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    4th Gen 4runner suspension refresh, calling all suspension guru's

    Well, I'm reviving this thread again. Even though we're in the middle of winter up here in BC, I've convinced myself that installing new rear shocks in the cold and snow won't be so bad... in other words, I'm getting impatient and making poor decisions. I don't plan on doing the fronts until the...
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    2nd gen Tacoma Sport for deep snow

    Buy yourself a compressor and air down as low as you dare, realistically 10psi or so, and go slow and steady. The second you spin... stop, back up, and build the momentum again. If the snow is deeper than your skids, it's unlikely that chains will do anything for you as you are just going to...
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    4th Gen 4runner suspension refresh, calling all suspension guru's

    Thank you for the input Okie Preacher, your the first that I've seen who's gone from Icon to Dobinsons. I suppose your findings are what I would have expected, but it's too bad about the reliability you saw in the Icons. Believe it or not, I had zero oil leaks out of mine, but it was obvious...
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    4th Gen 4runner suspension refresh, calling all suspension guru's

    Interesting to see where this conversation went... There's always more than one way to solve a problem but typically each solution has a compromise. As I always wonder what the OP ends up doing, I thought I'd follow up my own thread with 'progress' so far as I haven't actually decided on the...
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    Time to rebuild my shocks:

    I am very interested to hear how the Dobinsons compare to the Icons. I'm considering going all out with Icon/Fox/Elka for my 4Runner but there are other ways to spend all that $$$. I spend time on very beat up forestry roads at relatively high speeds, but not jumping whoops in the desert. Let me...
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    4th Gen 4runner suspension refresh, calling all suspension guru's

    I've started to look into the Dobinson setups more seriously, looks like a good alternative to OME; I like the flexibility for spring options. Thanks matoolie for making me look into them a bit more
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    4th Gen 4runner suspension refresh, calling all suspension guru's

    Hey Neosapien, Thanks for that detailed reply. You've given me a lot of good feedback and I can mostly relate to your setup, which is great. Have you ever gone over the scales with the truck empty/loaded? It sounds like I need to seriously think about 884/90021 combo in the front, and...
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    4th Gen 4runner suspension refresh, calling all suspension guru's

    Hey everyone, I appreciate the feedback so far. Neosapien, I'm not afraid to do some reading so shoot me the link, I've done tons of searches so far but nothing that's quite lined up with what I'm trying to accomplish. I'm absolutely aware that body roll is par for the course but I had better...
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    4th Gen 4runner suspension refresh, calling all suspension guru's

    Hey everyone, It's time for me to start looking a lot more seriously into refreshing the suspension in the 4Runner. She's got 330k km's on the clock with a mixed bag of suspension components. Front end: Bilstein 5100's w/ 2nd Gen Tacoma coils (~75k km on the shocks, unknown on the springs) on...
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    Softshell tents in constant rain

    I'd like to thank everyone for their feedback on this topic so far. NatersXJ6 I do think my gear is crap, but I don't think Tepui is crap. I bought a tired tent (sadly more tired than I thought, should've walked when I saw the bent hinges) at a cheap price to sell my fiancee on the idea of these...
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    Softshell tents in constant rain

    Hey everyone, I've been deliberating about this ever since I got my cheapie (used) Tepui Kukenam. While this tent has a couple issues, the thing I've worried about the most about it is whether the tent will remain dry inside after days/week of rain with no great way to dry it out. My fiancee...
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    Will I regret Michelin at2's in BC?

    Thanks for the link Vicali! I've run the Goodyear Territories before on my old 4runner, they were good at first, then I felt the performance really diminished for the second half of the tread. I went from liking to hating the tire so I'm not in a rush to go there again. Oddly Canadian Tire has...
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    Will I regret Michelin at2's in BC?

    Thanks for the replies so far. The Michelin AT2's that I'm seeing around are 10ply LT tires so not exactly thin or car duty tires. As much as I'd like to run KO2's, ST Maxx or Duratrac's, they are significantly more expensive (2.5-3x the cost of the michelins in my case) and probably get old on...
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    Will I regret Michelin at2's in BC?

    I've searched high and low for someone doing what I want to do and haven't had much success. I've noticed lots of guys are pulling off Michelin at2's in 265/70r18 flavour and selling pretty cheap as it's stock on a few diesel trucks these days. This is the size I'm after for my lifted 4th gen...
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