Hardcore Toyota Tacoma Suspension Options
Long-Travel IFS and SAS
By Kevin Blumer, Photography by Courtesy of the Manufacturers, Kevin Blumer, Phil Howell
All-Pro Off Road
All-Pro Off-Road offers a long-travel IFS system that fits ’05-and-newer Tacomas, ’03-and-newer 4Runners, and ’07-and-newer FJ Cruisers. The All-Pro long-travel IFS system adds two inches of track width per side via replacement upper and lower control arms. Both the upper and lower ball joints are replaced with spherical bearings (uniballs) which offer more strength, easier replacement, and a greater range of motion. The All-Pro system is TIG-welded and made from chromoly tubing and cold-rolled billet steel. It’s made to use a single coilover and a bumpstop. Fiberglass fenders can be used but are not required. The All-Pro long-travel IFS kit has received some updates since the kit layout photo was taken. Check out All-Pro’s website for a more current photo.
If you’ve got a ’96-to-’04 Tacoma, All-Pro’s Taco Supreme SAS kit is an easy ticket to hardcore rockcrawling performance. The Taco Supreme SAS kit can be used with a variety of different solid front axles, but was designed around an All-Pro-specific Currie Rock Jock 60 front axle. The basic link and bracket kit can be supplemented with All-Pro shock towers to make installation even easier. Installing the Taco Supreme kit requires cutting, grinding, and welding. It’s a job best left to an experienced fabricator or a professional shop. Your stock Tacoma steering rack gets replaced with an ’86-to-’95 Toyota pickup Toyota steering box (much stronger).
By Kevin Blumer
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