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I am lookin to do a ARB bumper and a Warn 8000 series winch on the new (whatever it may be) Tacoma, I can say it will be a v-6 and it will be a TRD package 4x4...and I was wonderin if any suspesion mods would be neccisary?
I avoid this mod on my disco for this very reason.

-Dennis Stiles
 

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Yes, it will cause your front end to sag with the extra weight. You will be pushing about 150-175 pounds, probably. I am not sure how much, though. I'm sure somebody with this setup will chime in. Good luck with it.
 

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BadJammer said:
I am lookin to do a ARB bumper and a Warn 8000 series winch on the new (whatever it may be) Tacoma, I can say it will be a v-6 and it will be a TRD package 4x4...and I was wonderin if any suspesion mods would be neccisary?
I avoid this mod on my disco for this very reason.

-Dennis Stiles
Previously I was running Rancho 5000's w/ 2.5" spacer -( This setup allowed me to clear 32" Mt's) - When I threw on MY ARB Bullbar (No winch) - My front end dropped 3/4-1 inch easily

Now- I am running King Adjustable Coilovers on my truck with an ARB/ M8000 combo- And they are able to support the additional weight and provide me with lift to clear 32's

Go with Coilovers if you are going to run a winch & bullbar-
Other alternative would be running OME's - But even those will eventually sag
Lots have guys have gone from OME > adjustable coilovers
 

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BadJammer said:
I am lookin to do a ARB bumper and a Warn 8000 series winch on the new (whatever it may be) Tacoma, I can say it will be a v-6 and it will be a TRD package 4x4...and I was wonderin if any suspesion mods would be neccisary?
I avoid this mod on my disco for this very reason.

-Dennis Stiles
bumper- 70#
winch -74#
cable/rollers - 55# (can be reduced to about 4# by swapping out with AmSteel blue winch rope and Aluminum fairlead)

yes, you'll need new coils/shocks
adjustable coilovers are recommended, coils in the 600-650# range.
 

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Where can I find these?

Where is the best place to find these King coil overs you speak of?

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BadJammer said:
Where is the best place to find these King coil overs you speak of?

-Dennis Stiles
There are a bunch of companies making adjustable coilovers for the front of the tacoma, Kings are just one brand. There are Sway-a-way (SAW), Kings, Donohoe, Fabtech, are the more popular brands. These are all adjustable from 0-3" of lift. I got an ARB frnt bumper, 9000xd winch, and Donohoe coilovers to hold up all that weight. Donohoe just announced it will be able to offer an anti-corrosion coating on their coilover bodies and shafts, something to think of if you drive in slop all winter. Contact Jason Demello, he's a member here, and he gots the coilovers for sale. Demello-offroad.com

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How hard to install??

How difficult are these to install? can it be done in a driveway using normal tool (Sockets, air tools, floor jack..etc..?)
Some of these sites state 1 hour install time, is that acurate?

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BadJammer said:
How difficult are these to install? can it be done in a driveway using normal tool (Sockets, air tools, floor jack..etc..?)
Some of these sites state 1 hour install time, is that acurate?

-Dennis Stiles
The coilovers will take you less than an hour. 3 bolts on the top plate, one bolt on the bottom mount, push down on the control arm, and the whole strut assy comes out. New adj coilover in, one bolt in bottom, three in top, torque, replace wheels. REAL easy.
With the Donohoes, there is an issue of the brake banjo fitting being real close to the coilover, and you have to lightly tap/bend it in a little bit. Like maybe 1/4" or so. It's in the instructions, not sure if the other brands had that issue or not.

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Easy nuff...

Thanks, sounds simple enough...
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-Dennis Stiles
 

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BadJammer said:
Where is the best place to find these King coil overs you speak of?

-Dennis Stiles
There are several different manufacturers to choose from-
Check in the sponsors & Hot Deals sections- a vendor is selling SAW's (Sway away Racerunners) for ~600/ set - I posted a link to a group buy in the Hot deal section ($530)

King, Camburg, Donahoes are other great choices - (these are larger diameter 2.5") but also around 50% $$ more than the saws

These are all rebuildable so buying used is not that much of an issue
 

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BadJammer said:
I am lookin to do a ARB bumper and a Warn 8000 series winch on the new (whatever it may be) Tacoma, I can say it will be a v-6 and it will be a TRD package 4x4...and I was wonderin if any suspesion mods would be neccisary?
I avoid this mod on my disco for this very reason.

-Dennis Stiles
I got the NWOR coils. They lift the front end to level the truck, and after installing my ARB bumper I noticed no difference. I don't have a winch yet, so that's all I can say.
 

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I got the NWOR coils. They lift the front end to level the truck, and after installing my ARB bumper I noticed no difference. I don't have a winch yet, so that's all I can say.
those are 300/600# progressives and should hold the weight fine. Mine were just too darn stiff so I replaced them. They are good for about 1.5-2" of lift depending on what model and engine you have.
 
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