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Suspension Suspension Advice/help

YotaCampingPDX

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I have never built a Taco before and need some serious advice when it comes to suspension. I have a 2017 TRD Sport 4x4 DCLB. I've included a pic am wondering what would be the best suspension, especially when the bed is loaded and pulling a boat. It’s my everyday driver and I plan on overlanding.

Minimum lift height? Max?
Would like to put KO2's on after the suspension.
 

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For what you want to use it for and not breaking the bank:

OME 887 coils with Bilstein 5100 shocks (front)
SPC upper control arms (optional)

Dakar heavy duty leaf springs for towing with Bilstein 5100 shocks (rear)

You’ll be able to fit 285/75 KO2’s.

Looks like this:
CC457C6D-47E7-4F84-8C2F-56A29E0A5DEB.jpeg
 

YotaCampingPDX

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Yep, that looks awesome! Thanks Tyler, I'll keep you updated with the build!!
 

ninong671

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For what you want to use it for and not breaking the bank:

OME 887 coils with Bilstein 5100 shocks (front)
SPC upper control arms (optional)

Dakar heavy duty leaf springs for towing with Bilstein 5100 shocks (rear)

You’ll be able to fit 285/75 KO2’s.

Looks like this:
CC457C6D-47E7-4F84-8C2F-56A29E0A5DEB.jpeg
Are you running any spacers or CMC to fit the 285s?
 

ninong671

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No I’m not running either. There’s some rubbing while off-road but it’s fine.
Are you rubbing just the plastic splash guards or on metal like UCA, cab mount? I just keep hearing mixed reviews from people who said TW said so. Lol.
 

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For what you want to use it for and not breaking the bank:

OME 887 coils with Bilstein 5100 shocks (front)
SPC upper control arms (optional)

Dakar heavy duty leaf springs for towing with Bilstein 5100 shocks (rear)

You’ll be able to fit 285/75 KO2’s.

Looks like this:
CC457C6D-47E7-4F84-8C2F-56A29E0A5DEB.jpeg
I took Tyler's advise and went with this kit and had professionals install it. The shop that installed it told me the kit was well thought out and cheaper than what they could order it for...
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Are you rubbing just the plastic splash guards or on metal like UCA, cab mount? I just keep hearing mixed reviews from people who said TW said so. Lol.
I have rubbed the UCA but I also have it on the stock setting. It’s adjustable which should fix that. I’ve also rubbed at the CMC spot. Neither are very noticeable when wheeling and I do a ton of wheeling.
 

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I have rubbed the UCA but I also have it on the stock setting. It’s adjustable which should fix that. I’ve also rubbed at the CMC spot. Neither are very noticeable when wheeling and I do a ton of wheeling.
Thanks for the actual user advice/review.
 

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Keep in mind there is no definitive answer on the topic of tire rub. There will be some element of trial and error involved no matter what. Some tires are wider and taller than others of the same metric size and have different shapes and sizes of sidewall lugs. Wheel backspacing/offset significantly impacts where you rub and to what extent. And to compound the variability, two identical trucks with different alignment specs will rub differently as well. Not to mention the variation in trucks themselves, shock lengths / wheel travel, etc.
 

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Honestly this post has been the most helpful so far. You guys are awesome. So Headstrong OffRoad offers a kit with an AAL, any insight on AAL with 5100s front and rear with 887 coils?

One question I have about the Dakar’s is what’s the lift height you get on the rear with the HD spring pack? I want to be as level as possible
 

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For what you want to use it for and not breaking the bank:

OME 887 coils with Bilstein 5100 shocks (front)
SPC upper control arms (optional)

Dakar heavy duty leaf springs for towing with Bilstein 5100 shocks (rear)

You’ll be able to fit 285/75 KO2’s.

Looks like this:
CC457C6D-47E7-4F84-8C2F-56A29E0A5DEB.jpeg
My question is why did you go with Bilstein shocks instead of OME’s?
 

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Good question. Why don’t they get the shocks that were designed for OME coils.
 
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