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Old 03-17-2019, 12:47 PM #1
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3rd Gen Tacoma Suspension Swap (2016-2019)

Just installed suspension from a 2017 Tacoma Off Road on my 2006 Sport Edition 4WD V8 (120k)

Shocks Front and Rear, Front Coils all fit perfect
(also swapped UCA's they looked identical to mine)

Rear Bilstein B12 1.8" Coils Bilstein B12 (Special) For 2003-2009 Toyota 4Runner 1.8" Rear Coil Springs

Rear lower shock bushing to swap
Universal Shock Bushings - 9.8108

Couple of things I wanted to say, ride is really good. My suspension was not bad, this is much better. Felt very very similar to a 2015 TRD 4runner I road in at an off road event. XREAS does reduce body roll, noticed it on a clover leaf immediately after swapping it. The old shocks don't have near the dampening over bumps and gravel that this suspension has, maybe it did when new!

Main reason I went this route, and I know I will here push back is...I came from autocross, and trying to perfectly match spring rates with shock rebound is hard. I don't feel comfortable running a spacer lift, I feel buying a proper length spring and shock is a better option for off road, comfort/handling. Not saying that putting an over inch longer shock is how the geometry of the vehicle is designed, but the longer spring compensates well with it.

I didn't take before or after measurements and I have 32" Falcon Wildpeak AT3's but I have some before and after photos that will give you and idea. I believe its about 2" all around. If anyone has any question let me know, the whole set up was under $400.

PS: Everything i read previously states you have to loosen the LCA, to remove the front coils (which changes alignment) you don't....you can just remove the swayer bolts on both Driver, and Passenger side. Then simply rotate the sway bar counter clockwise up over the top of the UCA.

First Three are Before, last three are after!
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Did you find the Rear Bilstein B12 1.8" to match well with the shocks? Did you end up level?

I just picked up a set from someone's 2018 Tacoma Off Road today and now need to get a set of rear coils to make sure I don't come out nose high.

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Yes it is perfectly level, you will have to compress the rear springs a bit to get the button shock bolts on. These spring would deff accommodate a larger rear shock if you wanted as well.
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Yes it is perfectly level, you will have to compress the rear springs a bit to get the button shock bolts on. These spring would deff accommodate a larger rear shock if you wanted as well.
Thanks for this thread guys! I have an 07 SR5 V6 4WD with original suspension that's sagging. Do you have any thoughts on the difference between swapping 3rd Gen Tacoma vs 2nd Gen Tacoma suspensions on our 4th Gen T4R? Is one higher than the other? I understand I'll need to find different springs in the rear and you guys mention the Bilstein B12s, but would FJ Cruiser rear springs work as well? I want some lift, but just what the new suspension will give me. I'm OK with being level or a little rake, and I'm not adding any weight like bumpers, etc. This is my daily driver and won't have any oversized tires.

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Thanks for this thread guys! I have an 07 SR5 V6 4WD with original suspension that's sagging. Do you have any thoughts on the difference between swapping 3rd Gen Tacoma vs 2nd Gen Tacoma suspensions on our 4th Gen T4R? Is one higher than the other? I understand I'll need to find different springs in the rear and you guys mention the Bilstein B12s, but would FJ Cruiser rear springs work as well? I want some lift, but just what the new suspension will give me. I'm OK with being level or a little rake, and I'm not adding any weight like bumpers, etc. This is my daily driver and won't have any oversized tires.

Thanks for the advice!
I've got 2nd gen Taco TRD Offroad fronts currently and as I'm told they are a little bit lower. I purchased 3rd Gen ones that are just waiting to be installed at some point in the future. I paired mine with FJ Rears and swapped out the rear shocks with those from the TRD Tacoma with new correctly sized lower bushings. Check the build thread in my signature for more pics, sounds like your needs are pretty similar to mine although I did end up going with a slightly oversized wheel/tire mostly because I needed new tires anyways and found a deal!
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