coilover questions - TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum
TundraTalk.net now has a Photo Gallery available to all users. Upload your photos today!
Toyota Tundra Header Background Toyota Tundra Header Right
HomeForumGalleryClassifiedsAbout UsAdvertiseContact Us

Go Back   TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum > Tundra Discussion > Tundra Suspension Talk
Register Home Forums Active Topics Photo Gallery Gameroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

TundraTalk.net is the premier Toyota Tundra Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-10-2012, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Trexcustomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: dallas,tx
Posts: 252
Thanks: 3
Thanked 63 Times in 45 Posts
iTrader: (1)
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
__________________
2010 crewmax 4x4, dnx9990hd,undercover tool boxes, kleinn train horns, viair onboard air, king oem coils overs, camburg UCA's, coach 3" hd shackles, 295/70/17 nitto trail, nfad rsp bumper, rigid lighting, onboard cameras and DVR system, gps tracker all thanks to TRex customz
next will be an adult sized water cannon out of the back tailgate

Last edited by Trexcustomz; 12-10-2012 at 01:07 PM.
Trexcustomz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-10-2012, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Moderator
Premium Member
 
tridacna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 12,767
Thanks: 5,080
Thanked 22,436 Times in 7,067 Posts
iTrader: (2)
Garage
Are you looking to change the just the front or the rear too?
tridacna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 12:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Trexcustomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: dallas,tx
Posts: 252
Thanks: 3
Thanked 63 Times in 45 Posts
iTrader: (1)
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"
__________________
2010 crewmax 4x4, dnx9990hd,undercover tool boxes, kleinn train horns, viair onboard air, king oem coils overs, camburg UCA's, coach 3" hd shackles, 295/70/17 nitto trail, nfad rsp bumper, rigid lighting, onboard cameras and DVR system, gps tracker all thanks to TRex customz
next will be an adult sized water cannon out of the back tailgate
Trexcustomz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Trexcustomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: dallas,tx
Posts: 252
Thanks: 3
Thanked 63 Times in 45 Posts
iTrader: (1)
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.
__________________
2010 crewmax 4x4, dnx9990hd,undercover tool boxes, kleinn train horns, viair onboard air, king oem coils overs, camburg UCA's, coach 3" hd shackles, 295/70/17 nitto trail, nfad rsp bumper, rigid lighting, onboard cameras and DVR system, gps tracker all thanks to TRex customz
next will be an adult sized water cannon out of the back tailgate
Trexcustomz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
Premium Member
 
DaveB702's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 921
Thanks: 380
Thanked 969 Times in 460 Posts
iTrader: (2)
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 $$


Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com App
__________________
F*ck the IRS screwing up my Long Travel Plans. I love how they try to Indian Give on a waiver they approved three years later.

http://www.facebook.com/projecthoneybadger
Instagram @ProjectHoneyBadger

DaveB702 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DaveB702 For This Useful Post:
Trexcustomz (12-11-2012)
Old 12-10-2012, 01:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Moderator
Premium Member
 
tridacna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 12,767
Thanks: 5,080
Thanked 22,436 Times in 7,067 Posts
iTrader: (2)
Garage
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.
tridacna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Trexcustomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: dallas,tx
Posts: 252
Thanks: 3
Thanked 63 Times in 45 Posts
iTrader: (1)
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!!
__________________
2010 crewmax 4x4, dnx9990hd,undercover tool boxes, kleinn train horns, viair onboard air, king oem coils overs, camburg UCA's, coach 3" hd shackles, 295/70/17 nitto trail, nfad rsp bumper, rigid lighting, onboard cameras and DVR system, gps tracker all thanks to TRex customz
next will be an adult sized water cannon out of the back tailgate
Trexcustomz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 01:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
Administrator
Premium Member
 
JCv2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Gunshine State
Posts: 40,326
Gameroom cash: $2237977
Thanks: 5,873
Thanked 30,789 Times in 12,974 Posts
iTrader: (8)
Send Bjowett a pm
__________________
I hate being bipolar ....... It's awesome!
JCv2.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 365
Thanks: 3
Thanked 373 Times in 186 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JCv2.0 View Post
Send Bjowett a pm

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
arb air compressor (heavy duty)
king coilovers front and back

From coachbuilder, I got:

3" shackles
kangaroo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to kangaroo For This Useful Post:
JCv2.0 (12-10-2012)
Old 12-10-2012, 02:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Trexcustomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: dallas,tx
Posts: 252
Thanks: 3
Thanked 63 Times in 45 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Kangaroo,
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.
__________________
2010 crewmax 4x4, dnx9990hd,undercover tool boxes, kleinn train horns, viair onboard air, king oem coils overs, camburg UCA's, coach 3" hd shackles, 295/70/17 nitto trail, nfad rsp bumper, rigid lighting, onboard cameras and DVR system, gps tracker all thanks to TRex customz
next will be an adult sized water cannon out of the back tailgate
Trexcustomz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 02:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 365
Thanks: 3
Thanked 373 Times in 186 Posts
iTrader: (1)
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.
kangaroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 02:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Trexcustomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: dallas,tx
Posts: 252
Thanks: 3
Thanked 63 Times in 45 Posts
iTrader: (1)
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)
__________________
2010 crewmax 4x4, dnx9990hd,undercover tool boxes, kleinn train horns, viair onboard air, king oem coils overs, camburg UCA's, coach 3" hd shackles, 295/70/17 nitto trail, nfad rsp bumper, rigid lighting, onboard cameras and DVR system, gps tracker all thanks to TRex customz
next will be an adult sized water cannon out of the back tailgate
Trexcustomz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 03:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 365
Thanks: 3
Thanked 373 Times in 186 Posts
iTrader: (1)
It lets the wheels move independently. More articulation, the truck leans and leans but feels more planted with the coilovers.
kangaroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 03:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Trexcustomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: dallas,tx
Posts: 252
Thanks: 3
Thanked 63 Times in 45 Posts
iTrader: (1)
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?
__________________
2010 crewmax 4x4, dnx9990hd,undercover tool boxes, kleinn train horns, viair onboard air, king oem coils overs, camburg UCA's, coach 3" hd shackles, 295/70/17 nitto trail, nfad rsp bumper, rigid lighting, onboard cameras and DVR system, gps tracker all thanks to TRex customz
next will be an adult sized water cannon out of the back tailgate
Trexcustomz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 03:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
"Bumper Bender"
Premium Member
 
2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: 19.646162,37.295239
Posts: 7,017
Thanks: 6,919
Thanked 6,938 Times in 3,494 Posts
iTrader: (8)
Garage
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.
__________________

AZTC #1 | BRC #77 |SSC #3
Smittybilt M1 Front & Rear Bumpers, Smittybilt XRC10 Winch, OME 612 w/ ˝ in Spacer, CB +3 Shackles, CB Poly Bushings, OME Extended Rear Shocks, LR UCA’s,
Firestone Airbags w/ On-board Compressor, +35 Ballistic Wizards, 295/70/18 Trail Grapplers, BAMuffler, Clazzios, Grillcraft MX Grille, N-Fab Steps, Dashcam
My Build Thread
2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum > Tundra Discussion > Tundra Suspension Talk


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


» Featured Product
Advertisement
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Copyright © 2006-2009, TundraTalk.net. All Rights Reserved.