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Old 08-22-2020, 09:02 PM #1
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Dobinsons 2.0" Lift kit

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Has anyone had experience with the Dobinsons 2Ē kit?

From what I understand, they are highly regarded in AUS, but still new to the US market so there isnít much info / reviews for the 3rd gens.
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popular with 5th gen 4runner crowd.
Dobinsons 5th Gen T4R Suspension options - lots of choices

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I'm wondering the same thing. I've heard great things about them on Land Cruisers but can't find much on the 3rd gens.

I had OME springs and bilsteins on my range rover classic and wasn't a fan of how they rode with no weight in the truck. So I'm looking for an alternative for my new 3rd gen.
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I'm really curious as well. I've been disappointed by every shock over tried so far, they are all too stiff, but I heard that twin tubes are soft... So I'm curious
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Also waiting for any real world feedback from anyone that has gone this route w/the 2" kit for 3rd gens. I've heard praise from a Toyota off-road mechanic. I went to search online, but can't find enough user info to confirm. I'll continue the search and post any links I may find.
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Here are the specs for the front and rear

Front
Model: GS59-222
Type: Twin Tube
Valving: Digressive?
Extended: 18.31
Collapsed: 13.19
Travel: 5.12

Rear
Model: GS59-225
Type: Twin Tube
Valving: Digressive?
Extended: 20.87
Collapsed: 12.99
Travel: 7.87
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I can see the rear travel is slightly greater than the Bilstein 5160, but haven't been able to confirm travel on the fronts Bilstein 6112. I'm stuck in deciding between Bilstein vs Dobinsons. Anybody have experience based recommendations either way? I've had a mechanic speak to the smooth ride of Dobinson's, but other than that I haven't heard enough Dobinson's user feedback.



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I can see the rear travel is slightly greater than the Bilstein 5160, but haven't been able to confirm travel on the fronts Bilstein 6112. I'm stuck in deciding between Bilstein vs Dobinsons. Anybody have experience based recommendations either way? I've had a mechanic speak to the smooth ride of Dobinson's, but other than that I haven't heard enough Dobinson's user feedback.



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I can only speak for the Dobibsons rear coils. The progressive one (137v?) that lifts 2.5 inches. Mated with bilstein 5100. I like the springs a lot. I probably have a constant 150+ lbs (rear cargo setup with some gear, 90lb bike rack, and a cargo box). Loaded up for weekend it rides level. I could use stiffer shocks for on road as thatís the majority of my driving. Itís a wonderful set-up for off-road though. I wouldnít be afraid to go with the dobinsons if they are stiffer shocks. my .5 cents...
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Thanks @badluck . I read through the thread, but didn't see what sheet the OP was quoting. Is there a direct link or can I just not see on my mobile?

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Thanks @badluck . I read through the thread, but didn't see what sheet the OP was quoting. Is there a direct link or can I just not see on my mobile?

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Try this link, Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.

I think this will let you download a copy
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Thanks @badluck . I read through the thread, but didn't see what sheet the OP was quoting. Is there a direct link or can I just not see on my mobile?

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In the first post there is an excel spreadsheet that lists a bunch of different front and rear shocks and specifications
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I just ordered the light /med 2" coils springs. frt & rr. will go with Bilstein 5100 shocks. I'll review once installed. But coils are sold out at Exit Offroad. Said they are coming from AU won't be in US untill Nov
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I just ordered the light /med 2" coils springs. frt & rr. will go with Bilstein 5100 shocks. I'll review once installed. But coils are sold out at Exit Offroad. Said they are coming from AU won't be in US untill Nov
I'm interested in getting these as well. Are the part numbers for the springs you ordered C59-276 (front springs) and C59-131 (rear springs)?
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I'm interested in getting these as well. Are the part numbers for the springs you ordered C59-276 (front springs) and C59-131 (rear springs)?
Yes those are the part numbers I ordered.
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