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Toyota Tacoma ICON RXT Suspension - Long Term Review

This is a long term ownership review, checking in after about 30k miles of having the stage 9 RXT kit from Icon Vehicle Dynamics on our 2006 Toyota Tacoma 4WD. The kit was initially installed in July of 2017, along with Frontrunner Roofracks, and an A.R.E Z-series bed camper shell - all in preparation for a week on the road and a week at Burning Man. Long term usability of the truck as a mobile base was our primary focus, since this truck will likely stay in the family forever. There’s 220,000 miles currently on the truck. Previous suspension experience...

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Bilstein 5100s Upgrade the Toyota Tacoma

Bilstein is one of the most well known brands of shocks out there. You can find Bilstein's shocks on Baja race vehicles to trucks fresh off the assembly line with off road packages, so when Thura called in and let us know what he uses his new Tacoma for, we already had Bilstein in mind. How do you ride? Thura is a new firefighter working in the San Bernardino National Forest. His driving style includes fire road explorations to and from new campsites and driving up and down the mountain road to his home in Los Angeles. Some of the...

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Pure 4x4 Basecamp 3.0 SoCal Recap

Basecamp 3.0 arrived in Big Bear with a bang! Over 300 vehicles showed up at Holcomb Ranch to get dirty, party, run trails, and talk shop. When we saw all the rigs rolling out of Tahoe from Basecamp 2.0 a few months back, we knew we couldn’t miss this one. People from all over the country showed up to Basecamp; Washington, Florida, the midwest, Norcal - “We dont have these mountains back east!” It was great putting faces to names; Baja Designs, VTX Wheels, Yotamafia, American Adventure Lab, Long Beach Overland, CORVA and a bunch of others. Wayne from Suspension...

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Old Man Emu BP-51 Toyota 4Runner Installation

The installation of the Old Man Emu BP51 front coilovers and rear shocks are pretty straight forward. One part that may be slightly different from other brands, or non-reservoir setups, are the unique reservoir mounts in the OME kit. We’ve installed all sorts of reservoir shock setups on many different Toyotas, and no two reservoir mounts are the same. The front and rear mounting kits are also unique to the BP51 shocks, since the 2.8 inch bodies require special clearance requirements in the rear of the vehicle. Old Man Emu BP-51 Overview Compression Adjustment Rebound Adjustment Internal Bypass 3 Year...

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Old Man Emu BP-51 Tacoma Review

Before putting the BP-51 Internal Bypass shocks to the test, our ICON Vehicle Dynamics Stage 8 setup took the most abuse on the Tacoma, by a long shot. It excelled at taking hard hits at high speeds, handling abuse and unpredictable terrain, becoming smoother as the Tacoma went faster. Yes, race shocks get smoother as you go faster, its awesome. After thrashing on the ICON setup for 60k miles, it was time for a rebuild, and a new shock setup. Baseline The baseline for this review is 270,000 miles on the Tacoma, and 5 different shock absorber types. Factory TRD...

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