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I have a 98 extended cab v6 and am about to put a fisher plow on it that weights about 450 lbs. I would like to put some heavier front springs in to prevent sagging but I don't want much lift really. Has any one tried NWOR progressive springs? Any thing else out there that fits the bill?
 

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Man the Taco is just not a plow rig. I hate to say it but get yourself a Ford 250 for that shit. Plowing just tears a little truck apart.
 

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toml said:
I have a 98 extended cab v6 and am about to put a fisher plow on it that weights about 450 lbs. I would like to put some heavier front springs in to prevent sagging but I don't want much lift really. Has any one tried NWOR progressive springs? Any thing else out there that fits the bill?
Not to sure about NWOR, but I know you can get Sway-a-ways with 675# springs.
 

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Man the Taco is just not a plow rig. I hate to say it but get yourself a Ford 250 for that shit. Plowing just tears a little truck apart.
*ahem* again- entirely not what he was asking about. Or did I miss the question in there about the Tacoma being a plow rig?
 

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I tried the F250 route, never again.... Fix Or Repair Daily. If i ever get another 3/4 ton it will be a gm or toyota if they ever get it together to make one. In any case, there are a lot of tacomas around here with plows, they seem to do fine. So, any ideas on springs?
 

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toml said:
I tried the F250 route, never again.... Fix Or Repair Daily. If i ever get another 3/4 ton it will be a gm or toyota if they ever get it together to make one. In any case, there are a lot of tacomas around here with plows, they seem to do fine. So, any ideas on springs?
sorry for 97tacodude... LIke I said. I know sway-a-ways can be had with 675# springs. Donahoes, Camburgs, and Kings all come with 650#. I am not too sure about allpro.. the stiffer OME springs might handle it.
 

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I have the NWOR springs on my truck put they are made to make the truck sit level with a winch bumper not 450 pds. They will lift the fontend 1.5" without anything added to the front for extra weight. I think you need some coilovers man. You can try the NWOR springs they are great riding but I think 450 pds is to much for them.
 

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I would think a coil over would be best. There is also OME springs. Not sure what rate they are but the 882 is the heavier duty one they sell. You would have to contact a dealer about them though.
 

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Forgot to ask, will the plow be on year round? If not them a coil over would be best b/c you can adjust them back down once the plow is off. It would be easier then swaping coils in and out with the seasons. Just something else to think of.
 

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I would think a coil over would be best. There is also OME springs. Not sure what rate they are but the 882 is the heavier duty one they sell. You would have to contact a dealer about them though.
I have the OME 882's and I can tell you that no way in hell would they support a 450# plow! I agree the coilovers would prob. be best because of your earlier statement that the plow would not be a year round thing.
The OME springs sag with the weight of an ARB bumper without a winch and that's only 80lbs.
We have a 2500 Chevy at work with a plow, and that is some heavy duty work for any P/U. It's not just the weight, but the constant slamming into the pile. Snow is some heavy chit when it gets all packed up. I'm sure if your cautious and use it on a limited basis you'd be okay. But for a permanent or long term plow truck a 2500 or 3500 would be best IMO.
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sorry for 97tacodude... LIke I said. I know sway-a-ways can be had with 675# springs. Donahoes, Camburgs, and Kings all come with 650#. I am not too sure about allpro.. the stiffer OME springs might handle it.
What OME springs are stiffer than 650-675#?
 

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What OME springs are stiffer than 650-675#?
I don't know. I said the stiffer of the two. I know there is a softer one that is for the tacoma, and the stiffer one that is for the land crusier or something else and just happens to fit the tacoma as well.. I thought it might be higher rated.. obviously not 650-675# but higher than stock for sure.
 

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I don't know. I said the stiffer of the two. I know there is a softer one that is for the tacoma, and the stiffer one that is for the land crusier or something else and just happens to fit the tacoma as well.. I thought it might be higher rated.. obviously not 650-675# but higher than stock for sure.
Interesting. I've never heard of someone running the landcruiser springs. Do you know of a member here that's running 'em?
 

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Thanks for all the info, the plow is a fisher minute mount so only the push plates (about 35lbs) will be on all the time. The plow will only be on during actual plowing. Sounds like coilovers are the way to go, so which coilovers should i go with?
 

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I don't understand how people are using the term "coilover" on this board...being that a Tacoma has coilover front suspension, isn't one forced to replace it with a coilover assembly (unless they go to great lengths to modify the truck)? The coilover is the spring and the shock assembly, correct? Either I don't know what a coilover is or people all over the internet use the term incorrectly.
 

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I don't understand how people are using the term "coilover" on this board...being that a Tacoma has coilover front suspension, isn't one forced to replace it with a coilover assembly (unless they go to great lengths to modify the truck)? The coilover is the spring and the shock assembly, correct? Either I don't know what a coilover is or people all over the internet use the term incorrectly.
Yeah, the term is correct for the stock equipment, but when people here say coilovers they mean Kings, Donahoes, and the others. It's basically understood that if you say "coilover" you mean aftermarket units like the hoes or whatever. Your question has been covered in the suspension section a few times.
 

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Either I don't know what a coilover is or people all over the internet use the term incorrectly.
It sounds like you may have an idea of what a coilover is, but everyone else on here is using the term correctly. So, I'm not sure what your problem is.
 

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Interesting. I've never heard of someone running the landcruiser springs. Do you know of a member here that's running 'em?
I thought the 882 or whatever that one was really for a LC.. I must have read something incorrectly. Although I was fairly sure that was fact....
 

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97TacoDude said:
I don't understand how people are using the term "coilover" on this board...being that a Tacoma has coilover front suspension, isn't one forced to replace it with a coilover assembly (unless they go to great lengths to modify the truck)? The coilover is the spring and the shock assembly, correct? Either I don't know what a coilover is or people all over the internet use the term incorrectly.
YES, a coilover is a COIL spring OVER a shock. He asked about springs- we answer that the high end coilovers come with heavy duty springs. Sorry if you have failed to comprehend the connection.
 

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TRD springs

I posted this already but i must have put it in the wrong place and it got removed. Are the front TRD springs any stiffer or just progressive?
 
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