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coilover questions

Ok i am sure I will beaten senseless after I ask this question, but I am new tundra owner (came from the dodge cummins side) so please cut me some slack
I just purchased 2010 crewmax 4x4 5.7, and I am wanting to lift/level the truck out but am a little confused on the exact (best way) to do it. I drive alot of miles on the road but I also definitly do not want to be scared to go off the beating trail. (expedition style). I was looking at the camburg coil overs for the front with there UCA (utilizing stock ball joint). but I have read a few ppl having problems with them (leaking, cluncking, power steering issues), I have also read that the KINGs OEM stuff was good but pricey! then there is ICON but holy cow they have a lot of options as well.

what with all the expierence and knowledge on this forum what are ya'lls suggestions.

i would like to run as close to a 35" tire as possible (35/12.5/18), but I also would like it to be very reliable.

any help in this would be greatly appreciated! Thank you guys and gals and I look forward to sharing any info I may have in the future with ya'll

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Are you looking to change the just the front or the rear too?

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the full deal! Front and back would be great.
and maybe coil-overs isnt what I need, but I am thinking it rides the best and has the best performance, over your traditional "lift kit"

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I should probably mention that I do plan on installed a pre-runner bumper of some sort as well down the road, so Im not sure of the weight of it but there will be some added weight to the front end.

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You can't go wrong with Kings or Icons both are great Kings get the slight edge since they are easier to rebuild and fix in the event of a problem but both are very solid. Hit up my buddy Depised on here or PM me and I will get you his contact info he gets great prices from King and will safe you a grip of $$


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You definitely want coilovers over a spacer lift and with the shitty retainer clip on bilsteins, I'd stay away from them for offroading.
If you don't want to spend a lot, check out OME.
If money is not a problem, then Icon or King.
If I had to do it again, I wished I would have saved up a few more bucks and tried King. My Icons are noisy.

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its starting to sound like the kings are the way to go! now the big question is just the king OEM setup or is there something else? will i need UCA's still? how about any extra leafs of what for the rear. as I might pull something later down the road. or do I just invest in ride rite air bags for the rear?

Thank you guys again for all the suggestions!!

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He will empty your wallet faster than a Vegas callgirl. From Brian, I got the following to make it kinda like what you're going for.


arb rear locker
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king coilovers front and back

From coachbuilder, I got:

3" shackles
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I am not sure if I need my wallet cleaned at this particular moment but i guess I would rather get truck parts instead of just the credit card bills my wife brings me.

That does sound very similiar to what I am looking for! I will probably hold off on the locker for a bit.
I have talked to "coachbuilder" already about his fab work and what he offers.

my question to you is do you have any pictures that you can send me of your rig , I am a very visual person. what size wheel and tire combo are you runnin'.
thanks for taking the time sir!

are you running any UCA's and what are the benefits to adding those to the setup, or are there any. I hear they help with alighnment issues but I also do not see to many ppl opting for them so it must no be that big of a deal.

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Only the front coilovers are on. No pics. The shackles are on their way. Once I get them, I'll install it with the rear Kings. I am still on the trd 18" rims but a size up to 275/70/18 BFG allterrains. Eventually will get the 35s sometime next year. The coilovers lifted the front abut 2.75"

I took the front sway bar off and I like the way it handles without it. No UCA needed and the alignment came out perfect.
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damn I am so confussed now!! take the front sway bar off? what is the reasoning of that? (not questioning just trying to learn a little)

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It lets the wheels move independently. More articulation, the truck leans and leans but feels more planted with the coilovers.
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Im not sure I would like that feel on the road, but offroad i agree, do they make quick disconnects for the swaybarson the tundra?

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You should look into the setup I am running: OME 3" coils, OME extended length rear shocks and CB +3 shackles. You can do it all for about $1000-1100. Ride quality is excellent and off-road ability is also excellent.


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