Suspension feels like a Dodge

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by taco with salsa, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. taco with salsa

    taco with salsa New Member

    I installed a Toytec 3” coil over front shocks and strut. Adjusted about half way for tire clearance on Fender flares. Still slight rub in reverse. New SPC UCA. I also replaced out all the front end moving parts -ball joints,tyrods, strut stabilizers etc. Added 2” blocks in the back with Bilstein shocks. Have 33” BF Goodrich AT for rubber on 17” rims. Also installed Fab 4 front and rear bumpers so there’s a bit more weight. If I hit any type of bump it hits hard. Feel it through out the truck. Feels like the drive/ suspension on my 1 ton Dodge. The mod shop told me it’s because of the big tires and more weight when tire is coming down after a bump on asphalt. Any other suggestions that I can do to front end or ideas as I had a smoother ride with smaller tires and coil spacer lift. Thanks
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    What PSI are you running?
  4. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    What springs did you get?
    I'm on my 3rd set of Toytecs, they all felt very stiff for the first week or 2, depending on how much off-road activity they get.
    Were they not pre-adjusted for 2-3" lift? The only adjustments I've had to do was compensate for extra weight and take out the taco-lean...
  5. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    I also have the full Toytec Boss kit (red springs over struts). Have 18" wheels with Nitto Terra Grappler 32 1/2" tires. Rear add-a-leaf and Toytec shocks. The ride was very harsh for the first few hundred miles but has softened up. The problem is my tires. They are 10 ply so too stiff but I don't care as I use the truck for off-road as I am retired and love to fish away from any people. My preset lift was set at 3". I also have the SPC UCA's. tires are 285/65X18. No rubbing.
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  6. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Coil weight, load range tires, psi, all relevant as stated above.

    Is it the toytec ultimate coilovers?
    If so, I've ridden in a Tacoma with those and the ride was terrible
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  7. Ricks2012

    Ricks2012 Well-Known Member

    I love it when someone asks a question seeking advice, but then disappears?

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