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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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Donahoe Front Coilovers

So I am having an issue with my drivers side CO. For some reason no mater how high I crank it up too it all ways drops down to a 1.5 in lift on that side. I have sent ICON (Donahoe) a email regarding this as well as I am calling today. I am a little tick off about this. If any one has some suggestion please let me know. Currently the the drivers side is sitting 1.5 in lower then the passenger side.

I cranked both side up to 3" when Matt and I did the rear lift last Wednesday. I had the max weight that is usually in the truck when I did this. So I am starting to think it is the coilover.

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If you use them for lift, and wheel hard, you will crap steering parts like your truck ate a tierod/idler arm combo burrito at Casa Bonita.
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Just got off the phone with icon vehicle dynamics (donahoe) and I am going to have to put the stock coilover on and ship the new one's back to them. They also want me to take some photos of the the shocks and where they sit. Its nice to see some good customer service in the off-road industry. But it sucks that I have to do all that work once again.

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If you use them for lift, and wheel hard, you will crap steering parts like your truck ate a tierod/idler arm combo burrito at Casa Bonita.
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Sounds like a bad coil. Great to hear IVD is taking care of you .
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Yep i feel the same way.

Mike
2007 Tacoma v6 4x4 TRD OFF-ROAD D-Cab
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If you use them for lift, and wheel hard, you will crap steering parts like your truck ate a tierod/idler arm combo burrito at Casa Bonita.
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here are some pic's.



Driver Side



Passenger Side


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2007 Tacoma v6 4x4 TRD OFF-ROAD D-Cab
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If you use them for lift, and wheel hard, you will crap steering parts like your truck ate a tierod/idler arm combo burrito at Casa Bonita.

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That is definately not right. I think you might be right, and I wonder if somehow ICON got the wrong spring on the driver side (maybe a 550# instead of a 650#)? Stranger things have happened. My driver side is set about 2 turns more than the passenger (two more threads exposed), and it sits pretty close to level.

From your pictures, it looks like both sides are set about the same, looks like the same amount of thread is showing.

Just went out and measured mine. 38" from the ground to the bottom of the fender, centered on the wheel (285/75r16). Drivers side has 1.625" thread showing, passenger is 1.5".

Not sure if this helps much, but I am glad to hear ICON is going to do something about it.

Before you unbolt everything, have you tried just cranking up the passenger side? If i remember correctly, with 1.5" of thread showing, I got a little under 2.5" of lift.

One other thought, are the cups (not sure what they are called) seated correctly at the bottom of the coils?

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Your right after counting the threads they are about even. I may try cranking the drivers side up more.

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2007 Tacoma v6 4x4 TRD OFF-ROAD D-Cab
Donahoe Coilovers, All-Pro 3" Rear Lift w/Walker Evens, Demello Sliders, Locker Mod , 4 Rock Lights

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If you use them for lift, and wheel hard, you will crap steering parts like your truck ate a tierod/idler arm combo burrito at Casa Bonita.
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