perch.

    And if its coilovers in the front maybe you just have them at the wrong setting.
     
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