Downey Off Road Suspension

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    Default Downey Off Road Suspension

    Has anybody used Downey Suspension to lift their Tundra? I installed Downey springs on my 96' Taco and have been throughly impressed. As it sits, this set up has 123,000 miles and counting on it. Just wondering. Seriously considering Downey Suspension to lift my future Tundra.

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    check with T's Toy, i havent seen him post in a while, but he used their kit for a while on his tun.

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    I used the Downey front coil-overs for about 20,000 miles. When you crank them up to get more lift they ride like solid steel. Another thing I noticed was the coating on the spring came off. I thought this was supposed to be some sort of powder coating, but it didn't last. Finally I was always fighting corrosion problems, having to constantly wipe off the threaded body and coat them with oil. I am using Donohoes now and am happy. The Downey stuff is entry level and not trick, although it is inexpensive. If you want them, I am going to sell my coil-overs in a week or so.
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    Default Downey Offroad?

    I was wondering if Downey was any good, I had a 1993 pickup with Downey susp. and it was pretty good. They sell a basic lift kit which had spacers and aal. Are these kits any good?
    -Russ

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    Downey also has adjustable coilover kits. It's pretty much a threaded sleeve that slides onto the shock with a coil seat for spring. I think they sell it for about $400. Can't remember. IMO- spend a little more and get SAWS(standard or Teamest), Kings, Donahoe Racing or Bilstein aftermarket adjustable coilovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dj russ
    I was wondering if Downey was any good, I had a 1993 pickup with Downey susp. and it was pretty good. They sell a basic lift kit which had spacers and aal. Are these kits any good?
    -Russ
    Their kits are engineered towards affordability.

    Id reccomend a KING or DRE front coilover setup.

    If you need lift in the back then the Deaver springs are worth looking at.
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    afa the tundra is concerned, downey offers reasonable quality for a reasonable price. double heimed saws and internal limit straps are cool, but do you need them? if you want them but wouldnt really use them, can you justify roughly a grand for the setup? small high tech specialty items go by the "get what you pay for" model more than anything else. the downey kit is the yellow/blue bilsteins with an adjustable spring seat...basically it's the same as getting in-pack spacers but you can adjust the thickness of the spacer, and their coils have a higher spring rate but youll have to ask them specifically what the rate is, i dont remember.

    -sean

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    Armor - Lift vs. Travel - Traction - Tire Fitment - Recovery - Lift Kits - Driving - Tires & Gears - CV Boot Mod
    Manual Hubs
    OB's cup size: 36DD

    "some people will call you stupid but its worth a try because i know i also want one more inch."--SouthernTundraSC



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