98 4-RUNNER SUSPENSION ADVICE

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  1. themorrison

    themorrison New Member

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    I have a 98 4-Runner V-6 2wd with 150k on it and over the next 2 weeks I'll be putting on some new stock 16.5-17 inch rims, new Michelin tires, brake pads, changing out spark plugs and wires, and tinting windows. I have some Rancho shocks that have about 40k on them and was wondering about what i could do to drastically improve the ride quality. I was wondering If anyone knew of what else i could do add and what brands would be the best???????

    Shocks , if needed ??
    Struts??

    I'll be posting pics after

    thanks!
     
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    what are you trying to do with it? Lower? Stock height? Lifted?

    for stock height or a mild lift, I'd say Donahoe coilovers in the front, and Bilstein 5100 shocks in the rear.
     
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    stock is cool with me, i want to improve the smothness of the ride. Its 2wd so no need to jack it up.
     
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  5. alltracman78

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    For plugs use either Denso or NGK.
    Whatever you use make sure to use double tip on the side with the coils, otherwise you might get a CEL.

    Also, check the swaybar endlinks.
    They tend to break on higher mileage ones.
    If they are, replace EVERYTHING, not just the link.
    The rubber bushings and all.
    Won't hurt to replace the swaybar bushings themselves. They're pretty cheap.

    Have you ever done brakes on one of these?
    Be prepared to have one or more of the pistons seized.
    If so, you might have to replace the caliper.
    They're more of a PITA to rebuild than a regular one.

    How do the rotors look?

    I don't know what brands would be an improvement though.

    Oh, and you don't have struts, just shocks.
     
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    he does have struts in the front.
     
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    So how exactly do struts and upper A arms work together?
     
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    same way that they do on my Tundra:

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    I replaced the stockies with these 3" adjustables from Donahoe:
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