$700 vs. $3200 Off-Road Suspension | HiLow

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$700 suspension upgrade vs. $3200 off-road suspension upgrade
Does more expensive mean more better? Let’s find out!
We bought two identical Toyota Tacomas, and we’re modifying them to be fun, daily drivers that you can take literally anywhere, except the ocean.
One Taco gets expensive parts, and one gets cheap parts. Then we test them, to see which components are worth spending your hard-earned money on.
Upgrading your suspension with new, longer travel springs and shocks can improve your truck’s ground clearance, ride quality, and ability to keep all 4 tires in touch with the ground while driving over uneven terrain.
They also let you run bigger, sicker wheels and tires.
Today, Hi Truck is getting….
An ICON Stage 4 Suspension System including front coilovers and rear shocks --both with external reservoirs-- a pair of add-a-leafs, and upper control arms all for $3200.
And Low Truck is getting a Bilstein 3” lift kit which comes with springs, shocks, and an add-a-leaf kit.
Our suspension upgrade costs $700-- less than a fourth the cost of Hi Team’s kit.

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  • Anyone know the location of this place??

    Albert ZamoraAlbert Zamora2 saatler önce
  • Hi lo and mid series??.

    pixel2plasticpixel2plastic7 saatler önce
  • What’s the low truck suspension lift kit part number or model number? Looking to getting them for my 1 gen Tacoma

    juan sotojuan soto13 saatler önce
  • If you lift these trucks more than 2 inches in the front; you need an aftermarket uca. They won't align or track to center properly

    Charles McGinnisCharles McGinnisGün önce
  • Replace the rear leafs entirely. The Toyota leafs suck, I went through 3(with an add-a-leaf) in a year before I bought an aftermarket set. 3 years so far with the aftermarket.

    Charles McGinnisCharles McGinnisGün önce
  • At like 7:00 Dont let their comments discourage you about assembling a strut/coilover. There's dozens of videos showing how to compress and decompress springs on the truck safely.... with zero extra tools besides a jack

    Charles McGinnisCharles McGinnisGün önce
  • Those are some gem 🌮s

    Van PetrovicVan PetrovicGün önce
  • Really goofed up not testing at cruise speed down rough 2tracks. 5100s are a big gain in that scenario. But that’s where the icons are going to be the biggest gain, in theory.

  • "anywhere except the ocean" top gear would disagree

    urmamasllamaurmamasllamaGün önce
  • Ultimate low-truck mod: removal of the sway bar.

    Furthur Off RoadFurthur Off RoadGün önce
  • When articulation is needed, you need to disconnect the sway bars. I didn't see any mods for that.

    Hot Flash FotoHot Flash FotoGün önce
  • It's a fun series but you didn't really cover the main reason why icons cost so much more - they have remote reservoirs, that would have been of a huge benefit shall you do any fast driving over some irrigation. Extra oil would have kept it much cooler, improving the handling and the comfort.

    Andy LightsAndy LightsGün önce
  • “We save money over here on Low Team” - a wise man (AKA Nolan)

    VRBO NolanVRBO NolanGün önce
  • You guys didn’t take into consideration that the green truck had a tow hitch and the red and silver ones didn’t… that could affect the departure angle a bit

    Devon HabigDevon Habig2 gün önce
  • Got enough ads? Jesus 😂 3 ads + your in video promotion or whatever and I’m only 3 min in. Had to edit this. 4:36 in I’ve watched 6 ads total. Bruh 🤦‍♂️ done with your channel. Way to many ads just to watch something on suspension kits 🛑

    Traveler RoadTraveler Road2 gün önce
  • A couple of things I would suggest..... As I'm an automotive technician with 20 years of experience... Branick 7600 strut spring compressor. Get one. We in the industry call those cheap shit spring compressors Widow Makers. I refuse to use them. Next, Snap-On ball joint press. I bought one in 2009, and it had made ball joints soooo much easier, faster, and safer. Next, and this might be further down the road... Get a fucking lift installed in your shop. It'll increase productivity, save your knees and your back, and a they're not all that expensive.... Maybe 3k-4k. Good luck, gentlemen.

    Mark CarrMark Carr3 gün önce
  • You can get more clearance from a body lift. let’s say you have a 26” tire from ground to top of the tire. For every 2 inches bigger tire you will get 1 inch ground clearance from body lift. So if you had a 30” tire you’d have 2” more ground clearance.

    Brian ScidmoreBrian Scidmore3 gün önce
  • Ads every 30 seconds makes this video suck

    uisce_beathauisce_beatha3 gün önce
  • Low truck wins big this episode. I feel I'm watching these backwards. I am rooting for the low truck with its lower cost solutions. Gotta go for the underdog

    Ryan RobinsonRyan Robinson3 gün önce
  • I feel like this video really shows why people love Donut Media, you guys are just abunch of bros bein dude with cars.

    Brandon BorthwickBrandon Borthwick3 gün önce
  • Try airing down the tires. You'll get much better traction especially on the buff horseshoe

    BWolfeBWolfe3 gün önce
  • 2:16 box says sus😳? amogus😳?

    Felix NilssonFelix Nilsson3 gün önce
  • you’re going slow enough that it doesn’t matter

    RoenneiRoennei3 gün önce
  • “You can take it anywhere, Except for the ocean” Do you enjoy wasting my time

    Conor CourtConor Court3 gün önce
  • $3200 really isn't that high of a price for a lift kit like that. My trucks lift kit was double that just for the coil overs

    Anthony GreenAnthony Green3 gün önce
  • I really hope next high low goes down the drag car path next time. Maybe sn95 mustang or a cat fish Camaro, would be really neat to see!

    JackJack4 gün önce
  • Hard to spend that much money on 3 inches. Where's the rest of the lift? At least 6 inches or nothing.

    Peanut PiratePeanut Pirate4 gün önce
  • Team low truckkkk

    Rocketbunny 15Rocketbunny 154 gün önce
  • When they pulled out the bilstein shocks I was like oh man those are actually good quality cheap ones

    Pierce's GMCPierce's GMC5 gün önce
  • Need a washboard test

    Cristian ZamoraCristian Zamora5 gün önce
  • I didn't see a single "old guy" in the shop. just a guy with an inverted penis, his abusive partner, and two long hair pretty boys. I wouldn't leave my car with you this shop.

    DrAtomSmasherDrAtomSmasher5 gün önce
  • Wrong tests for new suspension. Drive fast over desert.

    We Are ShowboatWe Are Showboat5 gün önce
  • what type of truck are these exactly like what year and or package type?

    Matthew LizaldeMatthew Lizalde5 gün önce
  • Am james, zach over tourqed your lug nuts

    AliSayad371AliSayad3715 gün önce
  • This is crazy I have the stage 3 icons on my 2000 Tacoma with total chaos upper control arms

    reed breed b6 gün önce
  • I get for the series, but it is better to build the rest of the truck first and do suspension last so the suspension can handle all the added weight you will be putting on.

    BenBen6 gün önce
  • Tbh Bilstein isnt bad. Every Miata my family has, has got bilsteins on them. Heck even the Mazdaspeed mx 5 used bilsteins from the factory they were so good. Glad to see low car/truck getting to use them

    Sedris the Traitor kingSedris the Traitor king6 gün önce
  • I have never seen a sketchier shock disassembly including my own

    Callsign NomadCallsign Nomad7 gün önce
  • Can we get "High/Low Van" next time around?

    Randi PolingRandi Poling7 gün önce
  • Any way to get the links to the suspension purchased for the Lo truck build?

    Nestor RodriguezNestor Rodriguez7 gün önce
  • Easy meal! Haha you need to make that into a sticker.

    Gavin BlakeGavin Blake7 gün önce
  • No plasty dip!!

    Luke PlayzLuke Playz7 gün önce
  • for me, they don't know much about that topic, put an expert on the steering wheel

    Salv HcSalv Hc7 gün önce
  • Did they have the Buff Horseshoe built or was it already there?

    gregatron11gregatron117 gün önce
  • The only real advantage to the expensive coilover kits have is when going fast on roughish roads. The added travel is max an inch or two so articulation is pretty much nothing. Spend the $15,000 on a mid to long travel suspension system if you want your ifs to actually perform in the woops and handle big jumps. Or the same $ to straight axle it if you want to crawl.

    Anthony JohnsonAnthony Johnson8 gün önce
  • Awesome episode, love HiLow 👍🏾 What do you guys think about this method without needing a spring compressor? trvision.net/detail/video-5E6u7dC7EHg.html

    Langer DesignLanger Design8 gün önce
  • Another point, on the Icon suspension, they recommend you REBUILD the shocks EVERY 10 THOUSAND MILES!

    J. CarrollJ. Carroll8 gün önce
    • This is the true downside, many people I know do it around the 15-30k mark

      Philip LangelierPhilip Langelier3 gün önce
  • Bother use a single rate coil that isn't dialed into the vehicle . And both use shocks that are pretty basic one just has the external reservoirs but neither are really anything special and neither are tuned to the specific application ...so you're not going to get any extra noteworthy performance out of the $3200 icon vs the cheaper stuff .

    yerwrngyerwrng8 gün önce
  • Wow this was a waste of time.

    Too Drunk_Too Drunk_8 gün önce
  • Go low team

    Dovian GracianoDovian Graciano8 gün önce
  • I like those Heat Waves!!! I own both pair too of the custom varieties.

    Mark MarcusMark Marcus8 gün önce
  • Common knowledge but still want them younger lads to know....Technically a body lift can give you more clearance for taller tires. Therefore giving your axle clearance from the ground. Your not gonna stuff 40's under your ranger but it may be the difference of getting a nice 33" with more desirable tread pattern.

    majordookage88majordookage888 gün önce
  • If you aired down the tires when you’re crawling, the trucks would have made it a lot farther

    dabikerboydabikerboy9 gün önce
  • Another great video!

    Vairian KingKadeVairian KingKade9 gün önce
  • I paid over $3000 for my icon suspension On my fj cruiser and it's total garbage. I've blown the front shocks out 3 times already just from driving to and from work. I've had to send them in on warranty to get rebuilt all 3 times

  • The law of diminishing returns applies to “upgrades”. I say “upgrades” because it has to be said that whenever you modify a vehicle to gain performance in one area you will always compromise performance in another. That being said, upgrading performance often means the more money you spend the better the results however as the results get incrementally better the price rises significantly. So, is a 5% improvement in performance worth a 25% or more increase in price? The answer will depend on how much you’re willing to spend, and what you’re realistically going to do in your vehicle.

    Superfly1503Superfly150310 gün önce
  • .

    101 bober101 bober10 gün önce
  • Idk about Tacoma's but i just put Bilstein 5100s on my Xterra and was unable to find them preassembled. A lot of folks have the same problem where they can't get the rental widow maker out after compressing the spring, i bout one from eBay for

    superfakeusernamesuperfakeusername10 gün önce
  • Love this video. I want to add some suspension lifts to my 3rd gen Taco… Was looking at the same 3” Bilstein lift kit as well! Not 100% sure though. I don’t know a lot about this kind of stuff… Or anything to do with cars, although I have been doing my research

    Hectic HiveHectic Hive10 gün önce
  • The borrowed crew cab is almost identical to mine except mine is a 2006. Its like you guys borrowed my truck lol.

    Eli WhitlockEli Whitlock10 gün önce
  • yo i love james but his laugh is a bit angering but i love the dud his amazing but just for me when he whent revers instead of ahead it was a bit like omg bro come on moment

    keko alawadkeko alawad10 gün önce
  • Guys should have aired down

    Justin JohnstonJustin Johnston10 gün önce
  • Quickly came to the decision- I hate these guys.

    justinjoyit13justinjoyit1311 gün önce
  • You could call the expensive truck the Hilux ....

    Giga ShrubbzGiga Shrubbz11 gün önce
  • Should have done this with rangers

    Zach CageZach Cage11 gün önce
  • These guys are fucking hilarious!

    Carlos VasquezCarlos Vasquez12 gün önce
  • I had heard about of Bilstein, but never of the other brand. I thought they would buy something like King in the "Hi" side

    ME VAME VA12 gün önce
  • Looooooooooow Truuuuuuuuuuuuck FTW!

    MY NINJAMY NINJA13 gün önce
  • LOL the "do not do at home", I remember my buddy teaching me this right way when we did my struts... then proceeds to do it. Also, never body lift and do a lift kit! Another buddy learned the hard way of that (they seemed to clash with each other stressing out the truck's suspension or something more)

    James IVJames IV13 gün önce

    Beer for the kangarooBeer for the kangaroo13 gün önce
$700 vs. $3200 Off-Road Suspension | HiLow